Rob Wilson, minister for civil society
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Ministerial musings: Rob Wilson on the year ahead

14 Jan 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

In a wide-ranging interview yesterday Rob Wilson, minister for civil society, tells Kirsty Weakley what his expectations are for 2016.


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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.

David Tyler (L), CEO of Community Matters and Joe Irvin (R), CEO of Navca

Ahead of the AGMs that will decide the fate of their organisations’ merger proposals, the leaders of Community Matters and Navca met with Niki May Young to explain how a merger would affect their membership, and why they won't be fighting to take the lead.

Sally de la Bedoyere, chief executive, Public Fundraising Regulatory Association

Despite Lord Hodgson's hint that there are too many fundraising membership and regulatory bodies, the PFRA is not going anywhere. In fact, says its new CEO, its remit will only grow. Tania Mason reports.

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