Andy Hillier

Editor, Third Sector
Lottery fund gives St Giles Trust £3.6m to establish 'Peer Hubs'

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

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

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

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

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

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

Send a Cow founder among those recognised in New Year Honours

Send a Cow founder among those recognised in New Year Honours

David Bragg, who helped to create the international development charity 30 years ago, is one of many charity sector professionals and volunteers to be included in this year's honours list

Regulator's chair 'heartened' by charity leaders' reception of new strategy

Regulator's chair 'heartened' by charity leaders' reception of new strategy

Baroness Stowell tells Navca conference that some leaders say they've recognised the disconnect between them and the communities they serve

Outgoing Navca chair Schwaller expresses frustration over government's failure to act

Outgoing Navca chair Schwaller expresses frustration over government's failure to act

Caroline Schwaller tells Third Sector the government appeared to listen but did not do much 'about what the sector says or knows'

VAT from sales of X Factor winner's song to be donated again

VAT from sales of X Factor winner's song to be donated again

The beneficiaries will be the children's charities Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase

Charities, retailers and celebrities take part in fifth Giving Tuesday

Charities, retailers and celebrities take part in fifth Giving Tuesday

Run by the Charities Aid Foundation in the UK, the fundraising day brought in more than £235m last year

Study calls for more old age-friendly volunteering opportunities

Study calls for more old age-friendly volunteering opportunities

A report from the Centre for Ageing Better says the way charities recruit and support volunteers can put barriers in the way of older people

Sector leaders call for 'gagging clause' ban in contracts

Sector leaders call for 'gagging clause' ban in contracts

A group of 11 voluntary sector bodies, including the Directory of Social Change, say the clauses could prevent civil society speaking out on behalf of vulnerable people

Asheem Singh appointed director of economy at the Royal Society for the Arts

Asheem Singh appointed director of economy at the Royal Society for the Arts

Singh was interim chief executive of Acevo for seven months after Stephen Bubb left in 2016

Andy Hillier: Charities must act on concerns of the public

Andy Hillier: Charities must act on concerns of the public

Attitudes towards the voluntary sector appear to be hardening and need to be addressed

Walsall's voluntary sector looks to bounce back

Walsall's voluntary sector looks to bounce back

In the first of a series of articles about the local voluntary sector, Third Sector's editor Andy Hillier returns to his home town to look at how organisations are faring

Civil Society Strategy will help charities most in need, says minister

Civil Society Strategy will help charities most in need, says minister

The government's 123-page strategy, published today, includes a range of measures to bring together businesses, charities and the public sector

Mark Atkinson to take top role at Action on Hearing Loss

Mark Atkinson to take top role at Action on Hearing Loss

The chief executive of Scope says the time is right for a new challenge after overseeing a radical transformation at the disability charity

Corporate partnerships: First Port staff get behind Emmaus partnership

Corporate partnerships: First Port staff get behind Emmaus partnership

The company wanted a charity related to its business, that was based in the UK and big enough to make a difference

Put beneficiaries first, says draft code of ethics drawn up by ex-NSPCC chief

Put beneficiaries first, says draft code of ethics drawn up by ex-NSPCC chief

Dame Mary Marsh led work on the draft code, which is open to consultation for 12 weeks