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Local Charities Day 2018

Mims Davies

, November 16, 2018 — Civil Society

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society Further details on gov.uk

I am delighted to announce that Local Charities Day will be returning this year on Friday 14 December 2018! It is my first Local Charities Day as Minister for Sport and Civil Society and I could not be more excited about building on the success of the last two years, where people, communities and organisations…

VCSE Crown Representative Update: September – October

Claire Dove

, October 25, 2018 — Civil Society

VCSE Crown Representative

Summer updateIt’s been a busy summer, inputting into the Civil Society Strategy and working with colleagues in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to raise awareness of its important themes and drive implementation. In my latest blog, I wanted to capture some of the key moments from my recent work.Social Enterprise World Forum…

Good money week

Tracey Crouch

, October 5, 2018 — Civil Society

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

Now, more than ever, people want to know that their money is doing good. People value the communities in which they live, the cleanliness of the air in our cities, the quality of education that young people receive. They want those values to be reflected in the things they choose to buy, the places they…

Civil Society Strategy: a bright future for social value

Claire Dove

, August 31, 2018 — Civil Society

VCSE Crown Representative

Claire Dove OBE reflects on her first six months as VCSE Crown Representative and what the Civil Society Strategy means for the future of social value and commissioning.Reflections on the past six months As VCSE (voluntary, community and social enterprise) Crown Representative, I want to support public service commissioners and civil society organisations working hand-in-hand…

A Civil Society for us all

Dawn Austwick

, May 18, 2018 — Civil Society

Chief Executive of the Big Lottery Fund

Civil society is a golden thread that runs through our individual and collective lives. It binds us together, cares for those in need, enables passions and hobbies to be pursued, dreams to be fulfilled, and provides a platform for human contact. It is the allotment society, the village hall, the community centre, the food bank…

Taking the Civil Society Strategy to Birmingham

Maria Nyberg

, April 20, 2018 — Civil Society

Office for Civil Society Deputy Director, Sector Support Team

The Civil Society Strategy will shape government’s work with and for civil society over the next 10 years. Through the strategy we want to explore new ways to empower people, unlock partnerships and enable communities to shape and enhance the places where they live. We want to hear from as many people as possible about…

Points of Light: Celebrating outstanding volunteers across the Commonwealth

Points of Light Team

, February 13, 2018 — Civil Society

https://www.pointsoflight.gov.uk/

The daily Points of Light award recognises outstanding individual volunteers who are making a real change in their communities.In the run-up to April’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting taking place in London, volunteers from each of the 53 Commonwealth nations are being thanked and recognised by Her Majesty The Queen as Commonwealth Points of Light.From combating homelessness…

Celebrating equal rights

Sue Owen

, February 6, 2018 — Civil Society

Permanent Secretary, DCMS

Today marks a significant anniversary in the history of the campaign for equal rights. The UK Suffrage movement pioneered democratic dissent against inequality laws and attitudes, championing the rights of women to vote and stand as MPs.One hundred years ago today Parliament passed The Representation of the People Act, the first step to women being…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Art from the hArt

Annie Jeffery

, December 15, 2017 — Civil Society

Art therapy forms the backdrop of this inspirational charity based in Hampshire.  Established in 2014 by Sculptor Annie Jeffery, hArt was born from a passion to nurture and encourage creativity within children and adults to help prevent and alleviate physical, mental and social problems. Art as therapy It is well known that many famous artists have used…