Government Launch Civil Society Strategy This week the Government launched the Civil Society Strategy setting out how the government will work with and for civil society in the long-term to create a country that works for everyone. The Civil Society Strategy sets out how the government will work to support and to strengthen civil society, without compromising its independence. Civil society refers to all individuals and organisations, when undertaking activities with the primary purpose of delivering social value, independent of state control. The government wants to build a partnership with charities and social enterprises, with volunteers, community groups and faith groups, with public service mutuals, socially responsible businesses and investors, and with the institutions which bring sports, arts, heritage, and culture to communities. To read the full strategy click here.