Grassroots Grants: Government responds to the needs of local organisations during recession

In response to the challenges of the current economic climate and representations from the sector, the Minister for the Third Sector, Kevin Brennan, has today announced two key changes to the Grasssroots Grants programme

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Government launches real help for volunteers, charities and social enterprises

The Government today pledged £42.5 million to help volunteers, charities and social enterprises deliver extra real help to those that need it most, during the global economic downturn

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NAO publishes report on building capacity in the third sector

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a value for money report on Capacity Building in the Third Sector

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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 public sector bodies work with them, it can have a really positive effect on their success

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Interim appointments for Third Sector Skills Body

An interim Chair and a Project Director have been appointed to lead the setting up of a new Third Sector Skills Body charged with leading the drive to improve the skills of more...

New Guidance for Consulting with the Third Sector


Today, Kevin Brennan, Minister for the Third Sector, published a practical handbook to help public servants open up the consultation process, to reach third sector wo more...

Minister: "Social enterprise can blaze a trail through tough economic times"

Amid the vibrant hubbub of Social Enterprise Day, the Government today backed social enterprise as the model to show how business with a conscience can be done. The Ministe more...

Boris gives his support to bright ideas

'This new partnership will help to change the lives of hundreds of young Londoners.'

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Cabinet Office announces Anne McGuire MP as new advisor on Third Sector innovation

At today's Innovation Exchange Next Practice Programme Launch, Kevin Brennan Minister for the Third Sector will welcome Anne McGuire MP as Cabinet Office Advisor on Third S 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...

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