David Emerson, chief executive, ACF

Association of Charitable Foundations' chief executive will step down this year

25 Aug 2016 | Governance | Kirsty Weakley

David Emerson is stepping down as chief executive of the Association of Charitable Foundations later this year.


Association of Charitable Foundations' chief executive will step down this year

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Access Foundation makes first investment and calls for more proposals

Access – the Foundation for Social Investment has made its first investment, into a fund providing loans to health and social care charities in the South West, and calls for more applications to its Growth Fund.

Charity Commission opens inquiry into poverty relief organisation

The Charity Commission has opened an inquiry into a UK-based poverty relief charity that “does not appear to have had a bank account since February 2015”.

Blockchain technology could ‘revolutionise’ charity regulation, says report

Blockchain technology could eventually be used to carry out many of the functions of a traditional regulator, according to a new paper by the Charities Aid Foundation.

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I am not against more effective regulation but the driver for this regulation must be based on sounder footings than just to appease the media because the media will be back with negative stories regardless.

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The rise and fall of the Office for Civil Society

The Office for Civil Society was once a powerful force to help charities, says David Robinson, but it has faded now and needs revival.

 Big Lottery spending down more than £300m after large project delayed

Big Lottery Fund grant-giving fell from over £900m to just under £600m in the year to March 2016, after a major EU funding project was delayed, according to accounts published yesterday.

Peers criticise Rob Wilson after he pulls out of charities select committee

The chair of the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities has written to the Leader of the House criticising Rob Wilson, minister for civil society, for giving "the impression of obstructing reasonable scrutiny".

Cabinet Office building (image credit Fergus Burnett)

Nearly three-quarters of people gave to charity and 70 per cent volunteered last year, according to a Cabinet Office survey published today.

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