NCVO is predicting that public funding for charities could drop by 12 to 15 per cent by 2017/18, losing the sector as much as £2.1bn.
Volunteer centres are struggling to pull in funding, according to NCVO, with 63 per cent of those that responded to an annual survey reporting a fall in income last year.
The prospect of a single charity registration process for both HMRC and the Charity Commission is not far off, Charities Act reviewer Lord Hodgson hinted to a conference audience yesterday.
NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington will use a speech today to criticise the leadership of the Charity Commission and warn that it has lost the respect of the sector over the Cup Trust scandal.
Big Society indeed. Big bucks for the big players and let the rest of us, operating diligently and frugally, eat dust. I hope this story keeps its legs and congratulate those who continue to dig.
NCVO’s Karl Wilding has said that the voluntary sector is suffering from ‘a considerable degree of uncertainty’ over its identity.
Individual giving to charities increased by £945m in 2010/11, but the voluntary sector on the whole barely managed to grow in real terms as inflation ate away at minor improvements.
Social Investment Business will continue to manage the Futurebuilders and Modernisation Funds for the Cabinet Office for a further three years after a successful contract bid.
Chief executive of Acevo Sir Stephen Bubb has called for charity leaders to focus “unstintingly” on the impact of their organisations, warning that failing to do so will create a new breed of lumbering "zombie charities".