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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London’s Voluntary Sector Forum is objecting to proposed changes to the London Boroughs Grants Scheme that could see cuts of up to 80 per cent from the annual £26.4m budget.
A Croydon-based recruitment agency that specialises in finding work for deaf people says the Shaw Trust is partly responsible for its liquidation.
The High Court has transferred the Independent Schools Council’s challenge to the Charity Commission’s interpretation of the law on public benefit, to the Charity Tribunal, to be heard alongside the Attorney-General’s reference on the matter.
The “formalised systems of volunteer management” has been driven by legislation, safeguarding vulnerable adults and health and safety as well as leading umbrella organisation like the NCVO.
The Charity Employees Benevolent Fund aims to have raised £400,000 by the end of next year and to have spent at least £250,000 helping over 500 families.
Seventy per cent of telephone calls to the Charity Commission are made by trustees, and around half of these fall into five subject areas.
The PCS union, the biggest union within the Charity Commission workforce, has launched a campaign against the threatened cut to the regulator’s budget, in a bid to reduce job losses among its members.