Dan Corry

Why a raid on the Big Lottery Fund will blow up in the government's face 3

20 Nov 2015

A raid on the Big Lottery Fund money would be hated by every single MP, says Dan Corry, chief executive of NPC.


Why a raid on the Big Lottery Fund will blow up in the government's face

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If all your money comes from government, should you be called a charity?

Delegates at the Conservative Party conference heard that organisations funded by government should not be called charities. David Ainsworth examines the arguments.

How the Access Foundation will help charities win contracts and investment

In the wake of the results of the Investment and Contract Readiness Fund, announced yesterday, Seb Elsworth of the newly-formed Access Foundation, outlines how his organisation will build on the lessons learned.

Carolyn Sims

Carolyn Sims, head of banking at Charity Bank, offers tips for community groups looking to borrow from an ethical bank.


After 16 years, our longest-standing columnist is calling it a day. John Tate reflects on the pros and cons of the advances in technology we have seen over that period.

Whatever the motivation behind the idea that charities be required to publish their expenditure on campaigning and political work in their annual returns, I don't think we should reject it too quickly. While such a requirement should not become burdensome for charities, any move towards greater transparency and accountability, in our sector as in others, is a positive one.

» Public benefit test - to be, or not to be?


This month marks the beginning of a new era, at both Charity Finance and in the wider world. Ian Allsop elucidates.


Outgoing Charity Finance editor Andrew Hind raises concerns about threats to civil society's freedom of voice.

 When The Sun and the FT accuse you of being inefficient in the same week, it’s time to explain yourself better

When newspapers as diverse as The Sun and the Financial Times both get their facts wrong about charities, it’s time to accept that the sector must explain itself better, says David Ainsworth.

Ian Allsop

Ian Allsop sums up what’s been happening in the charity world during the summer break.

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