The Cabinet Office has published a document reviewing the progress it has made in the twelve months since it launched the Giving White Paper, in May 2011. The document also sets out priorities for the next year. The report includes a mention of the Transforming Local Infrastructure scheme, which it says supports the providers of opportunity.
The Government sets out three priorities for the year ahead; stimulating social action to help solve social challenges, continuing to establish giving as a social norm and continuing to support the providers of opportunities.
Joe Irvin, Chief Executive of NAVCA, said,
“It is good that the report recognises NAVCA’s members as ‘providers of opportunities’ because this is what they are. Changing cultural attitudes to giving means encouraging and supporting voluntary action at a grassroots level – something NAVCA members do on a daily basis.”
“Philanthropy cannot just be about wealthy individuals making large donations. It has to be based on the time and money given by millions of people across society to charitable activities. NAVCA is supporting this through research with Sheffield Hallam University. We want to identify the most effective ways to support local giving and understand better what help NAVCA members need from us to create local success.”