NAVCA News - posted in September 2011

The following news articles were posted in September 2011.

Lifetime Achievement Award for Kevin Curley

Kevin Curley, Chief Executive of NAVCA, has been awarded the Luke FitzHerbert Lifetime Achievement Award at the prestigious Third Sector Excellence Awards. The award was presented to Kevin in recognition of his 40-year career in the voluntary sector, including his work as Chief Executive of NAVCA....

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NAVCA members key to local charities’ success

NAVCA has published its analysis of the 2010 National Survey of Charities and Social Enterprises (NSCSE), the largest ever survey of the sector. It shows that the support of NAVCA members makes a real difference to the prospects of local charities - their funding applications are more likely to succeed and they have a greater influence over local decisions. It also shows NAVCA members have a vital role in supporting groups working in the most deprived areas....

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2011 Compact Awards

There is just a week left to enter the 2011 Compact Awards. These awards highlight and recognise outstanding examples of partnership work between voluntary and community organisations and the statutory sector. Compact Voice is inviting those involved in Compact groups to submit nominations in one of this year’s six categories. For details visit:

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Open Public Services - Consultation event

The government is proposing major reforms to public services in the Open Public Services White Paper. NAVCA will be responding to the paper and we would urge all interested members to do likewise. As part of the consultation process, and in partnership with the Cabinet Office, we are holding a focused consultation for NAVCA members on the theme of market development on Wednesday morning, 28th September, in Birmingham at BVSC. Places are free but limited so please email to reserve a place or call 0114 278 6636....

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Best Value Guidance

Kevin Curley, Chief Executive of NAVCA, has written to NAVCA members advising them to make themselves familiar with the new Best Value Statutory Guidance and to use it in their local negotiations....

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Sustainable support

NCVO and NAVCA are working together to provide a series of masterclasses for local support organisations. The first masterclass is ‘Becoming more entrepreneurial’, being held on the 8 December in London. There will be a further 2 events, one in Birmingham and the other in Sheffield. Discounts are available for both NCVO and NAVCA members...

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Chair of NHS Future Forum to address health conference

Steve Field Chair of NHS Future Forum has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at the health and social care conference organised by the Department of Health voluntary sector strategic partners, including NAVCA. Professor Steve Field is a former chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners and, as chair the NHS Future Forum, he is now leading on a second phase of the ‘listening exercise’ into the Health and Social Care Bill....

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Kevin Curley congratulates Chancellor

Kevin Curley has written to the Chancellor, George Osborne MP, to congratulate the Government’s move to recognise the importance of social value. The Government, earlier this month, published a new annex to the Green Book called 'Valuing Non- market impacts'. This is the first time Social Value has been built into the government's hand book on policy appraisal and evaluation - the Green Book....

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