10 Mar 2014
The Co-operative Group is to cut its funding for charities and ethical causes, the Observer has claimed this weekend.
Charities need to be liberated to enable them to use the tools of commerce if they are to make any dent in the world’s most intractable problems, US fundraiser Dan Pallotta told delegates at Charity Finance Live last month.
The cost of delivering disaster aid to poor countries can be substantially cut by producing and storing relief goods locally, according to a new report from Cardiff University.
A free online service that analyses and ranks every Common Investment Fund for charities has been launched by Allenbridge Group plc.
Perhaps the wider message for us all is that - if you ask for help at the 11th hour, you are already a few hours late!
Epworth has launched the UK’s first corporate bond common investment fund - the Affirmative Corporate Bond Fund, worth £106m and yielding 5 per cent.
Most of the Charity Commission’s compliance investigations last year involved some element of financial mismanagement, and the amount of charity income now being monitored in compliance cases has risen fourfold to £461m.
The Charities Property Fund has bought a B&Q warehouse in Worcestershire for £16.3m, making it the largest asset in a property portfolio now worth £229m.
One good thing about a near-death experience is that it is usually followed by a sense of euphoria arising from the knowledge that you have survived and that your worst fears did not come to pass. This slightly giddy joy is putting a youthful, carefree smile on the face of many in the City at the moment, hugely relieved as they are that the terrifying apparition of economic devastation staring us in the face in March has turned out to be just a particularly frightening Halloween mask after all.