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£1.5million grant fund to help charities take on social investment

A £1.5million grant fund to help charities demonstrate their impact and take on social investment has been launched by the Cabinet Office.

How community groups improve people’s lives

The existence of a million under-the-radar community groups that provide vital services and support could be in peril, according to the latest research from the Community Development Foundation.

What the public thinks of charities

The public are likely to perceive charities as large, national bodies, not involved in political issues and mainly funded by donations, according to a report published by think tank NPC.


One East Midlands awarded £30,000 of Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund has £630,000 of Lottery funding to 36 organisations across England to raise awareness within the voluntary community and social enterprise sector of the opportunities available through the European Social Fund.

Changes to annual return for charities

The Charity Commission has announced changes to the annual return, the tool it uses to hold charities accountable to the public.


Draft Protection of Charities Bill

A draft of the Protection of Charities Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech in June, has been published by the government.


Charity commission funding

David Cameron, the Prime Minister, has announced £9million in new funding for the Charity Commission over the next three years to allow the regulator to streamline lower-risk work and improve its capacity to identify abuse and mismanagement in charities.


People Count Third Sector Report

The voluntary sector is experiencing a post-recession high of 22 percent for employee turnover levels, according to a People Count Third Sector Report published by Agenda Consulting.


Developing the third sector business case for health improvement services

One East Midlands and Public Health England are currently working in partnership on an innovative project to support third sector organisations delivering health improvement services across the East Midlands.

Increased demand for infrastructure services

Almost two-thirds of infrastructure organisations have experienced an increase in demand for their services over the past year, according to research published by Navca.


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