Sir John Low, CBE

CEO, Charities Aid Foundation


27 February 2018

Sir John Low, chief executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said: “At a time of national uncertainty and political discord it is more important than ever that Government attends to our values, our connection with millions of people and our expertise.

“Tracey Crouch is right to say that civil society can bring people together in ways that the Government cannot. We have been advocating for some years that the power of charities can be harnessed to improve the places where people live and involve more people in civil society, particularly in their local area.

“This call for evidence comes at a crucial time for the sector. It is vital that charities help the Government build a strong strategy for civil society that commands support across communities and across political divides. It is also important that this strategy embraces and influences the whole of Government – from foreign policy to domestic reform, so that charities can play their full part as a vital part of the British society and economy.”


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