29 Oct 2013
The Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations has criticised the Scottish regulator, OSCR, for stepping “outside its regulatory remit” in draft guidance produced for charities on the Scottish independence referendum.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) will no longer be obliged to apply an ˜approved organisation policy' to charity food endorsements criterion, it has been confirmed.
Help the Aged's finance director and current CFDG trustee Keith Hickey has been appointed as chief executive of CFDG.
The Big Lottery Fund (BLF) has confirmed that it has taken action on recommendations in the National Audit Office (NAO) report which qualified the annual accounts of the Community Fund for 2004-2005.
At a time when the NHS and Local Authorities are being told to put everything out to competitive tendering it is rank hypocrisy and smacks of cronyism to learn that Government favoured schemes do not have to follow suit.
A new report that recommends harnessing selfish altruism has been released, with the notion that volunteers no longer offer time or money for nothing. Instead, they expect something in return, whether that be an opportunity to expand on existing skills, learn new skills, make friends, have an alternative to other leisure activities or be challenged.
An internal report on the Asian Tsunami Appeal has criticised publicity hungry aid agencies for putting competition ahead of co-operation.
The Institute of Fundraising has reminded charities that 2006 is the first year in which charities will be impacted by the time limits for making gift aid tax claims. UK taxpayers currently complete one gift aid declaration (either orally or in writing), which allows the charity to claim tax relief on donations made anytime from 6 April 2000 onwards.