Press releases

NCVO is urging as many charities as possible to submit evidence to a new Lords select committee on citizenship and civic engagement in order to highlight innovations and best practice in the area.

The ad hoc committee, chaired by Lord Hodgson, is examining ways of building bridges within and between communities and supporting civic engagement. The committee says it is keen to ‘think about citizenship in a more vibrant, positive and integrated manner’.

All future health and care plans should be produced in collaboration with the voluntary sector, review urges

Recognition of the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector’s potential in health and social care is vital but still limited, a new report finds. While there are examples of positive local partnerships, the difference that these organisations can make is not consistently understood.

External reviews for larger charities every three years, more openness and limits on how long trustees may serve are among new recommendations unveiled today by a group of leading charity membership bodies to strengthen governance and accountability in the voluntary and community sector.

The new Charity Governance Code will outline the high standards that all charities in England and Wales should aspire to and is designed to help charities and their trustees to develop high standards of governance.

NCVO says the unusual two-year parliamentary session and the arithmetic of a hung parliament means there will be significant scrutiny of legislation, giving charities an opportunity to influence in areas that matter to them.

A coalition of leading charities says that it is vital that the Lobbying Act is reformed immediately after confusion about it during the 2017 election campaign deterred many from raising issues.

Events are being planned across the country to mark Volunteers' Week 2017, taking place 1-7 June. The annual campaign sees charities and voluntary groups get together to recognise the contribution volunteers make to our communities every day.

Charities can expect to see little rise in income from donations or government, with earned income the best prospect for future growth, the charity sector’s representative body said today.

Authoritative new data on the charity sector’s finances published today by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) shows that income from government is at best flat-lining for most of the sector, while the charity representative body forecasts a challenging public fundraising environment as a consequence of broader economic conditions.

What the next government can do to help charities and volunteering make an even bigger difference

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has announced that Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and Tennis2Be are the winners of their annual voluntary sector photography competition, sponsored by Pureprint. The winning images were exhibited at NCVO’s Annual Conference on 20 April 2017, where Rob Wilson MP, the Minister for Civil Society, awarded the prizes.

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