William Castelll, chair, Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust's investment portfolio reaches £18bn

19 Dec 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

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.


Wellcome Trust's investment portfolio reaches £18bn

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Charity campaigners force concessions on music licensing

The government has removed the license fee exemption for charities' public use of music, but has agreed a number of concessions.

Curley tells local support groups to 'put homelessness in your in-tray'

Navca chief executive Kevin Curley has urged local support organisations to ready themselves to work on the growing prevalence of homelessness as government cuts start to bite.

Nationwide Foundation to offer free consultancy to grantees

The Nationwide Foundation has joined forces with the Cranfield Trust to offer organisational support to ten charities already funded by Nationwide.

Ray Jones

The Accounting Standards Board has decided to create an accounting standard for charities and other public benefit entities, as part of its work to harmonise UK accounting standards with international ones.

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

Business in developing countries

The Department for International Development has opened a consultation on the future of its CDC development finance institution, in an effort to increase private investment in development work.

Social Enterprise Coalition starts new partnership with O2

The Social Enterprise Coalition has started a partnership with the O2, which will see its annual conference, Voice11, held at the arena next year.

Voluntary sector has lowest pay rises, says new research

The voluntary sector has had the lowest median pay rise over the past year, according to XpertHr’s annual review of pay trends.

Dick Turpin

Gordon Hunter worries that the Lottery's new £200m Big Local Trust will reduce even further the grants available to the grassroots

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