29 Oct 2013
The Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations has criticised the Scottish regulator, OSCR, for stepping “outside its regulatory remit” in draft guidance produced for charities on the Scottish independence referendum.
nfpSynergy will pay staff to watch the World Cup in an act of satire against what it calls the “over-estimation” of volunteering figures in England and Wales, based on the government’s lax volunteering definitions.
The Charity Awards 2010 have arrived. Tomorrow, ten new charities will be recognised for their accomplishments and achievements in the sector.
The University of Portsmouth Students’ Union has already secured a £15,000 grant since becoming the first student union in the country to register as a charity with the Charity Commission last week.
Some 68 per cent of voluntary organisations in London say their workload has increased as a direct result of the recession, according to a study by London Voluntary Service Council.
These enormous sums, apparent lack of process or control, the impression of pals lining each others' pockets, and dissemblance (at best) combine to look more than scandalous.
The Charity Commission has advised that it has not yet been consulted by the government on possible changes to the public benefit clause for independent schools, despite education minister Michael Gove’s assertion last year that the Conservatives would enter immediate talks to soften the rules if they got into power.
Peter Wheeler has been named as chair of New Philanthropy Capital’s board of trustees.
An independent watchdog for international development will soon be monitoring the results and impact of British overseas aid programmes, following the first major speech by the new international development secretary today.
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