Nesta was 'forced' to fund Big Society Network, says former trustee

Nesta was 'forced' to fund Big Society Network, says former trustee 2

22 Jul 2014 | Tania Mason

Former Nesta trustee Liam Black tweeted this morning that Nesta was “forced” to fund Big Society Network.


Nesta was 'forced' to fund Big Society Network, says former trustee

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

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. Image courtesy of Matt Clayton, PHF

Martin Brookes has left his post as director of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation “by mutual agreement” after 13 months in the job.

Hurd steps down as civil society minister

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.

Brooks Newmark ‘delighted’ to get charities brief

The Conservative MP for Braintree Brooks Newmark was appointed minister for civil society in yesterday’s government reshuffle and promised to build on his predecessor’s "excellent work".

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

RSPCA likely to cut jobs after income falls by almost £12m

The RSPCA saw a fall of almost £12m in its income in 2013, but has refuted allegations in national newspapers that its campaigning activity has driven away donors.

Pensions are the biggest threat to the charity sector, says CFG chief executive

Pension problems are the biggest threat faced by the charity sector, the chief executive of the Charity Finance Group, Caron Bradshaw, said yesterday .

British Legion seeks to free up cash after reserves drop to less than three weeks’ spending

The Royal British Legion had just under three weeks' free reserves at the end of the last financial year, according to accounts filed last week.

Halo Trust demining

Mine clearance charity the Halo Trust has suspended its chief executive following a “serious deterioration” in relations between him and the board.

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