Jonathan Last

Jonathan Last

Freelance journalist

Jonathan Last is a freelance journalist and was a reporter at Charity Finance for nearly two years until October 2013.

Previously he was the assistant editor of a magazine covering the renewable energy sector and spent some time as an English teacher both in the UK and abroad.

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Merlin income drops 12 per cent in pre-merger year

International health charity Merlin suffered a 12 per cent loss of total income from £68.9m to £60.9m in 2012, the last full financial year before it joined Save the Children.

London drug and alcohol charities merge

Two of London's drug and alcohol treatment charities, Westminster Drug Project and the Seventy4 Foundation, have announced that they are merging.

Audit new business wins: The right medicine

Jonathan Last reports on the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine's new auditor.

Save the Children shop in Barmouth. Image courtesy of Taff.

Welsh business minister Edwina Hart has proposed no immediate changes to business rates for charity shops, but at the same time made clear that the matter is not closed.

I fear this is the tip of the iceberg and the smaller cases never even see the light of day.

» Dove Trust interim manager labels trustee’s hope of rescue ‘premature’

Charity Shops Survey 2013: Standing out

Jonathan Last reports on some of the highlights of this year's Charity Shops Survey.

Oxford’s Rhodes scholarship given £75m donation

Oxford University has received a £75m donation to its historical Rhodes Scholarship, part of which is to help it expand the programme’s international reach.

Applications for £120m UK Aid Match fund now open

The Department for International Development has today opened the first round of bidding for its UK Aid Match fund, which is targeting a £120m boost for British aid charities over the next three years.

Eleanor Harrison, CEO, GlobalGiving UK

Chief executive of Global Giving UK Eleanor Harrison has called for more investment in women CEOs, with a particular focus on leaders of smaller charities.

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