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 Cranfield Trust has added its voice to the view that there are too many charities, recommending to the Cabinet Office that the Charity Commission ought to impose “tougher demands” on people who want to set up a new one.
The new foundation being set up by former Big Society Network chief executive Steve Moore has applied for charitable status.
The Charity Commission is meeting with the trustees of Society Network Foundation this week in an attempt to gather more information for its investigation into apparent misuse of a restricted government grant and payments to its chair and staff.
My feelings about Mr Hurd precisely, and thank you, Gareth Thomas, for hanging onto this like a terrier with a weasel. The money needs to be paid back and heads should roll.
PTA-UK has revealed that it turned down an invitation from Big Society Network to be a partner in its ill-fated Social Action Fund bid because BSN had intimated, at a meeting at 10 Downing Street, that its grant was “virtually guaranteed”, which PTA-UK thought seemed like “a fix”.
A company owned by the chair of Big Society Network donated services totalling more than £54,000 to the Conservative Party just before and after the last election.
The Department for Communities and Local Government seconded five civil servants to Big Society Network when it was being set up, at a total cost of around £25,000.
The Charity Commission has rewritten its operational compliance report on the case of Southwark Muslim Women’s Association after governance experts pointed out that its advice on chief executives’ attendance at trustee board meetings was contrary to good practice.