Cliff Prior

Wholesale change at Big Society Capital

6 May 2016 | Finance

David Ainsworth speaks to Cliff Prior as he begins his new role as head of Big Society Capital.


Wholesale change at Big Society Capital

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Charity Commission grants guidance could 'inhibit vital funding' for capacity-building, sector bodies have said.

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Our weekly round-up of interesting and outlandish information, collected from the corners of the charity sector.

Charity Commission board member breached code of conduct, sector leaders say

Chief executives body Acevo has called for an inquiry into Charity Commission board member Gwythian Prins, while a former board member has asked the Commission to consider his fitness to continue.

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