18 Sep 2014
Lisa Nandy, the shadow minister for civil society, has written to David Cameron demanding an inquiry into the “squandering” by the Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund of millions of pounds of public money on “questionable projects” run by Big Society Network.
Donors to charities are not optimistic about the future of Britain’s 'giving' economy, but the majority say they have not changed their giving habits yet.
The dilemma facing GirlGuiding Scotland is fascinating. We are all used to watching charities struggle with whether or not to accept donations from certain companies whose motivations may not be entirely honourable, but it is rare to see this kind of debate over legacy pledges.
The north east of Scotland’s disability charity, Inspire, has appointed Fiona Poustie as its new head of fundraising.
Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.
A charity supporting those struggling to cope with sudden or unexpected changes has employed Major General Matthew Sykes, defence services secretary for the Ministry of Defence, as its new chief executive.
Jason Bennett has been appointed the first chief executive of the Welsh Social Enterprise Coalition.
HMRC has unveiled the data it proposes charities should have to provide when it introduces its iXBRL online filing requirements, and is asking charities to give feedback.
The Labour Party has moved to quell fears that the voluntary sector would lose out in its National Lottery funding plans, promising that after 2012 the Big Lottery Fund will be given back the full proportion of money it relinquished to pay for the Olympics.