Charlotte Hill, Step Up to Serve

Charity leaders call for flexibility over three days paid volunteering leave

9 Oct 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Charlotte Hill, chief executive of Step Up to Serve, and Julie Bentley chief executive of Girlguiding UK urged the government to make its plans for three days paid volunteering leave flexible, at a fringe event held at the Conservative Party Conference.


Charity leaders call for flexibility over three days paid volunteering leave

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Alison Hopkinson to replace Bob Humphreys as FD of Oxfam

Alison Hopkinson, currently the finance and IT director at Tearfund, will replace Bob Humphreys as the finance director of Oxfam, it was announced today.

Caroline Dinenage, MP

A Conservative MP criticised her government's flagship youth volunteering scheme for not doing enough for poorer areas during a speech at her party's conference earlier this week.

Scouts Association

The Scout Association has launched a campaign to encourage half a million scouts to provide more volunteering services to other charities.

Government contracts should prevent charities from campaigning, Tory conference told

Government departments should place clauses in all charity contracts preventing organisations from using public money to campaign, the Conservative Party Conference heard yesterday.

Charities already register with the Charity Commission; the FRSB costs money that many small charities, doing God's and often the government's work, can ill afford; Olive Cooke did not kill herself over charity solicitations.

» Peers propose that all fundraising charities must register with the FRSB

The Conservatives have proved themselves a 'foe' of Muslim charities, event hears

The Conservative Party has proved itself a "foe" of Muslim charities after denying them a platform to speak at its conference, Sir Stephen Bubb of Acevo said yesterday.

Involve Yorkshire and Humber to close due to lack of funding

Voluntary sector support body Involve Yorkshire and Humber is to close at the end of next month, resulting in the loss of five jobs.

Stuart Etherington

There are too many infrastructure organisations in the UK and many need to "shrink, merge or close", NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington said yesterday. 

Government misses minimum recruitment target for National Citizen Service despite £130m spend

The Office for Civil Society failed to hit its minimum recruitment targets for the most recent round of the National Citizen Service despite spending £130m on it in the most recent financial year, government figures show.

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