11 Feb 2016
The Office for Civil Society will be forced to cut staff levels but will have responsibility for distributing £80m of new
funding for social impact bonds, according to today's spending review.
WaterAid’s latest set of accounts show that the international aid charity’s UK income rose by £10m in the last financial year to £83.6m.
Mandatory business rate relief for charities has increased but discretionary relief is all but unchanged, according to the latest data from the Department for Communities and Local Government.
NCVO and Acevo have stepped up calls for “urgent clarification” from the government over rumoured cuts to the Big Lottery Fund’s income, warning that the funder could be forced to "effectively shut its doors to new bids for the next three years".
Charity Finance Group, Navca and the Small Charities Coalition have jointly written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer calling for the Charity Commission’s budget to return to its 2009/10 level.
He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.
The cabinet minister who personally overruled civil servants to award the last £3m grant to Kids Company days before it collapsed has denied that he was “emotionally blackmailed” by the organisation’s founder Camila Batmanghelijdh.
A raid on the Big Lottery Fund money would be hated by every single MP, says Dan Corry, chief executive of NPC.
Charities Aid Foundation has agreed to provide bridging finance to help set up the new Fundraising Regulator and will open an account to hold in trust any contributions for its establishment from fundraising charities.
The Kids Company scandal shows auditors alone cannot scrutinise charities, says Genevieve Maitland Hudson. They need regular and effective assessment from someone who understands their work.