News & Events

2011-07-22 10:15

On 15th July the Office for Civil Society Transforming Local Infrastructure programme was launched for infrastructure or support organisations.  The fund, worth £30 million, is intended as short term funding to transform local infrastructure to better meet user needs and respond to the economic reality.

2011-07-06 15:17

People debate the Big Society at our Leeds policy roadshow event, July 2011As advisors to the Office for Civil Society on Big Society policies and programmes, Voice4Change England would like to work with you to explore how Big Society policies impact your organisation and how we can influence Big Society policies together.

Details of our next Big Society policy roadshow to be announced very soon.

2011-06-17 16:58

Voice4Change England is supporting a sector wide campaign to save the Equality Act.  Equality legislation is currently under the spotlight on the Red Tape Challenge website.  The website asks whether parts or the whole of the Equality Act should be scraped, reformed, simplified, merged or left as they are. 

Read our Letter to Theresa May MP


2011-06-15 10:55

JUST West Yorkshire, Bradford Resource Centre and Joseph Rowntree Foundation are hosting a seminal event examining the aftermath of the Bradford Disturbances of 2001 in an event that will examine how state policy rolled back race relations and civil liberties.

2011-06-13 13:31

On 9 June 2011 the Communities and Local Government Select Committee launched the report of its inquiry into the Government’s plans for localism and decentralisation of public services. The Report concludes that ‘Government’s desire to deliver localism is neither supported consistently across Whitehall nor implemented coherently by each department of state’ and that Ministers have ‘so far produced no compelling vision of what their imagined localist future will look like.’  The report makes a number of recommendations including for the forthcoming White Paper on public service reform.

2011-06-13 12:39

Voice4Change England have been commissioned by the Office for Civil Society to advise on its Big Society initiative. The decision was welcomed by the organisation, who have been campaigning for equalities organisations to have a place at the top Government policmaking table.

2011-06-13 12:27

If you work with your local authority to manage your community building or asset then this is the event for you.

Community Matters are hosting a one day conference offering practical and implementable solutions to manage and sustain community buildings in the current economic climate.

2011-05-31 17:22

Theresa May, Home Secretary and Minister for Women and Equalities revealed that the Government felt that equality has become a 'dirty word' in a speech in November 2010. Voice4Change England wrote to the Editor of the Guardian to set the record straight and asks how the Minister plans to build a 'fair' society without equality.

2011-05-31 13:19

New membership scheme to tackle ‘false dichotomy’ between generic and specialist voluntary sectors

For the first time in the history of the voluntary and community sector (VCS), generic and specialist organisations have come together to pioneer a collaborative membership venture. The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) support organisation Voice4Change England (V4CE) have brought together two leading generic support organisations, NCVO and Community Matters, to reach the unmet needs of BME voluntary and community organisations.

2011-05-31 13:06

The Coalition Government has constantly talked about ‘Fairness for All’ through its tenure to date. How can there be  fairness without equality?