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We’re very excited to announce that on Wednesday 8th June we’ll be having a meeting with Andrew Stunell who is a Minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government. And we want to take all of you with us (in a virtual way of course)!
Naturally, he’s very keen to take questions and comments on communities, neighbourhoods and volunteering from our discussion on Big Society’s Big... Read more
about 2 years ago
The government has cut funding to hundreds of youth organisations across the country forcing a majority of them to close down.
**How can the Big Society exist without young people?**
I work and volunteer for a youth organisation in Wolverhampton called Kids in Communication (www.kicfm.com) that has had its funding cut because of government reductions. We engaged over 5000 young... Read more
My names Kenny, and I'm involved with Kids In Communication, a young persons radio station and a support network for young people.
Funded by VInspired for the last 3 years, our project, along with hundreds up and down the country was cut on the 31st March. We were solely funded by V, and as of this date, we were forced to close our doors to young people.
Over 13 years, we have trained... Read more
How can the government expect young people to work towards the big society when 1) they are cutting funding here and there to the voluntary sector and schemes which support it (like the Youth Opportunities Fund) and 2) are doing seemingly nothing to tackle young people's 20% unemployment rate? Young people can't volunteer if they can't afford to live.
The Big Society concept is based upon volunteering - everybody doing their bit. But does the government recognise that volunteering doesn't just happen by osmosis?
Volunteers dont just come forward or suddenly materialise as if by magic! Volunteering needs a funded infrastructure behind it to develop and support volunteer management.
What is this government doing to ensure that volunteer infrastructure... Read more
With the current 'fuel crisis' (although it's not actually a crisis because we're not actually running out of oil just yet, it's just the government charging ridiculously extortionate tax) We hear about all these economic fuel solutions on youtube and other streaming sites about different inventions people have made, why is there not more being done to pilot schemes to get economic cars refined... Read more
about 2 years ago