The White Paper presents the Norwegian Government's policies toward the voluntary sector and civil society organizations. The White Paper provides four objectives/goals:
1. Widespread participation in voluntary activity
2. A strong and independent sector
3. A reform to reduce bureaucracy
4. A coordinated policy for the voluntary sector
The White Paper includes multiple measures to achieve all four objectives/goals.
The White Paper has set a new course for the Government's policies toward voluntary organizations. There is, as an example, an increased emphasis on widespread participation, including from minorities.
10 billion Norwegian Kroner (NOK) in annual government grants to the voluntary sector.
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Most ministries and government agencies that provide grants to or collaborate with voluntary organizations, and the voluntary organizations themselves.