NCVO publishes five year strategic plan

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has published its five year strategic plan for 2014 to 2019, outlining its priorities for that period.

NCVO’s priorities include:

  • Demonstrating the value of voluntary organisations and volunteering;
  • Upholding the rights of charities to campaign;
  • Making the case for effective and intelligent funding and contracting arrangements;
  • Supporting local infrastructure, including volunteer centres;
  • Becoming the first port of call for new charities seeking support;
  • Using its online platforms to bring individuals and organisations together to share expertise; and
  • Showing the sector is accountable and transparent, and leading the way on open data.

NCVO has stated that it expects that over the next five years changing social attitudes will bring higher expectations of transparency and accountability so it will develop tools which will help people to use open data to understand the sector.

It also expects that charities and their volunteers will play a greater role in public service delivery and donor support will evolve. As a result, NCVO will campaign for a more effective and intelligent funding environment.

To download the strategic plan visit