Dove Trust charities will be paid a third of what they are owed
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Dove Trust charities will be paid a third of what they are owed

23 Jul 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

The charities and good causes owed money by the Dove Trust, owner of the suspended fundraising website CharityGiving, are due to start receiving payments in September, after a High Court ruling on how the charity must pay out the funds owed.

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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.

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.



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

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.
 



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.

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