Appointment good for Voluntary sector

Nick Hurd’s appointment as new Charities Minister could be good news for the voluntary sector, says Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC)

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Tranferring community assets is worth the risk

The  ‘Making assets work’ report found that the benefits of community ownership and management of public assets

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£5.5 million fund allocated across 12 projects to help close widening generation gap through volunteerin

Twelve projects across England have been awarded grants as part of a £5.5 million cross-Government scheme to promote intergenerational volunteering and encourage meaningful interaction between young and old generations

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Power in People’s Hands: Learning from the World’s Best Public Services

The Government's drive to reform public services by giving more power back to the citizen was accelerated today (16.07.09) with the publication of a new study of innovative public services from around the world

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New Community Empowerment Framework Launched

A New Community Empowerment Framework launched by The Network of Empowering Authorities (NEA) and the Community Development Foundation

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Nearly 50,000 charities, voluntary groups and social enterprises have their say on public sector support

Nearly 50,000 charity, social enterprise and voluntary organisations took part in the National Survey of Third Sector Organisation and first findings show that when local p more...

ECEN rep helps Enfield crime reduction implementation team to achieve London compact award

Enfield Crime Reduction Implementation Team (ECRIT) has won the London Compact Award for Innovation.  These awards celebrate strong working relationships between the volun more...

Changes to Working Neighbourhood Funding announced

The Government today announced proposals to tighten up part of the formula used to allocate the Working Neighbourhoods Fund (WNF) - a three-year, £1.5bn Fund to turn aroun more...

Blears announces DTA to administer Asset Transfer Unit

Hazel Blears announced on Tuesday 16 Seotember at the DTA national conference that the new Asset Transfer Unit will be managed by the DTA with the close involvement of key more...




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