Office for Civil Society

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"The Office for Civil Society, part of the Cabinet Office, works across government departments to translate the Big Society agenda into practical policies, provides support to voluntary and community organisations and is responsible for delivering a number of key Big Society programmes." [1]

Who's who - Big Society

Accessed May 2012: [2]

  • Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office - Francis Maude chairs the Government Committee on the Big Society. The Committee will oversee the Government’s work in this area. This includes making sure commitments to the voluntary sector are upheld.
  • Nick Hurd PM, is Minister Responsible for Charities, Social Enterprises and Voluntary Organisations in the Cabinet Office. He is also known as the Minister for Civil Society.

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  1. Cabinet Office Big Society, organizational web page, accessed May 18, 2012.
  2. Cabinet Office Who's who, organizational web page, accessed May 18, 2012.