Lisa Nandy: The lack of grant funding is squeezing innovation out of the sector
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7 Nov 2014 | David Ainsworth

The shadow minister for civil society tells David Ainsworth her priorities for the sector.

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Lisa Nandy: The lack of grant funding is squeezing innovation out of the sector

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Alice Maynard

Bringing a charity back from the brink of collapse is a tricky business – but for Alice Maynard, outgoing chair of Scope, the solution is as much about the human touch as it is about bottom-line financials. Emily Corfe speaks to her about how she did it.

Chris Mould: 'those in power are sidestepping their responsibility to vulnerable people'

The chair of the Trussell Trust talks about why government threatened to shut his charity down, and how sector independence is under threat.

Michael Norton, winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award at The Charity Awards 2014

The Charity Awards judges selected Michael Norton to receive the Outstanding Achievement Award in 2014. Tania Mason met the man whose fingerprints are all over civil society.


Tony Hawkhead: 'They have worked my socks off and yet I am feeling more excited than when I started'

Only a charity would ask its chief executive to sleep out on the streets for a night, in his first week on the job. But Sir Tony Hawkhead professed to be “more excited than when I started” when he spoke to Kirsty Weakley at the end of his first week at Action for Children.

Scope service user

Scope’s vision for the future is a society that treats disabled people no differently to those without disabilities. That’s why its CEO Richard Hawkes is convinced that closing nearly a third of its care homes is the right thing to do. By Tania Mason.



Huw Edwards, David Carrington, Andrew Hind

David Carrington’s 45-year contribution to the sector has stretched across funding, governance, impact, policy, social finance, and more.  Tania Mason met him.

William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission. Image by Fergus Burnett.

The new chair of the Charity Commission will have to work hard to demonstrate that he is sufficiently independent of the government, says Tania Mason.


Directing goods to charities

Since the Prince of Wales founded In Kind Direct in 1996, it has redistributed over £130m in value of goods to charities across the UK. Vibeka Mair meets its chief executive Robin Boles.

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The Barrow Cadbury Trust works to achieve social justice and bring about change. Sara Llewellin, the trust’s...

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Data protection - threats to charities

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Mairead O'Reilly highlights some recent cases to explain why data protection is an increasingly important...

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