Spectator magazine attacks Kids Company as ‘a drain on donations’

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12 Feb 2015 | David Ainsworth

The Spectator magazine has published an attack on the activities of Kids Company, saying that it is “a drain on donations that might otherwise go to better causes” and calling for a review of its activities.


Spectator magazine attacks Kids Company as ‘a drain on donations’

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NCVO: some recommendations in draft Charities Bill would have given Commission ‘too much power’

Elizabeth Chamberlain, policy manager at NCVO, has called the proposals from the parliamentary committee on the draft charities bill “sensible” and “balanced” and commended them for guarding against “inappropriate use of powers” by the Charity Commission.

OSCR to publish annual reports and accounts on its website

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has confirmed it will publish the annual reports and accounts of charities with incomes over £25,000 on its website, and says it intends to have the facility available by the end of this year.

Will Greenwood will host The Charity Awards 2015 on 18 June

World Cup-winning rugby player Will Greenwood has been confirmed as the host of this year’s Charity Awards.

International aid charities need protection from anti-terror laws, says parliamentary committee

Humanitarian charities need greater protection from anti-terror legislation when working in conflict zones, a parliamentary committee reviewing charity law has said today.

Charity Finance was (and is) a truly proper read for anyone working in this industry. It was like Daniel himself - decent, informative, full of integrity and with a sprinkling of humour to lighten the load.

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Khalsa Missionary Society

The Charity Commission has suspended a trustee and opened a statutory inquiry to investigate "improper" activity at Sikh charity The Khalsa Missionary Society.

Trustee to be removed from Northern Ireland police charity by CCNI

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has said it plans to remove a trustee from the Disabled Police Officers’ Association of Northern Ireland (DPOANI) following a statutory inquiry into its finances.

Many charity applications in Northern Ireland have been of a low standard, says regulator

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has said the registration of charities has been slower, and the quality of applications lower, than it had expected, with three applications rejected so far.


Civil Society News is republishing this article from 13 June 2014 in tribute to Daniel Phelan.

A coterie of Charity Awards judges past and present, along with past winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award, paid a special tribute to Charity Awards founder Daniel Phelan last night, as the event celebrated its 15th year.

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