Commission investigates charity over concerns it was used for private benefit

Commission investigates charity over concerns it was used for private benefit

29 Jul 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into grant-giver the Catalyst Trust over concerns about more than £60,000 of “unexplained transactions” and whether the charity has been used for private benefits.


Commission investigates charity over concerns it was used for private benefit

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Charity merger saves adoption support services in West Midlands

One of the largest adoption support charities in the UK has subsumed a West Midlands adoption charity in order to save its services in the area.

Scope's new logo

Disability action charity Scope has revealed a user-led rebrand based on inspirational images submitted by its beneficiaries.

Metropolitan Police Wildlife Crime Unit rescued by charity

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has saved the Metropolitan Police Wildlife Crime Unit in a groundbreaking £100,000 funding agreement.

Date set for Stroud NHS dispute hearing

The legal hearing regarding the future of Gloucestershire's NHS services has been set for 8 February.

This was not a 'calculated risk', it was a BIG mess, BIG waste of money, BIG incompetence. £1m spent in 6 months and nothing to show for it.

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Labour hosts children's charities summit

The Labour Party is holding a summit today of charity and voluntary sector groups to discuss the impact of the current government’s policies on children’s charities and their services.

House of Lords

The Social Value Bill has edged closer to becoming law, after passing its second reading in the House of Lords.

RNIB launches legal action over accessibility of bmibaby website

The Royal National Institute of Blind People has entered legal proceedings against airline bmibaby for failing to make its website accessible to blind and partially-sighted people.

Lesley-Anne Alexander, chair of Acevo and CEO of RNIB

If women in the voluntary sector are to achieve equality of pay and opportunity, the debate needs to move on from the “old-fashioned bra-burning era” and focus on skills, according to Acevo chair Lesley-Anne Alexander.

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