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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Cabinet Office overruled own grants panel to fund Big Society Network charity

The Cabinet Office vetoed its own appointed grantmaking advisory panel in order to make a £300,000 grant to Big Society Network’s charity, the National Audit Office revealed today.

Big Lottery Fund opens £630,000 programme to prepare sector for European funding opportunities

Voluntary sector organisations in England have been invited to apply for a share of £630,000 of funding from the Big Lottery Fund to help develop their bids for the European Social Fund.

Donations surge to MH17 victim's charity appeal

Donations to a charity helping disadvantaged children in Nepal have increased following the death of one of its fundraisers who was a passenger on flight MH17.

New law in Jersey will establish charity register

Politicians have voted in a new law which will change the way charities are regulated in Jersey.

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.

» Children in Need 2013 raises record-breaking £50m

Martin Brookes. Image courtesy of Matt Clayton, PHF

Martin Brookes has left his post as director of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation “by mutual agreement” after 13 months in the job.


The FRSB needs to innovate, self-regulation review recommends

The Fundraising Standards Board “needs to consider more innovative approaches” to its self-regulatory role, the review of fundraising self-regulation has recommended.

PFRA could become part of the IoF, review of self-regulation recommends

In future the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association could be run as an arm of the Institute of Fundraising, the long-awaited review of fundraising self-regulation has recommended.

Macmillan holds onto top spot in charity brand index mid-year ranking

Macmillan Cancer Support has topped the mid-year rankings for YouGov’s charity brand index, which measures people’s perceptions of charities throughout the year, but the ‘buzz’ scores for the top four charities are slightly lower than their average for 2013.

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Charity Commission opens inquiry into Families Against Neuroblastoma

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