15 May 2014
The Northern Rock Foundation will close after it failed to reach a funding agreement with Virgin Money, the new owner of the Northern Rock bank.
The Charity Commission is warning charities to be wary of scammers phoning them up claiming to be from the Commission and demanding payments for various services and advertisements.
Nick Hurd, minister for civil society, has confirmed that future revenue from the £200m Futurebuilders programme will be used to provide grants to stimulate the creation and development of neighbourhood groups, the stated goal of the government's Big Society concept.
New research from the Office of National Statistics has found there is no significant difference in outcomes between care homes or early years providers from the voluntary sector compared with private or public providers.
The University of Portsmouth Students’ Union has already secured a £15,000 grant since becoming the first student union in the country to register as a charity with the Charity Commission last week.
A single and largely centralised body will never meet the need for a regulatory body to oversee an increasingly diverse sector.
The Big Issue has been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark and has begun displaying it on the magazine’s front cover.
Sport England has invested £93,000 of exchequer funds in Volunteering England to encourage sports volunteering. The move comes in advance of the London 2012 Olympics volunteering strategy announcement in July.
The majority of the UK’s top 5,000 charities have seen the value of their net assets fall as a result of the recession, with the total value of the biggest charities’ assets taking a steep dive.
Government policies need to be fleshed out but a coherent landscape for the sector exists within the coalition, said chief executive of Volunteering England Justin Davis Smith at a BT Volunteering event last night.
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