15 May 2014
The National Trust has launched a renewable energy trading company to sell electricity generated on its land back to its supplier, as part of the charity's plan to save £4m per year on its energy costs.
Civil society has grown by over 8,500 organisations from 2006 to 2008, according to the latest NCVO Almanac out today.
New donors setting up Charities Aid Foundation Trust Accounts gave £70m in the first quarter of 2010, more than triple the £20m given for the same period in 2009.
Two Conservative parliamentary candidates have come under scrutiny from the Charity Commission this year, just as the party is trying to highlight its links with civil society.
A single and largely centralised body will never meet the need for a regulatory body to oversee an increasingly diverse sector.
The Conservatives have revived an abandoned proposal to re-name the Office for the Third Sector the Office for Civil Society, and has pitched the voluntary sector as key to delivering its Big Society agenda.
Catholic Care's trustees would be breaking the law if they did not spend donations on activities that advance the Catholic faith - even if those activities are discriminatory in civil law - says Hal Broadbent.
In the face of looming public spending cuts, John May, the chief executive of Young Enterprise argues the benefits of maintaining investment in volunteering.
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