Press releases

The merger between NCVO and Volunteering England was finalised today, with the organisations set to formally come together on 1 January 2013.

A broad sector coalition working with local and national partners in the European Funding Network has joined forces to call on the government for a greater role for civil society in the next programme of EU funding.

Sector leaders have welcomed Government amendments to the Small Charitable Donations Bill, that cleared its final hurdle in the Commons last night. After months of campaigning to make the Bill fairer and more accessible for charities, these amendments will ensure that more charities are able to benefit from the scheme. The Bill will now proceed to the House of Lords.

Commenting on the Prime Minister’s speech to the CBI, Ben Kernighan, deputy chief executive of NCVO, said:

"Equality Impact Assessments were valued by many in the sector as a safeguard against wrongful and unfair decisions."

Volunteering England chief executive, Justin Davis Smith, will lead NCVO’s new volunteering directorate under the organisation's merger proposals, NCVO announced today.

Donations to charity fall by 20% as fewer people give – new report finds

Volunteering England and NCVO have today announced the names of the trustees from Volunteering England who will join the board of NCVO as part of the organisations’ proposed merger.

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has announced the results of recent elections to its Trustee Board.

The new appointments include:

  • Ciarán Devane - Chief Executive of Macmillan Cancer Support;
  • Richard Leaman OBE, Chief Executive of Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.

A new £6m programme to strengthen the organisations that underpin the voluntary sector’s work was launched formally yesterday (Monday 29 October) by NCVO Chief Executive Sir Stuart Etherington and The National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF) England Director, Dharmendra Kanani.

Charities are continuing to battle with financial pressures whilst still working to deliver services to the people who need them, according to a new survey of charity leaders.

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