Funding news

New Third Sector skills body announced by Government – Tuesday 21 October 2008

Government Ministers have announced that £2.5million will be made available over the next three years to set up a brand new skills body for the third sector.

The new third sector skills body will aim to:

  • be a powerful voice, working with and influencing Sector Skills Councils in meeting the needs of the third sector organisations they cover;
  • be an influential advocate in the national debate on skills;
  • ensure that the national skills system addresses those cross-cutting needs unique to the third sector, like fundraising and campaigning;
  • lead the drive to spread the word about skills development opportunities to third sector employers, in ways that are accessible and a part of their normal communication channels;
  • consider the skills needs of all of the third sector, including the voluntary sector, charities, community organisations and social enterprises.

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