Cabinet Office to publish volunteering and community organising statistics

Figures will include National Citizen Service participant costs and level of volunteering by age group

Cabinet Office
Cabinet Office

The Cabinet Office will next month publish a set of figures that include the cost to the government of every participant in the National Citizen Service, the average cost of training a community organiser and the level of volunteering in the UK by age group.

The department’s business plan, published last month, sets out a range of indicators by which it will measure the success of its policies. It says that making public its figures on volunteering and community organising is part of this.

The National Citizen Service, in which school leavers will spend six weeks doing voluntary work during the summer holiday, and the £15m community organising programme run by the charity Locality, are two of the flagship policies of the government’s big society agenda.

The business plan says the Cabinet Office will also publish the number of mutual organisations that have received support from the government’s Mutuals Support Programme, and the number of public service areas in which the government supports them.

The document says the figures are due to be released in July.

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