13 Sep 2016
Charity Commission opens investigation into youth charity that ignored advice on conflicts of interest
The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a young people’s charity over concerns about conflicts of interest and about how it managed its property.
Acevo is struggling to put the Impact Coalition on a sustainable financial footing and is planning to review its patronage of the project.
Acevo has set up a trading company that is exploring the potential for selling market intelligence about charities to private companies wishing to target the sector.
Former Charity Commission chief executive Andrew Hind has sent a letter for publication to the Sunday Times defending Commission chair Dame Suzi Leather against what he calls “scurrilous briefings” against her in recent press coverage.
Liverpool, one of the government’s four Big Society ‘vanguard areas’, has withdrawn its support for the programme saying the government’s spending cuts make it impossible to continue.
They need to look outside their own organisation and look at others who are doing similar work to see if they are doing it better or more efficiently. If they are, that doesn't mean they should immediately close or seek to merge but it does mean that something needs to change.
Sixteen of the most troubled communities in the UK are soon to be piloting the Your Square Mile initiative devised by the Big Society Network, the Network’s founder Paul Twivy announced this week.
Big Society tsar Lord Wei plans to stop working overtime for the government as the Big Society policy has developed past its early stages, says a Cabinet Office spokesman.
Youth Action Network looks set to be the first casualty of the Office for Civil Society’s cuts to its strategic partner programme.
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