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New buying group formed to support growth of social care charities

1 Oct 2014 | Emily Corfe

A new membership group was launched today to support the growth of health and social care charities and reduce their costs.


New buying group formed to support growth of social care charities

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Franchising tool kit announced

The Social Enterprise Coalition is developing a social franchising support programme of tools and resources with part of its funding from the Big Lottery Fund to help social enterprise expansion.

Merger brings £40k investment

Social investment fund Breakthrough has invested around £40,000 into recently merged charity Advocacy Partners Speaking Up to support its post-merger plans.

Careless Commission cuts risk 'double whammy' for small groups, says CTN chair

Charity Trustee Networks chair Rodney Buse has warned the Charity Commission to remember that the public spending cuts will affect other providers of advice and guidance to small charities too, when it decides which services to chop.

Brendan Whelan, CEO, Social Finance Foundation, Arlene Foster, Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Seamus O’Prey, Chairman, UCIT and Nigel Kershaw OBE, CEO of Big Issue Invest

Big Issue Invest (BII) is partnering with the Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) in a move that will allow the organisation access to a £10m Social Enterprise Investment Fund.

Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.

» RNLI legacy income rises to record £118m

Children's charity to take auditors to court over bad advice on a merger

Children’s charity St Christopher’s Fellowship is taking accountants MacIntyre Hudson to the High Court claiming bad advice on a merger.

Work Programme aims to support people back to work regardless of situation

Registered charity Careers Development Group has entered an alliance with private employment agency Maximus UK to bid for the government’s new Work Programme and expand its services across the whole of England.

Nesta to pilot Big Society Bank activities

The National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Nesta) has been asked by the government to research and pilot some of the activities the proposed Big Society Bank will perform to inform its development ahead of its target launch in April 2011.

Martin Brookes

Is there a moral hierarchy in giving or is all giving equal, asks Martin Brookes.

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