7 Jul 2015
Almost a quarter of children’s centres across the UK have been forced to close or merge as a result of government funding cuts over the past five years, according to children’s charity Barnardo’s.
Two coalitions of disability organisations have launched separate campaigns this week against the public spending cuts and proposed changes to the Disability Living Allowance.
Charities and funders need to recognise the strengths of working together and foster ‘impact networks,’ to deliver effective outcomes for beneficiaries, according to a new report from New Philanthropy Capital.
More and more charities are turning to social enterprise for income generation, says Daren Moore.
London Friend, the UK’s oldest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered organisation, has launched a capital appeal to buy its rented premises in Islington after the local council tried to auction the building giving the charity just three weeks’ notice.
He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.
The Prince’s Trust will start working in Jobcentre Plus centres nationally as part of a new government partnership which will see the charity and other local voluntary organisations signpost jobseekers to volunteering and training opportunities in their area.
Chester Mojay-Sinclare set up charity comparison site Alive and Giving last year. After Oxfam partnered with PayPal last week to offer "100 per cent" of donations to the cause, he wonders if the action is sending the right message for the sector.
Acevo has set up a trading company that is exploring the potential for selling market intelligence about charities to private companies wishing to target the sector.
Greg Clark, minister for decentralisation, has written to all council leaders asking them to reveal their voluntary sector spending.
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