News on the topic of Charity and voluntary sector

Big Society plan for a new culture of generosity

The Cabinet Office has today published its Giving Green Paper which has the Government's initial ideas for building a stronger culture of giving time and money. The initial ideas will start a national debate on our society’s attitudes to giving.

Wed, 29/12/2010

Christmas message to Civil Society Organisations

Francis Maude and Nick Hurd's Christmas message to Civil Society organisations.

Thu, 23/12/2010

Big Society Minister backs small charity Christmas appeals

Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd has urged people to remember their local charities this Christmas.

Tue, 21/12/2010

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

Two-tier code withdrawn

The code will be replaced by new Principles of Good Employment Practice which provide a more flexible guide giving employers the power to build a motivated workforce. 

Mon, 13/12/2010

'Modernising Commissioning' Green Paper published

Nick Hurd has today published the Modernising Commissioning Green Paper which asks for views on how the Government can create a level playing field for charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises that want to bid for public service contracts.

Tue, 07/12/2010

£100m Transition Fund opens for applications

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

Tue, 30/11/2010

Big Society Awards launched

The Prime Minister has launched a new award that will recognise some of the excellent examples of the Big Society in action taking place all around the country.

Mon, 22/11/2010

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

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