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Government publishes new Civil Society Strategy

 

 

 

 

Following several months of consultation, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published a new Civil Society Strategy.

The Strategy sets out how government will work with and for civil society in the long-term to create a country that works for everyone. It consists of five chapters that each address the ‘five foundations of social value’ in turn:

  1. People – enabling a lifetime of contribution focuses on the role of citizens in civil society, with particular reference to the role of young people.
  2. Places – empowerment and investment for local communities presents a vision of ‘place’, and the role of government in supporting local communities.
  3. The social sector – supporting charities and social enterprises explains the government’s approach to the core of civil society i.e. the social sector of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises including mutuals.
  4. The private sector – promoting business, finance and tech for good outlines the role of business, finance and tech in civil society.
  5. The public sector – ensuring collaborative commissioning explains how the government sees the future role of civil society organisations in the delivery of public services.

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