The voluntary sector

Norway is a world-leader in terms of engagement in voluntary work, with half the Norwegian population contributing in some way. These efforts benefit both individuals and society in general.

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The voluntary sector

A strong civil sector is crucial for freedom, diversity and the balance of power in society.

What's new

Voluntary sector retains state support

‘I am pleased, as the Minister of Culture and Equality, to assure voluntary organisations on behalf of the Government that they will keep state grants which they have already received or for which an administrative decision has been taken that they are to receive. This concerns activities that cannot be carried out due to rules issued by the health authorities,’ said Minister of Culture and Gender Equality Abid Q. Raja (Liberal Party).


Department of Civil Society and Sports

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Address: Postboks 8030 Dep , 0030 Oslo
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