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Smoke and Mirrors

Over the past few weeks the charity sector has been drawn into the debate about government proposals to limit potential charity ‘lobbying’ by inserting clauses into grant offer letters. NCVO has recently written a letter to the Prime Minister countersigned by charity...

My passion for supporting communities

My working life began as a design manager for multi-national, Coats Viyella, back in the 1980s. It was a job I loved, but not one I could replicate on relocation to Yorkshire in 1991. My employment journey took several turns, through different sectors, but it was my...

Launching Love Your Community

Each of our departments has its own contribution to make – our Research team is providing innovative ways of measuring the impact the voluntary and community sector makes. We are active campaigners and key to the delivery and management of the Community Investment...

Sustainable economic development moves communities out of deprivation

Cuts to welfare payments could deal another blow to struggling local economies, with the Government’s reform programme, which aims to move people off benefit and into jobs, taking an estimated £19 billion a year out of working age social security between now and 2015....