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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Provincial-Third Sector policy administrative lead Province Third Sector policy administrative lead British Columbia Social Development and Social Innovation Alberta Alberta Culture/ Human Services Saskatchewan * Social Services/ Education/Parks, Culture and Sport Manitoba Housing and Community Development Ontario Cabinet Office Quebec Des Affaires municipales, des Regions et de l'Occupation du territoire/Emploi et de la Solidarite sociale New Brunswick Healthy and Inclusive Communities Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education/Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Prince Edward Island No explicit third sector policy lead Newfoundland and Labrador Office of Public Engagement
A spokesperson for the Welsh Government said: "In matters of developing health policy, the Welsh Government treats the third sector as a formal partner of the NHS in terms of service planning and delivering.
The academic and research literature about third sector organisations suggests that a consistent definition with applicability across countries and contexts is contentious (Alcock and Kendall 2011).
Sadly, we have recently seen many third sector organisations struggling to survive and individuals are trying to work out how to maintain their well being.
The awards are open to all individuals and organisations working in the third sector in Stockton and the closing date is May 31.
Something much shorter should have been brought forward to provide the assurances that we are looking for when awarding grants to the third sector.
Some of us in the third sector have been calling for change in government strategy to target grassroots organisations, those organisations and groups that can be more effective in dealing with social problems locally but who may be in need of assistance in keeping the paperwork up to date.
Information will be available on the day about Fair Train, Apprenticeships for the Third Sector and funding opportunities.
Regarding the scope of this study, it could only be an explorative in assessing the mechanisms that shaped the path of development of the certain third sector.
Changes we have made to the funding application process, following the advice of the Working Together group, are already making it more accessible for third sector organisations.
The editors posit a distinctly European view of the third sector in Europe, one that is based on empirical observations and a 'historical dynamic' perspective focusing on developments within specific societies.
Minister for the Third Sector, Ed Miliband, brother of South Shields MP David Miliband, was in town yesterday to talk about the role of voluntary workers.