18 Sep 2014
The Department for Communities and Local Government seconded five civil servants to Big Society Network when it was being set up, at a total cost of around £25,000.
The Charity Commission has rewritten its operational compliance report on the case of Southwark Muslim Women’s Association after governance experts pointed out that its advice on chief executives’ attendance at trustee board meetings was contrary to good practice.
The new £40m Sustainability Fund ought to allocate some money to expert intermediaries so they can helpfrontline charities to secure their future, says Amanda Tincknell.
Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.
To mark 100 days since 223 Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram, ActionAid has carried out fresh interviews with their relatives and campaigners to urge the government to do more to rescue the girls.
The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has launched an inquiry into society lotteries that will include looking into relaxing restrictions on the market.
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.