18 Sep 2014
Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into the “squandering” by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund of millions of pounds of public money on “questionable projects” run by Big Society Network.
The Department for Education has ordered charities to halt spending on advertising and marketing in order to get the most out of grants.
The Legal Services Commission plans to cut its contract with the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit by 70 per cent – a move that is fiercely opposed by the Unit’s director.
Yorkshire-based youth charity Sheffield Futures has announced it is to shed as many as 95 of its approximately 370 staff due to cuts in funding.
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.
The Third Sector Research Centre has called for more research into whether commissioning leads to better public services, citing a lack of independent evidence.
David Davison says charities are still sticking their heads in the sand about future pension provision, despite the increase in comment on the issue.
Zurich Financial Services has teamed up with Navca to offer low-cost insurance for local charities and community groups.
Research from Capacitybuilders shows the majority of public service commissioners would like to see more mergers and greater collaboration between organisations that provide support and advice to civil society groups.