voluntary sector


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voluntary sector

Local or national organisations in the UK which may be registered as charities, operate on a non-profit-making basis, and either employ staff, or depend entirely on volunteers to provide help and support to a group identified as one “in need”.

voluntary sector

The sum of all organizations and agencies that are neither private–for profit, nor public–government-sponsored sectors; this 'third sector' is comprised of nonprofit and charitable organizations and philanthropies. See Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Imperial Cancer Research Fund.
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I would like to highlight the importance of the voluntary sector in helping people living with autism.
8226; Expanding voluntary sector ownership of public sector contracts
As well as voluntary sector, you will also hear the terms not-for-profit, voluntary and community sector, third sector, NGOs (non-governmental organisations) and charities.
I do not intend revisiting the recommendations in relation to MVDA and other voluntary sector organisations on the basis that to do that would result in further cuts having to be made elsewhere," said Mr Mallon.
The Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside believe what is needed is the development of a 21st century model for the voluntary sector and a culture of charitable giving and philanthropy to complement it, not a knee-jerk reaction at this time.
1) This did seem to overplay the hand of the voluntary sector then and was dismissed as unrealistic but the voluntary sector was evidently up for partnership and was ready for growth and one piece of research (Cross, 1997) argued this fitted with a more locally sensitive orientation.
What is the voluntary sector and what has it contributed so far?
As a supporter and long term volunteer in the Wrexham area voluntary sector, I was rather surprised to read this item in AVOWs latest newsletter received on Tuesday, May 31 distributed to all AVOWs members and others: "Discussions are ongoing with the Welsh Assembly Govt (WAG) to transfer the projects and services of Plas Madoc Communities First (PMCF) to AVOW.
She also revealed that council officials had never been certain that the city's voluntary sector had the capacity to deliver care packages for disabled adults with substantial needs who stood to lose council-funded social services under a four-year pounds 53 million cuts plan.
The government was highly praised by many voluntary sector leaders for that gift, but we expressed doubts about this "reform" to the tax laws.
Birmingham City Council's cabinet is set to approve the cash, to be delivered over the next three years, under its Voluntary Sector Commissioning Prospectus.
Those workshops were aimed at building relationships between First Nations child and family service agencies and the voluntary sector.

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