Dan Corry, chief executive, NPC

Ring-fencing public service contracts for charities is a bad idea, NPC tells Labour

16 Sep 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

NPC has warned that introducing charity-only contracts is the “wrong approach to take”, in its response to the Labour Party’s manifesto consultation.


Ring-fencing public service contracts for charities is a bad idea, NPC tells Labour

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Man jailed for stealing £300,000 of donations meant for Help for Heroes

A man has been jailed for four and a half years for stealing £300,000 donated by the public who believed it would go to military charity Help for Heroes.

Guide Dogs' legacy advert

Guide Dogs increased its fundraising income by 8 per cent to £71.4m last year, but spent more than £31.2m generating it – a rise in its fundraising costs of nearly 28 per cent.

Simplify social impact bonds and cut red tape around social investment, says G8 taskforce

World governments must simplify social impact bonds and strip away red tape around social investments, according to a report published today by an international task force set up by David Cameron.

Commission's new online charity search to launch soon after delay

The Charity Commission’s searchable online register of charities is due to launch in beta this autumn, after a four-month delay, as the organisation prepares to move its website to gov.uk. 

Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.

» RNLI legacy income rises to record £118m

Martyn Rose, chair, Big Society Network

The trustees of Society Network Foundation have rejected the Cabinet Office claim that the charity ought to repay £34,000 of its Social Action Fund grant, insisting that they had permission to transfer the unspent grant into general funds.

Dfid launches £150m fund for small and medium-sized charities

The Department for International Development has launched a new fund, expected to be worth £150m over five years, to support small and medium-sized development charities.

Shaw Trust income up 12 per cent but staff numbers down 11 per cent

The Shaw Trust has seen a 12 per cent rise in its income, up to £107.8m, according to its 2013/14 annual accounts.

Cabinet Office seeks to recoup £34,000 from Big Society Network

The Cabinet Office is seeking to recover almost £34,000 from Big Society Network for money that was “not spent in line with the grant agreement”.

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