Jay Kennedy

Jay Kennedy

Jay Kennedy is head of policy at the Directory of Social Change. Kennedy joined the organisation in 2003 as a researcher and now has responsibility for a range of DSC activities, including delivering on its Great Giving campaign. Prior to joining the DSC he worked both in the US and UK as an academic and for local government associations.

 

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Daily Mail launches fresh attack on charity chief executive pay

The Daily Mail has attacked the level of chief executive pay at Save the Children International and Marie Stopes International.

Virgin Trains charity discount offer will leave charities stranded, says DSC

Changes to the Virgin Trains charity discount scheme will leave many charities worse off, according to the Directory of Social Change.

The Roby received a Reaching Communities grant

The Cabinet Office has today published the new policy directions for the Big Lottery Fund, which introduce a new priority for boosting the capacity of the social investment market.

The Canal and River Trust received the biggest government grant to an independent charity in 2013/14

The government gave independent charities grants totalling just £480m out of a total grants budget of £147bn in the last financial year, an analysis of figures published on the data.gov.uk website reveals.

Few beyond NCVO believe in the Compact - and for NCVO it is about marketshare and has little to do with the interests of the sector. I wonder how many of their 30 pieces of OCS silver are left?

» Fears for Compact as government ignores final Commission report

Big Lottery Refund

Sports minister Hugh Robertson has confirmed that up to £150m of the £425m lottery good causes funding used to fund the Olympics could be paid back to lottery distributors in 2014.

Alex Massey, senior policy officer, Acevo

Last week, the Charity Commission’s surprise intervention on the lobbying bill caused much disconcertion within the charity sector. Alex Massey, senior policy officer at Acevo, explains why.

Commission may require charities to declare campaign spending

The Charity Commission has proposed that charities should have to disclose their campaign spending and public sector income in their Annual Returns.

The Charity Commission's identity crisis

Sector umbrellas have complained about the Commission’s intervention into the lobbying bill, saying it illustrates a lack of support for charities. Leon Ward wonders if the sector is having an identity crisis on behalf of the Charity Commission.

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