Lisa Nandy, shadow minister for civil society
News

Nandy demands PM inquiry into Big Society Network grants

24 Jul 2014 | Tania Mason

Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into the “squandering” by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund of millions of pounds of public money on “questionable projects” run by Big Society Network.



Share

Nandy demands PM inquiry into Big Society Network grants

« First | previous | Displaying 1657 to 1664 (of 3024) | next | last »

Julius Caesar, former Emperor of Rome

Martyn Lewis, chair of NCVO, has criticised the Public Administration Select Committee for using the phrase ‘Tesco charity’ in its new report on the Big Society, saying it is a misplaced way to describe the larger end of the sector.

Gambling charities solve dispute by merging

The charity that raises money from the gambling industry to fund research and treatment into problem gambling is to merge with the charity that distributes the funds.

Leadership Commission calls on funders to explicitly value leadership

The Leadership 20:20 Commission has called on funders and commissioners to include management and leadership development components in funding agreements.

Civil society leaders feel vindicated by MPs' criticisms of the Big Society

Charity sector leaders have welcomed MPs' recognition of the problems with the Big Society agenda, stating they are largely concerns that they have raised themselves.

Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.

» Cabinet Office overruled own grants panel to fund Big Society Network charity

Give the sector back its irrecoverable VAT, says select committee

If the government is serious about getting charities to help create the Big Society, it should give the sector back its irrecoverable VAT, an influential committee of MPs has recommended today.

OSCR logo

Around a fifth of all new charities in Scotland are now applying to be registered as Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations.


Rosie Chapman, former director of policy and effectiveness at the Charity Commission

The former policy chief of the Charity Commission has declared her opinion that requiring charities to fund the work of the Charity Commission is not a viable option.



Stephen Hammersley, chief executive, CFN on the One Show

The Community Foundation Network, architect of the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund, featured on BBC's The One Show last night discussing its latest scheme to provide additional funds for elderly people struggling to afford to meet the cost of winter.

« First | previous | Displaying 1657 to 1664 (of 3024) | next | last »

Directory

Search the Directory

 

The Civil Society Directory is a comprehensive and effective resource for finding organisations and people in the sector.

Free eNews

Nandy demands PM inquiry into Big Society Network grants

24 Jul 2014

Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into...

Nesta: ‘We were not forced to fund Big Society Network’

24 Jul 2014

Nesta has denied a claim by a former board member that it was “forced” to provide start-up funding...

Barnardo's launches retail gift aid appeal

23 Jul 2014

Barnardo’s has launched an appeal to raise awareness of retail gift aid and the extra £6.5m that could...

Nandy demands PM inquiry into Big Society Network grants

24 Jul 2014

Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into...

Unicef raises £3.1m from Commonwealth Games opening ceremony appeal

24 Jul 2014

Unicef raised £3.1m through text and online donations from UK viewers watching the Commonwealth Games’...

People think charities spend just two-fifths of their income on 'the cause', research shows

24 Jul 2014

People think charities spend just 38 per cent of their income on ‘the cause’, but they believe organisations...

Greenpeace video removed from YouTube following copyright claim

14 Jul 2014

A campaign video by Greenpeace against Lego’s relationship with Shell has been subject to a copyright...

Oxfam advert removed after appearing before extremist videos

10 Jul 2014

Oxfam has removed one of its adverts from YouTube after it was shown on channels showing content from...

Data protection proposals 'potentially catastrophic' for fundraising

8 Jul 2014

EU data protection proposals could have a “potentially catastrophic” impact on charity fundraising,...

Join the discussion

Twitter
 
Training

Attending our one day courses is a highly effective way of ensuring new and existing trustees fully understand their role, responsibilities and liabilities.

>> Find out more <<