William Castelll, chair, Wellcome Trust

Wellcome Trust's investment portfolio reaches £18bn

19 Dec 2014 | Finance | Kirsty Weakley

The Wellcome Trust has posted a 15.4 per cent return on its investment portfolio, earning £2.5bn for the year to 30 September 2014.


Wellcome Trust's investment portfolio reaches £18bn

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Marie Curie drops the words 'Cancer Care' from name

Marie Curie has dropped the words ‘Cancer Care’ from its name in the lead-up to a rebrand of the care charity.

Bates Wells Braithwaite to launch Stephen Lloyd Awards in memory of former partner

The law firm Bates Wells Braithwaite is to launch an award in memory of Stephen Lloyd, its former senior partner who died in a holiday boating accident in August.

Alzheimer’s Society income up £12m

The Alzheimer’s Society has seen its income increase by 17 per cent, from £70.8m in 2013 to £82.6m in 2014, according to its recently published accounts for the year ending 31 March 2014.

European fundraising associations to lobby MEPs over EU data protection proposals

The Institute of Fundraising has met with fundraising associations across Europe to discuss how to lobby against proposed EU data protection legislation that could damage fundraising.

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

Bernard Hogan-Howe. Credit: Policy Exchange

One of Britain’s most senior police officers warned yesterday that charity donation boxes could be used to fund terrorist groups. 

RNIB chief executive criticises ‘arrogance’ of MPs who think charities must learn from private sector

Lesley-Anne Alexander, chief executive of RNIB, yesterday said she had a “struggle with the arrogance” of politicians, including the minister for civil society, who believe charities must learn from private companies.

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Don't lecture us on impact when government has failed to measure its own, Wilson told

The minister for civil society was criticised yesterday for telling charities to measure their impact when the government had failed to take into account the impact of cuts to legal aid funding.

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