18 Sep 2014
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.
NCVO and Compact Voice have launched a scheme in which voluntary sector staff swap jobs with central government staff for a day.
Triodos Investment Management has closed a £3m fund set up to invest venture capital into social enterprises after just two years, in which it made only one deal of £320,000.
Great Ormond Street Hospital and Sightsavers have been named as the best exponents of online legacy fundraising, but there remains more to do for many other charities.
Cancer Research UK will launch a multi-channel advertising campaign using real patients and clinicians to encourage the public to make a monthly donation.
My feelings about Mr Hurd precisely, and thank you, Gareth Thomas, for hanging onto this like a terrier with a weasel. The money needs to be paid back and heads should roll.
Two public schools and a nursing home have met Charity Commission public benefit requirements by providing services to those who cannot afford it.
The Volunteer Rights Inquiry has proposed setting up a volunteer complaints commission or a volunteering ombudsman in its interim report.
The most unusual item donated to charity shops in the past year was a one-foot-high meerkat called Alexander, made out of bubblewrap and sellotape.
Andrew Hind has said there needs to be a better understanding of the Charity Commission’s willingness to allow payment of trustees, arguing that among larger charities “there is increasingly a case for many of those boards to have paid trustees”.