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Big Society Capital invests £10m to support charity bond growth

25 Jul 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Big Society Capital has announced a £10m Charity Bond Support Fund to encourage more charities into the bond market.

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Big Society Capital invests £10m to support charity bond growth

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HSBC to close bank account of Muslim charity working in Gaza

HSBC has informed the Ummah Welfare Trust that it will close its bank accounts because the charity “now falls outside our risk appetite”.

CLG seconded five staff to help set up Big Society Network

The Department for Communities and Local Government seconded five civil servants to Big Society Network when it was being set up, at a total cost of around £25,000.


Lisa Nandy, shadow minister for civil society

Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into the “squandering” by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund of millions of pounds of public money on “questionable projects” run by Big Society Network.



Nesta:  ‘We were not forced to fund Big Society Network’

Nesta has denied a claim by a former board member that it was “forced” to provide start-up funding to Big Society Network.




Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.

» Cabinet Office overruled own grants panel to fund Big Society Network charity

Barnardo's launches retail gift aid appeal

Barnardo’s has launched an appeal to raise awareness of retail gift aid and the extra £6.5m that could be raised for the charity’s services if donors signed up to the tax benefit.

Patrick Crawford, CEO of Charity Bank

Charity Bank has reported a sharp upturn in loan approvals, and has cited this as evidence that the sector’s confidence in the economy is growing.

Workfare charities set to be named after Tribunal rules against DWP

Charities that are involved in the workfare programme run by the Department for Work and Pensions look set to have their names published following the latest legal ruling on the matter.


Dove Trust charities will be paid a third of what they are owed

The charities and good causes owed money by the Dove Trust, owner of the suspended fundraising website CharityGiving, are due to start receiving payments in September, after a High Court ruling on how the charity must pay out the funds owed.

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