7 Jul 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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The Rainbow Charity for Children with Autism has secured loans and grants totalling £4.38m to renovate a 19th century property in Wandsworth into an independent special needs day school for up to 60 autistic children.
The GuideStar public website, which was set up with £2.9m of public money in 2004, may soon cease to be free if its new private sector owner deems it uneconomical to support.
Alison McKenna, the principal judge of the Charity Tribunal, has attacked the preference of many charity lawyers to settle disputes through the Charity Commission’s internal review process rather than through the Tribunal, saying it adds unnecessary expense for the charities involved and thwarts the original intent for the Tribunal to help evolve case law.
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.
He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.
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.
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.
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”.
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