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 Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland has announced that it has failed to come to an agreement with its benefactor the Lloyds Banking Group to ensure its future funding.
A new guide highlighting the tax incentives of corporate giving has been launched by the government, acknowledging that tax efficient giving is underused and misunderstood. A Guide to Giving for Business was launched late last week by minister for the Cabinet Office Tessa Jowell on behalf of the Office of the Third Sector, HMRC and HM Treasury.
An extra £100m has been allocated to frontline charitable activity by major philanthropists, according to this year’s Coutts Million Pound Donors report. Million-pound-plus donations have been largely resilient to the recession, according to the report. Some 189 donations of £1m or more were made in 2007/2008, just 6 per cent fewer than in the previous financial year.
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.
Plaza Publishing, producer of Charity Finance, governance and Professional Fundraising magazines, has rebranded as Civil Society Media to reflect the market we serve and tailor our content to a more defined audience.
A number of charitable trusts have stopped taking new applications or are delaying making decisions about grants while they wait to see the full impact of the recession on their endowments. Consultant Simon George, who founded the Institute of Fundraising’s trusts special interest group, said the current recession was affecting trusts and foundations worse than any previous downturn he could remember.
Farm Africa has used social media to launch a quirky fundraising campaign called ‘Pimp this Goat’. The campaign, which launched on 29 October, sparked a frenzy of activity on the social networking site Twitter.
25 Mar 2014