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National Trust will sell green energy back to supplier

24 Apr 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

The National Trust has launched a renewable energy trading company to sell electricity generated on its land back to its supplier, as part of the charity's plan to save £4m per year on its energy costs.

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Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says

Charities are becoming “extraordinarily disconnected” from donors and supporters who do not understand the work they do, Ian Theodoreson, chair of the Charity Finance Group and chief financial officer of the Church of England, said last week.

Stephen Frost will host the Charity Awards 2014

Civil Society Media is delighted to announce that this year's Charity Awards will be presented by actor and comedian Stephen Frost.

2014 will be year of growth for charity sector, NCVO forecast suggests

Forty-one per cent of charities expect their general situation to improve in the next 12 months, compared to 25 per cent who expect it to worsen, according to data collected by NCVO.

Hannah Terrey, head of policy and campaigns at the Charities Aid Foundation

The government has rejected calls to introduce a central database of gift aid declarations, which many in the sector say would simplify the system and increase take-up of the tax-free giving scheme.

A single and largely centralised body will never meet the need for a regulatory body to oversee an increasingly diverse sector.

» Hodge moots 'bonfire' of the Charity Commission

Nicky Morgan, Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Nicky Morgan, the new Financial Secretary to the Treasury, is to keep responsibility for charity taxation following a Cabinet reshuffle. 

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Joe Irvin, chief executive of Navca

Joe Irvin, chief executive of Navca, has suggested grants from the Big Lottery Fund are tied to a ‘voucher’ to buy in support services which will build the sustainability or longer-term resilience of the project or organisation.

Jane Tully, head of insight and engagement at debt advice charity the Money Advice Trust.

Jane Tully, deputy director of policy at CFG, has been appointed head of insight and engagement at debt advice charity the Money Advice Trust.

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