29 Oct 2013
The Big Lottery Fund has denied that its recent grants to Citizens Advice Bureaux and Home-start charities breach the additionality principle that prohibits the lottery from funding services that the government has a statutory responsibility to provide.
One-year funding may soon be a thing of the past after Gordon Brown announced in his pre-budget report that three-year funding by the government should become the norm for the third sector.
The new licensing regime for face-toface and door-to-door fundraising passed in the Charities Act will not come in to force until 2009, according to the implementation timetable published by the Office of the Third Sector (OTS).
More money was donated via Direct Debit than any other means during the last financial year, totalling 22 per cent of the total given to charity, according to UK Giving 2005/06, the annual survey of individual giving published last month by the Charities Aid Foundation and the NCVO.
It's a shame that government doesn't think harder about the link between spending money & resources and outcomes.
Charity shops' profits have risen by 3.2 per cent, according to the 2006 Charity Finance Charity Shops Survey, sponsored by BDO Stoy Hayward.
Nearly 90 per cent of charities feel their IT budget for this year is either ˜not enough' or ˜completely inadequate', according to a survey conducted by the ICT Hub and the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.
Almost three-quarters of the charity IT professionals that responded to Citra's survey gauging the level of support for a professional association for IT staff in the sector say they do want such a body set up. The main benefits they perceived from such an association were networking opportunities and sharing information.