Sector 'extraordinarily disconnected' from public, CFG chair says
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15 Apr 2014 | David Ainsworth

Charities are becoming “extraordinarily disconnected” from donors and supporters who do not understand the work they do, Ian Theodoreson, chair of the Charity Finance Group and chief financial officer of the Church of England, said last week.

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The Big Lottery Fund has funded twice as many £1m projects helping older people deal with transitions after being overwhelmed by the quality of pilot projects.

Dawn Austwick, chief executive of the Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund is embarking on a strategic review that will underpin its direction and priorities for the next three to six years.


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

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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.

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.

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