Nick Davies, NCVO public services manager

DWP promises measures to improve charities’ experience of the Work Programme

18 Dec 2014 | Governance | David Ainsworth

The Department for Work and Pensions has agreed to introduce measures expected to improve the Work Programme for voluntary sector sub-contractors, according to a response document published today.


DWP promises measures to improve charities’ experience of the Work Programme

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David Cameron

This World Aids Day Prime Minister David Cameron has called on community and faith groups to help battle the stigma of Aids and HIV.

Minister for civil society Nick Hurd

The government’s £100m Transition Fund for service delivery organisations in England that are facing cuts to their public sector funding, opens for applications today.

Alicia Keys Image courtesy of Marcus Klinko and Indrani

Celebrities including Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Usher have joined a campaign to abstain from social media from  1 December until $1m has been raised for US charity Keep a Child Alive.

(c) Andrew Butler

The Heritage Lottery Fund has an extra £45m to play with next year, the funder has revealed today.

I'm surprised they have omitted the important question of *what* religions these charities are connected with. Surely it is of fundamental interest to know if certain religions are growing or declining, and the current proportion of 'religious charities' which are connected with each of the religions represented?

» NPC: 'It's time to consider the role of religious charities'

Payroll giving falls by a quarter

The value of payroll giving has fallen by more than a quarter, taking up to £27m out of charity pockets, according to new research.

Kevin Carey, chair, RNIB

RNIB chair Kevin Carey has an ambition to grow the RNIB Group into an enterprise with turnover of half a billion pounds.

Pre-existing relationships are key to partnership success, finds Commission survey

Pre-existing relationships and compatibility of organisational aims were found to share the credit for successful partnerships in a survey of small charities published by the Charity Commission today.

Jubilee People's Millions was launched at Buckingham Palace by ITV news readers Mark Austin and Mary Nightingale

The Big Lottery Fund has partnered with ITV to distribute £3.6m of special grants to new community projects in England, Scotland and Wales in celebration of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

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