Please find some useful information provided in the latest Office for Civil Society Newsletter:
- Free training on the new EU procurement rules, including two specific sessions aimed at VCSEs. Find out more and sign up.
- Shape the Big Lottery Fund’s vision for £4 billion of funding from 2015-21: have your say until 18 July.
- The Cabinet Office, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Big Lottery Fund have been working together to enable more local VCSE organisations to access the new round of European Structural and Investment Funds. The total value of the 2014-20 match programme could be around £500 million. Big Lottery Fund will be making available an additional £600,000 in the coming months to help VCSEs prepare for the full programme. Sign up for more information.
- The social investment 2014 strategy update; The report sets out progress against our 2013 commitments and plans for the next 12 months to develop a thriving social investment market where social ventures can access the capital they need to grow.