18 Sep 2014
Oxfam’s total income rose by more than £21m to £389m in the year to March 2014, according to its annual report and accounts published today.
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 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.
Great news, I have a terrible fondness for Sir Terry, he really has his heart in the right place, they fund some great stuff, their evaluation reporting really has become cutting edge.
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.
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.