Tania Mason is group editor at Civil Society Media.
She has been a journalist for 20-odd years and has specialised in the charity sector since 2003. Her experience has included stints on Third Sector, Marketing and PrintWeek magazines as well as agency work involving court reporting and occasional doorstepping of celebs for the tabloids. She started her career with five years on a daily newspaper in New Zealand before moving to London in 1993.
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The Charity Commission will organise a seminar to consider the issues around investigative journalism as a potential charitable activity, its chief executive promised yesterday.
The Charity Commission’s appointment of an interim manager to the Cup Trust was the first such appointment that the regulator has ever funded itself, its head of investigations and enforcement told the Charity Tribunal yesterday.
Minister for civil society Nick Hurd has said that people with concerns about high pay in charities should refer them to the Charity Commission.
Civil society leaders paid tribute today to veteran Labour politician Tony Benn, who died this morning aged 88.
Has the taxpayer gained? I don't think so - the small savings to the Treasury (after the redundancy costs) are far outweighed by the damaging consequences of an under-resourced charity regulator.
A 66 per cent rise in grants and fees during the year to 31 March 2013 helped Sustrans become the highest new entrant to the Charity 100 Index this year, taking its place in the list of the top 100 charities by income for the first time at number 83.
A music therapy service for care home residents with dementia, the addition of blood stocks to air ambulances to enable roadside transfusions, and a volunteer-run music festival that boosted the economy of the entire community, are among the projects to have made the shortlist in The Charity Awards 2014.
A coterie of Charity Awards judges past and present, along with past winners of the Outstanding Achievement Award, paid a special tribute to Charity Awards founder Daniel Phelan last night, as the event celebrated its 15th year.