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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Funding like this shows the Scottish Government s commitment to the third sector and communities playing their part in economic and social development.
The third sector includes voluntary, community and faith organisations and not-for-profit social enterprises, and employs more than 4,000 people in Kirklees.
It also compliments current Compact agreements between Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner with the Third Sector across North Wales.
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The first Wirral Third Sector Business Awards will take place in June at the Leverhulme Hotel in Port Sunlight.
In recent years, provincial governments and third sector intermediaries have signed policy documents outlining principles of third sector engagement that commit the government - at least on paper - to fostering a productive, interdependent relationship with the third sector (Carter and Speevak Sladowski 2008; Elson 2011a).
I am delighted to have the opportunity to lead WCVA and be a strong independent voice for the third sector in Wales.
The conference focuses on improving partnership working with the third sector to enable the most effective delivery of services, with both financial and social benefits.
The report into the third sector, which includes community and voluntary groups, registered charities, foundations, trusts, social enterprises and co-operatives, was carried out by PwC.
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