Friday, 19 April 2013

Parliamentary Inquiry into Growing Giving

This week, the first oral evidence session of a Parliamentary Inquiry into growing charitable giving took place, chaired by David Blunkett. Put together by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), the session saw people from a range of organisations attend Parliament to explain to the inquiry’s panel of Parliamentarians how they think charities can interact better with young people. Read more here.

Alex Swallow, Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition (a partner of Trustees' Week) appeared, contributing on the topic of encouraging young people to become trustees. He blogs about the experience here.

Leon Ward, a case study for Trustees' Week (you can read his story in the Trustees' Stories section of this site) also appeared. A trustee of Plan UK and Interact Worldwide and a previous trustee of Leap Confronting Conflict, Leon outlined many of the barriers that face young people who are interested in trusteeship and connected these, as he does in his latest blog for Third Sector, to wider issues about getting them into the sector in paid roles.

You can read Civil Society's article on the Inquiry here.

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