No 10 told Hurd to keep funding Big Society Network despite poor performance

No 10 told Hurd to keep funding Big Society Network despite poor performance

28 Nov 2014 | Tania Mason

The Prime Minister’s office told Nick Hurd to continue funding Big Society Network even though the then-minister for civil society had raised concerns about its poor performance and financial sustainability, the National Audit Office has found.


No 10 told Hurd to keep funding Big Society Network despite poor performance

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Transparency manifesto to be put to ImpACT members

ImpACT Coalition members will be asked to approve a draft manifesto on transparency next week ahead of the formalisation of the document later in the summer.

Civil society rallies behind refugee charity at risk of closure

Charities working in the refugee and asylum sector have warned the government that unless it stumps up the legal aid fees it owes to Refugee and Migrant Justice, the advocacy charity will have to close its doors, leaving 10,000 vulnerable people without a lawyer.

Shaw Trust settles on new executive management shape

Shaw Trust chief executive Sally Burton has finalised the executive management structure that she hopes will see her vision for a more enterprising organisation through to fruition.

Scope seeks loans with donations in venture philanthropy pilot

Scope has begun its first foray into leveraged fundraising with a scheme which will ask high net worth individuals for loans as well as donations.

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

£19m cuts for Arts Council England

Organisations funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport must cut at least 3 per cent from their budget by March 2011, the new coalition government has demanded.

Greater service delivery role promised but cuts start to bite

The Queen’s speech yesterday reinforced the new government’s commitment to give civil society an enhanced role in the running of public services.

Commissioning is harmful to sector, says NCIA

Strategic commissioning is damaging to the voluntary sector, having the effect of obstructing opportunism, lateral thinking, alternative approaches, and the ability to work holistically to meet community needs, according to research from the National Coalition for Independent Action (NCIA).

Two new Fellowships launched by Clore Social Leadership

The Clore Social Leadership Programme is launching two new specialist Fellowships, one in finance and one in innovation in public service delivery.

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