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Nandy demands PM inquiry into Big Society Network grants

24 Jul 2014 | Tania Mason

Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into the “squandering” by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund of millions of pounds of public money on “questionable projects” run by Big Society Network.



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"We are too focused on our own navel and our own moral purity"

If you missed US fundraiser and author Dan Pallotta expound his revolutionary ideas about the future of charities at Charity Finance Live last month, you can now catch him here in a short film by Civil Society’s very own video jockey, Alex Goddard.

Acevo spearheads Responsible Finance group

Acevo is leading the formation of a Responsible Finance Coalition of civil society organisations that will lobby the government to force high street banks to lend to people in deprived areas.

Age UK paid up to £100,000 for new name

Age UK, the new charity created from the merger of Help the Aged and Age Concern, paid a consultancy around £100,000 to develop its new brand and its new name, despite using the name since January, the same month it hired Corporate Edge.

Bridges Venture makes its first investment

Bridges Social Entrepreneurs Fund has made its first ever investment since its launch in 2008, committing £500,000 to a call centre planning to create over 10,000 jobs for the unemployed.

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

New tax penalty system to launch in new year

A new penalty regime for errors in tax calculations which is coming into force in January will introduce three new categories of inaccuracy – careless, deliberate, and deliberate and concealed.

Impetus Trust invests £50,000 in social enterprise FRC Group

Impetus Trust is making an initial investment of £50,000 in the FRC Group, a social enterprise which creates opportunities to improve the lives of the unemployed and people living in poverty.

National Trust trading income rises

The National Trust has reported an across-the-board increase in its trading and membership this year. Visitor numbers at National Trust sites this October were up by 18 per cent on last October's figures, the trust’s director general Fiona Reynolds told National Trust members at the organisation’s AGM last Saturday, 7 November.

Age Concern and Help the Aged rebrand as Age UK

Age UK is the new name for the merged organisation formed by Age Concern and Help the Aged, despite the charity denying it would use the name in January.

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