Independence undervalued: the voluntary sector in 2014

The Gathering 2018

Year of publication
The Baring Foundation

The third report of the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector.
This was part of a five year initiative (2011-2016) established by the Foundation to bring together a group of authoritative sector figures to make a regular public statement on the state of voluntary sector independence in order to stimulate reflection, debate and action.

Areas covered in the report include:
Lack of consultation over vital funding and policy issues
Loss of identity and respect for independence
Statutory Funding and contracting arrangements
Ineffective safeguards and regulation
Greater protection for independent governance
Attacks on the sector’s voice
Markets, not mission, becoming the driving force

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