Charities and Volunteering APPG

First Registered: 16/03/2016 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To provide a forum for discussing the issues affecting the voluntary and community sector.

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Recent Documents related to Charities and Volunteering

1. Volunteering by adults in Northern Ireland, 2018 to 2019
24/10/2019 - Department for Communities (Northern Ireland)
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Found: Volunteering by adults in Northern Ireland, 2018 to 2019 - GOV.UK

2. New funding will ensure all charities can access safeguarding training to build safe and strong civil society
21/03/2019 - Office for Civil Society (OCS)
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Found: New funding will ensure all charities can access safeguarding training to build safe

3. Evaluation of the 50+ Volunteering Programme
06/12/2021 - Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
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Found: Evaluation of the 50+ Volunteering Programme Final reports of the 50+ Volunteering Programme evaluation

4. Charity Inquiry: Grove Mountain
20/09/2019 - The Charity Commission
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Found: Home Society and culture Charities, volunteering and honours Decision

5. Charity Inquiry: seven charities connected by two common trustees and common registered details
22/07/2021 - The Charity Commission
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Found: Decision Charity Inquiry: seven charities connected by two common trustees and common registered

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Charities and Volunteering

1. Charities and Civil Society: Ministerial Responsibility
23/11/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: assessment they have made of the impact of including charities and civil society within the remit of a Minister - Speech Link
2: Lords, we greatly value the important role that charities and civil society groups play, and work across - Speech Link
3: friend agree that within whichever department charities sit, the role of their volunteers is paramount - Speech Link

2. Communities: Charities and Volunteers
13/02/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: considered connecting communities by supporting charities and volunteers.I am delighted that the - Speech Link
2: independent registrar, and it is the regulator of charities. The Government have recognised the demand for - Speech Link
3: right that voluntary organisations, including charities such as the Trussell Trust and other food banks - Speech Link

3. Full-time Social Action
08/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: secured the debate, because social action and volunteering form a significant part of our national identity - Speech Link
2: able to recognise another group doing good work volunteering with social action. I agree that we can do more - Speech Link
3: a wide range of projects for charities such as City Year UK, Volunteering Matters, The Scout Association - Speech Link

4. Volunteering
21/02/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: to have this debate this evening on volunteering. I am touched by the number of other noble Lords who - Speech Link

5. Covid-19: Charities
24/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: plans they have to provide additional support to charities working with people who are self-isolating as - Speech Link
2: around income disruption, particularly for those charities where the bulk of their money comes from public - Speech Link
3: as the Minister said, general fundraising for charities has almost completely stopped, so that even the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Charities and Volunteering
1. Charities
asked by: Daniel Zeichner
11/01/2021
... (b) covid-19 services and (c) other services.

2. Charities
asked by: Daniel Zeichner
11/01/2021
... what assessment he has made of the effect on jobs in the charity sector of the advice of the CEO of the Charity Commission given between 2017 and 2019 on the use of charity reserves.

3. Charities
asked by: Preet Kaur Gill
11/01/2021
... what recent steps he has taken to support small UK based development charities.

4. Charities
asked by: Preet Kaur Gill
22/01/2020
... what steps he is taking to support an increase in (a) charities and (b) formal volunteering in the least affluent areas of England.

5. Charities
asked by: Preet Kaur Gill
22/01/2020
... published 16 January 2020.

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9 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Pitkeathley Portrait
Baroness Pitkeathley
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 16th March 2016
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts Portrait
Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts
Co-Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 16th March 2016
Jo Gideon Portrait
Jo Gideon
Vice Chair
Conservative - Stoke-on-Trent Central
Joined: 16th December 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Fleur Anderson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: fleur.anderson.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Chris Walker, National Council for Voluntary Organisations, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL. Tel: 0207 520 3167

Email: chris.walker@ncvo.org.uk

Secretariat:

National Council for Voluntary Organisations acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.ncvo.org.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.ncvo.org.uk/about-us/media-centre/all-party-parliamentary-group

Benefits in Kind
Date
8 Dec 2020
Source
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Description
Secretariat   From : 08/12/2020 To : 07/12/2021
Value
£3,001
Date
12 Dec 2018
Source
Bates Wells Braithwaite
Description
Reception held on 12/12/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
12 Dec 2018
Source
NCVO
Description
Reception held on 12/12/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
12 Sep 2018
Source
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Description
Secretariat   From : 12/09/2018 To : 11/09/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2018
Source
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2018 To : 31/12/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
13 Dec 2017
Source
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Description
Reception held on 13/12/2017
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2017
Source
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2017 To : 31/12/2017
Value
£3,001
Date
13 Dec 2016
Source
NCVO
Description
Reception held on 13.12.2016
Value
£3,001
Date
13 Dec 2016
Source
Bates Wells Braithwaite
Description
Reception held on 13.12.2016
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Charities and Volunteering APPG

Former APPG Officers
Susan Elan Jones Portrait
Susan Elan Jones
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Clwyd South
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Shinkwin Portrait
Lord Shinkwin
Treasurer
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
Jeremy Lefroy Portrait
Jeremy Lefroy
Co-Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Stafford
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 21st November 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Chris White Portrait
Chris White
Co-Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Warwick and Leamington
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Paul Monaghan Portrait
Paul Monaghan
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships