All Party Parliamentary Group on Civil Society and Volunteering

The APPG is co-chaired by Baroness Jill Pitkeathley OBE, Susan Elan Jones MP and Andrew George MP and aims to provide a forum for discussing the issues affecting the voluntary and community sector.

Read the full list of officers on the Parliament website

Get involved

Attendance at meetings is by prior arrangement – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for details. We encourage members of the voluntary and community sector to attend however priority in terms of asking questions will be given to the parliamentarians present.

Interested in the group's activities? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to sign up for meeting notices and minutes.

Next meeting

Looking to the Future, Tuesday 25 March, 16.00 – 17.30

Civil Society plays an essential role in local communities, public services and the economy. Public trust in charities continues to be higher than for any other institution, but the sector has not been without challenges. Recent years have brought substantial changes to the way we work, but what further changes might be ahead?

Join us at this meeting to discuss what kind of future we want for the sector and what we need to do to reach it.

Future meetings

New Landscapes in Funding, Tuesday 13 May, 16.00 – 17.30

AGM, Tuesday 8 July, 16.00 – 17.30 

Previous meetings

DateTitle
21 January 2014 Update from the Charity Commission
8 November 2013 Supporting small charities
22 October 2013 Charities and their campaigning role
25 June 2013 AGM and update from the Office for Civil Society
30 April 2013 Challenges facing UK charities
19 March 2013 Why does Leadership Matter?
30 January 2013 Update from William Shawcross, Chair of The Charity Commission
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