Ian Griggs

Reporter

NCS tenders for brand revamp

NCS tenders for brand revamp

The National Citizen Service is offering a two-year contract to deliver a new brand for the organisation, launched by David Cameron when he was Prime Minister

RideLondon cyclist's death prompts rise in donations to Woking Hospice

RideLondon cyclist's death prompts rise in donations to Woking Hospice

More than £28,000 in donations have been made through the JustGiving page of Kris Cook, who died after collapsing during the cycling event

Gaza crisis appeal raises £6m from the public in three days

Gaza crisis appeal raises £6m from the public in three days

The appeal by the Disasters Emergency Committee was launched on Friday with support from all major UK broadcasters

People Can creditors will get about a fifth of what they are owed, administrator says

People Can creditors will get about a fifth of what they are owed, administrator says

The defunct public services charity went into liquidation in 2012 because of a £17m pension deficit

Government provides £2.6m to hospital volunteers to help older people in winter

Government provides £2.6m to hospital volunteers to help older people in winter

The bulk of this will be through the Reducing Winter Pressures Fund, a partnership between the Cabinet Office and a consortium including NHS England

Prince William to become a pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance

Prince William to become a pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance

He will fly missions from Cambridge Airport while training for his qualification as a helicopter commander

National Forest Company plans to become a charity within 10 years

National Forest Company plans to become a charity within 10 years

The non-departmental public body, which manages forest in Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, wants to diversify its income streams, according to its new 10-year strategy

Magna Carta foundation involving Big Society Network director Steve Moore seeks to become a charity

Magna Carta foundation involving Big Society Network director Steve Moore seeks to become a charity

Moore says the Great Charter Foundation will seek philanthropic and corporate support rather than apply for public funds

Spirit of 2012 Trust awards £3.5m to 14 communities to mark the Commonwealth Games

Spirit of 2012 Trust awards £3.5m to 14 communities to mark the Commonwealth Games

The trust, established last year by the Big Lottery Fund, will give £250,000 to each community over three years to develop local projects

Foreign Office investigating reports that a British aid worker was killed in Gaza

Foreign Office investigating reports that a British aid worker was killed in Gaza

Reports say Kadir Islam, from Rochdale, died in an Israeli air strike while delivering hospital supplies, but it is not known whether he worked for an aid organisation

Wellcome Trust buys the Co-operative Group's farm business for £249m

Wellcome Trust buys the Co-operative Group's farm business for £249m

The medical research charity says the business will be known as Farmcare Trading and that none of the 250 employees will be made redundant

World Animal Protection pays out £230,000 in redundancy to Colombia employee

World Animal Protection pays out £230,000 in redundancy to Colombia employee

The animal charity makes the 'exceptional' payment to a long-serving staff member after it closed its office in the country

Big Lottery Fund has awarded £6bn over the past decade

Big Lottery Fund has awarded £6bn over the past decade

The figure from the BLF (Peter Ainsworth, chairman, pictured) includes £1bn allocated to 4,000 projects in England under its Reaching Communities programme

Citizens Advice volunteers 'donated 7 million hours' in the year to March 2013

Citizens Advice volunteers 'donated 7 million hours' in the year to March 2013

The report says that 80 per cent of survey respondents believed volunteering had a positive effect on their health and 90 per cent said it helped improve their self-esteem

Voluntary sector pay has risen steadily over the past 20 years, study finds

Voluntary sector pay has risen steadily over the past 20 years, study finds

The figures from the Third Sector Research Centre show that men are paid 12.5 per cent less in the charity sector than in the private sector, but women are paid about the same in both

Umbrella groups launch review of Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

Umbrella groups launch review of Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme

Anna Bloch of the Charity Finance Group says the review will seek to understand why the scheme, which has raised only £7m for charities, has fallen well below the government's target of £50m a year

Cystic Fibrosis Trust uncovers fraud involving its old collection bags

Cystic Fibrosis Trust uncovers fraud involving its old collection bags

The charity says it might have lost thousands of pounds in donations after fraudsters carried out fake collections

Report calls for radical rethink of state, private and voluntary sector interaction

Report calls for radical rethink of state, private and voluntary sector interaction

The report, A Call to Action for the Common Good, was produced by a working group of sector leaders, led by Lucy de Groot (pictured) of Community Service Volunteers

Oxfam's former head of counter-fraud jailed for stealing £65,000 from the charity

Oxfam's former head of counter-fraud jailed for stealing £65,000 from the charity

Edward McKenzie-Green was sentenced at the Old Bailey after pleading guilty to the charges

Councils should 'treat voluntary sector fairly when setting budgets'

Councils should 'treat voluntary sector fairly when setting budgets'

A joint letter from Navca (Joe Irvin, chief executive, pictured), Acevo and Compact Voice calls on local authority leaders to engage with the sector at all stages of the commissioning process