Make it easier for charities and volunteers to support our public services

NCVO believe more can be done if a more enabling environment for volunteering existed and in our manifesto we make suggestions about how this could be achieved. Continue reading

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A manifesto for building and supporting communities

The election is a chance to discuss how we can support local communities through the challenges facing them. Continue reading

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The apprenticeship levy: Options for charities

In England, the apprenticeship levy is in place. Charities paying it need to plan how to spend their funds or they will lose them. Continue reading

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A brief history of party manifestos and charities

Party manifestos are launched this week - what have they said in the past about charity policy? Continue reading

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Volunteering round up: May 2017

This month's volunteer round up looks at NCVO's general election message, Volunteers' Week, the launch of the Almanac and much more. Continue reading

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A manifesto for volunteering: What government can do to help volunteering make an even bigger difference

Why volunteering matters, what government can do to support it, and what you can do to help Continue reading

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The Almanac 2017 findings – what do they mean for you?

This blog considers the implications for charities of the key facts and stats abouit the charity sector from NCVO 2017 Civil Society Almanac Continue reading

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Almanac 2017: Five things I have learned about volunteering

Thoughts on the latest findings about volunteering in this year’s Civil Society Almanac. Continue reading

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A better understanding of where government funding is going

The government's use of charity and Companies House numbers to identify funding recipients is a significant step towards improving transparency. Continue reading

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What does the new UK Civil Society Almanac tell us?

Some of the headline findings on the voluntary sector from the latest research Continue reading

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