Good and bad news on charity advocacy and campaigning

The government’s Cabinet Office has come up with a replacement to the ‘anti-advocacy’ clause for grant agreements which was proposed earlier this year.

These standards will be adopted by all departments to make sure that taxpayers’ money, awarded through government grants, is properly agreed and spent.

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Give your views on sector campaigning issues

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation, the organisation dedicated to helping campaigners create positive and lasting social change, is running a campaign sector survey.

The results will both guide internal thinking and planning and inform the Foundation’s public commentary and policy work. The  two key areas where views are wanted are:

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Government urges sector voice on referendum, but not elsewhere

As reported by Civil Society News, the government has indicated that it will exempt researchers and academics from the anti-advocacy clause in grant contracts, but not charities. See previous VoluntaryNews coverage on grant lobbying restrictions for background.

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