Rob Wilson MP is new minister for civil society
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New minister says a few words at Tory Conference

30 Sep 2014 | David Ainsworth

The charity sector is "enormously important to the Prime Minister" personally, the new minister for civil society Rob Wilson told an audience of charity leaders at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday.

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Children's bereavement charity grieves as spending cuts sink Noah's Ark Trust

A desperate appeal to save children's bereavement charity, Noah's Ark Trust, has failed leaving 14 staff out of work and 900 bereaved children without the support network.

CEBF establishes advisory council

The Charity Employees Benevolent Fund has established an advisory council to raise the profile of the fund.

Orange Rockcorps to host National Citizen Service graduation party

Around 600 young people who took part in the government’s National Citizen Service six-week programme this year, will tonight attend a graduation party hosted by volunteering charity Orange RockCorps at the O2 Islington Academy.

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Look around the table at the board meetings of many charities, and one familiar element will stare back at you; experience. Experience often comes hand-in-hand with age, but not necessarily.

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Trustee of St Paul's asks Occupy protestors to leave

The Right Reverend Graeme Knowles, a trustee of the St Paul’s Cathedral Foundation, has asked the Occupy the London Stock Exchange protestors, who have been camping outside the Cathedral for the past 16 days, to “withdraw peacefully”.

Stephen Lloyd, senior partner, Bates Wells & Braithwaite

The long-term effect of the Upper Tribunal’s judgment on public benefit and independent schools will be a “shrunken and cautious Charity Commission”, according to charity lawyer Stephen Lloyd.



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