David Archer, ActionAid's director of programmes
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ActionAid reinforces support for DfID despite criticism from its programmes director

27 Sep 2016 | Tania Mason

ActionAid has distanced itself from a warning made by its director of programmes that NGOs are reluctant to stand up to the Department for International Development, stressing that it welcomes the commitment to aid made by the new Secretary of State.


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ActionAid reinforces support for DfID despite criticism from its programmes director

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Saxton to publish strategy for raising public trust and confidence

Joe Saxton plans to use this afternoon’s public meeting of the Charity Commission to unveil a new strategy for boosting public trust and confidence in charities, as he says the Charity Commission itself does not appear to have one.


Charity Commission

Excepted charities which were hurrying to register with the Charity Commission by the looming deadline of 1 October, have now been given an extra 18 months to do so.




Barnaby Lenon, chairman of the Independent Schools Council

The Independent Schools Council has asked the Charity Commission to make a public declaration endorsing public schools as proper charities.


Serco wins big in National Citizen Service contracts

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Rolls Building, Royal Courts of Justice

Catholic Care’s latest appeal in its ongoing campaign to be allowed to prevent gay couples from using its adoption services, began before the Upper Tribunal today.

David Tyler (L), CEO of Community Matters and Joe Irvin (R), CEO of Navca

Ahead of the AGMs that will decide the fate of their organisations’ merger proposals, the leaders of Community Matters and Navca met with Niki May Young to explain how a merger would affect their membership, and why they won't be fighting to take the lead.

Model policy and procedures for dealing with under-performance and capability issues

Robert Eldridge provides a model policy for under-performance and capability issues.

Kevin Curley among new CFG trustees

CFG today announced the appointment of three new trustees: former CEO of Navca Kevin Curley; Nicki Deeson, head of finance at the Alzheimer’s Society and Uday Thakkar, managing director at Red Ochre.

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