Charities brief and Rob Wilson move to DCMS in reshuffle

Charities brief and Rob Wilson move to DCMS in reshuffle

18 Jul 2016 | Kirsty Weakley

The civil society brief and Rob Wilson have moved from the Cabinet Office to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.


Charities brief and Rob Wilson move to DCMS in reshuffle

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Government allocates £1.7m to charity leadership programme

The OCS will provide £1.7m over four years and work with a group of charitable funders to generate match-funding for a programme to boost governance and leadership skills within the voluntary sector.

Brexit shows charities 'risk being seen as part of an out-of-touch metropolitan elite', says Karl Wilding

The result of the EU Referendum shows that the sector risks being seen as part of the “London Metropolitan elite” by those it is supposed to represent, the Institute of Fundraising Convention was warned yesterday.

Charity donors face being named and made to pay by courts, following judicial review changes

Charities which bring judicial reviews could be forced to name supporters, who could then end up being hit with substantial costs, according to proposals outlined by government last week.

A quarter of households unaware services they use are provided by charities

Almost a quarter of people are not aware that services they had used were run by charities, research by the Charities Aid Foundation has revealed.

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.

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 Local Charities Day announced to celebrate role of community charities

The government has announced plans to hold a Local Charities Day to celebrate small community-based charities.

Bubb launches Charity Futures Programme

Sir Stephen Bubb officially launched the Charity Futures Programme at an event at the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

Department for Culture Media and Sport (copyright: Fergus Burnett)

The Office for Civil Society, and its responsibilities including social investment, have been transferred from the Cabinet Office to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, it was confirmed this afternoon.

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