Charity Commission opens inquiry into Families Against Neuroblastoma
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Charity Commission opens inquiry into Families Against Neuroblastoma

22 Jul 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

The Charity Commission has frozen the bank accounts of Families Against Neuroblastoma and appointed two interim managers to take control of its assets while it investigates concerns over the charity’s governance.

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Rosie Ferguson, CEO, London Youth

The Big Lottery Fund has today announced the successful bidders to the £108m Talent Match programme, which will support 21 partnerships of charities, councils and employers to address the problem of youth unemployment.


Paul Streets, CEO of Lloyds Banking Foundation

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has today unveiled its new strategy for distributing at least £23m over the next year, and what it hopes will be a similar amount each year for the foreseeable future.


Mike Theodoulou is chair of CBSA Wales and a member of BIG's Wales Committee

A not-for-profit company run by a member of the Big Lottery Fund’s Wales Committee has received more than £2.8m from BIG over the last five years.


Oxford’s Rhodes scholarship given £75m donation

Oxford University has received a £75m donation to its historical Rhodes Scholarship, part of which is to help it expand the programme’s international reach.

This was not a 'calculated risk', it was a BIG mess, BIG waste of money, BIG incompetence. £1m spent in 6 months and nothing to show for it.

» BIG withdraws £1m grant to Big Society Network charity

Hamlyn Foundation invites ideas to inform next strategic plan

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has opened a live and interactive public consultation to generate ideas to help it shape its next strategic plan.

Martin Brookes, CEO of Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation chief executive Martin Brookes has admitted to harbouring personal doubts about social investment, suggesting there are ethical issues around it that the sector has yet to confront.

Joe Saxton, nfpSynergy

A forum where grant applicants and grantmakers can discuss issues that each face, is long overdue and should be established immediately by the Institute of Fundraising and the Association of Charitable Foundations, a new report recommends.


Dan Corry, CEO of NPC

The Big Lottery Fund has denied that its recent grants to Citizens Advice Bureaux and Home-start charities breach the additionality principle that prohibits the lottery from funding services that the government has a statutory responsibility to provide.


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