Office for Civil Society to reduce headcount but receive £80m for social impact bonds

Office for Civil Society to reduce headcount but receive £80m for social impact bonds

25 Nov 2015 | Finance | Gareth Jones

The Office for Civil Society will be forced to cut staff levels but will have responsibility for distributing £80m of new
funding for social impact bonds, according to today's spending review.


Office for Civil Society to reduce headcount but receive £80m for social impact bonds

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Charity Commission sees budget frozen at £20m

The Charity Commission will see its budget frozen until 2020, according to figures published in today's spending review, in a move its chair suggested could increase pressure on charities to fund the regulator.

National Citizen Service to serve 300,000 a year and cost £1.1bn by 2020

The government will expand the National Citizen Service, its flagship youth volunteering scheme, to serve 300,000 participants a year in 2020, at an estimated cost of £1.1bn over the course of the Parliament.

Chancellor announces £15m fund for women’s charities and £25m Libor fine awards

George Osborne has announced a £15m fund for women’s charities and outlined further awards from Libor fines to various military charities in his Spending Review and Autumn Statement.

More than 1,000 charities likely to be affected by apprenticeship levy costing the sector £70m

Around 1,200 UK charities are expected to be affected by a new  apprenticeship levy, collectively costing about £70m, according to early estimates from NCVO.

Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.

» Peers propose that all fundraising charities must register with the FRSB

No cuts to Big Lottery Fund hailed as ‘major win’ for voluntary sector

The government will not cut funding to the Big Lottery Fund, in a move hailed as a “major win” for the voluntary sector.

Anna Turley

Opposition MPs lined up yesterday to plead with the government not to slash the Big Lottery Fund budget in today’s spending review.

The problems with the debate on equal pay in the charity sector

We’re using the wrong numbers to measure pay inequality in the charity sector, and drawing the wrong conclusions as a result, argues David Ainsworth

Over £6m raised for BBC Children in Need appeal through text donations alone

Mobile payment company Fonix has announced that it processed over £6.6m worth of text donations for this year’s BBC Children in Need fundraiser.

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