Ministerial role

Minister for Civil Society


The Minister for Civil Society works with the Minister for the Cabinet Office on public sector efficiency and reform, including transparency and fraud, error and debt.

The minister is also responsible for:

  • volunteering, the Big Society agenda and charities
  • social investment and enterprises
  • reforming public bodies

Current role holder: Nick Hurd MP

Nick Hurd was appointed Minister for Civil Society in May 2010. He has been the Conservative MP for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner since May 2010.


Nick studied at Eton College before graduating from Oxford University.

Political career

While in opposition, Nick served as Opposition Whip and a member of the shadow teams for Justice, Communities and Local Government, before being appointed Shadow Minister for Charity, Social Enterprise and Volunteering in October 2008.

Career outside politics

Nick spent 18 years in business, including 5 years representing a British bank in Brazil. He has been a trustee of the Greenhouse Schools charity and currently serves as a governor of Coteford Junior School.

Personal life

Nick is married with 5 children.


under the responsibility of Nick Hurd MP as Minister for Civil Society

  1. Making it easier to set up and run a charity, social enterprise, or voluntary organisation

    • 14 February 2014
  2. Promoting social action: encouraging and enabling people to play a more active part in society

    • 28 October 2013
  3. Increasing opportunities for young people and helping them to achieve their potential

    • 22 April 2013
  4. Growing the social investment market

    • 20 February 2013


by Minister for Civil Society

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  1. Civil Society Minister presents recycling scheme proceeds to forests charity

    • 18 March 2014
    • News story
  2. New £500,000 government fund to help community groups reduce energy bills and manage energy

    • 12 March 2014
    • Press release
  3. £11 million funding to boost opportunities for young people

    • 19 February 2014
    • News story
  4. Funding boost for programmes that reduce reoffending

    • 6 February 2014
    • Press release
  5. New guidance to reduce cost of construction projects

    • 29 January 2014
    • News story
  6. Have your cake and eat it: Minister sets record straight on street parties

    • 18 January 2014
    • Press release
  7. Winners of Post Office Community Enterprise Fund competition announced

    • 11 December 2013
    • Press release
  8. Minister launches consultation on Charity Commission powers

    • 4 December 2013
    • News story
  9. New £6 million fund to create more social action opportunities for young people

    • 29 October 2013
    • News story
  10. Government funds new mental health service for children and young people

    • 10 October 2013
    • Press release

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