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 should charities be looking for from the Budget?

15.00 - 17.00, Tuesday 12 June
Committee Room 19, Houses of Parliament

Hear from and ask questions to voluntary sector organisations outlining what they want to see this autumn’s Budget say about charities. This evidence session will form the basis of a budget submission from the APPG on Charities and Volunteering.

Is the DBS system fit for purpose?

10.00 - 12.00, Tuesday 10 July
Committee Room 18, Houses of Parliament

In light of safeguarding issues in charities raised earlier this year, extended DBS checks were seen as a possible solution. This meeting will look at how effective DBS is in safeguarding, and what reforms could be made for it to work better.

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

Officers
  • 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)
Treasurer
  •  Lord Shinkwin (Conservative Party)

Previous meetings

Read and download documents from previous meetings

This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords

It has not been approved by either house or its committees.

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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