Civil Society

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…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Something for everyone at New Forest Mencap

Liz Rolf

, — Civil Society

Chair, New Forest Mencap

As the voice of learning disabilities in the New Forest, we are delighted to be taking part in our first #LocalCharitiesDay. The Gateway Club New Forest Mencap provides leisure activities through our social club known as The Gateway Club, we host four sessions per week in two locations across the forest, New Milton and Brockenhurst. The…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Inspire Suffolk supporting young people onto a positive future

Sarah Rowe

, — Civil Society

Marketing and Communications Manager, Inspire Suffolk

Inspire Suffolk is a charity dedicated to supporting young people in Suffolk and North Essex onto a positive future. Each day, we work at the forefront of helping young people (16-25 years) to overcome multiple challenges and work to break down the barriers which they face into next steps in employment, education or further training.…