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Civil Society

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 18153, tabled on 30 November 2015

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress has been made on the Big Society initiative.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

7 December 2015

The UK Government is committed to the Big Society and the increase of social action in communities. The Spending Review has seen this commitment reaffirmed byfunding 300,000 NCS places by 2020, ensuring that any young person who wants to participate is guaranteed a place, and an extra£80million to grow Social Investment. These initiatives are helping to empower people around the country to build more resilient communities and a stronger society for all.

Civil Society and Communities policy are fully devolved in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


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