In the lead-up to the Christmas break Civil Society News brought readers different festive feature, looking back over the major events of 2014 and celebrating some of the seasonal fundraising efforts from the sector. In case you missed any here they are.
A software community interest company set up by the BeatBullying Group in 2012 is almost a year late filing its first set of accounts.
The Big Lottery Fund has announced a £15m funding programme that will be developed in partnership with Go On UK to support community projects that build digital skills.
The effectiveness of civil society organisations internationally is increasingly being hindered by legal restrictions, funding cuts and technological blocks according to the latest State of Civil Society report.
Big Issue Invest and the Nominet Trust have partnered with five corporates to launch a competition giving start-up technology initiatives supporting unemployed young people the chance to win a share of £500,000.
NGOs need to look more closely at expense claims from their staff, in particular from UK staff based overseas as expatriates, and from staff who travel from the UK to field offices and projects overseas.
At the height of the Leveson inquiry, an apparent beacon of salvation was formed in the Journalism Foundation which promised to "add fuel to the engine of change in media", but less than a year later its closure has been announced.
After seven years of failed funding bids, the deprived Welsh ex-mining community of Glyncoch has finally raised £792,000 to build a community centre, utilising a crowd-funding site for the final £40,000.