All Party Parliamentary Group on Charities and Volunteering

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Charities and Volunteering (formerly the APPG on Civil Society and Volunteering) provides a forum for discussing the issues affecting the voluntary and community sector. NCVO is delighted to provide the secretariat for this group.

Upcoming meetings

What next for charity governance?

Date Tuesday 12 September
Time 10:00–12:00
Location Committee Room 21, Houses of Parliament
  • Baroness Pitkeathley, chair of the Lords select committee on charities, will speak about the 100 conclusions and 42 recommendations in the committee's recent Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society report
  • Rosie Chapman, chair of the Charity Governance Code steering group, will discuss the new Charity Governance Code.
  • Cathy James, chief executive of Public Concern at Work, speaking about whistleblowing in the voluntary sector
  • Naa Acquah, former-chair of Manchester student union, speaking about their recent work to diversify their board to closer reflect their beneficiaries

This event is now full.

How to get involved

We very much welcome attendees from the voluntary sector.

Meetings usually take the form of presentations by speakers and then a Q&A with the floor. However, parliamentarians do have priority in asking questions.

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How the group works

Meetings are attended by a range of parliamentarians and members of the voluntary sector. Recent topics have ranged from the role of charities in campaigning to volunteer internships. The APPG also holds a yearly meeting with the Charity Commission and the minister for civil society.

The APPG on Charities and Volunteering is registered with the House of Commons (pdf, 300KB).

Officers of the APPG

  • Susan Elan Jones MP (Labour Party)
  • Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts (Conservative Party)
  • Baroness Pitkeathley (Labour Party)
Vice chairs
  • Martin Docherty MP (Scottish National Party)
  •  Lord Shinkwin (Conservative Party)

Previous meetings

Read and download documents from previous meetings

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All-party parliamentary groups are informal groups of members of both houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.

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