Women’s Resource Centre website hacked by Islamic terrorism supporters
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Women’s Resource Centre website hacked by Islamic terrorism supporters

30 Jan 2015 | Alice Sharman

The website of the Women’s Resource Centre has been hacked by a pro-Isis group and its homepage replaced with the message “I love isis and Jihad”.

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Nesta launches £200,000 Giving Challenge grants

Nesta and the Cabinet Office are seeking ideas to tackle isolation in old age and reduce waste through volunteering and giving, with winning projects being awarded £50,000.

Camila Batmanghelidjh, founder, Kids Company

Kids Company, which supports 17,000 young people in London every year, has launched an urgent appeal for funding to expand, in the face of research which shows that up to one million children could be living in vulnerable families in the UK by 2015.

House of Lords

Four of the UK’s most venerated scientific institutions have waded in to the debate on House of Lords reform, calling for the newly-constituted chamber to include members appointed for their skills and expertise in medicine, engineering and other sciences.

Camden, copyright Mark Hillary

Camden Council has implemented an 'equality taskforce' following research conducted in collaboration with the Young Foundation providing insight into how cuts are affecting vulnerable people in the borough.

Interesting to note that around 30,000 more people volunteered in the sector, but is this 'real volunteers' or did they have to 'volunteer' to keep food on the plate!

» Charity sector workforce grows by almost 30,000

David Emerson, CEO, ACF

The Association of Charitable Foundations and Community Foundation Network are no further forward in their considerations of a potential merger, and will not make a decision until later this year.


Dr Liam Fox MP

Stephen Newton, the blogger whose complaint to the Charity Commission led to the closure of Atlantic Bridge, the charity founded by Dr Liam Fox MP, has described the Commission’s decision not to recover funds from the trustees as a political one.

Northern Ireland to pilot shorter National Citizen Service in the autumn

The Cabinet Office has announced that the pilot for a shorter National Citizen Service will take place in Northern Ireland this autumn.

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The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has approved the plans laid out by one of Scotland's largest charities to reorganise its board, despite receiving 68 objections to the proposals.

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