News on the topic of Big Society

Minister meets South Yorkshire teenagers taking part in National Citizen Service pilot

Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office, today visited the community trusts of Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and Rotherham United Football Clubs, to meet participants taking part in a groundbreaking new scheme, National Citizen Service (NCS). 

Wed, 03/08/2011

Big Society Bank launched

The vision for a Big Society came much closer today as the Big Society Bank – now officially named Big Society Capital – became a reality with the establishment of two expert boards.

Fri, 29/07/2011

£10million to kick start Big Society public services

£10million fund for charities and social enterprises to help them develop the skills and infrastructure to win more capital investment and public service contracts.

Mon, 25/07/2011

£30 million fund for charity support services opens

A new £30 million Big Society fund has been set-up to modernise organisations that supply critical support to front-line charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises.

Fri, 15/07/2011

Minister meets Bolton teenagers on the first National Citizen Service

Minister meets young people in Bolton who are among the first 10,000 pioneering the scheme which the Government hopes to make available to all 16-year-olds in England.

Thu, 14/07/2011

2010 National Survey of Charities and Social Enterprises

The release of the results of the 2010 National Survey of Charities and Social Enterprises (NSCSE).

Wed, 29/06/2011

Community Development Foundation to deliver the £80m Community First programme

News story about how the Community Development Foundation is to deliver the £80m Community First programme

Wed, 22/06/2011

Big Society fund pays out £81million to 727 charities

News release explaining how Charities across England have been awarded a total of £81million in the third wave of payouts from the £107million Transition Fund to help them prepare for new Big Society opportunities

Mon, 13/06/2011

Lord Wei stands down

Lord Wei has announced he will stand down as the Government’s Adviser on Big Society. He will work with the Community Foundation Network driving practical development of Big Society ideas in communities. 

Tue, 24/05/2011

Giving White Paper – making it easier to take part in a bigger, stronger society

The Government has unveiled new Big Society plans to make it easier and more attractive to give time and money to good causes.

Mon, 23/05/2011

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