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.
The Liberal Democrats have promised to simplify criminal records checks, increase gift aid by 1 per cent and allow banks to let people operate charitable giving accounts alongside their current accounts, in their manifesto released today.
KnowHow NonProfit has upgraded its Millcaster Tales soap opera from a written to a “video” production in the hope of becoming “the Archers of the voluntary sector”, with the aid of one of ITV’s drama writers.
Society will make the final decision on Catholic Care discrimination, says Daniel Phelan.
The Conservatives have emphasised ‘Big Society’ solutions to its recurring complaint about broken society in its manifesto, but offered little new strategies for the voluntary sector.
Basically it looks like the government stuffing public money into their friend's pockets without actually expecting them to do anything for it.
Gareth Jones looks at how VSO went about implementing a managed video conferencing service, and the benefits it brought to the development charity.
Nick Cater queues to find mixed news from the National Lottery sale to the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
Dissident members of the Royal Institution have failed in their attempt to oust the charity’s trustees, after an overwhelming majority of RI’s members voted in support of the chairman and council in a general meeting this week.