The Policy Area
The policy area concerns the many Danes doing voluntary work, the voluntary organizations and societies and also the municipalities supporting and collaborating with the voluntary sector. The aim is to support an active and engaged civil society and promote voluntary social work.
The Ministry seeks to ensure positive framework conditions for voluntary work and for development and innovation in the area. This is done by collaborating with amongst others the Council for Social Volunteering and the National Volunteer Centre in Denmark. Besides this, the Ministry supports voluntary projects and organizations economically through a number of grants.
Section 18 in the Act on Social Services requires the municipalities to cooperate with the voluntary social organizations and societies and to financially support voluntary social work. The municipalities are financially compensated for this in the form of an extra general grant (block grant) from the Government.