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NGONational Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
AddressNCVO, Regent's Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
Telephone020 77136161
Background InformationThe NCVO, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, is the national umbrella body for voluntary organisations in England, with more than 4,800 member bodies. The charity (no. 225922) was founded through a legacy from Edward Vivian Birchall, with the intention of bridging the gap between the voluntary sector and government. Through its history, the NCVO has established many bodies that are now well-known voluntary actors in their own right, such as Age Concern, Citizens Advice, and the Youth Hostels Association. Source:
Year Created1919
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesNational Council of Social Service(s) or National Council for Social Service(s)
Related OrganisationsCitizens Income Trust (CIT); In the rest of the United Kingdom, the NCVO's equivalent bodies are the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), and the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA)
KeywordsGovernance and citizenship.
Last Edited ByRC at 14/09/2007 17:34:31