Charity and Voluntary Sector

BIG: The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has opened its search for an organisation to set up and run a £200m independent charitable trust that will help ‘turn urban & rural neighbourhoods across England into better places to live’.  BIG is calling for expressions of interest from organisations who wish to run the Trust by Thursday 12 August 2010.
Press release ~ BIG Local Trust
CO: Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, and Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd, have written an open letter to the voluntary, community & social enterprise sectors asking them to share ideas about how they can help reduce the deficit directly with the Office for Civil Society (by20 August 2010). Ideas & examples from the sector can be posted on the Cabinet Office website or e-mailed directly to
Press release ~ Copy of the letter ~ Office for Civil Society
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