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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.



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David Bernstein, chair of the British Red Cross from January 2014

The British Red Cross has appointed a former Football Association chair, David Bernstein, to lead its board of trustees.


Andy Gregg may have singlehandedly begun the process of making the term 'chairman' obsolete

If the word 'chairman' eventually falls out of use in the City of London in favour of the gender-neutral 'chair', then we can thank - or pin the blame on, depending on your point of view - charity CEO Andy Gregg.

Chair of the Association of Chairs, John Gladwin

A new organisation was launched last night to champion the role of trustee board chairs and help build their effectiveness.

Ilse Howling, chair of Unicef UK

Unicef has appointed its first female chair as TV executive Ilse Howling takes over from David Stanton.

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

John Stewart, chair, Guide Dogs for the Blind

John Stewart, chairman of Legal & General, has been appointed the new chairman of Guide Dogs from today.

Jacqueline Davies, chair, Stonewall

Jacqueline Davies succeeds David Isaac as chair of gay and bisexual campaigning charity Stonewall, following her elected appointment on Tuesday night.

Lance Armstrong, disgraced cycling champion, courtesy Elizabeth Kreutz

Lance Armstrong has stepped down as chairman of the Livestrong Foundation, the charity he set up to campaign for cancer sufferers internationally, following his involvement in a doping scandal in his cycling career.

Support group launched for charity chairs

A new support group for charity chairs was launched in London this week at a meeting hosted in the Charity Commission’s offices at Millbank. 

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