A) to advance citizenship and civil society including but not limited to:
i. improving the efficiency and effectiveness of community-led or based voluntary and charitable organisations including but not limited to development trusts, settlements, social action centres, community enterprises, and similar organisations;
ii. providing a network of communication, training services, support and assistance to facilitate the work of such organisations for the public benefit and promote and enable community-led or based approaches to improve neighbourhoods;
iii. supporting and promoting of public participation in and involving individuals in activities to support such organisations;
iv. promoting co-operation and liaison between such organisations, individuals, statutory bodies and local and central government agencies connected with community development, urban and rural regeneration and conservation; and
v. acting as a representative of such organisations in relation to government policies and legislation.
for the avoidance of doubt, for the purposes of these objects the term “civil society” shall not include political parties, and other bodies whose purpose is primarily political as this term is understood in english charity law.
(b) to advance education of the public in the work of development trusts, settlements, social action centres, community enterprises, and similar organisations.