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A forum for discussing the issues affecting the voluntary and community sector.
APPG 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.
We very much welcome attendees from the voluntary sector.
Meetings usually take the form of presentations by speakers and then a question-and-answer session with the floor. However, parliamentarians do have priority in asking questions.
Whether it’s a community centre or a historic house, owning property is central to the cause of many charities. But each charity faces different challenges.
Energy and maintenance costs have increased significantly in the last 18 months. The cost of meeting environmental and statutory obligations has also increased.
What measures could government introduce to make it easier for charities to look after these vital spaces and places?
On 24 October 2023 the APPG met to discuss charity campaigning and political activity in the lead up to the general election.
You can download the minutes from the meeting below
It's not been approved by either house or its committees.
APPGs 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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