Under proposals submitted and agreed by Government the Big Society Bank will have about 40 employees and act as a ‘champion for social investment’ by providing events, data, research and links between investors and investees. It will also advise on and promote social investment to government and regulators, and promote best practice in areas such as “governance, finance, risk control, social performance metrics and the use of innovative financial instruments”. Read more
The ‘Big Society’ is a vision for greater personal, professional and civic responsibility where social problems are solved by the communities they affect and social action is prioritised over state intervention. Key to creating more sustainable places, is the reform ofrelationships between the public and the state. This publication, draws on our wide experience of working with Groundwork since 2003, to examine how public space provides a site of engagement in which social action can be fostered and Big Society nurtured.
The work of the neighbourhood management team and police in Nottingham has been highlighted for helping the City achieve the ‘cleanest big city’ award from the Chartered Institution of Waste Management. The team and the police were commended for working in partnership with local people to in identifying the priorities and improvements. Click here for the full story