Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Civil Society


Responsibilities include:

  • growing volunteering, social action, community action and philanthropy

  • creating the conditions for a more independent and resilient voluntary, community and social enterprise sector

  • promoting social investment and social impact bonds, helping to develop a capital market that supports social impact

  • leading across government on the development of mutuals

  • developing government policy on mission-led businesses

  • supporting youth policy, leading on the creation of opportunities outside school for young people to develop skills and have a stake in society

  • expanding the National Citizen Service

  • libraries policy

  • First World War commemorations

Previous holders of this role

  1. Rob Wilson

    • 2016 to 2017


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  1. National Citizen Service (NCS) Bill receives Royal Assent

    • News story
  2. Rob Wilson NCVO speech

    • Speech
  3. Happy anniversary, payroll giving

    • News story
  4. Small, local charities set to benefit from fundraising skills training

    • News story
  5. Charities across the UK benefit from Tampon Tax Fund

    • News story
  6. Innovation fund to support 30 libraries across England

    • Press release
  7. Passchendaele descendants to commemorate ancestors at the Front

    • Press release
  8. Chair of Youth Social Action Review announced

    • News story
  9. Dormant Assets Commission report launch

    • Speech
  10. £2 billion boost set to transform charity and voluntary sector funding

    • Press release