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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Roberta Blackman-Woods

Roberta Blackman-Woods has been named as Labour’s shadow minister for civil society.

Survey attempts to uncover true extent of charity fraud

The National Fraud Authority (NFA) is running a survey of 10,000 charities to try to better understand the scale of fraud in the charity sector.

Call to arms

The Community Foundation for Merseyside has released a call to arms report, strongly urging that civil society organisations work together to develop a sustainable ‘21st century model’ to plan out the future of the charity sector.

Radical new business models are just around the corner, CF Live delegates warned

Charity leaders should spend around a third of their time thinking about radical new ways to serve their beneficiaries, delegates at Charity Finance Live were told in the final plenary of yesterday's programme.

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

» Finsbury Park Mosque told its bank account will be closed by HSBC

Robert Dennis, charity worker and have-a-go hero

The Evening Standard, long a vocal critic of street fundraising in London, was forced to change its tune last week after two of the robbers who foiled the jewellery store robbery in Kensington turned out to be on-duty chuggers.

GuideStar Data Services falls into administration

GuideStar Data Services CIC has been placed into administration seven months after it was assimilated into the Directory of Social Change.

Bill Gates in talks with David Cameron yesterday, courtesy of Downing Street

Bill and Melinda Gates visited Downing Street yesterday during a busy trip to the UK to thank the country for its “history of generosity” and its commitment to maintain international aid.

Nesta funds Big Society Bank proposals

A fund provided to generate ideas for the Big Society Bank is being launched by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts.

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