the full potential of
the UK’s civil society

The Law Family Commission on Civil Society is an ambitious programme of ground-breaking research into how we can unleash the potential of civil society, to harness and enhance the powerful community bonds that exist in our nation.

It will provide tangible ideas for policy-makers, companies, philanthropists and society to tackle the systemic challenges that are stopping civil society delivering on its potential.

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‘Serious data gap’ holding back charity sector

Commission raises concerns about invisibility of charities in data and calls for cross-sector action

Voters want levelling up spending decisions made locally

Commission report says community investment is key to success of flagship policy

Over 7 in 10 charity leaders fear staff burnout due to ‘perfect storm’ of pressures

Commission finds 60% believe demand on key staff will increase over winter

Charity donations from UK’s richest down 20% despite rising income

The latest study for the Law Family Commission on Civil Society looks at the state of philanthropy in the UK, with a particular focus on giving from the top 1%...

Commission urges Treasury to support social sector in Spending Review

Government encouraged to focus on five key areas, including data and philanthropy

Tory voters in levelling up hotspots want change within 3 years

North East businesses are most generous charity givers outside London

Government faces ‘significant gap’ in its understanding of economy

Business support for small charities a ’rounding error’, averaging just £450

Commission on Civil Society Calls for Evidence

Rachel Reeves MP speech at the launch of the Commission on Civil Society

Oliver Dowden MP speech to the Law Family Commission on Civil Society

Community support falls by third at start of second lockdown

Launch of the Law Family Commission on Civil Society

17 Commissioners assembled to lead new Commission on Civil Society

Announcing the Law Family Commission on Civil Society