News from the Office for Civil Society

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 innovation aims to get families out of deprivation

The Government has announced a major trial of an innovative new way to fund intensive help for families blighted by anti-social behaviour, crime, addiction and poor education.

Thu, 25/08/2011

£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

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

Big Lottery Fund Chair and England Committee Chair appointed

Francis Maude has announced that Peter Ainsworth will be the UK Chair of the Big Lottery Fund and Nat Sloane will be the England Committee Chair.

Mon, 16/05/2011

Next steps in turning the civil service into a ‘Civic Service’

In May 2010 the Coalition government committed to encouraging more civil servants to volunteer and turn the civil service into a ‘Civic Service’.

Thu, 31/03/2011

Red tape kept to a minimum for charities with ‘Exempt Status’

Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society announcing that charitable Foundation and Voluntary schools and Sixth Form Colleges will, subject to Parliamentary approval, be re-conferred with exempt status

Wed, 30/03/2011

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