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.
|Topic||Voluntary sector involvement in devolution|
|Date and time||15.00 - 17.00 Monday 20 March|
|Location||Committee Room 21, Houses of Parliament|
The devolution agenda has made considerable progress over the past couple of years – 11 areas of England have now agreed deals and many more have submitted proposals to government.
The voluntary sector holds unique local insight, and many organisations have a wealth of experience of providing services where need is highest. Cross-sector partnership working is crucial if devolution is to deliver real benefits for local communities, not least around public service reform.
For the voluntary sector, this represents both a valuable opportunity to input into the redesign and delivery of public services, and a challenge, in terms of adjusting to changes in local leadership and commissioning structures.
We will be looking at how these resources can be used to make devolution a success for all involved.
|Topic||Date and time||Location|
|What next for charity governance?||16:00-18:00 Wednesday 26 April||Houses of Parliament|
|The Autumn budget and voluntary and community organisations||16:00-18:00 Tuesday 20 June||Houses of Parliament|
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.
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).
Susan Elan Jones MP is the registered contact. You can write to her at:
Susan Elan Jones MP,
House of Commons,
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