Conservative party members in the charity sector 'face prejudice if they reveal their allegiance'

Conservative party members in the charity sector 'face prejudice if they reveal their allegiance' 1

1 Oct 2014 | David Ainsworth

Conservatives working in the voluntary sector are reluctant to admit to party membership because they believe they will face discrimination, Conservative MP Penny Mordaunt said yesterday at her party's conference.


Conservative party members in the charity sector 'face prejudice if they reveal their allegiance'

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Funding cuts force Cumbria CVS out of three of its buildings

Cumbria CVS will move out of three of its five buildings as it restructures the organisation following a reduction in its grant funding of £400,000.


Val Austin, the former Charity Business director, is to leave the benevolent fund where she has been general manager for a year and a half.

Five new entrants join Charity 100 Index this year

Organisations involved in delivering aid and development overseas appear to be holding their ground in the fragile economic climate, while arts and culture groups are struggling, according to the annual ranking reshuffle of the UK’s largest 100 charities.

Royal Albert Hall trustees accused of 'earning £100k annually selling on concert tickets'

Two Royal Albert Hall trustees have been pocketing more than £100,000 a year from touting hundreds of concert and charity event tickets at vastly inflated prices, a national newspaper alleged today.

With comments like those, maybe he should resign.

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York Minster

The Church of England has written to the Chancellor to request an exemption for places of worship in the extension of VAT to alterations in listed buildings, claiming the Budget measure could cost the Church up to £20m per year.

'Give it back George' gift aid campaign gains momentum

A CAF and NCVO-led campaign calling on the Chancellor to exempt charitable donations from a cap on personal tax reliefs has gained over 340 official supporters, including 171 organisations.

Lack of funding forces closure of former YWCA branches

Platform 51, formerly the YWCA, is being forced to close three of its 15 centres in an attempt to tackle its persistent budget deficit.

Welsh town celebrates community centre crowd-funding success

After seven years of failed funding bids, the deprived Welsh ex-mining community of Glyncoch has finally raised £792,000 to build a community centre, utilising a crowd-funding site for the final £40,000.

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