The meeting was held at 10 Downing Street

PTA-UK: Big Society Network chief was confident of funding 3

28 Jul 2014 | Tania Mason

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”.


PTA-UK: Big Society Network chief was confident of funding

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Martin Sime, SCVO chief executive

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is urging the Scottish Government and Parliament to embrace an agenda of preventing social problems from occurring rather than trying to fix them once they’ve happened.

'You can't kill a chair, it's an inanimate object'

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Ian Theodoreson, CFDG chair

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.

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