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
- 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
- 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
Latest Sector Support Comment
With a likely reduction in voluntary income post-Afghanistan, military charities must shelve organisational pride and look for greater opportunities for consolidation writes Stephen Cook
The secretary to the Low Commission says any changes to advice and legal support on social welfare law should include greater partnership working in the voluntary sector at both national and local levels
Boundaries are blurring and government is a growing 'shareholder' in the sector, writes our columnist
Latest jobs Jobs web feed
- Fundraiser Spires £25,000 (negotiable for the right candidate), Streatham
- Chief Executive Harvey Nash c£80k, Crawley
- Chief Executive CTC- The National Cycling Organisation £72,500pa, Based in Guildford, Surrey
- Head of Community Fundraising St. Joseph's Hospice Salary: Band 7 £36,916 - £46,837 per annum inclusive, London
- Head of Individual Giving St. Joseph's Hospice Salary: Band 7 £36,916 - £46,837 per annum inclusive, London
- Eyewitness: 'a lot of misunderstanding and a pervasive cynicism'
- Office for Civil Society consults on £40m fund to stop organisations closing
- Big Lottery Fund launches £10m programme to attract social investment
- Volunteer group criticises HorseWorld plan to close Bristol visitor centre
- Community Service Volunteers to close its learning centres in restructure
- Nearly all Charity Commission staff received a bonus last year
- Date: Wed 12 Mar 2014 - Thu 13 Mar 2014
- Venue: Birmingham
- Date: Thu 13 Mar 2014 - Fri 16 May 2014
- Venue: Leeds
- Date: Thu 13 Mar 2014 - Thu 13 Mar 2014
- Venue: London
Third Sector Insight
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