10 Sep 2015
Charity Finance Group trustee Uday Thakkar resigned from the board last month, citing “serious concerns” with the organisation’s management and governance.
The most senior civil servant in the Cabinet Office warned against providing a £3m grant to Kids Company because the charity was unlikely to meet its conditions, but was overruled by ministers, letters published today reveal.
The Charity Commission has said it is in contact with Kids Company following recent media reports over the charity’s funding position.
Kids Company had a tax bill of £590,000 waived by the government in 2003, it has been revealed.
More than 400 charity sector jobs are at risk after Broadcasting Support Services, a charity helpline provider, went into administration earlier this month.
Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.
Guide Dogs is aiming to save millions through an efficiency campaign which includes moving head office and changing how it trains its dogs, delegates at Civil Society Media’s Charity Property Conference heard this week.
The Cabinet Office has been criticised by the National Audit Office for weak design and poor oversight of a grants programme, after £750,000 was wrongly awarded.
A financial review published today warns that the sector faces a £4.6bn shortfall. Michael Birtwistle, senior policy officer at NCVO and co-author of the report, highlights ten steps charities can take to become more sustainable.