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Policy News: Government Publishes 75-Point LGBT Action Plan in Response to World’s Largest National LGBT Survey

The Government has published a comprehensive action plan setting out the steps it will take to address some of the biggest issues facing LGBT people in the UK. The action plan was published in response to the findings of the … Continue reading

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Social Value Act Reform

The government has committed to strengthening the Social Value Act and to use more voluntary sector organisations to deliver public services. David Lidington, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster announced the plans during a … Continue reading

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Report Calls for Social Care Funding Reform in England

There has been concern about the system of publicly funded social care in England for over 20 years. Written by Simon Bottery, Michael Varrow, Ruth Thorlby, and Dan Wellings, a new joint report from the Health Foundation and the King’s … Continue reading

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VCSA Representatives influence the Minister at Westminster

On Wednesday 2nd May representatives of Shropshire’s voluntary and community sector met with Tracey Crouch MP, minister for civil society at Westminster. They were accompanied by Councillor Joyce Barrow, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for communities, and Daniel Kawczynski MP. Led … Continue reading

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Funding Round Up

Big Lottery Fund Relaunches Reaching Communities England The Big Lottery Fund is seeking ideas for projects that will improve communities across England and will make grants of more than £10,000 available to support organisations that want to take action on … Continue reading

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Launch of Creative Industries Sector Deal

The Creative Industries Sector Deal is an agreement between government and industry concluded with the Creative Industries Council seeks to unlock growth for creative businesses. The Sector Deal will invest more than £150 million across the lifecycle of creative businesses … Continue reading

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National Consultations and Policy Update

Culture is Digital Strategy to Unlock Potential of Culture Sector The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has published a report setting out a framework for how culture and technology can work together to increase participation and boost … Continue reading

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Government Consults On Civil Society Strategy

Civil society has changed significantly in recent years, with growing numbers of profit making businesses set up primarily to do good, adding to the efforts of traditional not-for-profit charities, community groups and youth organisations. At the same time, businesses are … Continue reading

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Funding News Round Up

£13m Trusted Relationships Fund Launched by Government The Home Office has announced a new £13 million fund to help youth workers, police, nurses and other professionals form protective relationships with children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation, county … Continue reading

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Department For Transport Consultation

On Thursday 08th February, the UK Government launched its much awaited consultation on the use of section 19 and 22 permits. This sets out how it intends to change its guidance following its reinterpretation of how the EU regulations (1071/2009) on … Continue reading

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