Connecting Communities by Supporting Charities and Volunteers
On 13 February 2019, there will be a general debate in the Commons Chamber on "connecting communities by supporting charities and volunteers". The Library has put together the following material for what may be a wide ranging debate.
DCMS, Civil Society Strategy: building a future that works for everyone (August 2018) - the Government's vision to bring together charities, businesses and the public sector to create stronger communities.
HM Government, Integrated Communities Action Plan, February 2019
Volunteering, House of Lords debate, 21 February 2018
Charities, Social Enterprises and Voluntary Organisations, House of Lords debate, 20 February 2018
House of Lords Citizen and Civic Engagement Committee, The Ties that Bind: Citizenship and Civic Engagement in the 21st Century (HL Paper 118, April 2018) and Government Response (Cm 9629, June 2018). The Lords debated the Committee's report on 19 November 2018.
Lords Select Committee on Charities, Stronger charities for a stronger society (HL Paper 133, March 2017) and Government response (December 2017) and Charity Commission response (January 2018). The Lords debated the Committee's report on 16 January 2018.
National Citizen Service
Gov.UK page on the National Citizen Service for 15 to 17 year olds.
National Citizen Service website.
Statement of Strategic Intent 2018–2023, October 2018
Baroness Stowell speech at RSA on the future of charity,5 October 2018
National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
Commons Debate packs CDP-2019-0035
Authors: Catherine Fairbairn; John Woodhouse; Maria Lalic