Labour’s alternative Civil Society Strategy

Last week Labour launched its alternative to the Civil Society Strategy: From paternalism to participation: Putting civil society at the heart of national renewal.

This sets out Labour’s vision for VCSE organisations and local communities and pledges more grants for smaller projects and to boost trustee status, as well as plans to create a new Community Innovation Fund. Other proposals include:

  • Strengthening Social Value Act
  • Increase charities’ use of technology
  • Charities consulted on Shared Prosperity Fund
  • Social investment reviewed
  • Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme reviewed
  • Updating the compact
  • Greater recognition of the interests of civil society across government
  • A new social enterprise strategy
  • Increased representation of charities on Local Enterprise Partnerships