News on the topic of Big Society

£16.8 million support for free advice services

A new £16.8 million central government fund to help not-for-profit free advice services in England will be delivered by the Big Fund.

Mon, 21/11/2011

Ten additional NCS 2012 delivery partners announced

The National Citizen Service scheme will be offered in nearly all upper tier local authority areas in summer 2012. 

Mon, 07/11/2011

Government re-introduces the British Empire Medal

Communities will be able to nominate local volunteers who “deserve special recognition for the invaluable work they are doing in our society”.

Sat, 29/10/2011

Find out how to make a difference at the European Year of Volunteering 2011 free event in London

The European Year of Volunteering 2011 Tour comes to the UK on 28 October with a week long event to inspire volunteers in London.

Fri, 28/10/2011

Orange RockCorps and National Citizen Service Join Forces for Graduation Party

National Citizen Service (NCS) graduates from across England will be celebrating their significant personal and community achievements tonight at a graduation party produced by Orange RockCorps.

Tue, 25/10/2011

Big Society drive to boost local social action begins

The £80 million Community First fund, which will provide small grants to community groups and local social action projects opens today.

Thu, 06/10/2011

£20 million Social Action Fund opens

The Social Action Fund which is designed to support the creation of new social action opportunities opened for applications today.

Thu, 06/10/2011

Major expansion of National Citizen Service for 16-year-olds

The Prime Minister David Cameron today announced that National Citizen Service (NCS) for 16-year-olds will be tripled in size to offer 90,000 places by 2014.

Wed, 05/10/2011

National Citizen Service 2012 providers announced

Nineteen service providers have been selected to run National Citizen Service (NCS) pilots in 2012. 

Mon, 19/09/2011

£10m to back Big Society innovators

A new £10million fund to find and back innovative new ideas for increasing volunteering and charitable giving opens today. 

Wed, 07/09/2011

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