18 Sep 2014
NAVCA has accused the Office of the Third Sector of breaching the Compact in withdrawing £750,000 in funding from the Campaigning Research Programme, and urged charities minister Angela Smith to reverse the decision.
It sounds like a warm, fuzzy, cardigan-ed idea that could only be borne out of a cosy Oxbridge office, walled in by leather-bound books and the all-pervasive odour of hope. But the Oxford boffin who has pledged to give away £1m over his career, and has created a society to get people to do the same, is no generous dope. His pipe dream is much more substance than smoke, and only the best charities will see a penny.
A £750,000 fund designed to help small charities campaign has been scrapped today by the minister of the third sector, the money reallocated to the government’s emergency recession fund. The minister Angela Smith today announced that the money will now go to fund an additional 15 organisations through the Hardship Fund.
Moves to force charities to pay royalties for playing music at events have been slammed as “shameful” and potentially debilitating by the NCVO. Yesterday music licensing bodies PPL and PRS for Music announced they will develop a joint pilot licensing scheme for civil society organizations following the Government’s change to licensing legislation.
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.
Universities are gaining ground on Oxbridge’s fundraising dominance according to the latest figures which show fundraising income up £151m across the entire sector, but Oxbridge’s share of the total slipping.
Samaritans is launching a test pilot television and online fundraising campaign ahead of Christmas, kicking off a potential multi-year campaign. People will be asked for a £3 a month donation to the charity in the commercial, which features the story of ‘Lisa’, an abused young woman who makes a call to Samaritans help line service.
The National Trust has reported an across-the-board increase in its trading and membership this year. Visitor numbers at National Trust sites this October were up by 18 per cent on last October's figures, the trust’s director general Fiona Reynolds told National Trust members at the organisation’s AGM last Saturday, 7 November.
A new face-to-face fundraising company has been set up by key figures from Dialogue Direct, which collapsed last month. Real Fundraising was formed on October 28 - the day after Dialogue Direct announced it was being forced into voluntary liquidation as a result of an outstanding tax bill, according to Companies House records.
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