Commission on the Future of the Voluntary Sector (CFVS)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Papers of the Commission on the Future of the Voluntary Sector (CFVS), 1993-1996. The first section comprises administrative material, such as background material on the establishment, membership and work of the Commission; papers and research on the subject used by the Commission; reports on research visits made by members of the CFVS in 1995; a copy of the final report, Meeting the challenge of change: voluntary action into the 21st century , 1996. The second section contains evidence submitted to the CFVS, 1995-1996, by voluntary organisations, individuals with experience of, or research interest in, the voluntary sector, government departments, and representative organisations. There is an alphabetical index of contributors in the handlist.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Commission on the Future of the Voluntary Sector was initiated [in 1994] by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations with the objective of identifying the distinctive nature of voluntary organisations and determining the range of work which they might be expected to achieve, and thus allowing the Commission to influence public policy. A Commission of 12 individuals with experience in the voluntary sector was appointed, with Jane Kershaw as the secretary. It collected written and oral evidence and also arranged local meetings and visits. Meeting the challenge of change: voluntary action into the 21st century was published in Jul 1996.

Arrangement

The papers have been divided into 2 sections: administrative papers and evidence received. The latter section is arranged alphabetically.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Other Finding Aids

Temporary handlist and partial on-line catalogue available.

Archivist's Note

Sources: British Library of Political and Economic Science catalogue. Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright retained by the donor and their heirs. Most documents may be photocopied.

Custodial History

Given by the Commission on the Future of the Voluntary Sector, via Jane Kershaw, in 1996.