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This article focuses on information specific to United Kingdom. Please see our Community and voluntary action page for a topic overview.

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Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

OpenCharities, A quick and simple project to open up the information on the UK's Register of Charities, and make it available to the community in a variety of forms. It's built by the people behind, a project to open up local government data and other local public sector information. [1]

"Research guesses put the number of under-the-radar groups at around 900,000." Navca [2]

NCVO UK Civil Society Almanac, statistics on the Voluntary Sector and Civil Society in the UK

Research for the Home Office Citizenship Survey 2001 showed that just under two fifths of people took part in formal volunteering (39%, taking part at least once in the last 12 months), whilst two thirds of people (67%) volunteered informally. [3]

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  • Civil Society Futures, "a national conversation about how English civil society can flourish in a fast changing world"

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  • Deep Revolution. The Alternative UK. [4] Nov 23
  • Local people have had to improvise during the pandemic. Could their solutions stick? John Harris [5] Nov 22


Charities risk becoming irrelevant, warns new report, Nov 20 [6]

How can we shape the future together? Nov 18 [7]

Matt Kepple: Why we need the voluntary sector's collective expertise, Jul `12 [8] asks "Where is our Wikipedia for social change?"


Getting involved: more of the people, more of the time? Nov 29 [9]


London news: New Hub for London gets £350,000 to support civil society - hopefully including grassroots groups, Nov 5 [10]

Connecting Londoners organisation needed for civil society and action for social good: response to #TheWayAhead @lvscnews, Apr 4 [11]

Britons see volunteering as a hobby or a way to network rather than a chore, Mar 24 [12]


There shouldn't be any charities in 10 years' time, February 6 [13]


Government reports "resurgence in volunteering" following the Olympics, February 12 [14]

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