Tag Archives: Public services

The critical role of volunteers within parks

The value of parks, the struggles they face and how volunteers are helping Continue reading

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Review of the Social Value Act

Our recommended amendments to the Act and hopes for the scope of the review Continue reading

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Policy Round-Up: January 2017

Some of the key policy and regulatory developments affecting charities and the voluntary sector this month Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: January 2017

Volunteering and public services, small charity friendly commissioning, outcomes-based contracts, VAT after Brexit, Commissioning Academy & Constructive Voices Continue reading

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Volunteering and public services: what next?

Speech to the National Volunteering Forum on how we talk about the role of volunteering in public services in the future. Continue reading

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Stuart Etherington’s new year letter to the sector

Thoughts on the big issues effecting the voluntary sector in the coming year Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: December 2016

Resolution of the anti-lobbying clause, research and policy action to support smaller charities engage with public services, and local government funding Continue reading

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New public services measures: what next?

We reflect on the government's recently announced measures to support small and medium-sized charities involved in public services. Continue reading

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A local authority that has taken arts to its heart

Jessica Harris from NCVO's cultural commissioning programme shares Kent County Council's experience of commissioning cultural organisations Continue reading

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How can councils better support the local voluntary sector?

Paul Streets from Lloyds Bank Foundation discusses a new report on the experience of small charities in local public service commissioning Continue reading

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