Voluntary sector

Council adopts land transfer policy to ‘kick-start a grassroots revolution’

24/06/2022

Liverpool council is set to launch a radical new scheme that will make council land available to voluntary groups in order to encourage local regeneration.

Local authorities must seize the potential for health and care volunteering

31/05/2022

Paddy Hanrahan calls on councils to harness the support of trained volunteers to help combat huge challenges

Volunteering fund sees £4.6m investment

14/04/2022

Thousands of young people, people with disabilities and those experiencing loneliness will get the opportunity to volunteer thanks to a £4.6m investment.

Study finds councillors do more voluntary work than MPs and civil servants

04/03/2022

Local councillors do more voluntary work and are more engaged with charities than other policymakers, according to new research.

Government launches £7m volunteering fund

22/11/2021

The Government has launched a £7m fund to help people access more volunteering opportunities across a range of sectors including the arts and sport.

Extra £4m to boost community activities for young people

12/08/2021

Government will invest £2m into the #iwill Fund, which will be matched by The National Lottery Community Fund, to create new community activities for youth.

Government to give volunteers job protection to help fight coronavirus

09/03/2020

New measures to make it easier for volunteers to help support health and social care services have been introduced by the Government in the fight against the coronavirus.

Change law to enable volunteers to respond to disasters, Red Cross says

20/11/2019

The British Red Cross is calling for the law to be changed so that voluntary groups are included in planning responses to emergencies and disasters.

Council accidentally cuts down 800 young trees

20/11/2019

Reading Borough Council has apologised to community volunteers after accidentally digging up hundreds of newly planted saplings.

Somerset council signs six ‘community library partnerships’

08/04/2019

Somerset County Council signed six ‘community library partnerships’ last week in a move that will help maintain library services in the face of cuts.

Whitehall announces £250,000 to support youth integration

17/07/2018

The Government has announced £250,000 will be provided to help national youth groups ‘unlock’ the full potential of youngsters.

Council response to Grenfell tragedy was 'weak' - report

30/05/2018

Damage caused by Kensington and Chelsea RLBC's ‘weak’ response in the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire will be ‘difficult to repair,’ a report has suggested.

Stepping in to meet a need

31/10/2017

In the face of continued pressure on local authority finances, Anna Dixon looks at how the voluntary sector are stepping in to meet the needs of older adults with care needs.

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