29 Oct 2013
St Andrew’s Healthcare, one of the largest charities in the UK, has been told by commissioners that calling itself a social enterprise will help it win contracts.
The Public Safety Charitable Trust plans to appeal this week’s High Court ruling that it cannot claim rate relief for the 1,500 empty commercial buildings it leases around the country.
The Cabinet Office’s Centre for Social Impact Bonds has developed two new tools to assist the development of the bonds: the 'Knowledge Box' online portal and a template service agreement contract.
The Financial Reporting Council, which oversees financial reporting in the UK and Ireland, yesterday agreed that the proposed new charities Sorp can be issued for consultation with the sector.
While management in the charity sector has changed significantly in the past few decades, a reluctance to invest in governance has led to a stagnation of board structure and a lack of diversity, according to Dame Mary Marsh’s review of skills and leadership in the social sector.
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.
Get In, the childhood sports project that Big Society Network’s Social Action Fund grant was supposed to fund, was faltering in quarter one of the grant agreement, yet the Cabinet Office gave Big Society Network a further £98,000 for the project at the end of quarter two, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act show.
Arts Council England is to wind up its subsidiary ArtCo Trading and transfer its services into a new community interest company, so it can bid for Big Lottery Fund money.
The new version of the charities Sorp, which governs the way charities draw up their trustees' reports and accounts, is on the agenda for approval at tomorrow's meeting of the Accounting Council.
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.