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Society Network Foundation dismisses government's claim for grant refund

12 Sep 2014 | Tania Mason

The trustees of Society Network Foundation have rejected the Cabinet Office claim that the charity ought to repay £34,000 of its Social Action Fund grant, insisting that they had permission to transfer the unspent grant into general funds.


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Mesquita starts new role at Newton

Charles Mesquita has confirmed that he has joined Newton Investment Management as a director.

Nominations open for Charity Awards 2010

The Charity Awards 2010 is now open for entries. Now in its 11th year, the Charity Awards recognise excellence in the leadership and management of charities. The Awards provide a perfect opportunity for you to propel your charity’s work into the spotlight, to influence policymakers and funders and to boost the morale of your staff and stakeholders.

Expenses guidance due next month

The independent expert panel that is devising guidance for the sector on whether and how its trustees and senior executive staff should report their expenses, has further postponed the publication of its recommendations until February.

UK's biggest charity earns £580m from investments

The Wellcome Trust’s investment portfolio gained 5 per cent during the year to September 2009, adding £580m to its asset base.

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

Housing bond attracts pledges of £1m

The East London Bond, which is being offered by national bond issuing charity CityLife to fund social and economic renewal in the area, has opened for investment and already received pledges of more than £1m.

Treasury blocks tax-avoidance scheme involving charities

The Treasury has developed new legislation to block a tax-avoidance scheme that allows donors to exploit tax relief available for substantial donations to charities of shares or land. .

GuideStar loses another director

GuideStar UK director Les Hems has left the organisation to take up a new role as director of research at the Centre for Social Impact in Sydney, Australia.

Northern charities discuss collaboration to win contracts

A group of “middle-tier charities” in the North of England are planning a formal collaboration in order to reduce duplication of provision and increase their commercial clout.

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