18 Sep 2014
The Department for Communities and Local Government seconded five civil servants to Big Society Network when it was being set up, at a total cost of around £25,000.
Sue Ryder Care's trading arm has secured pro bono help to put in place an environmental management system that will reduce its waste and use of energy, water and materials, eventually saving the whole charity tens of thousands of pounds per year.
The second wave of the largest sector survey ever conducted has been launched by the Office for Civil Society today.
Gareth Jones extracts some key points of interest from the Charity Shops Survey 2010.
Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.
Big Society blogger Gordon Hunter has reservations about social investment plans under the coalition government's master plan.
With the cuts to grants and contracts looming, Selman Ansari outlines what rights charities have to contest cuts and how to prepare for the chop.
NCVO has made its submission to the Treasury spending review, calling on the government to ensure the net effect on voluntary and community organisations is “at least neutral”.