National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

Regent's Wharf
8 All Saints Street
London
N1 9RL
T: 020 7713 6161
F: 020 7713 6300
ncvo@ncvo-vol.org.uk
www.ncvo-vol.org.uk

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Charlie Elphicke credit Conservative Home

Oxfam’s director of communications said yesterday that politicians were using regulation to threaten the reputation of charities that disagreed with them.

Big Local

Community-led approaches are effective at producing regeneration in poor communities, according to an NCVO evaluation of a £200m Big Lottery Fund project.

NCVO: some recommendations in draft Charities Bill would have given Commission ‘too much power’

Elizabeth Chamberlain, policy manager at NCVO, has called the proposals from the parliamentary committee on the draft charities bill “sensible” and “balanced” and commended them for guarding against “inappropriate use of powers” by the Charity Commission.

Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive, NCVO

Political parties' policies for the sector are vague and lack a clear narrative, and the sector must respond by outlining its own vision of the future, the chief executive of the NCVO told a debate on the election last night.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund is taking steps to ensure that charities win more of a £550m pot of grant money it is jointly providing along with the EU.

Audit

The government said today that it will go ahead with plans to double the audit threshold for most charities from £500,000 to £1m, making up to 4,000 charities exempt from audit requirements.

ITV documentary questions whether Commission has powers needed to tackle extremism

An ITV documentary broadcast last night has questioned whether the Charity Commission has sufficient power to tackle extremism in charities.

The Canal and River Trust received the biggest government grant to an independent charity in 2013/14

The government gave independent charities grants totalling just £480m out of a total grants budget of £147bn in the last financial year, an analysis of figures published on the data.gov.uk website reveals.

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