10 Mar 2014
An NCVO programme to encourage volunteering in care homes has launched this month and will see people recruited from local volunteer centres to support older people in both residential and nursing care homes.
A former chair of the Ethnic Minority Foundation (EMF) has been accused of misappropriating £625,000 of the charity’s money.
More sector commentators have come out in defence of the Charity Commission in the wake of the National Audit Office report, with Directory of Social Change CEO Debra Allcock-Tyler saying the report is “fundamentally flawed”.
The damage to fundraising caused by the Daily Telegraph's stories on charity salaries was highlighted yesterday by Martyn Lewis, chair of NCVO, who said five British Red Cross donors withdrew their standing orders as a result.
I'm sorry that some MPs feel that being contacted by their constituents about issues, which those individuals obviously consider to be important, is a distraction from their work. But that's kind of what WE pay them (handsomely) for.
Minister for civil society Nick Hurd has today launched a consultation on strengthening the powers of the Charity Commission in the wake of a damning government report on the regulator.
Sector bodies have voiced cautious support for the Charity Commission following today’s damning National Audit Office report into the regulator’s effectiveness, with NCVO calling for a progress report in 2015.
The National Audit Office has concluded that the Charity Commission is too passive, is not adequately meeting its statutory objectives, and is not delivering value for money.
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