The £16.7m Hardship Fund opens to bring real help to communities

The Hardship Fund is now open, Minister for the Third Sector Angela Smith has announced – just three months after the Fund was first announced by the Chancellor in his April 2009 Budget

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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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Trevor Phillips and Baroness Prosser reappointed as Chair and Deputy Chair of Equality and Human Rights C

Harriet Harman, Minister for Women and Equality, has announced the reappointment of Trevor Phillips as Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission for a second three-year term. She also announced the reappointment of Baroness Margaret Prosser as Deputy Chair for the same period

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Minister calls on public sector to sign up to volunteering

The public sector must increase volunteering amongst its employees, according to the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Tessa Jowell

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Banking for the homeless - Groundbreaking service launched in Scotland

A groundbreaking banking service to meet the needs of homeless people is being rolled out across Scotland. Grand Central Savings provides homeless people, who may be exclu more...

Ministers sign low-carbon future agreement

Government ministers have signed the Third Sector Declaration on Climate Change

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Social Enterprise Investment Fund 2009/10 - Open for Business

Social enterprises which improve the quality of health and social care for local communities can now apply for loans and grants from the Department of Health's Social Enter more...

400 volunteers receive a big 'thank you' for dedication from the MPA

The Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA) says a big 'thank you' to the 400 volunteers who regularly visit police cells across London to check on the treatment and conditions more...

Byrne fast-tracks frontline ideas for reform of public services

The Minister for the Cabinet Office, Liam Byrne, has announced a new 'Innovators Council' made up of creative thinkers from public services, charities and business more...

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Editor's Feature
Martin Ferguson
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The Coalition: Social Care and Disability
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New technology to control energy demand
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