David Ruffley MP commissions 'Big Society Guide'

Wednesday, 26 October, 2011

A 'Big Society Guide' has now been created by the Government after David Ruffley MP requested the information from the Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd MP during his successful visit to Suffolk in the summer.

David Ruffley said: 'The interactive letter lists everything the Government has created to support the Big Society and voluntary organisations to date. It was commissioned after I discussed such an idea with the Minister at the very successful Big Society Summit Meeting that I chaired at the Apex conference centre in June this year.

Up until now, there have been a lot of good ideas and proposals put forward and implemented by the Government. But it has been very hard for Suffolk charities and not-for-profit bodies to find out about what Government can give them in their voluntary work. I feel that this new guide helps bring together all the various schemes and initiatives that can help our Suffolk voluntary organisations.'

This week, the Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd MP, has also sent this guide to every Member of Parliament for use in their own constituencies.

The document can be viewed here: davidruffleymp.com/bigsocietyguide