Richard Jenkins, policy adviser, the ACF
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Independence of charitable foundations key to independence of sector

Preserving the independence of foundations is essential to the future health of civil society, say Richard Jenkins and Keiran Goddard. This is one of a series of extracts from a forthcoming book of essays on the future of the voluntary sector, Making Good: The Future of the Voluntary Sector. 

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Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales increases income to £25m

The Lloyds Banking Group is to increase its funding to the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales by nearly a quarter to £25.24m for 2011, as MPs lobby government to intervene in the banking group's dealings with its Scottish foundation.

Arts must prove worth to keep funding

Arts organisations will have to start proving their value if they are to continue receiving government grants, a debate in London last night was told.

Vodafone joins O2 in cutting charges on text donations

Vodafone has followed O2 in reducing the cut it takes from text donations to charity so that the beneficiary charity will receive 90 per cent.

Oxfam enters online price comparison market

Oxfam is set to benefit from the creation of the first online price comparison website dedicated to raising money for charity.

With comments like those, maybe he should resign.

» Brooks Newmark: charities should keep out of politics

Fewer people plan to cut back on giving

Less people are planning to cut back on their charitable giving now than at any point since the UK dipped into recession, according to new research.

Most donors encouraged to give to disaster appeals via television

Donors are still most likely to be inspired to give to disaster appeals by television messages, according to a new report from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).

Santander Foundation offers £3.3m in 2010

Santander has launched a new charitable foundation which combines the grantmaking activities of Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley and will make £3.3m available to UK charities this year.

Drug deals, prostitution and street fundraising - oh my!

Face-to-face fundraising is not the most popular of fundraising forms, it has to be said. But a community in Norfolk has lumped poor old street fundraisers with public urination and prostitution as local public nuisance.

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