7 Jul 2015
Our weekly round-up of outlandish and interesting information collected
from the corners of the charity sector.
Val Austin, the former Charity Business director, is to leave the benevolent fund where she has been general manager for a year and a half.
Organisations involved in delivering aid and development overseas appear to be holding their ground in the fragile economic climate, while arts and culture groups are struggling, according to the annual ranking reshuffle of the UK’s largest 100 charities.
Two Royal Albert Hall trustees have been pocketing more than £100,000 a year from touting hundreds of concert and charity event tickets at vastly inflated prices, a national newspaper alleged today.
The Church of England has written to the Chancellor to request an exemption for places of worship in the extension of VAT to alterations in listed buildings, claiming the Budget measure could cost the Church up to £20m per year.
They need to look outside their own organisation and look at others who are doing similar work to see if they are doing it better or more efficiently. If they are, that doesn't mean they should immediately close or seek to merge but it does mean that something needs to change.
A CAF and NCVO-led campaign calling on the Chancellor to exempt charitable donations from a cap on personal tax reliefs has gained over 340 official supporters, including 171 organisations.
Platform 51, formerly the YWCA, is being forced to close three of its 15 centres in an attempt to tackle its persistent budget deficit.
After seven years of failed funding bids, the deprived Welsh ex-mining community of Glyncoch has finally raised £792,000 to build a community centre, utilising a crowd-funding site for the final £40,000.
The Department of Health has awarded £56,500 to a non-profit commissioning support body set up by three charities, to enable it to help other healthcare charities become commissioning support organisations themselves.
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