Northern Rock Foundation says closure 'inevitable'

Northern Rock Foundation says closure 'inevitable'

22 Apr 2014 | Finance | Kirsty Weakley

The Northern Rock Foundation will close after it failed to reach a funding agreement with Virgin Money, the new owner of the Northern Rock bank.


Northern Rock Foundation says closure 'inevitable'

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Rosa UK, the Women's Fund appoints new executive director

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Oxfam worker killed in Haiti earthquake

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e-Mentoring scheme to start across EU

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British Red Cross releases £200,000 to help Haiti

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Sector's best-case scenario: cuts of 'hundreds of millions', says CFDG report

The most optimistic scenario for the voluntary sector in the next public spending round is overall funding cuts of “hundreds of millions if not billions” of pounds, whichever party gets into power, according to a new report by CFDG.

Glass workshop, a real-time case study of video

One new site that’s launched this week and is already generating a fair bit of interest is the Glass Workshop. It was built by the charity agency Whitewater, who are working with the charity SolarAid to try and “prove the power of inspirational donor feedback”.

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