Office for Civil Society

The double benefit of youth social action: findings from an evaluation of the Uniformed Youth Social Action Fund (UYSAF)

On the 19th October we published the findings from the evaluation of the two Uniformed Youth Social Action Funds (UYSAF), commissioned by the Cabinet Office and now part of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport under the Civil Society …

Organisation Workshops – supporting the long-term unemployed and local communities

From Brazil to Luton… In 2014 the Centre for Social Action supported an innovative approach to community development and to improving the well-being and employability of the long-term unemployed. It was based on a Brazilian approach with social action at …

New tools and data sets for impactful policy analysis

In September and October many of us attended Civil Service Live at different venues around the country. The events were excellent and packed with seminars, interactive workshops and networking opportunities to share and inspire good practice across a host of …

Innovation in survey methodology - an online approach to survey data collection

The Community Life survey is a Cabinet Office Official Statistic, tracking the latest trends on key policy areas such as volunteering, charitable giving, civic engagement and views on your neighbourhood. It supports the Minister for Civil Society's vision for a …

Community First – helping people to live fulfilling and good lives (2)

Our previous blog on the Community First (CF) Neighbourhood Fund programme highlighted why we might expect to see community well-being and volunteering increase within areas in which projects have run. But has this actually happened? To test the evidence we …