Nesta was 'forced' to fund Big Society Network, says former trustee
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22 Jul 2014 | Tania Mason

Former Nesta trustee Liam Black tweeted this morning that Nesta was “forced” to fund Big Society Network.
 


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Cabinet Office overruled own grants panel to fund Big Society Network charity

The Cabinet Office vetoed its own appointed grantmaking advisory panel in order to make a £300,000 grant to Big Society Network’s charity, the National Audit Office revealed today.

Martin Brookes. Image courtesy of Matt Clayton, PHF

Martin Brookes has left his post as director of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation “by mutual agreement” after 13 months in the job.


Joe Irvin leaves Navca

The National Association for Voluntary and Community Action’s chief executive Joe Irvin is stepping down from the role, to be temporarily replaced by deputy chief executive Neil Cleeveley.

Charity law consolidation continues with Charles Russell Speechlys merger

Law firms Speechly Bircham and Charles Russell are to merge. Charles Russell Speechlys will open for business on 1 November.

This was not a 'calculated risk', it was a BIG mess, BIG waste of money, BIG incompetence. £1m spent in 6 months and nothing to show for it.

» BIG withdraws £1m grant to Big Society Network charity

'A fence at the top of a cliff is better than an ambulance at the bottom'

‘Social polluters’ such as alcohol, gambling and payday loan companies could be taxed to provide interest-free loans to innovators with early-intervention solutions to social problems, the Early Action Task Force has recommended.

Sightsavers income up 26 per cent to just under £200m

The income of international development charity Sightsavers is up 26 per cent to just under £200m since 2012, according to its 2013 accounts.

New accounting Sorps are finally published

The two new Statements of Recommended Practice (Sorps) that will apply to all charities that prepare accruals accounts for years beginning on or after 1 January 2015, have been published today.

Brooks Newmark ‘delighted’ to get charities brief

The Conservative MP for Braintree Brooks Newmark was appointed minister for civil society in yesterday’s government reshuffle and promised to build on his predecessor’s "excellent work".

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