10 Mar 2014
The Co-operative Group is to cut its funding for charities and ethical causes, the Observer has claimed this weekend.
A former charity project manager has been given a three-year prison sentence after stealing more than £80,000 in three years.
Tearfund is being sued for a reported £300,000 in damages by a media consultant who fell down a well in the charity's compound in Kabul, Afghanistan.
One of Scotland’s largest charitable trusts has cut new funding for voluntary groups after losing nearly £50m in the Royal Bank of Scotland’s shares collapse and subsequent taxpayer bailout. Jamie Moffat, the multi-millionaire AT Mays travel group heir, has confirmed that his family’s charitable trust will not take new applications for donations and will be forced to rely on its reserves to fund existing projects costing around £2.2m, after losing a large part of its revenue stream when RBS dividends were stopped.
Delivery of the government fund aimed at charities that wish to merge or collaborate with other charities is being shared by Futurebuilders and Capacitybuilders, in the first instance of the two organisations officially working together.
Surely it's for each organisation to decide whether contract delivery fits with their ethos and business model.
Financial advisers are having trouble finding charities to help their cash-strapped clients, according to research commissioned by advice charity Turn2us. More than a third of the 293 advisers polled said they have to rely on word of mouth to identify those charities that can provide further assistance, such as benevolent funds. Some 52 per cent said they didn’t know which charities provided such grants, while 35 per cent said they didn’t know how best to access them once they’d identified them.
OSCR, the Scottish regulator, has removed 85 charities from the Scottish Charity Register, as it believes them to be no longer active and is pursuing a further 790 "defaulting' charities that are late in filing accounts and annual returns, despite repeated reminders.
A charity has topped a poll of the top small companies for employees for the second year in a row.