Charities criticise civil society minister for talking 'total nonsense' about grant funding
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27 May 2016 | David Ainsworth
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Sector bodies have criticised minister for civil society Rob Wilson for talking "total nonsense" about grant funding, and have said he has lost sight of the purpose of his department.

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Charities criticise civil society minister for talking 'total nonsense' about grant funding

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£1m new fund makes grants available to charities working with young people

A fund worth more than £1m is open to application today for charities working to support and encourage youth social action.

Trusts and foundations 'are too centred on London and the South East of England', says DSC report

Grant making trusts and foundations focus too heavily on London and the South East of England over the rest of the UK, according to a new report by the Directory of Social Change.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has today launched its new strategy that will see the grantmaker increase the amount it gives away each year from £20m to £25m.

War Child UK plans to almost triple its income in five years

War Child has embarked on an "ambitious" growth plan to increase its income to £20m by 2019.

The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."

» Paul Hamlyn Foundation unveils new grants strategy

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The chief executive of the world’s biggest advertising company WPP, has donated £21m worth of shares to his own charity, the JMCMRJ Sorrell Foundation.

 Esmée Fairbarn launches new grantmaking strategy

The Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new funding strategy which will include a focus on giving unrestricted grants, offering long-term funding, and supporting smaller charities.

 Foundations discuss creating grants map of the UK

Some of the sector’s largest foundations are discussing creating a map of all charitable grant funding around the UK, the chief executive of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has said.

Philippa Charles, director, Garfield Weston Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation’s awards programme, which was created to encourage charities in the North East to apply for grants, has been opened to other parts of the North.

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