13 Nov 2014
The director of Golden Lane Housing, the issuer of the first charity bond to be listed on the London Stock Exchange, has said that despite recent criticism of charities using social finance it can be a useful tool for the sector.
The first qualitative evaluation of the first four years of the ChangeUp programme has revealed that the local infrastructure groups that swallowed up much of the funding made very little attempt to measure the programme's effect on frontline charities.
Moving British Waterways out of the public sector and into the voluntary sector would create the 13th-largest charity by income and the fifth-largest fundraising charity, according to a new report outlining the pros and cons of the idea.
Age UK, the new entity formed from the merger of the UK’s largest charities for the elderly, Help the Aged and Age Concern, has chosen KPMG as its new auditor.
A Dutch foundation that funds culture, heritage and nature conservation has become the first charitable foundation in Europe to appoint a fiduciary management firm to oversee the management of all its assets, liabilities, investments and risks.
So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.
A bill designed to simplify and consolidate charity legislation will not be passed before the election, but the Charity Law Association will lobby for its reintroduction under the next government.
The Fundraising Standards Board has slashed its marketing budget to £35,000 this financial year in order to ensure it breaks even without any further government funding, according to its chief executive Alistair McLean.
The Social Investment Business is closing the Futurebuilders Fund to new applicants following a big rise in demand for finance from sector organisations.
The Social Enterprise Mark is to be rolled out nationally next week, despite a local pilot significantly failing to meet its membership target.