18 Sep 2014
A coalition of 29 children’s charities and trade unions including Barnardo's and Action for Children have joined forces to call for a restructure of commissioning for children’s services.
PTA-UK has revealed that it turned down an invitation from Big Society Network to be a partner in its ill-fated Social Action Fund bid because BSN had intimated, at a meeting at 10 Downing Street, that its grant was “virtually guaranteed”, which PTA-UK thought seemed like “a fix”.
A company owned by the chair of Big Society Network donated services totalling more than £54,000 to the Conservative Party just before and after the last election.
One third of leading charity websites require potential donors to complete more than 20 actions before they can make a donation, according to an audit of 50 fundraising charities’ websites by technology charity Eduserv.
A new way of calculating PPF levies for not-for-profit organisations is likely to save most charities money, says David Davison, but a few could be big losers.
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.
More charities in London and the South East are planning to increase their spending over the next 12 months than those in the rest of England, according to the latest Charity Forecast Poll by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.
Big Society Capital has announced a £10m Charity Bond Support Fund to encourage more charities into the bond market.
HSBC has informed the Ummah Welfare Trust that it will close its bank accounts because the charity “now falls outside our risk appetite”.