CSV changes name to Volunteering Matters
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CSV changes name to Volunteering Matters

27 Apr 2015 | Kirsty Weakley

Community Service Volunteers has changed its name to Volunteering Matters and is placing more emphasis on its policy work as well as hoping to reach new audiences.

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Boris Johnson appoints former Evening Standard editor as volunteering adviser

Veronica Wadley, former editor of the London Evening Standard, starts her new £95,000-a-year role as a senior adviser on volunteering and charities & sponsorship to Mayor of London Boris Johnson today.  

Mental health charities pen letter urging MPs to scrap ‘unfair’ laws

Rethink Mental Illness and Mind have collaborated with the Royal College of Psychiatrists to try to persuade MPs to back the Mental Health (Discrimination) Bill and scrap ‘outdated’ laws.

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The Charity Commission is looking into claims made by Lord Alton of Liverpool that a UK charity has been involved in funding Boko Haram, an African militant Islamist group with reportedly close links to al-Qaeda.

David Robb, chief executive of OSCR

OSCR will review the charitable status of 40 fee-charging schools in Scotland over the next two years, it has announced.

A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.

» Former Citizens Advice chief David Harker dies

William Shawcross, chair of the Charity Commission

William Shawcross has suggested that he will address perceptions that the Charity Commission is seen as ‘anti-Christian’, as he is approved as its new chair by the Public Administration Select Committee today. 

No such thing as the Big Society? Not according to media mentions, anyway

After the Conservatives lauded the creation of a ‘Big Society’ as one of the goals of their government at the beginning of their term, the phrase itself has all but fallen off the media’s radar, according to exclusive data on media reportage of ‘Big Society’.

Lord Adebowale, chief executive, Turning Point

Health and social care charity Turning Point grew its income by almost 5 per cent and added 182 more staff to its roster during the year to 31 March 2012.


Martin Houghton-Brown, cheif executive, Depaul UK

Youth homelessness charity Depaul UK has announced the appointment of Missing People chief executive Martin Houghton-Brown as its new leader.

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