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
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
The chief executive of Charity Bank says it is ready to meet a growing demand
Latest Sector Support News
- BLF sets up £150m community enterprise fund
- Navca turnover up 42 per cent, but unrestricted income down in 2012/13
- Social enterprise consortium aims to be 'go-to provider' for service delivery contracts
- Sector urged to apply for share of £6m Youth Social Action Fund
- New Philanthropy Capital inquiry into the effects of ageing population on the sector
- NCVO's income rose by 14 per cent in the last financial year
- NCVO has led over-reaction to lobbying bill, says Conservative MP
- Consultation on small enterprises and contracts 'does not address the major issues'
- Not-for-profits account for half the expressions of interest in Transforming Rehabilitation
- Sir Stuart Etherington calls for sector involvement to finalise the lobbying bill
- More local infrastructure bodies expect to merge in the next year, Navca survey finds
- Changes to the lobbying bill do not go far enough, umbrella bodies warn
Latest Sector Support Comment
Boundaries are blurring and government is a growing 'shareholder' in the sector, writes our columnist
Complex services for the most vulnerable citizens are increasingly at risk as austerity continues, writes our columnist
The guide drawn up by the NCVO and Serco will not succeed in creating trust, transparency and genuine partnership, says Eoin Heffernan, chief operating officer of 3SC
Latest jobs Jobs web feed
- Head of Policy & Communications PFRA (Public Fundraising Regulatory Association Ltd) c£50,000, SE1 0NZ
- Senior Consultant GatenbySanderson Competitive , London
- Chief Executive Officer The Matthew Project £41,282 - £47,420 pa, NR2 1DX
- Head of Learning and Events Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) 41,000, Central London
- Trustees Alcohol Research UK Voluntary but reasonable expenses can be claimed., National charity with head office in London
- UK climbs to sixth in league table of most charitable countries
- We could scrap the Charity Commission, says Labour's Margaret Hodge
- Charity Commission is failing in its key roles, says National Audit Office
- New Philanthropy Capital says charities' costs are an unreliable indicator of efficiency
- HMRC did not act on £1m of Gift Aid claimed wrongly 'in order to avoid embarrassment'
- Regulator 'too passive' in approach to Cup Trust, says report
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