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National Assembly for Wales

The National Assembly for Wales consists of 60 Members elected throughout Wales. The Assembly has delegated many of its powers to the First Minister, who leads the Welsh Assembly Government.

W: National Assembly for Wales

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National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA)

The umbrella body for Councils for Voluntary Service. A national (England) infrastructure organisation.

The Tower
2 Furnival Square
S1 4QL
T: 0114 278 6636
F: 0114 278 7004
M: 0114 278 7025
E: navca@navca.org.uk
W: www.navca.org.uk

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National Citizen Service

The National Citizen Service (NCS) scheme will bring together young people from different backgrounds, to develop life skills and gain understanding on the concept of civic responsibility. Whilst on the scheme, young people will take part in residential and home-based activities such as outdoor challenges and local community projects. The first cohort of NCS pilots will take place in summer 2011 and 2012, and aims to involve around 10,000 young people

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National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

National Council for Voluntary Organisations. NCVO is the main generalist umbrella body for England-wide voluntary organisations.

Society Building
8 All Saints Street
N1 9RL
T: 020 7520 2414 
F: 020 7713 6300
E: ncvo@ncvo-vol.org.uk
W: www.ncvo.org.uk

NCVO also provides a useful advice and support section on their website, giving free best practice knowledge and voluntary sector advice and information.

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National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)

Established to support and promote talent, innovation and creativity in the fields of science, technology and the arts. NESTA gives grants to individuals and companies.

1 Plough Place
T: 020 7438 2500
E: information@nesta.org.uk
W: www.nesta.org.uk


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National Network of Community Accountancy Services (NNCAS)

There is a loose network of community accountancy services. Some people working in local services put in unpaid time to maintain a website at which is mainly for members but has a useful facility for finding local services.

You can leave a message on the network's website, using the contact form.

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Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPB)

A term used by civil servants to describe organisations which have a role in national government but aren't themselves government departments or part of government departments. Also referred to as quangos, examples of NDPBs include The Arts Council England, Capacitybuilders and Commission for the Compact.

The Public Bodies Reform – Proposals for Change was published in October 2010 and announced a radical overhaul of 901 government agencies and IGAs. This has been referred to as the ‘bonfire of the quangos’.

Further information on NDPBs, including research, statistics and a full list of those in existence broken down by Government department, can be found on the Civil Service website.

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Non-profit, not-for-profit

Generally taken to mean not distributing the profits to the owners of the organisation, though the term is not recognised in UK law. If an organisation distributes any profit or surplus to its members or its committee members or its shareholders, it is 'for-profit'. All charities are automatically non-profit distributing.

Non-profit organisations don't have to make a loss, or just break-even. The important point is that if they make a surplus, that surplus is used to further the objects of the organisation.

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Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA)

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action. NICVA is the main generalist umbrella body for voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland.

61 Duncairn Gardens
BT15 2GB

T: 028 9087 7777
E: info@nicva.org 
W: www.nicva.org

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Northern Ireland Voluntary & Community Unit

The Department's responsibilities include urban regeneration, community and voluntary sector development, social legislation, housing, social security benefits, pensions and child support.

The Lighthouse Building
1 Cromac Place
Gasworks Business Park
Ormeau Road
W: www.dsdni.gov.uk

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