18 Sep 2014
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.
Gareth Jones reports on the results of large endowed charities, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, as they battle market uncertainty.
Prince Harry's charity has rejected reports that it has left a children's counselling centre in Lesotho high and dry.
Standard Life plans to set up a £5m charitable trust later this year to support community investment programmes.
A new £10.2m grants programme has been launched by the Human Rights Commission. The Strategic Funding Programme will deliver three-year, project specific grants worth up to £450,000. Grassroots programmes, focusing on individuals and local communities, are the primary target of the new programme. This new programme will form part of the Human Rights Commission's three-year strategy to deliver a fairer, more equal Britain, which is due to be launched sometime in June.
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.
As the MPs' expenses scandal rumbles relentlessly on with bumbled excuses, waving of cheques and ousting of scapegoats, Dai Davies, an independent MP for Wales has suggested a charitable way to make amends. In an early day motion published last week, Davies urged parliament to use the money repaid by MPs for a ‘windfall fund’ to help poor communities in the country and assist small businesses and voluntary organisations struggling through the recession.
Charity rating website Intelligent Giving is teaming up with two other organisations in an attempt to create a definitive guide on which non-profits spend money most effectively. The controversial site already rates charities in terms of efficiency by assessing annual reports. Now director Adam Rothwell (pictured) is working with Charity Navigator in the US and analysis firm Keystone Accountability in the UK in an attempt to establish a more comprehensive rating system by talking to beneficiaries and experts.
Internal disputes at the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust have sparked two complaints to the Charity Commission.
Slapping ‘for charity’ at the end of a phrase has a power akin to suffixing ‘in bed’ to newspaper headlines. Tagging either to the back end of a sentence makes whatever is the preceding objectionable sentiment somehow funny or plain OK (test this against The Guardian’s latest headlines if you don’t believe me).