Update from NCVO:
I also attended the ‘Civil Society in the 21st century’ event, where the Minister Matt Hancock spoke about his ambitions for what the Strategy should do. It was a very positive and encouraging speech, recognising the important role that civil society organisations play in connecting communities, and the legitimate voice they have in public life.
You can read the full speech here.
Now that the consultation has ended, officials are working through all the submissions and the aim is for the strategy to be published in the Summer.
In the meantime, Civil Society Futures has published its one year progress report, sharing its emerging findings after the first 12 months of its inquiry into the future of civil society.”