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Communities are at the very heart of all VCS work. The VCS is formed from and works with communities of place and identity in varied ways, tackling issues, providing specialist support and filling in gaps that may not be met by mainstream service providers. This section will keep you up-to-date with policies that affect communties ranging from social inclusion to citizenship and community empowerment.

BT Community Connections Award

BT Community Connections is an award scheme offering community groups the chance to get online and help people discover the wonders of the internet.

Pride in place: Tackling incivilities

Local environmental problems – or incivilities – can have a serious and long-lasting impact on wellbeing and quality of life for individuals and communities. Issues including vandalism, graffiti, litter, dog mess and discarded rubbish really matter to people and have a disproportionate impact on those living in the UK’s least affluent communities.

Spacehive funding platform

Spacehive, the world's first funding platform for neighbourhood improvement projects, aims to make it easier for people with inspiring project ideas, to pitch for support and funding from their community.

The One Show seeks community projects

BBC 1's The One Show is seeking community projects across the UK that need a helping hand.

Rural Statement unveiled

Rural England has new power to hold the Government to account on its promise to grow the rural economy and support thriving rural communities, through the new Rural Statement, unveiled by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson.


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