Charity leaders give evidence on civil society to Committee

15 November 2017

The Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement takes evidence from NCVO, Citizens UK and Civil Society Futures, Big Lottery Fund, Charities Aid Foundation and New Philanthropy Capital.


Wednesday 15 November, Committee Room 3A, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive, NCVO
  • Neil Jameson, Executive Director, Citizens UK
  • Matthew Bolton, Civil Society Futures

At 11.30am

  • Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive, Big Lottery Fund
  • Sir John Low, Chief Executive, Charities Aid Foundation
  • Patrick Murray, Head of Policy and External Affairs, New Philanthropy Capital

Possible areas of discussion:

  • How would you describe the current state of civic participation and civil society in the UK?
  • Who isn't taking part in civil society? What are the barriers these groups face?
  • What can government do to support civil society and civic engagement?
  • What more could charities do to build bridges between communities and to promote social cohesion?
  • Should more be expected of charities and civil society groups in terms of addressing discrimination and inequality?

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