Charity wins funding to boost third sector skills

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A charity supporting the development of charity and community workforce has been awarded £250,000 to help them develop their mission to support the development of an ambitious, skilled and adaptable third sector workforce.

Skills - Third Sector will be grant aided by the Office for Civil Society, part of the Cabinet Office, for the remainder of the financial year. The funding will enable them to continue to work with employers to raise ambition on skills in the third sector and to generate solutions to meet the workforce skills needs of employers.  They will also carry out research to establish a better understanding of how skills are used within charities and community groups and how they are being organised, along with undertaking planning to anticipate the future skills needs of the sector.

Keith Mogford, chief executive of Skills - Third Sector says: “We are grateful to the Office for Civil Society for acknowledging our work to date, and the importance of skills to the third sector. This grant will help to ensure that voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations have the people with the right skills to be effective and resilient in meeting the changing needs of society.”

For more information about their work visit the Skills – Third Sector website.  

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