The Civil Society Strategy: what it means and how we can shape it
Posted on the 24th April 2018
Government is consulting on a new Civil Society Strategy. Led by the Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), this strategy seeks to set the direction for government policy relating to our sector for years to come.
Why is the Civil Society Strategy important?
The government intends that this strategy will articulate the long-term vision for how government and civil society work together to tackle some of the big issues facing our country. The aim is that it will be embedded across government departments.
This consultation is therefore a key opportunity for our sector to shape that vision, and to show what action is needed to strengthen and support a flourishing civil society.
What are the themes for the Civil Society Strategy consultation?
The core part of the consultation document is split into three themes:
People: looks at how people are the foundation of civil society through social action, including volunteering, charitable giving, running organisations, and community ownership.
Partnership: focuses on the potential for greater partnership between civil society, private and public sectors, including in funding and financing and in public service innovation.
Place: examines community cohesion and belonging, localism and devolution, and public service commissioning.
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