Niki May Young

Niki May Young

Niki May Young was employed by Civil Society Media as website editor of civilsociety.co.uk from March 2010 until July 2013. She no longer works in the sector.

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Peace charity swaps flower power for Massive Attack in campaign film

Peacebuilding charity International Alert has commissioned a dramatic campaign film to demonstrate the power of dialogue in bringing peace in the face of violence.

OSCR will raise its profile to inspire confidence in Scottish charity sector

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator is considering employing public relations experts to raise its own profile in a bid to improve public trust and confidence in the sector, it has advised.

Downing Street opens doors to youth project somewhereto_

Olympic legacy project somewhereto_ , which gives 16 to 25-year-olds access to unused spaces in order to explore their talents, has gained Prime Ministerial support, being given the keys to 10 Downing Street to record a promotional film.

EU Council concludes volunteering cannot replace state responsibilities

The Council of the European Union has released a report into the role of voluntary activities in social policy, concluding that “volunteering activities can not replace the overall responsibility of the state to ensure and provide economic, social and cultural rights”.

Legal challenge should be the absolute last resort. It is the threat of legal challenge with the procurement regulations that has made councils over-cautious about maximising social value in the first place. We need to work in partnership on this one.

» Bubb: Acevo will take bodies which don't take Social Value Act seriously to court

Glen Jeffries, founder of ProDono at its launch

Pro Dono, a community interest company which raises money for charities by arranging meet-and-greets with celebrities in return for donations, officially launched last night at the Foundling Museum in London.

No Smoking Day and British Heart Foundation to merge

No Smoking Day is to merge with the British Heart Foundation in March next year in an effort to secure its future following a 50 per cent reduction in its funding due to government cuts. 

Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive, NCVO

Sir Stuart Etherington has called on the government to relaunch the Future Jobs Fund after figures released in the latest Labour Force Survey show that voluntary sector employment has dropped by 5 per cent over the past twelve months.

Circle's Early Years Project was chosen to receive support

The Scottish government and Inspiring Scotland have announced the names of 24 children’s charities which will share a £6.8m Early Years Early Action Fund to support vulnerable children and families in the country.

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