29 Oct 2013
The Department for Work and Pensions should use some of the money it has saved on outcome payments in the first year of the Work Programme, to fund new services from specialist providers to help the most disadvantaged jobseekers engage with the Programme, an influential committee of MPs has said.
A Scottish organisation devoted to improving the lives of farmers in the developing world has received support from the world’s most famous living philanthropist. GALVmed will be the first Scottish charity to receive direct funding by computer tycoon Bill Gates via his funding body the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Millionaire entrepreneurs have thrown their support behind a competition which will see 25 teams try to develop the most effective fundraising initiative from a Â£1,000 start-up investment.
Charities will face decreased income from major donors, trusts and government as the "real recession" begins to take hold, a top investment banker and philanthropist has warned.
Big Society indeed. Big bucks for the big players and let the rest of us, operating diligently and frugally, eat dust. I hope this story keeps its legs and congratulate those who continue to dig.
Just one in ten charity leaders believe that government policies will improve the operating conditions for their organisation over the next year, according to a new survey.
NCVO has invited the sector's main umbrella bodes to an emergency summit in November to try to reach consensus on a way forward for voluntary groups in light of contrasting reports on the effects the downturn has had upon the sector.