Three days of paid volunteer leave days for large British Organisations
Rob Wilson, the UK Minister for Civil Society outlined his Government’s latest plans to deliver three days of paid volunteering leave for employees under the Stronger Society Initiative.
Wilson said an estimated 32 million adults volunteered last year.
“We put at the heart of our manifesto a commitment to three days of paid volunteering leave for employees in large organisations. Many companies do this already but we’ll make this a reality for more people – a new entitlement for millions that will unleash a new wave of skills, capability and passion to help others.”
Wilson launched a £20 million program that will provide grants to increase sustainability in the social enterprise sector. This initiative will enable recipients to implement structural changes and allow the program to roll out across the UK.
“These cross sector relationships will help grant recipients to strengthen their resilience and long term sustainability,” the Minister said.
“The Local Sustainability Fund will be £20 million of Government funding delivered over 2 years, and will be available to medium-sized VCSE organisations that deliver vital support to vulnerable and disadvantaged people.