News on the topic of Big Society

Applications invited for new funding to run 2012 National Citizen Service pilots

The Government today opened the application process for organisations that want to help run the second set of National Citizen Service pilots in summer 2012.

Thu, 10/03/2011

Consolidation of charity law

The Charities Bill was published today, consolidating existing charities legislation into one Act of Parliament. The consolidation bill aims to make it easier to follow charities legislation. The Bill updates the text and simplifies the structure of the existing legislation.  The Bill does not, and cannot, introduce or change policy. 

Fri, 04/03/2011

Government names new partner to deliver Community Organisers

The government has announced the selected partner who will deliver and train up to 5,000 Community Organisers.

Sat, 19/02/2011

Professionals join the Big Society volunteer drive

BT and KPMG today joined the Government in leading the way to get more professionals using their skills to support charities and voluntary groups. The businesses welcomed the first ever cross Civil Service volunteering initiative that will encourage hundreds of thousands of professionals to volunteer at least one day each year which was announced today by Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Thu, 17/02/2011

Pioneering teenagers to help build the Big Society: National Citizen Service now recruiting

The Prime Minister will today personally head up a new search for pioneering teenagers to sign up for National Citizen Service in 2011.

Wed, 16/02/2011

£100 million Transition Fund to support charities

The first payments from the £100m Transition Fund that will provide vital support to charities have been announced today by Francis Maude and Nick Hurd.

Tue, 15/02/2011

Big Society Bank could back social ISAs for everyday savers

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude and Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd have unveiled a new strategy to grow the social investment market giving charities and social enterprises access to new, potentially multi-billion pound, capital.

Mon, 14/02/2011

The mutual futures of public services in Swindon

Professionals planning to form a Big Society mutual to join up adult health and social care services in Swindon, shared their ambitions with Francis Maude Minister for the Cabinet Office and Charlie Mayfield, Chairman of John Lewis Partnership.

Wed, 02/02/2011

European Year of Volunteering is a welcome boost for the Big Society

Nick Hurd endorses the European Year of Volunteering as a welcome boost for the Big Society.

Tue, 25/01/2011

Early action can make all our children ‘schoolready’

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg welcomed the launch of a new report highlighting the difference early interventions can make in a child’s later life.

Wed, 19/01/2011

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