18 Sep 2014
The panel appointed to review the state of the voluntary sector’s independence has brushed off criticism that it is not up to the job because it is not sufficiently independent itself.
The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator is considering employing public relations experts to raise its own profile in a bid to improve public trust and confidence in the sector, it has advised.
Music charity Rhythmix is seeking legal counsel as a new girl band competing on ITV reality TV show The X Factor is using the same name.
Olympic legacy project somewhereto_ , which gives 16 to 25-year-olds access to unused spaces in order to explore their talents, has gained Prime Ministerial support, being given the keys to 10 Downing Street to record a promotional film.
Think tanks should be required by law to list all their donors and the amount of their donations, every year. We would probably find that, indirectly, they are as heavily funded by government as charities but with a lot less value to society.
The sector independence inquiry launched by the Baring Foundation is deeply flawed and will be a wasted opportunity unless its terms and methodology are completely revised, according to one of the responses to the inquiry consultation.
OSCR has successfully challenged a Freedom of Information request from Dunnet Head Education Trust to see letters from people complaining about its plans to reorganise the charity.
The Council of the European Union has released a report into the role of voluntary activities in social policy, concluding that “volunteering activities can not replace the overall responsibility of the state to ensure and provide economic, social and cultural rights”.
A coalition of charities are hosting a free conference this month on the future of the benevolent sector, which will look at the challenges for the sector, explore public benefit and discuss opportunities for more collaboration.
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