Monthly Archives: February 2009

Promoting the Third Sector within Defra

Part of the job of the Third Sector Team is to increase the awareness of the third sector within Defra and the Defra delivery bodies (sometimes referred to as ‘the Defra Network’). One way of doing this is through Defra’s in-house magazine, Landscape. I contributed to this article [pdf, 252 KB] which appeared in the February [...]

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What’s the difference between the Advisory Board and Ministerial Taskforce?

I had the pleasure of attending the workshop for BTCV Champions in Doncaster last Friday (13/2/09). BTCV were a key partner in the Defra-funded ‘Every Action Counts‘ programme which is now coming to an end. This workshop reflected on the experience of the programme and looked at how it might move forward. Ed Miliband (Secretary [...]

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Stage 2 Greener Living Fund (GLF) projects announced

The delivery partners for the Greener Living Fund (GLF) are being selected through a two-stage process. In the first stage, third sector organisations were asked to provide a short concept note describing what they would want to do to contribute to the aims of the fund. 112 concept notes were received requesting a total of [...]

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