18 Sep 2014
Society Network Foundation, the charitable parent of Big Society Network, has applied to Companies House to be struck off the register of UK companies.
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.
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.
Nesta has denied a claim by a former board member that it was “forced” to provide start-up funding to Big Society Network.
Has the taxpayer gained? I don't think so - the small savings to the Treasury (after the redundancy costs) are far outweighed by the damaging consequences of an under-resourced charity regulator.
People think charities spend just 38 per cent of their income on ‘the cause’, but they believe organisations should be spending 65 per cent, according to new research by nfpSynergy.
Barnardo’s has launched an appeal to raise awareness of retail gift aid and the extra £6.5m that could be raised for the charity’s services if donors signed up to the tax benefit.
Charity Bank has reported a sharp upturn in loan approvals, and has cited this as evidence that the sector’s confidence in the economy is growing.
Charities that are involved in the workfare programme run by the Department for Work and Pensions look set to have their names published following the latest legal ruling on the matter.
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