DFID announces UK's first development impact bond
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DFID announces UK's first development impact bond

17 Apr 2014 | Vibeka Mair

The UK is to launch the first development impact bond - an international version of the social impact bond - International Development Secretary Justine Greening has said.

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Steve Moore is setting up a new charity, the Great Charter Foundation

Steve Moore, the chief executive of Big Society Network, is setting up a new charity and last month invited the deputy chair of the Magna Carta Trust - the charity awarded £1m by the government in Wednesday’s Budget - to join its trustee board.



Big Society Network charity used restricted government grant to cut its deficit

Society Network Foundation used part of a restricted government grant to help it reduce the historical £180,000 deficit run up by its trading subsidiary, Big Society Network, without obtaining the necessary authority to do so.

Graphics for Britain's Personal Best

The £1m grant to Society Network Foundation for Britain’s Personal Best has been put under review by the Big Lottery Fund.



Paul Flynn MP

Labour MP Paul Flynn told the Public Administration Select Committee today that trying to rebuild the reputation of the Big Society is like bringing back the dead, stating it has not been a great success.
 



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Staff and trainees at Create Foundation CIC

A community interest company that won the second-ever Big Society Award from the government, has gone into liquidation owing creditors £1m.


Gareth Thomas MP, shadow minister for civil society

Shadow minister for civil society Gareth Thomas MP plans to ask the National Audit Office to investigate the public funding given to Big Society Network and its charitable arm Society Network Foundation.


Big Society Network's 2012 accounts show £180k deficit

Big Society Network has finally filed its 2012 accounts with Companies House, nearly five months late, and the unaudited abbreviated balance sheet shows a deficit at the end of March last year of £180,716.

Gareth Thomas MP, shadow minister for civil society

Shadow minister for civil society Gareth Thomas has tabled a series of Parliamentary questions to minister Nick Hurd about the government's funding of Big Society Network and the allocation of Social Action Fund money.


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