News on the topic of Big Society

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

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

100,000 ‘Digital Champions’ to get Britain online


Francis Maude today announced the recruitment of 100,000 Big Society ‘Digital Champions’ by UK Digital Champion, Martha Lane Fox. The local volunteers will support millions of adults online by the time the Olympics comes to Britain. The champions are employees and users of a range of services – from Age UK to local libraries. 


Wed, 11/05/2011

Big Society Bank gets green light

The Government has endorsed outline proposals for the development of a Big Society Bank.

Mon, 09/05/2011

First major central government mutual joint venture announced

Plans to transform My Civil Service Pension (MyCSP), which administers the delivery of Civil Service Pension schemes, into a ground breaking mutual joint venture, have been announced.

Tue, 12/04/2011

Building a new culture of social responsibility

Minister without Porfolio Baroness Warsi's speech to the social action conference organised by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

Fri, 08/04/2011

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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