10 Mar 2014
Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.
The Social Investment Business is closing the Futurebuilders Fund to new applicants following a big rise in demand for finance from sector organisations.
The Social Enterprise Mark is to be rolled out nationally next week, despite a local pilot significantly failing to meet its membership target.
Victim Support has been named the key agency for the delivery of the government’s new National Victim Service.
Chancellor Alistair Darling has asked civil society leaders for evidence of the sector’s ability to deliver efficiencies for the government by providing more public services.
A single and largely centralised body will never meet the need for a regulatory body to oversee an increasingly diverse sector.
Conservative MP Oliver Letwin has said the Tories will ask the voluntary sector to go beyond its current capacity if it wins the next election.
Conservative MP Oliver Letwin has expressed his “regret” that charities focus so much effort on campaigning, just hours after NCVO chief Stuart Etherington and former Shelter head Adam Sampson lauded civil society's campaigning activities.
Community interest companies are “still not very attractive”, despite the government’s decision to raise the dividend cap, according to Rodney Schwartz, CEO of social business marketplace ClearlySo.
The Funding Commission, set up by the NCVO a year ago to examine ways of transforming the funding climate for civil society organisations, is not expecting to publish its final report for several more months.
25 Mar 2014