Policy

We’re not a membership body – we see ourselves as a ‘concerned citizen’, acting independently on behalf of, often small, organisations whose needs may not be considered in public policy. We ask critical questions, often challenge the prevailing view, and promote debate on important issues. Scroll down to read about our policy positions and principles.

Our policy work

  • Charity Law & Regulation

    Whether it’s the Charities Act, the Charity Commission, or regulation of lobbying and campaigning, the law is important because it...

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    Government and the Voluntary Sector

    It’s vital that charities maintain their independence so they can serve beneficiaries in the best way. When we engage with...

  • Company Giving

    Companies provide only 2% of the UK voluntary sector’s income. There is huge potential for companies to give more, for...

  • The National Lottery

    The Lottery was set up to benefit charitable good causes but it has been subject to repeated government interference. We...

  • Grantmaking Trusts and Foundations

    Grants given by charitable trusts and foundations are crucial to an independent and thriving voluntary sector. For decades we have...

Meet our policy team