Rob Wilson MP, minister for civil society
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Minister outlines plans for massive transfer of services to voluntary sector 6

8 Dec 2014 | Tania Mason

The new minister for civil society wants to see “billions of pounds” more public services delivered by charities and social enterprises over the next few years and plans to embark on a massive new capacity-building programme to enable it to happen.

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Armed forces

The government has committed a further £50m over the next six years from Libor fines to support armed forces charities.

 Fundraisers ‘must be more like Amazon’, conference told

A lack of donor feedback and poor customer service is holding back growth in the fundraising sector, an audience of charity fundraisers heard yesterday.

Bernard Hogan-Howe. Credit: Policy Exchange

One of Britain’s most senior police officers warned yesterday that charity donation boxes could be used to fund terrorist groups. 

Richard Taylor

UK fundraisers are not identifying new markets such as social media viral campaigns and are becoming ‘digital dinosaurs’, Richard Taylor, executive director of fundraising and marketing at Cancer Research UK, said yesterday.

I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.

» Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer announce merger

Dove Trust to start making payments to charities

The Dove Trust, the charity which ran the now defunct website Charitygiving, has begun to make payments to charities and good causes that are owed money.

UK's first Giving Tuesday sees sharp rise in online donations

Charities across the country reported a sharp rise in online donations for Giving Tuesday, figures have revealed.

Cancer Research UK launches its first crowdfunding campaign

Cancer Research UK is hoping raise £190,000 this week from its first crowdfunding campaign to pay for three research projects.

Nigel Farage. Image courtesy of David Ileff

A survey by Ipsos Mori for NPC about how charities are perceived by people who vote for various political parties has suggested that Ukip voters have lower levels of trust in charities than those who plan to vote for one of the three mainstream parties.

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