18 Sep 2014
Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into the “squandering” by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund of millions of pounds of public money on “questionable projects” run by Big Society Network.
Participation can lead to stress, anxiety and burnout, and ultimately lead to non-participation in the long-term, warns NCVO’s recently released Pathways Through Participation report.
A new grantmaking charity with start-up funds of £13m has launched this month – Alcohol Research UK is taking over the work of the Alcohol Education & Research Council, a former quango which is set to be dissolved as part of the Public Bodies Bill.
If female leaders are too modest to identify themselves how will we ever get more women into top jobs? Celina Ribeiro says top women in charities need to stand up, literally.
Has society stooped so low that it accepts messages making light of domestic abuse from its high-street retailers? Thankfully not, says Niki May Young, because of the charities that protect our standards.
Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.
The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has appointed the Scottish government's head of public service reform and efficiency to take over from Jane Ryder as chief executive upon her departure in October.
Concerns were raised at the NCVO riots summit that solutions the voluntary sector will put forward to prevent future riots, could be interpreted as opportunism, and an inevitable ask for more cash.
NCVO and Acevo have launched their first-ever joint conference, just weeks after announcing that they are moving in together.
An interim service to support voluntary and community organisations in Harrow, north London, will be launched next week, following the closure of Harrow Association of Voluntary Services in the spring.
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