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

Cabinet Office overruled own grants panel to fund Big Society Network charity 2

21 Jul 2014 | Finance | Tania Mason

The Cabinet Office vetoed its own appointed grantmaking advisory panel in order to make a £300,000 grant to Big Society Network’s charity, the National Audit Office revealed today.


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

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Martin Brookes. Image courtesy of Matt Clayton, PHF

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