Rob Wilson

Big Society has succeeded and society is stronger than in 2010, says Rob Wilson 3

4 Mar 2015 | Emily Corfe

The Big Society has succeeded and charities have more volunteers and more funding than when the government came to power in 2010, minister for civil society Rob Wilson said yesterday.


Big Society has succeeded and society is stronger than in 2010, says Rob Wilson

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CES launches new guide on measuring effectiveness of collaborations

Charities Evaluation Services has launched a new tool which helps charities measure the positive and negative outcomes of collaboration.

British Waterways

The new charity to be created to administer the UK’s waterways should have a completely new governance model “with localism at its core”, the waterways minister has announced.

Volunteering England may slash staff by over half due to government funding cuts

Volunteering England is considering cutting more than half of its staff numbers as it faces a potential 60 per cent cut in strategic partner funding.

Paying trustees

The Charity Commission has already granted more requests from charities to pay their trustees in the first seven months of this financial year, as it did in either of the last two entire years.

Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.

» Daniel Phelan: Publisher, editor, social entrepreneur, intellectual

Sir Edward Heath Charitable Trust plans to sell Arundells

The charity caring for Arundells - the home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath - is drawing up plans to sell the house and its contents against the wishes of campaigners.

The GuideStar saga trundles on

For a service that was intended to promote transparency, the ongoing GuideStar saga is depressingly confusing and opaque, says Tania Mason.

High Court rules vetting and barring scheme breaches human rights

The High Court has ruled that vetting and barring legislation for people working with children and vulnerable adults breaches human rights law.

Dawn Austwick

Dawn Austwick, chief executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, has described as “shocking” the role that funders play in encouraging charities to have weak balance sheets.

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