Supporting The Voluntary Sector
News, analysis and comment on the infrastructure and capacity of the UK voluntary sector, including third sector provision of public services, the "Big Society", NCVO, Acevo and other sector advocacy and support organisations.
Sector Support In Depth
Lord Ashcroft's blunt review of military charities calls for greater consolidation and collaboration. Annette Rawstrone looks at the report's proposals and whether they will be implemented
Recent criticism of the sector has prompted some to call for a body to protect its reputation. Andy Hillier canvasses whether that model could work here and looks at the US example.
Has the government's Transforming Local Infrastructure scheme, which has helped create projects such as Tameside 4 Good, had the desired effect on the sector's landscape? Andy Hillier reports
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has weathered the cuts and the priority now is the growth of civil society, its chief executive tells David Ainsworth
Latest Sector Support News
- Lord Mayor of London urges businesses to strengthen charities' infrastructure
- Locality appoints Tony Armstrong as its next chief executive
- Navca launches commission on the future of local voluntary and community action
- Navca asks Healthwatch England to make sure local health and wellbeing boards include the voluntary sector
- Local infrastructure organisations 'more pessimistic than in previous quarter'
- NCVO urges charities to take part in welfare reform research
- Community organisations umbrella body to close after vote by members
- Cranfield Trust plans doubling of free consultancy advice to voluntary sector
- Nesta is appointed third-party partner in spin-out of the government's 'nudge unit'
- Damning report on Charity Commission 'could damage public view of the sector'
- Government confirms that lottery consultation will go ahead
- Locality chief executive plans to step down
Latest Sector Support Comment
Community groups will struggle to be heard by the Commission on Ageing and the Voluntary Sector because it is dominated by large charities that view the Big Society with contempt, writes our columnist
One principle of a free democracy is the ability of people to come together in service of something they care about, regardless of whether or not someone else is already doing it, writes our columnist
Lord Ashcroft's Veterans Transition Review recommended that armed forces charities merge - but diversity is essential in a sector that serves such a broad range of needs, according to Lieutenant General Sir Andrew Ridgway
Latest jobs Jobs web feed
- Business Development, Fundraising and Contracts Manager The Beth Johnson Foundation £30k + Benefits , Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
- UK Director Restless Development £41,370 gross per annum + benefits, London (Central), London (Greater) / Lambeth, London (Greater)
- Product and Service Development Manager Pacey £37,289, Kent / London (South), London (Greater)
- HR Service Manager CAFOD £38,634 - £40,178 pa, London
- Insight Operations Manager ecdp £26,544 - £32,563 per annum , Chelmsford, Essex
- Food bank charity reports surge in donations after critical newspaper report
- Sense examines allegations that one of its runners cheated in the London Marathon
- Government launches fund for volunteer-based projects for the elderly
- British Pregnancy Advisory Service will not appeal against fine for security flaw
- Number of HMRC investigations into Gift Aid claims doubled last year
- Charity Commission chair says Islamic extremism is potentially its 'most deadly' problem
- Date: Thu 13 Mar 2014 - Fri 16 May 2014
- Venue: Leeds
- Date: Wed 30 Apr 2014 - Wed 30 Apr 2014
- Venue: London
- Date: Wed 7 May 2014 - Wed 7 May 2014
- Venue: London
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