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Profile of registrant

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Identification number in the register: 41689864451-11
Registration date: 01/11/10 16:13:21

The information on this organisation was last modified on 01/11/13 19:47:14
The date of the last annual update was 01/11/13 19:47:14

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: National Council for Voluntary Organisations
Acronym: NCVO
Legal status: Registered Charity
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Stuart Etherington
Position: Chief Executive Officer

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Oliver Henman
Position: Head of EU & International

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 8 All Saints Steet Regent's Wharf
London N1 9RL
Telephone number: (+4420) 75202550
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: NCVO represents the views of its members, and wider civil society to government, the European Union and international bodies. We are also at the leading edge of research into, and analysis of, civil society.

We campaign on generic issues affecting civil society, such as the role of the civil society in public service delivery and the future of the European Union.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 6
Complementary information: Core team in London includes: staff focused on policy and advocacy; as well as specific project team on European Social Funds in England, supported through Technical Assistance

Additional team in Brussels provides secretariat for ENNA (European Network for National Civil Society Associations), supported through Europe for Citizens Programme

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

A vibrant civil society deserves a strong voice and the best support. Our Mission is to be that support and voice.

Founded in 1919, we are the largest umbrella body for the civil society in England with sister councils in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Our work focuses on:
1. Sharing best practice across Europe on citizens participation via ENNA
2. Joint work on social entrepreneurship and social investment
3. Support for English NGOs to access EU decision-making

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Budget
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Customs
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 10
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • diverse national bodies (8,300 members)
  • NAVCA (1 members)
  • NSPCC (1 members)
  • Age UK (1 members)
  • VE (1 members)
  • RSPB (1 members)
  • Amnesty (1 members)
  • GMCVO (1 members)
  • BVSC (1 members)
  • SAVO (1 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

European Network of National Civil Society Associations

Alliance of European Year of Citizens 2013

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2012 - 03/2013
Total budget: 9,300,000
of which public financing: 2,200,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants: 200,000
- from national sources: 2,000,000
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 7,100,000
- donations: 2,700,000
- contributions from members: 400,000
services/consultancy : 3,000,000
Projects : 1,000,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 150000  € - 200000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.