12 Feb 2015
The Wellcome Trust has posted a 15.4 per cent return on its investment portfolio, earning £2.5bn for the year to 30 September 2014.
Phillip Blond, director of think-tank ResPublica, has called for more philanthropic support to influence the political agenda.
Poor performance in all income streams sees Charity 100 Index fall for third successive quarter, reports Diane Sim.
Yesterday’s Scottish Budget Statement contained a £70m fund to support the elderly, a £5m fund to support children and youth, and an extra £1m for climate change.
The Department for Work and Pensions has announced it wants charities and community groups to look at setting up or supporting local Work Clubs to help unemployed people secure work – but is not offering any funding to help them do so.
I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.
The government has launched provisions to allow public sector staff to break away from government and form mutuals to deliver public services.
A number of care staff at Norwood are due to protest today over pay cuts as the union claims the charity is jumping the gun on local government funding cuts.
Health secretary Andrew Lansley has announced that an additional £4.4m will be made available for NHS projects which want to become social enterprises.