10 Mar 2014
Richard Caulfield, chief executive of Voluntary Sector North West, has voiced concerns that the Big Lottery Fund is becoming increasingly aligned with government policy, such as its recent programmes to help support the UK social investment market.
The December 2013 edition of Charity Finance magazine is the 200th issue. To celebrate, the team at Civil Society Media hosted a party on the 31st Floor of Centre Point, central London. Editor-in-chief and founder of the magazine, Daniel Phelan, reflected on the journey so far. This is the full text of his speech.
HMRC and the National Audit Office yesterday both claimed charity sector support for their opposing views on whether charitable donations have risen as a result of gift aid.
I'm sorry that some MPs feel that being contacted by their constituents about issues, which those individuals obviously consider to be important, is a distraction from their work. But that's kind of what WE pay them (handsomely) for.
The Charity Commission has stated that it expects the new Sorp to be published by the end of June 2014, with it taking effect in 2015.
A greater proportion of Britons donate to charity in an average month than nationals of any other developed country in the world, according to a global survey of generosity released by the Charities Aid Foundation.
Funders need to look deeper than the headline figures when trying to understand the financial stability of a charity, according to a new report from NPC.
More sector commentators have come out in defence of the Charity Commission in the wake of the National Audit Office report, with Directory of Social Change CEO Debra Allcock-Tyler saying the report is “fundamentally flawed”.