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.
The average salary of the chief executives of the UK’s top-100 charities is £166,048, exclusive new research by civilsociety.co.uk has shown.
Catholic Women’s Ordination has dropped its appeal to the Charity Tribunal against the Charity Commission’s refusal to grant it charitable status.
The Wiltshire Air Ambulance Appeal, which has always been under the control of the NHS-funded Great Western Ambulance Service, is to become a separate charity next month.
NCVO has set up a new group to lead an independent review of charity law, which will shadow the work of the government’s own review of the Charities Act 2006 due to start in November.
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Questions have again been raised about the independence of the New Schools Network, after a leaked email showed that civil servants had been pressured to fast-track a grant to the charity by government advisers.
The National Communities Resource Centre has received over half a million pounds from the Department for Communities and Local Government to provide training to tenants of social housing wishing to sit on tenant panels.
Labour MP and former Home Secretary David Blunkett has proposed a national nine-month volunteering programme for at least 20,000 young people in a bid to “change values and attitudes fundamentally” and prevent future riots.
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