News on the topic of Big Society

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

Charities Minister calls on financiers to support social investment

A new investment market that measures returns in social as well as financial value could close the gap between business and charity once and for all, the Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd told delegates at the JP Morgan annual charities seminar today.

Tue, 09/11/2010

BIG Fund to deliver new £100million government support for charities

A new £100million fund to help the charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises that are most vulnerable to public spending cuts will be opened at the end of this month and will be managed by BIG Fund, Nick Hurd Minister for Civil Society announced today.

Fri, 05/11/2010

Green Paper to put Big Society at heart of public service reform

Ministers have pledged to open up new opportunities in public services for charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises.

Wed, 03/11/2010

Best practice for councils managing spending cuts with civil society

Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd, today published examples of how local authorities can work well with charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises to minimise the impact of any spending cuts.

Wed, 03/11/2010

New leader of the Office for Civil Society

Gareth Davies, the Director of Strategy Unit, has been appointed as the new Head of the Office for Civil Society.

Mon, 01/11/2010

Plans to open up Government to small businesses

Francis Maude has announced a series of measures to make it easier for small firms and organisations to do business with government.

Mon, 01/11/2010

Deputy PM visits Sutton

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has officially opened a new state-of-the-art learning facility and community centre in Sutton.

Wed, 27/10/2010

Hertfordshire Big Society in action

Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd, has visited voluntary and community groups in Hertfordshire to see their work first hand and discuss the Government’s vision for a Big Society.

Mon, 18/10/2010

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