CFG board was in the dark about reserves drop
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27 Oct 2014 | Tania Mason

CFG's trustees did not become aware that its reserves had plunged by nearly three-quarters until two months after the end of the financial year, Civil Society News has learned.
 

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Regulator examines 86 charities ‘at risk’ of funding Isis fighters

The Charity Commission confirmed today that a total of 86 charities are under scrutiny amid concerns that British aid organisations are funding Isis fighters in Syria. The separate cases include 37 organisations working to help victims of the crisis in Syria.

Commission unfairly targets Muslim charities, says think tank

A new report by a think tank set up to “foster social cohesion in relation to Muslims in Britain” accuses the Charity Commission of being biased against Muslim charities despite having no evidence that they are inhabited by extremists.

 

RNIB chief executive criticises ‘arrogance’ of MPs who think charities must learn from private sector

Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB, yesterday said she had a “struggle with the arrogance” of politicians, including the minister for civil society, who believe charities must learn from private companies.

BeatBullying narrowly missed out £2.3m funding in the lead up to its collapse

BeatBullying was forced into administration after bids to secure £1.2m from the Department of Health and £1.1m from the European Commission failed, trustees revealed in a document handed to creditors today.

The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.

» Public service contract culture undermines volunteers, new report claims

Dan Corry, CEO of NPC

Setting up a charity without checking what other charitable provision already exists is “verging on the immoral”, NPC chief executive Dan Corry will tell a conference at Cass Business School today.

William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission. Image courtesy Fergus Burnett

Failings in charity governance often occur because boards become over-reliant on the chief executive or a single trustee, the ICAEW’s latest review project has found.


BeatBullying in talks to rescue part of the charity

The BeatBullying Group has delayed appointing an administrator as trustees are in discussions with organisations interested in buying part of the charity’s operations.

Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has set up a “rapid response case handling system” to follow up on concerns reported to it about charities’ campaigning activities, it announced today.

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