29 Oct 2013
Shadow minister for civil society Gareth Thomas has tabled a series of Parliamentary questions to minister Nick Hurd about the government's funding of Big Society Network and the allocation of Social Action Fund money.
Alison McKenna, head of the charities team at law firm Wilsons, has been appointed as president of the new Charity Tribunal.
Positive discrimination could be needed in government grant-making to ensure capacity-building money reaches the poorest communities, according to NCVO chief executive Stuart Etherington.
JRR Tolkien might have summoned the Riders of Rohan, or set Gandalf and the hobbits to gather the fellowship once again, but now the charity set up in his name has turned to the courts of law to do battle for its lost millions.
Dorset Scope has defended its financial practices after a former finance manager admitted stealing £150,000 from the charity.
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.
Simon Blake, chief executive of sexual health charity Brook, has been announced as the new chair of Compact Voice.
The government's decision to nationalise the beleaguered Northern Rock bank will include a commitment to guarantee its Foundation a minimum income of £15m a year for the next three years.
Tracey Reddings, chief executive of Charities Aid Foundation's Financial Services arm, is to leave in April after ten years, in the wake of a wholesale restructure of the organisation. In a revamp described by CAF chief executive John Low (pictured) as “the biggest shake-up in its 80-year history”, CAF’s six existing divisions are to be replaced by six new ones, each of which will handle services for donors as well as charities.
The Charity Commission has issued a briefing to MPs drawing up the new Housing and Regeneration Bill warning that the proposed law could have a serious impact on the charitable status and independence of charitable housing associations.