15 May 2014
A horse charity in Northern Ireland has said it may have to shut because of a massive bill it believes it is owed by Belfast City Council.
Catholic Care (Diocese of Leeds) has applied for leave to appeal the latest decision against it in the long-running case involving the Charity Commission’s refusal to allow it to prevent same-sex couples from using its adoption services.
As a grizzled cynic, Ian Allsop has been around long enough to have heard it all before.
Finding a fair way to report how much of each pound donated to charity is spent on the cause is the “holy grail of charity information” and a task the Charity Commission and the sector ought to attempt, Commission chair Dame Suzi Leather said yesterday.
The Charity Commission has convened a working group to examine whether it should be providing information to the public about how charities spend their income.
Think tanks should be required by law to list all their donors and the amount of their donations, every year. We would probably find that, indirectly, they are as heavily funded by government as charities but with a lot less value to society.
A new postgraduate degree in civil society has been launched by the sociology department at the University of Leicester.
More than 400 UK volunteering organisations have been nominated for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service this year.
Civil society was brought to the forefront of the political agenda yesterday as President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron announced a partnership to strengthen volunteering in the global fight against poverty.
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