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Too many charities 'moan and whinge', says Scope CEO 7

23 Sep 2014 | David Ainsworth

Most charities would prefer to “moan and whinge about how hard life is” rather than innovate to drive social change, the chief executive of Scope told an audience of social investment specialists yesterday.

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LandAid commits £1million to latest grants applications opportunity

A £1m grant fund for charities working with disadvantaged children and young people has been launched by LandAid, a grant-giving foundation backed by the property industry.

Shaw Trust income up 12 per cent but staff numbers down 11 per cent

The Shaw Trust has seen a 12 per cent rise in its income, up to £107.8m, according to its 2013/14 annual accounts.

St Andrew’s Heathcare paid outgoing chief executive £751,000 last year

Philip Sugarman, the departing chief executive of St Andrew's Healthcare, was paid £285,000 in salary, £389,000 pay in lieu of notice and £76,000 as compensation for loss of office, the charity’s accounts reveal.

St John's Hospital launches £4m social investment programme

St John’s Hospital in Bath has launched a £4m social investment programme to support local charities and social enterprises with social, cultural and environmental aims.

Tax avoidance may be legal, but it is still obnoxious. And the rest of us pay additional tax as a result. If I were asked whether the accountants and legal experts who set up these schemes are 'fit and proper persons', I know what my answer would be.

» Definition of charity for tax purposes 'attacks charities, not tax avoiders'

Sue Ryder's income rises by 8 per cent

Sue Ryder's income has grown by £6.4m, which is mainly down to an increase in retail income of £6.2m, according to its recently published accounts.

Law Commission proposes statutory power to make social investment

The Law Commission has recommended new rules to give charities a statutory power to make social investments in a paper published today.


Angel of the North (image credit: Christine Matthews)

Virgin Money has announced plans to invest £1m in the North East after its offer to part-fund the Northern Rock Foundation fell through yesterday.

Blue Cross plans to spend £32m to expand services

The Blue Cross veterinary charity plans to spend £32m over the next five years as part of a plan to double the number of animals it supports by 2021, according to its recently published annual accounts.

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