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Regeneration consultation

NAVCA has formally responded to the CLG Select Committee inquiry into regeneration. The response is critical of the consultation paper, saying that it is ‘exceptionally brief, lacks vision and is weak on structure and content.’...

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Giving White Paper announcement success for NAVCA.

NAVCA welcomes the publication of the Giving White Paper. In particular, the announcement in the white paper of a new £30 million fund for infrastructure...

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NAVCA step up Localism Bill campaign

NAVCA's Trustee Board has agreed that NAVCA will step up their campaign on the Localism Bill. NAVCA has been campaigning to make sure the community rights in the bill develop local capacity and build local relationships....

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NAVCA welcomes Red Tape Report

NAVCA has welcomed Unshackling Good Neighbours, the report from the Red Tape taskforce led by Lord Hodgson...

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NAVCA campaigning to make the Localism Bill good for local communities

Through our Real Power for Communities Campaign, NAVCA has been campaigning to make the Bill good for local communities not big business. You can help by contacting your MP to ask them to support changes to the Bill....

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Child Poverty Strategy

NAVCA has produced a briefing for members about the government's child poverty strategy...

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Health & Social Care bill – listening exercise

NAVCA has produced a briefing to help members get involved in the NHS listening exercise....

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Social Investment and the Big Society Bank

NAVCA has produced a briefing for members on the government's plans to create a Big Society Bank. NAVCA envisages that this type of finance will be a minority interest for small local organisations, although there are potential roles for NAVCA members as financial intermediaries and as investment readiness intermediaries. However there is still a need for support for organisations at the early stages of identifying whether social investment would be the most suitable funding source for the organisation....

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NAVCA responds to consultations on public health and workforce development

Healthy Lives, Healthy People NAVCA has submitted a response to Healthy Lives, Healthy People - the Government's strategy for Public Health. Our...

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NAVCA concern over CLG Best Value Guidance

NAVCA has responded with concern to CLG's draft statutory guidance on Best Value (released on 13 April)Neil Cleeveley, NAVCA's Policy and Communications Director...

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NAVCA tells voluntary sector to get involved in EU Procurement

NAVCA is warning voluntary and community sector organisations to make sure they do not ignore a vital EU consultation on Procurement rules...

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NAVCA celebrates gaining 400th member

Camden BME Alliance has joined NAVCA and in doing so became NAVCA's 400th member. NAVCA's membership has grown steadily since it established...

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Getting your message across: the case for behind the scenes influence

On 28th March, Kevin Curley, Chief Executive of NAVCA gave a speech at the Yorkshire and the Humber Support and Development Organisations'...

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NAVCA asks local authorities to play fair with the local voluntary sector when making cuts

Following Communities Secretary Eric Pickles saying he would take action against local authorities acting unreasonably towards the local voluntary and community sector...

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NAVCA responds to Select Committee enquiry on Big Society

NAVCA has responded to the Public Administration Select Committee enquiry into the Big Society. Our response addresed the committee's questions in particular: The impact...

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Localism Bill: Right to buy and right to challenge consultations

NAVCA has produced two briefings on the community right to buy and the community right to challenge. These rights are being introduced...

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Localism Bill: Right to buy and right to challenge consultations

NAVCA has produced two briefings on the community right to buy and the community right to challenge. These rights are being introduced...

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NAVCA tells Lib Dem councillors 'follow Lib Dem policy'

The Lib Dem spring conference, held in Sheffield on 11-13 March, debated and adopted a new voluntary and community sector policy paper....

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NAVCA responds to Giving Green Paper

NAVCA has submitted their response to the government's Giving Green Paper. The response highlights examples of work by NAVCA members that has...

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Eric Pickles promises action against 'unreasonable councils'

Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State, Communities and Local Government, has said he will take action against local authorities behaving unreasonably in...

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NAVCA included in DfE overarching strategic partner consortium

A partnership led by Children England and including NAVCA, Community Matters, NCVYS, the Race Equality Foundation and the Social Enterprise Coalition has...

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Celebrating five years of Public Law Action and Training

Kevin Curley's speech at the event celebrating the collaboration between NAVCA, the Public Law Project, and NCVO. Celebrating five years of Public...

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Survive & Thrive - Charity use of Technology

NAVCA and six of our members feature in the new RaceOnline 2012 case book, which shows how support organisations and other charities have saved...

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Inspiring local leadership

Speech by NAVCA Chief Executive Kevin Curley at the launch of the NAVCA Leadership Report in the House of Commons on 14...

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Community Rights to Challenge and to Buy Consultations

The Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) has launched consultations for two areas of the Localism Bill that will be very...

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