News on the topic of Volunteering and giving

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

Young people are part of the solution not the problem

Young people involved with National Citizen Service have spoken out about their shock at the riots.

Wed, 10/08/2011

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

£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

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