Tommy Sheppard – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Cabinet Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Tommy Sheppard on 2015-11-30.

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress has been made on the Big Society initiative.

Mr Rob Wilson

The UK Government is committed to the Big Society and the increase of social action in communities. The Spending Review has seen this commitment reaffirmed byfunding 300,000 NCS places by 2020, ensuring that any young person who wants to participate is guaranteed a place, and an extra£80million to grow Social Investment. These initiatives are helping to empower people around the country to build more resilient communities and a stronger society for all.

Civil Society and Communities policy are fully devolved in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.