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 ministerial committee on the Big Society that was announced by civil society minister Nick Hurd last week will comprise ministers from each and every government department, the Office for Civil Society has confirmed.
The government should reinstate the Giving Campaign or create a similar new organisation to boost public giving in the UK, according to Professor Adrian Sargeant.
In the sad case of Refugee and Migrant Justice, the government has been trying to take with one hand while refusing to give with the other, says Tania Mason.
A High Court judge yesterday refused to order the Legal Services Commission to pay £600,000 to ensure that clients formerly represented by Refugee and Migrant Justice can continue to be represented by the charity’s staff until their cases are transferred to other law firms.
Congratulations to the RNLI - this only goes to prove that working on long term (and short term for that matter) legacies really pays dividends in the end.
A new report from the New Economics Foundation identifies shortcomings in the government’s proposals for implementation of the Big Society.
The government has opened informal talks with Navca, Community Development Foundation and others about how to deliver the Big Society vision of enabling every citizen to join a neighbourhood group.
Charities that were affected by the collapse of Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander have so far recovered 35 per cent of their deposits through the administration process.