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New Boost for Volunteering: Home Office Launches £3 Million Strategy to Demolish Barriers - Thursday, 9 March 2006

A new Home Office programme to break down barriers to volunteering received a £3 million boost today.

"Volunteering For All" will be a two-year strategy led by the Home Office and reaching across Government to identify and remove barriers to volunteering and to promote these opportunities to potential volunteers.

It will specifically target three groups less likely to volunteer, as identified by the biennial Home Office Citizenship Survey (HOCS):

  • people with disabilities or limiting long-term illness;
  • people with no formal qualifications; and
  • people from black and minority ethnic communities.

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