18 Sep 2014
PTA-UK has revealed that it turned down an invitation from Big Society Network to be a partner in its ill-fated Social Action Fund bid because BSN had intimated, at a meeting at 10 Downing Street, that its grant was “virtually guaranteed”, which PTA-UK thought seemed like “a fix”.
The new £40m Sustainability Fund ought to allocate some money to expert intermediaries so they can help frontline charities to secure their future, says Amanda Tincknell.
The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has launched an inquiry into society lotteries that will include looking into relaxing restrictions on the market.
Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into the “squandering” by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund of millions of pounds of public money on “questionable projects” run by Big Society Network.
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.
Unicef raised £3.1m through text and online donations from UK viewers watching the Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony last night.
People think charities spend just 38 per cent of their income on ‘the cause’, but they believe organisations should be spending 65 per cent, according to new research by nfpSynergy.
Barnardo’s has launched an appeal to raise awareness of retail gift aid and the extra £6.5m that could be raised for the charity’s services if donors signed up to the tax benefit.