Nesta was 'forced' to fund Big Society Network, says former trustee

Nesta was 'forced' to fund Big Society Network, says former trustee 2

22 Jul 2014 | Governance | Tania Mason

Former Nesta trustee Liam Black tweeted this morning that Nesta was “forced” to fund Big Society Network.


Nesta was 'forced' to fund Big Society Network, says former trustee

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A shameful saga

The real shame of the Big Society Network saga is the hundreds of genuine, effective charities that missed out on funding, says Tania Mason.

Sadiq Khan MP: 'Sarah' Bill is embarrassing and pathetic

Labour MP Sadiq Khan yesterday called the Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill “embarrassing and pathetic”, describing it as something akin to “The Thick of It”, as MPs debated its second reading in the House of Commons.

Charity Commission criticises trustees for failing to report CEO's child abuse conviction

The Charity Commission has met with trustees of the Southwark Muslim Women’s Association after its chief executive was jailed for the sexual abuse of three girls under the age of 14.

Charity Commission opens inquiry into Families Against Neuroblastoma

The Charity Commission has frozen the bank accounts of Families Against Neuroblastoma and appointed two interim managers to take control of its assets while it investigates concerns over the charity’s governance.

I left fundraising after 15 years, and an obsession with outcome measuring above and beyond the immediate impact (oh, and one with "sustainability") played a large part.

» Bring unicorns back to our world: the problem with outcomes

Cabinet Office overruled own grants panel to fund Big Society Network charity

The Cabinet Office vetoed its own appointed grantmaking advisory panel in order to make a £300,000 grant to Big Society Network’s charity, the National Audit Office revealed today.

Big Lottery Fund opens £630,000 programme to prepare sector for European funding opportunities

Voluntary sector organisations in England have been invited to apply for a share of £630,000 of funding from the Big Lottery Fund to help develop their bids for the European Social Fund.

Donations surge to MH17 victim's charity appeal

Donations to a charity helping disadvantaged children in Nepal have increased following the death of one of its fundraisers who was a passenger on flight MH17.

New law in Jersey will establish charity register

Politicians have voted in a new law which will change the way charities are regulated in Jersey.

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