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


Resources[edit]

Citizens data initiative[edit]

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 OpenlyLocal.com, 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]

Research[edit]

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

Video[edit]

News and comment[edit]

2018

Charities risk becoming irrelevant, warns new report, Nov 20 [4]

How can we shape the future together? Nov 18 [5]

Matt Kepple: Why we need the voluntary sector's collective expertise, Jul `12 [6] asks "Where is our Wikipedia for social change?"

2017

Getting involved: more of the people, more of the time? Nov 29 [7]

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London news: New Hub for London gets £350,000 to support civil society - hopefully including grassroots groups, Nov 5 [8]

Connecting Londoners organisation needed for civil society and action for social good: response to #TheWayAhead @lvscnews, Apr 4 [9]


Britons see volunteering as a hobby or a way to network rather than a chore, Mar 24 [10]

2014

There shouldn't be any charities in 10 years' time, February 6 [11]

2013

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

News sources[edit]

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See also[edit]


Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Charities based in the United Kingdom (category)

External links[edit]

  • Charity Commission for England and Wales, non-ministerial government department that regulates registered charities in England and Wales. W
  • The Conservation Volunteers Green Gym programme aims to provide people with a way to enhance their fitness and health while taking action to improve the outdoor environment. It can be seen as enabling people to get fit who would not normally attend a conventional gym or sports centre. W
  • National Association for Voluntary and Community Action, national membership body for local support and development organisations in England. It is a registered charity, based in Sheffield, and was previously called the National Association of Councils for Voluntary Service (NACVS). NAVCA is a strategic partner of the Department of Health (government) and the Cabinet Office's Office for Civil Society. W
  • National Coalition for Independent Action
  • National Council for Voluntary Organisations, umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector in England. NCVO works to support the voluntary and community sector and to create an environment in which an independent civil society can flourish. NCVO has a membership of over 10,000 voluntary organisations. These range from large national bodies to community groups, volunteer centres, and development agencies working at a local level. W
  • Volunteering England
  • WWOOF UK


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. opencharities.org
  2. civilsociety.co.uk, 19 Dec 2011
  3. Home Office Research Development Statistics link not found, June 2015
  4. The Guardian
  5. Civil Society Futures
  6. civilsociety.co.uk
  7. @ncvo
  8. connectinglondoners.blog
  9. networkedcity.blog
  10. @ConversationUK
  11. The Guardian
  12. gov.uk


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