18 Sep 2014
A coalition of 29 children’s charities and trade unions including Barnardo's and Action for Children have joined forces to call for a restructure of commissioning for children’s services.
Andrew Samuel examines the suggestion that the Big Society concept lets the government off the hook when it comes to spending cuts.
The social impact bond pilots by the Ministry of Justice look set to be oversubscribed with investors, according to Social Finance who is leading the £4.9m scheme.
Nick Hurd has told charities involved in public service delivery to expect longer contracts of up to ten years, payment-by-result models funded by the private sector, the end of full cost recovery and less money available for grants.
The National Trust for Scotland has promised to “drive forward an ambitious programme of change” after the final report of its independent strategic review outlined a range of governance and strategic criticisms.
My feelings about Mr Hurd precisely, and thank you, Gareth Thomas, for hanging onto this like a terrier with a weasel. The money needs to be paid back and heads should roll.
The Office for Civil Society has revealed it is to cut its number of strategic partners from 42 to a maximum of 15 and reduce their funding by nearly 40 per cent.
The Nationwide Foundation has invested £262,500 towards the Community Land Trust Fund, an initiative providing affordable homes to people priced out of their communities in which they were brought up.
The government has announced a cap on voluntary sector regulation, promising that all new rules must be made on a “one in – one out” basis.
A third of active charities have no funding in reserve, while the median reserve level for charities which receive government funding is just one month of expenditure, according to research by NCVO.