Social Investment Tax Relief

HM Treasury has published a Call for Evidence to gain a better understanding about how the Social Investment Tax Relief (SITR) has been used since its introduction in 2014, including levels of take up and what impact it has had on social enterprises’ access to finance.

The SITR has a sunset clause which will bring the scheme to an end in April 2021, and this call for evidence will help inform a decision about the future of the relief. 

You can view and respond to the consultation here. The deadline for responses is 17 July.

Making Gloucestershire a magnet for young people

Calling all young people aged 14-25 across Gloucestershire

Help us shape decisions to make Gloucestershire be a happier, healthier, more innovative place to live, study and work.

A group of young researchers working with GFirst, Young Gloucestershire and Participation People wants to find out what we should do to make Gloucestershire a ‘Magnet County’ for young people.

Share your thoughts at Survey closes 16 August. As a thank you for your time, you will be entered into a free prize draw to win £50 in vouchers. 

Stroud Homelessness Prevention Strategy

Here is a link to Stroud District Council’s five year Homelessness Strategy.

It is open for consultation until 9 September 2019. If you have any comments, suggestions, or feedback, please send them to

Arts Council England: The Next Ten Years

The Arts Council England has published its draft strategy for the next decade. The proposed vision and outcomes for the next ten years looks to “shape a country that encourages every one of us to express our creativity: for the joy, satisfaction and wellbeing that living a creative life brings”. The final strategy will be published in December; a consultation phase is running until 23 September. Read the draft strategy and find out how to contribute to the consultation at