Over £100m drawn down from Big Society Capital

Over £100m drawn down from Big Society Capital

26 Jan 2015 | Alice Sharman

Cumulative figures from Big Society Capital has shown that, since its inception in 2012, £104m has now been drawn down from the social investment wholesaler and its co-investors.


Over £100m drawn down from Big Society Capital

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Radical solutions needed to create Big Society, says Maude

The coalition government will strive to find ways to properly resource civil society to enable it to be in the vanguard of the Big Society, Francis Maude told an audience of sector representatives today.

Charity Commission publishes revised financial guidance

The Charity Commission released four updated sets of financial guidance for charities in England and Wales yesterday, revised to reflect new developments and the "challenging economic climate".

Charities warned on Commission debt collection scam

The Charity Commission is warning charities to be wary of scammers phoning them up claiming to be from the Commission and demanding payments for various services and advertisements.

Hurd confirms the end of Futurebuilders

Nick Hurd, minister for civil society, has confirmed that future revenue from the £200m Futurebuilders programme will be used to provide grants to stimulate the creation and development of neighbourhood groups, the stated goal of the government's Big Society concept.

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

Research shows no difference between voluntary and private service providers

New research from the Office of National Statistics has found there is no significant difference in outcomes between care homes or early years providers from the voluntary sector compared with private or public providers.

Portsmouth students union first in England to become a charity

The University of Portsmouth Students’ Union has already secured a £15,000 grant since becoming the first student union in the country to register as a charity with the Charity Commission last week.

The Big Issue awarded Social Enterprise Mark

The Big Issue has been awarded the Social Enterprise Mark and has begun displaying it on the magazine’s front cover.

Volunteering England gets bumper funding to boost sports volunteering ahead of 2012 Olympics

Sport England has invested £93,000 of exchequer funds in Volunteering England to encourage sports volunteering. The move comes in advance of the London 2012 Olympics volunteering strategy announcement in July.

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