29 Oct 2013
The Charity Commission has suggested to the Treasury that it takes a slice of gift aid or places a direct levy on charities, as it warns it cannot sustain a further 10 per cent funding cut expected in the government’s upcoming spending review.
The chief executive of Volunteering England, Justin Davis-Smith, has warned the government that compulsory volunteering for migrants could undermine the sector.
The NCVO has been overlooked by Capacitybuilders for new grants to provide ICT support to the sector, despite being awarded £4m by the Home Office three years ago to lead the ICT Hub under the same ten-year ChangeUp programme.
UK aid agencies with offices in the area of Pakistan affected by the 2005 earthquake are on high alert after three employees were killed yesterday in an attack on an office of Plan International.
It's a shame that government doesn't think harder about the link between spending money & resources and outcomes.
A VAT expert has warned that a lack of detailed records may prevent some charities benefiting from a recent House of Lords decision that could see them entitled to reclaim millions in overpaid tax. Last month charities which believed they overpaid VAT at any point between 1973 and 1996 were urged to seek expert guidance following a Lords ruling in the Fleming and Conde Nast cases.
The cabinet office has appointed the Adventure Capital Fund to manage the second phase of the Futurebuilders fund.
Local communities are set to benefit from an estimated £1.5bn in endowments created by a new government fund. Stephen Hammersley, chief executive of the Community Foundation Network said the government's £50m fund, designed to incentivise philanthropists to support small community projects by more than trebling the value of their donations, had the potential to "completely transform local charitable giving".
The voluntary sector has been called upon to do more to promote volunteering opportunities among its workers, following the publication of a major new report.