You're not a charity if you’re funded by government, charity leader tells Tory Party Conference

You're not a charity if you’re funded by government, charity leader tells Tory Party Conference

6 Oct 2015 | Finance | Kirsty Weakley

Organisations which receive most of their money from public funds should not be called charities, Frances Crook, chief executive for the Howard League for Penal Reform, told the Conservative Party Conference this morning.


You're not a charity if you’re funded by government, charity leader tells Tory Party Conference

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Stuart Etherington

There are too many infrastructure organisations in the UK and many need to "shrink, merge or close", NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington said yesterday. 

George Osborne Credit: MH Holland

Sector leaders are urgently seeking clarification of the status of charitable business rate relief worth £1.7bn, after Chancellor George Osborne announced that control over rates would move to local councils.

Government misses minimum recruitment target for National Citizen Service despite £130m spend

The Office for Civil Society failed to hit its minimum recruitment targets for the most recent round of the National Citizen Service despite spending £130m on it in the most recent financial year, government figures show.

Partnership between Sky and World Wildlife Fund ends after raising over £9m

A partnership between World Wildlife Fund and Sky has ended after raising over £9m since 2009, with the charity saying it has safeguarded a billion trees in the Amazon in the process.

The challenge isn't with telephone fundraising, direct mail or 'chugging' per se. The challenge is treating donors as people worthy of respect.

» It's time to cut telephone fundraisers some slack

 Tory MP demands explanation from her party for cancelled Muslim charities event

A Conservative MP has attacked her own party’s decision to cancel a Muslim charities event at the last minute, and has demanded an explanation – but the party itself has still offered no reason, three days after the decision was taken.

Save the Children

Save the Children International has reported an income of £714m, making it one of the largest UK-based charities, according to its latest set of accounts.

Don't ask your supporters to give unless you're willing to do it yourself

If legacy fundraisers want supporters to leave gifts in their wills they should leave something in their own, says Michael Clark legacy and in-memory manager at Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Prince Charles speaking at the British Asian Trust annual dinner

Richard Hawkes, former chief executive of Scope, has landed a new job as chief executive of the British Asian Trust, one of Prince Charles' charities.

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