John Plummer

Charities must do more to promote trusteeship to attract young people, says survey

Charities must do more to promote trusteeship to attract young people, says survey

Research from the specialist insurer Ecclesiastical shows that many young people would consider a trustee role, but that a large number know little about what it entails

Council cuts in Peterborough to cost local charity sector millions of pounds

Council cuts in Peterborough to cost local charity sector millions of pounds

The local authority's financial strategy document says it faces "immediate and significant financial challenges"

Former charities minister Mims Davies will not seek re-election

Former charities minister Mims Davies will not seek re-election

The ex-Minister for Civil Society says her decision to stand down as an MP was a personal one, not a political one

Proportion of charities affected by fraud has fallen over the past decade, research suggests

Proportion of charities affected by fraud has fallen over the past decade, research suggests

The results come from a survey of more than 3,000 charities in England and Wales

Charity leaders more stressed than three years ago, survey indicates

Charity leaders more stressed than three years ago, survey indicates

Research among 200 charity bosses shows that the larger the charity, the greater the stress

Islamic Relief UK launches game to tackle negative stereotypes of Muslims

Islamic Relief UK launches game to tackle negative stereotypes of Muslims

Virtue Reality, available as an app on Apple and Google devices, also teaches people how international aid works

Government received a second complaint about the National Citizen Service Trust

Government received a second complaint about the National Citizen Service Trust

With The Challenge already suing the NCS trust for £22m, the DCMS has revealed that it received a separate complaint from a small NCS delivery partner

MPs criticise 'disappointing progress' on safeguarding by aid charities

MPs criticise 'disappointing progress' on safeguarding by aid charities

A report by the International Development Committee also says Bond should monitor its 400 members to establish which ones publish annual figures for sexual exploitation and abuse allegations

Apply now to £5.75m fund to find technical innovations to tackle unemployment

Apply now to £5.75m fund to find technical innovations to tackle unemployment

Nesta and the education department have launched the fund as part of the CareerTech Challenge

Initiative aims to increase diversity among voluntary sector apprentices

Initiative aims to increase diversity among voluntary sector apprentices

The scheme is being run with the tech start-up WhiteHat and will also give existing charity staff the opportunity to learn new skills

Ministers accused of 'worrying' lack of scrutiny in £22m National Citizen Service case

Ministers accused of 'worrying' lack of scrutiny in £22m National Citizen Service case

The Challenge is suing the NCS Trust for £22m, but has told the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport that it fears the department is not effectively overseeing the use of taxpayer's money

Fourteen foundations to collaborate on operating more equitably

Fourteen foundations to collaborate on operating more equitably

The 14 in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coalition include the National Lottery Community Fund, BBC Children in Need and the Lloyds Bank Foundation

UK seventh most generous nation on 10th-anniversary CAF index

UK seventh most generous nation on 10th-anniversary CAF index

The CAF World Giving Index, published today, says the US has been the most generous country in the past decade, China the least

'Deficient' IT system prompted £22m legal case against NCS Trust

'Deficient' IT system prompted £22m legal case against NCS Trust

The charity, which runs the government's National Citizen Service programme, is being sued by its largest contractor

Extinction Rebellion crowdfunding appeal nets £800,000 in a week

Extinction Rebellion crowdfunding appeal nets £800,000 in a week

The funds are to support the organisation's shutdowns and the living expenses of its 'rebels' on the ground

Most foundations increased grant-giving despite falling income, says report

Most foundations increased grant-giving despite falling income, says report

Foundation Giving Trends 2019, produced by the Association of Charitable Foundations, says 64 per cent of the top 300 foundations gave more in real terms than they did in 2016/17

Watch: Homeless choir charity releases cover of song from The Greatest Showman

Watch: Homeless choir charity releases cover of song from The Greatest Showman

For World Homeless Day, the Choir with No Name worked with 170 people to produce a version of the song This Is Me

RSPCA to close all of its centrally run shops

RSPCA to close all of its centrally run shops

Fourteen jobs will go in a move the charity says has been prompted by tough trading conditions and losses of £22,000

Charity that runs the National Citizen Service sued for £20m by its largest provider

Charity that runs the National Citizen Service sued for £20m by its largest provider

The Challenge claims that the National Citizen Service Trust has breached contracts in seven regions, and has launched a separate claim of defamation

JustGiving increases profits by 10 per cent

JustGiving increases profits by 10 per cent

The fundraising platform's lastest accounts show £3.8m after-tax profit in the year ending 31 October 2018, compared with £3.5m the previous year