Wednesday, October 08, 2008

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The latest news and policy updates from the Office of the Third Sector.

Innovation Exchange Launches Invitation to Tender for Research Partner

The Innovation Exchange has launched its Invitation to Tender for a research partner. The partner will capture vital lesson about the effectiveness of the Innovation Exchange's activities and generate insights about third sector innovation for policy and practice.

Ministerial changes in the Cabinet Office

The Office of the Third Sector welcomes Kevin Brennan, MP for Cardiff West, who takes up the role of Minister for the Third Sector. He joins us from the Department of Children Schools and Families where his previous responsibilities included the third sector. Phil Hope takes up post of Minister of State at the Department of Health.

National partner sought for new £70million Communitybuilders programme

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The Office of the Third Sector and Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) are inviting expressions of interest from organisations wishing to become the national partner to deliver the £70m Communitybuilders programme.

Register to attend a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) consultation event

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The Office of the Third Sector and the Charity Commission are jointly running four half day consultation events in London and Leeds on the new legal form for charities – the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

£2m research centre to provide essential new evidence on charitable giving open for business

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The £2m ESRC Research Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, funded by the Office of the Third Sector, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Scottish Government and the Carnegie UK Trust, began work on answering the big questions on charitable giving and philanthropy.

Renewed guide to volunteering and benefits published

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Following a government commitment in response to the Commission on the Future of Volunteering’s report ‘Manifesto for Change’ earlier this year, Jobcentre Plus, part of the Department for Work and Pensions, has published its renewed guidance on volunteering whilst on benefits.

Fund manager sought to invest risk capital in social enterprises

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The Office of the Third Sector and Capital for Enterprise Limited have published a request for proposals to establish one or more funds investing risk capital investment to Social Enterprises based in England.

Permanent Secretaries and Third Sector Leaders Away Day – The Growing Third Sector: Opportunities and Challenges

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Fourteen of the most senior civil servants from across Government joined third sector leaders on 26th September for an Away Day, hosted by the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Gus O’Donnell. Organised by the Office of the Third Sector and the Association of Chief Executive Organisations (acevo), the event focused on how both Government and the third sector work together more effectively in order to improve public service outcomes.

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