News from the Minister for Civil Society

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

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

Government and voluntary sector agree new Compact

A renewed Compact - the agreement which governs relations between the Government and civil society organisations in England - has been published today.

Tue, 14/12/2010

£100m Transition Fund opens for applications

A £100 million Transition Fund for the third sector has opened for applications.

Tue, 30/11/2010

Minister meets groups making Big Society a reality

Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd has visited local community groups in Sheffield to see first hand the work they do delivering public services.

Thu, 11/11/2010

National Citizen Service pilots announced

Twelve groups from around the country have been selected to run the first National Citizen Service pilot projects.

Wed, 10/11/2010

Voluntary sector asked for their ideas on 'more for less'

Francis Maude and Nick Hurd have written to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors asking them to contribute their ideas to help reduce the deficit.

Tue, 21/09/2010

Next phase of charities and social enterprises survey

The second wave of the National Survey of Charities and Social Enterprises has been launched giving charities, social enterprises and voluntary and community groups an opportunity to have their voices heard.

Fri, 10/09/2010

PM launches National Citizen Service pilots

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced plans to provide National Citizen Service pilots for 16-year-olds next summer.

Tue, 07/09/2010

Big Society red tape purge

Lord Hodgson will lead a new taskforce to flush out bureaucracy in the voluntary sector, the Government has announced.

Tue, 17/08/2010

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