A Home Office programme to break down barriers to volunteering has received a £3m boost.
Volunteering For All will be a two-year strategy led by the Home Office to identify and remove barriers to volunteering and to promote opportunities to potential volunteers.
It will specifically target three groups who are known to be less likely to volunteer; people with disabilities or limiting long-term illness; people with no formal qualifications; and people from black and minority ethnic communities.
Home Office Minister Paul Goggins said: “Volunteers really are the heart and soul of our communities, but many potential volunteers think that opportunities to become involved are not open to them or that red tape is standing in their way.
“This strategy is all about removing barriers, so that anyone who wants to volunteer can feel empowered to take part.”
For more information visit http://communities.homeoffice.gov.uk/