Number 10 wanted funding for Big Society Network despite Cabinet Office concerns

Number 10 wanted funding for Big Society Network despite Cabinet Office concerns

A report by the National Audit Office says Nick Hurd, charities minister at the time, agreed to provide £150,000 for the Big Society Awards, though his department believed the organisation had underperformed

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Griff Rhys Jones: 'Be wary of big plans and big commercial interests'

Griff Rhys Jones: 'Be wary of big plans and big commercial interests'

The president of Civic Voice tells Andy Hillier that local residents must get involved and stand their ground on the issues that matter to them

Peter Stanford: Boards should not be like cosy clubs

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Rodney Schwartz: Impact investment is an opportunity for banks

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Don Bawtree: Have you considered your viability?

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Stephen Pidgeon: Good fundraisers need training to be good managers

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Communications update: Vicky Browning on Sightsavers' A Million Miracles campaign

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