Friday, December 03, 2004

Welcome to the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations

Welcome to the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations: "30 Nov 2004 Alan Milburn calls for financial shake-up to help charities reform public services

Radical changes in funding will open the way for charities to improve services to the public over the next 5 years, Alan Milburn will claim today. His speech will be made at the launch of a Home Office funded report by the acevo Commission of Inquiry.

Alan Milburn will say: 'Acevo is leading the debate about how the voluntary sector can make a bigger contribution to the reforms and improvements that are needed both in public services and wider society. I want to set out how I believe the voluntary sector can become part of the mainstream of public service delivery. I believe the voluntary sector stands on the edge of a new future.�

David Blunkett welcomed the report. He said: 'Realising the potential of community and voluntary organisations to solve problems, build confidence and skills and strengthen communities is a crucial issue. All funders - including those in government departments - need to take a long term view to appreciate that building capacity ultimately brings benefits for us all.'"

No comments: