12 Feb 2015
The Charity Commission has sided with the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals on a decision that would allow it to change its objects to offer paid-for services.
The majority of the UK’s top 5,000 charities have seen the value of their net assets fall as a result of the recession, with the total value of the biggest charities’ assets taking a steep dive.
Nick Hurd has leant his support to a new twitter topic aimed at thanking members of civil society. The minister made his comments in support of the launch of ThankQThursday, a creation of i-volunteer launched to help charities and individuals show their support for those within the sector.
An independent watchdog for international development will soon be monitoring the results and impact of British overseas aid programmes, following the first major speech by the new international development secretary today.
The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.
From 14 regions covering the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Mann, 103 charities have been chosen as recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2010, commonly regarded as the ‘charity MBE’, it was announced yesterday.
Government policies need to be fleshed out but a coherent landscape for the sector exists within the coalition, said chief executive of Volunteering England Justin Davis Smith at a BT Volunteering event last night.
RSPB has undertaken a £20,000 tactical advertising campaign directed at MPs, covering Westminster tube station with messages calling for their support as “ambassadors for nature”.
Jeremy Swain wonders whether communities and charities are as synonymous as the new government is heralding.