Oxfam’s director of communications said yesterday that politicians were using regulation to threaten the reputation of charities that disagreed with them.
25 Feb 2015
Community-led approaches are effective at producing regeneration in poor communities, according to an NCVO evaluation of a £200m Big Lottery Fund project.
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.
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.
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.
An ITV documentary broadcast last night has questioned whether the Charity Commission has sufficient power to tackle extremism in charities.
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.