Andy Hillier

Editor, Third Sector

NCVO’s leadership team takes pay cuts of up to 25 per cent

Chief executive Karl Wilding and three other members of staff volunteered to reduce their salaries to help keep costs down

Ear Foundation to close after more than 30 years

The hearing-loss charity says that it has been struggling to cover its costs in recent years

Action on Hearing Loss to sell off care services in the next few months

The disability charity plans to transfer 600 staff to another provider as it seeks to reduce costs and focus on campaigning, advising and connecting people with hearing loss

Anti-racism charity Kick It Out declines to release findings of independent review

The report into its culture and governance was commissioned after concerns were raised about the way it handled staff complaints

The Challenge's website

Largest NCS provider loses contract worth estimated £60m a year

The Challenge will no longer deliver the government-backed youth programme from December after failing to reach an agreement with the National Citizen Service Trust


Acevo's income recovers to hit £1m, accounts show

The upturn is partly a result of income from training and development rising to almost £183,000 in 2018, compared with about £71,000 the previous year

Tina Costello with the donation cheque

Anonymous donor gives £1.5m to community foundation

Heart of England Community Foundation has now received more than £7m from the unnamed person

Lorraine Heggessey

Chief executive of Royal Foundation to depart in autumn

Lorraine Heggessey, a former controller of BBC One, is to leave after two-and-a-half years in the role

Lottery fund shares £800,000 among 19 'lived-experience' leadership projects

The grants, of between £30,000 and £50,000, have been made under the National Lottery Community Fund's Lived Experience Leaders Pilot Programme

The Wildlife Trusts' chief executive to step down

Stephanie Hilborne has the led the conservation charity for 15 years and will leave in October

More aid charities should merge, argues executive director of MercyCorps

Simon O'Connell tells a debate on the issue that it should be considered so that international aid organisations had more of an impact

Andy Hillier: Oxfam got it wrong - but so, I suspect, have many charities

Oxfam failed to address the needs of abuse victims. The sector as a whole needs to learn from its mistakes.

Labour promises more grant funding and time off for trustees

The party's long-awaited strategy document vows to put community groups at the heart of government thinking

Employer-led volunteering is less satisfying, NCVO report finds

A study from the umbrella body concludes people who organise their own volunteering opportunities tend to have better experiences than those who take part in employer-supported activities

Lottery fund gives St Giles Trust £3.6m to establish 'Peer Hubs'

The hubs will help those with experience of homelessness, unemployment, offending and addiction to become qualified advice workers

Mail on Sunday publishes critical story about running costs at leading charities

The article says that 10 of the UK's biggest charities collectively spent £225m on support and governance costs. However, the charity sector has strenuously denied that it wastes donors' money

River Island allies with a small marine charity

How Sea-Changers got a Christmas boost from this corporate partnership

Action on Hearing Loss begins recovery plan amid financial concerns

Spending by the disability charity has outstripped income for five of the last six years

BT MyDonate platform to close

The phone company developed MyDonate in 2011 as the first commission-free donation service

Voluntary sector funding in Derbyshire to be cut by £300,000

Derbyshire's Clinical Commissioning Groups will make the reductions for the financial year starting in April