The consultation on the Empowerment Fund – the £7.5m pot to be doled out by the Government in support of the Empowerment White Paper’s aims – has been published. The contents aren’t good news for small, community organisations – at least, not directly. To bid for the fund at all organisations have to demonstrate a […]
The Empowerment White Paper is out, and a summary is available here as a PDF. The full monty is here and is accompanied by a separate Evidence Annex I’ve read the summary, and although it’s not earth shatteringly radical there are a few good ideas. In particular, it has a helpfully political take on citizenship- […]
Involve are running a short survey online, to “inform how government and local authorities engage the third sector in decision making in the future. The findings of the survey will feed into the production of a report and online toolkit to help public bodies make the most of the unique skills and expertise that the […]
The Government has published a consultation document, Unlocking Talent that covers a range of community-building ideas, including support for local democracy and participation. The Society will be writing a response to the consultation.
Sure, we could have posted a hundred examples of consultations that get hardly any responses, but this story from Manchester a few weeks back is interesting because it was to do with the Council’s budget – hardly a small issue, even if it is hard to present interestingly.