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.
CFDG trustees yesterday voted in Ian Theodoreson as the group’s new chair, succeeding Charles Nall who had served in the role for the last four years.
The Community Development Finance Association has appointed Jonathan Diggines, chief executive of SME venture capitalists EV Group, as its chair.
Kevin Curley, outgoing chief executive of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action, has congratulated the government on the addition of a new social value annex to its major policy publication, the Green Book.
Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.
VSO is cutting admin costs by a third, swallowing a 12 per cent drop in its core DfID grant over the next three years, yet still aiming for expansion. Tania Mason explains how.
Maeve Sherlock, a former chair of the Charity Awards judging panel, is to be part of the government panel set up to talk to communities affected by the riots in August.
The Consumer Credit Counselling Service has built its own partnership team to increase its level of collaboration with other charities.
Paul Boissier, chief executive of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, has told the Times newspaper that David Cameron’s Big Society agenda has contributed no added value to the voluntary sector, repeating his criticisms of the Big Society in this month’s Charity Finance’s Chief Executives Survey.
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