Charity and the Big Society

Since the exchange between Nick Hurd and Sir Stephen Bubb a couple weeks ago, much attention has been given to what the charitable sector actually thinks about the big society.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • Carmen Dillon of Welwyn Hatfield Council Volunteer Service credits the Olympics, rather than the Big Society, with a spike in volunteerism.  Read more here.
  • On Public Finance, Vivienne Russell argues that charities are ‘confused and sceptical about the Big Society.’  Read more here.
  • The CivilSociety Governance blog described a Third Sector Research Centre report which found that “although the voluntary sector is often cynical about the Big Society concept, many still see opportunities  – if the government can successfully package the idea.” You can read more here.

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