Civil Society Strategy: building a future that works for everyone

Posted 12.04.2019

The 2018 Strategy sets out how government will work with and for civil society in the long-term to create a country that works for everyone.

The government believes that social value flows from thriving communities. These are communities with strong financial, physical and natural resources, and strong connections between people. This includes public funding, private investment, buildings, and other spaces for a community to use. It also includes trust and goodwill, and the organisations and partnerships that bring people together.

To help communities thrive, the government believes we need to look at five foundations of social value: people, places, the social sector, the private sector, and the public sector.  In the past we have too often thought of these foundations as separate from each other. But when they work together, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Government alone cannot solve the complex challenges facing society, such as loneliness, rough-sleeping, healthy ageing or online safety. Government can help to bring together the resources, policies and people who, between them, can do so.

Civil Society Strategy: building a future that works for everyone

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