Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive of the Big Lottery Fund, discusses the similarities between current thinking at the Big Lottery Fund and the Civil Society Futures PACT
Matthew Reed, CEO @Childrensociety & CEO designate @MarieCurieUK, reflects on the change ahead required to lead and renew civil society.
Vicky Browning, Chief Executive of ACEVO, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, reflects on change, how hard it is and how hard we must work to change ourselves.
Dan Corry of NPC critically reflects on the Civil Society Futures PACT and how we might achieve real change and impact.
We believe that in the long run we cannot eliminate poverty and social injustice without challenging malevolent power structures.
One of the common civic actions is to take part in events and discussions. How often is it incumbent for the disabled participant to ensure that his/her/their participation is possible?
Charities receive unique tax breaks, leading to advantages which are above and beyond any other kind of doing good: is that right? What about social enterprises, mutual and coops, or companies that commit to doing social good? Is the balance right?
Civil society, like the society it serves, is ever changing. If we are to harness the transformative energy of young people and communities, structures and funding will need to change to keep pace. People are eager to work together for the common good, we just need the government and funders to loosen the chains and let it happen.
So many organisations are seeking to make a difference to people’s lives today. But how can we involve the communities we work with in shaping the policies and systems that will change their tomorrows too?
The challenges presented by climate change may feel like a question for the future in the UK but they are far from a distant threat. The consequences of the changing climate are repeatedly being felt close to home, particularly in the form of severe floods, which have hit hard in recent years from North to South.