13 Mar 2014
The charity sector is putting too much emphasis on campaigning and not enough on service delivery, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling told an audience of charity leaders last night.
Society Network Foundation used part of a restricted government grant to help it reduce the historical £180,000 deficit run up by its trading subsidiary, Big Society Network, without obtaining the necessary authority to do so.
The National Audit Office has almost finished looking into concerns raised by Gareth Thomas MP about public funding of the Big Society Network.
The Charity Commission may be under-resourced and timid as a result of past failures, but the answer is not a bad decision based on the false premise that tax status is all that is important to charitable status.
A report from a committee of MPs into the future of the retail sector has urged government to tighten up the definition of a charity shop, in response to complaints from other types of shops about charities’ business rates relief.
The Office for Civil Society has won backing from the Treasury for a new fund, hoped to be worth around £40m, to help voluntary organisations which are in danger of closure.
The non-profit graduate job scheme Charityworks has been awarded £95,000 from the Cabinet Office to scale up its recruitment programme across the country.
The government has released data on the estimated cost savings generated from social impact bonds in 600 different types of interventions, to help charities design their own social impact bonds.