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Too many charities 'moan and whinge', says Scope CEO 7

23 Sep 2014 | David Ainsworth

Most charities would prefer to “moan and whinge about how hard life is” rather than innovate to drive social change, the chief executive of Scope told an audience of social investment specialists yesterday.

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Learn Appeal is the elearning industry charity

An adviser to a new charitable incorporated organisation that spent more than a year trying to open a bank account has blasted Barclays for its onerous demands and disproportionate due diligence.


 

Camilla Batmanghelidjh

The chief executive of the children’s charity Kids Company has said that it is at risk of closure unless it receives “proper government funding”.

Labour to focus on grant funding for charities

Labour politicians last night unveiled a series of priorities for the voluntary sector, including a drive to increase grant funding, on the opening day of the party’s national conference.

Labour to create legal definition of social enterprise

The Labour Party will create a legally binding definition of social enterprise, Chi Onwurah, the shadow social enterprise minister, promised yesterday on the opening day of her party’s national conference.

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

Jonathan Jenkins, CEO of Social Investment Business

The chief executive of the Social Investment Business published a tweet on Saturday night shortly after Brooks Newmark resigned, which stated that Nick Hurd was “moved” from his post as minister for civil society.

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.

Shelter reviewing its charity shops after £100,000 loss

Shelter is carrying out a “detailed review” of its charity shops, which may lead to some store closures, after its retail operation made a loss of £100,000.

CAN and Senscot part ways with UnLtd over its vision for a 'private-profit social sector'

Social enterprise support organisations CAN and Senscot have ended their relationship with UnLtd, set up to manage a £100m fund for social entrepreneurs, over concerns that grants from the fund are being awarded to for-profit organisations.


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