Chief Executive of Charities Aid Foundation, Sir John Low CBE

Sir John Low, CBE

Chief Executive, Charities Aid Foundation

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CAF COMMENT: THE NEW CIVIL SOCIETY MINISTER

30 July 2019

Baroness Barran has just been announced as the new Civil Society Minister.

Commenting, Sir John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation says:

“We’re delighted to have such a strong advocate for civil society, who has played a leading role in several charities taking the role of Civil Society Minister. We are looking forward to working with Baroness Barran and her officials to help charities bring our divided society together in support of the causes we all care about.

“There is a great opportunity and a strong need to grow philanthropy, increase engagement with charities and bolster a revival in our communities. 

“The Civil Society Strategy aims to make Britain a global centre for philanthropy. With the first anniversary of the strategy coming up next month there is an ideal opportunity to revitalise this work. A great starting point is to ask DCMS to stress to colleagues across Government the need to place charities at the forefront of their thinking.

“As always we stand ready to support the Minister in raising the profile of civil society across the UK.”

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