The government has launched its long-awaited Civil Society Strategy setting out how it intends to work with individuals and organisations acting with the primary purpose of creating social value, independent of state control over the coming years with the aim of together building a country that works for everyone.
The government believes there is a need to look at five foundations of social value: people, places, the social sector, the private sector, and the public sector to help communities thrive and the strategy outlines its plans in each of these areas.
There is a significant focus on youth programmes including the allocation of £90 million to what it describes as an ambitious youth initiative, to be delivered by a new organisation operating independently of government. This organisation will have at its heart ensuring that major employers and social sector organisations work together to help the most disadvantaged young people transition into work.
Further information on the strategy can be found here