18 Sep 2014
The Charity Commission is meeting with the trustees of Society Network Foundation this week in an attempt to gather more information for its investigation into apparent misuse of a restricted government grant and payments to its chair and staff.
Following the recent resignation of Oxfam's Haiti director following staff misconduct, Andrew Chaggar discusses standards and accountability for international aid organisations.
The Charity Commission will expect all charities to become part of a voluntary sector umbrella body, and has mooted highlighting on the Commission website the memberships that charities hold.
The Charity Commission has insisted it will continue to prioritise the most serious risk to the sector and its reputation, despite its funding constraints.
My feelings about Mr Hurd precisely, and thank you, Gareth Thomas, for hanging onto this like a terrier with a weasel. The money needs to be paid back and heads should roll.
Some 337 serious incidents concerning vulnerable beneficiaries were reported to the Charity Commission last year, while the total number of serious incidents being notified has nearly doubled for the second year running.
Locality has selected a second tranche of organisations to host the £15m government programme, which will recruit and train 5,000 community organisers over the next four years.
An online school for volunteers and organisations for volunteers has been set up by a group of European voluntary organisations.
The concept of ‘voluntary sector funding’ from government could disappear as the new open public services agenda takes hold, a submission to the Independence Panel suggests.
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