13 Mar 2014
Groundwork has today announced that Graham Duxbury, currently its development director, is to become its new chief executive, replacing Sir Tony Hawkhead.
One of the biggest challenges to successfully creating the Big Society is the difficulty in getting small groups of people to work together effectively, according to RSA chief executive Matthew Taylor.
Social action motivated by anger towards government, such as the recent student demonstrations against tuition fees, should be part of the Big Society debate, says the Third Sector Research Centre in a new report on ‘below the radar’ examples of community groups.
Homelessness charity, the 700 Club, is facing a bill of up to £250,000 after an employment tribunal ruled that it must adhere to Tupe regulations after beating the Salvation Army in a tender bid to provide beds in Darlington.
The majority of young people have never heard of the Big Society, according to new research from youth volunteering charity v.
One thing we really do need is leadership in the Charity Commission that is truly and transparently independent from the party in power.
Putting governance models into context Governance models will help charities to implement the new edition of the sector’s Good Governance Code, says Frank Learner.
Sir Stephen Bubb, chief executive of Acevo, will ask Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude and civil society minister Nick Hurd to deny press reports that the job of Dame Suzi Leather, chair of the Charity Commission, is under threat.
Sixteen of the most troubled communities in the UK are soon to be piloting the Your Square Mile initiative devised by the Big Society Network, the Network’s founder Paul Twivy announced this week.
Big Society tsar Lord Wei plans to stop working overtime for the government as the Big Society policy has developed past its early stages, says a Cabinet Office spokesman.
25 Mar 2014
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