Tania Mason

Tania Mason

Tania Mason is group editor at Civil Society Media.

She has been a journalist for 20-odd years and has specialised in the charity sector since 2003. Her experience has included stints on Third Sector, Marketing and PrintWeek magazines as well as agency work involving court reporting and occasional doorstepping of celebs for the tabloids. She started her career with five years on a daily newspaper in New Zealand before moving to London in 1993.

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Michael Norton, winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Charity Awards 2014

The Charity Awards judges selected Michael Norton to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2014. Tania Mason met the man whose fingerprints are all over civil society.


Statutory income: Keeping heads above water

Four years on from the Comprehensive Spending Review, Tania Mason revisits the service delivery sector.

Heads above water - the interviews

Tania Mason interviewed directors from a host of service delivery charities for her feature entitled Heads above water, published in April's Charity Finance.  Click on the links below for edited transcripts of those interviews.

Scope service user

Scope’s vision for the future is a society that treats disabled people no differently to those without disabilities. That’s why its CEO Richard Hawkes is convinced that closing nearly a third of its care homes is the right thing to do. By Tania Mason.



Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.

» RNLI legacy income rises to record £118m

Hodgson's choices: Charities Act 2006 review

In July 2012, Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts published his review of the Charities Act 2006. Tania Mason takes a whistlestop tour.

William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission. Image by Fergus Burnett.

The new chair of the Charity Commission will have to work hard to demonstrate that he is sufficiently independent of the government, says Tania Mason.


Mind the gap

As the issue of women’s pay and representation in the private sector continues to hog the spotlight, Tania Mason takes the temperature of the situation in civil society leadership positions.

Peter Wanless, BIG chief executive and Peter Ainsworth, BIG chair

The Big Lottery Fund aims to be much less prescriptive and more flexible than it has been in the past, say its chair and chief executive. And it is planning a new 'bright ideas' type programme. Tania Mason reports.

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