Big Society

The Government’s Big Society agenda seeks to take power away from politicians and give it to people.  It is closely linked to the localism and public service reform agendas.  The Big Society is focused around three core pillars:

  • Promoting social action
  • Opening up public services
  • Localism and community empowerment

Voice4Change England's Guide to Big Society Policies and Programmes 


Big Society and Tackling Inequalities

Voice4Change England and the Women’s Resource Centre have been commissioned by the Office for Civil Society to provide advice to Government on: the challenges that inequalities present to the Big Society agenda and how to address them; and the opportunities for tackling inequalities that the Big Society agenda offers.  Over the next seven months we will be speaking to voluntary and community organisations focused on equality, to find out their experience and views on the Big Society.

Read more about the project and how you can get involved.


We have already…

Download V4CE's presentation on Big Society and BME communities

Listen to Jemma Grieve Combes, Former Senior Policy and Parliamentary Officer speak on Big Society and BME communities