Government announces Civil Society Strategy

The government has announced it will be developing a Civil Society Strategy. Led by DCMS Minister Tracey Crouch MP, the development of the strategy will involve engaging with charities as well as wider civil society, business and individuals, and aims to bring together government departments to ensure a coordinated approach. The Office for Civil Society will coordinate the work, which will commence early next year with a listening exercise.

Carol Mack, ACF Chief Executive, said:

"I'm pleased to see today's announcement from DCMS that the government will develop a new Civil Society Strategy. I'm particularly glad that the Minister has committed to consult widely with the sector and to involve other government departments. Foundations have seen significant shifts in civil society over recent years and will be keen to share their evidence and insights with DCMS."

Read the Minister’s statement in full here.

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