13 Mar 2014
The £1m grant to Society Network Foundation for Britain’s Personal Best has been put under review by the Big Lottery Fund.
A report from a committee of MPs into the future of the retail sector has urged government to tighten up the definition of a charity shop, in response to complaints from other types of shops about charities’ business rates relief.
The Office for Civil Society has won backing from the Treasury for a new fund, hoped to be worth around £40m, to help voluntary organisations which are in danger of closure.
Ten youth homelessness charities have joined together to attract national corporate fundraising partnerships in a new campaign to ‘End Youth Homelessness’.
The NCVO pay panel addresses a problem that doesn't exist -- setting up a straw man to beat to a pulp -- and has by its mere existence made it seem that a deep, dark scandal is brewing within the charitable sector. It would have been far better to greet phony media muck-raking with the scornful silence it deserved. Thanks for nothing, folks.
Pop icon Beyoncé is rallying her legions of fans in support of the Prince’s Trust, asking ticketholders to make a donation to the charity for a chance to win an upgraded seat at her UK tour.
Research has shown that a fifth of adults are more likely to remember a charity in their will if they are prompted by a solicitor, more than 50 per cent more than the proportion who would leave a legacy unprompted.
Just like in the UK, Irish charities have faced a spate of bad press focusing on pay. Tobin Aldrich bemoans a wall of silence from the sector, arguing that transparency is essential to maintain public trust.
25 Mar 2014