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Wellcome Trust rejects call to make 'grand gesture' over fossil fuel investments

30 Mar 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

The Wellcome Trust’s director has defended the charity’s investments in fossil fuel firms, arguing that it uses its position as a shareholder to influence companies.

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Social investment problems include 'too much hype and hubris and not enough transparency' says report

Social investment in the UK requires less hype, more transparency from lenders and more focus on the needs of charities and social enterprises if it is going to succeed, according to a commission of thinkers and practitioners in the world of social finance.

NCVO and Third Sector Research Centre to create a data bank of 10,000 charities

NCVO and the Third Sector Research Centre are to create a data resource to track ten years of voluntary sector finances.

Navca restructures and makes redundancies to ensure it is sustainable

The National Council for Voluntary Action will make four redundancies as part of a three-year plan to become more sustainable, its chief executive has said.

Confirmation that charities are to be exempt from the Diverted Profits Tax

Charities have won exemption from a tax which would have made using a trading subsidiary a taxable activity.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

CAF

One in seven charities are struggling to survive, according to a report released today by the Charities Aid Foundation and Acevo.

Community Organisers programme set to meet recruitment targets

The Community Organisers programme looks set to meet basic recruitment targets, an interim independent evaluation has found.

Access Foundation launches with £105m worth of funding for social investment

A new social investment foundation which will offer small social enterprises access to £105m has launched today.

The Cabinet Office

The Cabinet Office has announced the launch of seven new social impact bonds which will help disadvantaged young people, children in care and those with long term health conditions and mental illness

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