21 Apr 2015
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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A charity that provides advice to people who want to set up ‘free schools’ – a flagship policy of the Department of Education - has been reminded by the Charity Commission of the need to be independent from government.
The Department for Work and Pensions has announced it wants charities and community groups to look at setting up or supporting local Work Clubs to help unemployed people secure work – but is not offering any funding to help them do so.
The Schroder Charity Multi-Asset Fund has exceeded £200m for the first time.
Citizens Advice has chosen the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) to be its debt management partner for a one-year pilot involving up to 100 bureaux.
A giant of the charity sector, but an even greater friend. I am truly devastated that Dave is no longer with us.
Francis Maude and Nick Hurd have written an open letter to civil society groups in which they say they are determined to ensure that public spending cuts are “fair and not disproportionate in their impact on the sector”.
A survey of 150 MPs has shown that one in ten think charities should be able to support a political party, and a further 18 per cent neither agreed nor disagreed with the idea.
Acevo has complained to the Department for Communities and Local Government that the voluntary sector has been ignored in the blueprint for new local enterprise partnerships.
Charities that plan to take on greater levels of public service delivery should prepare themselves for much closer scrutiny by the national media, delegates at the Acevo national conference were warned this morning.
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