10 Mar 2014
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.
The Charities Aid Foundation has launched a social media campaign to get people to share their motivations behind their charitable giving.
Breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! will feature on The Sun’s Page Three every Tuesday for the next six months, as part of a new £1.5m campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer.
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 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.
Camelot borrowed £75m from its good cause fund in order to ensure the relaunch of the National Lottery’s Lotto game was a success.
The Big Lottery Fund has funded twice as many £1m projects helping older people deal with transitions after being overwhelmed by the quality of pilot projects.
The Advertising Standards Authority has decided to investigate the Pancreatic Cancer Action ‘I wish I had breast cancer’ adverts after receiving more than 100 complaints.
25 Mar 2014