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The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into grant-giver the Catalyst Trust over concerns about more than £60,000 of “unexplained transactions” and whether the charity has been used for private benefits.
Half a million people who volunteer in their local community should be given council tax rebates, the Local Government Association has recommended.
Two trustees of an organisation intended to channel funds to veterinary charity the PDSA spent part of the money on fees for their own professional services, according to a Charity Commission inquiry report published yesterday.
The trustees of a Jehovah’s Witness congregation accused of letting a convicted paedophile question his victims have requested a review of the Charity Commission’s decision to open a statutory inquiry into the charity.
PTA-UK has revealed that it turned down an invitation from Big Society Network to be a partner in its ill-fated Social Action Fund bid because BSN had intimated, at a meeting at 10 Downing Street, that its grant was “virtually guaranteed”, which PTA-UK thought seemed like “a fix”.
I left fundraising after 15 years, and an obsession with outcome measuring above and beyond the immediate impact (oh, and one with "sustainability") played a large part.
A company owned by the chair of Big Society Network donated services totalling more than £54,000 to the Conservative Party just before and after the last election.
The Department for Communities and Local Government seconded five civil servants to Big Society Network when it was being set up, at a total cost of around £25,000.
The Charity Commission has rewritten its operational compliance report on the case of Southwark Muslim Women’s Association after governance experts pointed out that its advice on chief executives’ attendance at trustee board meetings was contrary to good practice.
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