Cabinet Office launches £20m Local Sustainability Fund after long delay

Cabinet Office launches £20m Local Sustainability Fund after long delay 2

26 Jun 2015 | Hugh Radojev

The Office for Civil Society has announced the launch of its £20m Local Sustainability Fund, which will give grants of between £20,000 and £100,000 to around 250 small and medium-sized organisations.


Cabinet Office launches £20m Local Sustainability Fund after long delay

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Camila Batmanghelidjh steps down at Kids Company

Camila Batmanghelidjh has stepped down from her role as chief executive of Kids Company after a joint investigation by BBC Newsnight and Buzzfeed.

Seven charities to become homeless as building redeveloped

A group of seven charities in London will be left without a home when the building they have been working in is developed for commercial purposes.

John Hemming

HMRC yesterday published updated versions of its guidance on VAT on direct mail in a move which the Charity Tax Group say will “provide certainty and clarity for charities” .

‘Cold-blooded and evil’ woman jailed for six years after tricking vulnerable charity founder out of £88,000

A conwoman who stole £88,000 from a dog charity by befriending its vulnerable founder online and lying about her qualifications to become treasurer was jailed for six years yesterday.

A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

Camila Batmanghelidjh

The Charity Commission has said it is in contact with Kids Company following recent media reports over the charity’s funding position.

Sharon Witherspoon has left the Nuffield Foundation

Sharon Witherspoon, director of the Nuffield Foundation, has left the charity after 19 years following “recent discussions about strategic issues”.


Local residents and campaigners have criticised the RSPB after it applied for plannning permission to build on land it received in a legacy on the basis that it would “not be built on”.

Government can't ask charities to compete for contracts while savaging council spending

The government cannot tell charities they must compete for contracts in a market while slashing the spending power of the only paying customers, local authorities, says Kathy Evans.

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