10 Mar 2014
Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected from the corners of the charity sector.
A £10m Big Lottery grant fund to help charities and social enterprises access social investment has been launched today after a nine-month delay.
Social Enterprise UK has written to Sara Burgess, regulator of community interest companies, asking for information about “the strength of procedures for protecting and enforcing the asset lock” after receiving complaints from its members that breaches were not being properly investigated.
Lucy Rhodes is a young trustee in search of the right legal structure for a new social enterprise.
Outsourcing company Serco has signed a deal with a social enterprise to help it run a healthcare service in Suffolk.
A single and largely centralised body will never meet the need for a regulatory body to oversee an increasingly diverse sector.
Charities must practice ‘governance for growth’ and not be afraid of being more commercial, says Stephen Lloyd.
Social Enterprise UK has raised concern that the new social investment tax relief will exclude companies limited by guarantee with a social mission, but the CIC Association argues it only costs £15 to convert to a CIC structure, which is eligible for the relief.
Treasury has today announced that it will publish a road map for social investment in 2014; and introduce two social investment tax reliefs, for social enterprises and social impact bonds.
25 Mar 2014