18 Sep 2014
Former Nesta trustee Liam Black tweeted this morning that Nesta was “forced” to fund Big Society Network.
The Cabinet Office vetoed its own appointed grantmaking advisory panel in order to make a £300,000 grant to Big Society Network’s charity, the National Audit Office revealed today.
Martin Brookes has left his post as director of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation “by mutual agreement” after 13 months in the job.
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.
Nick Hurd, the charity sector’s longest-serving minister, has stepped down from the role as part of David Cameron’s most radical reshuffle since he became Prime Minister.
11 Jul 2014
Pension problems are the biggest threat faced by the charity sector, the chief executive of the Charity Finance Group, Caron Bradshaw, said yesterday .
It has emerged that other Muslim organisations, including the Finsbury Park Mosque, as well as individuals have been informed that their bank accounts will be closed by HSBC.
PTA-UK has revealed that it turned down an invitation from Big Society Network to be a partner in its ill-fated Social Action Fund bid because BSN had intimated, at a meeting at 10 Downing Street, that its grant was “virtually guaranteed”, which PTA-UK thought seemed like “a fix”.