This week, Third Sector's editor Emily Burt and features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney chat about some of the news stories that have caught their eye over the past week.
In this epsiode, recorded on 8 December, they look at the announcement of the government's preferred candidate for the next chair of the Charity Commission and some of the reactions to it (update available here), as well as the news that the number of people who have recently donated to UK charities has fallen by almost three million compared with before the pandemic, according to a new report from tech company Lightful and YouGov.
Rebecca and Emily also chat about the scandal involving The Prince's Foundation and allegations that the former chief executive of the charity founded by Prince Charles attempted to secure a knighthood for a wealthy donor. They also look at the impact this had on Sentebale, a charity founded by Prince Harry.
They also discuss the ongoing row about Nowzad, the animal charity that was caught up in the evacuation of Afghanistan, and the cyber attack on the RNLI's website which caused it to be taken down last week.
This week's Good News Bulletin includes:
- The success of the Rail to Refuge scheme, which has helped more than 2,000 survivors of domestic abuse escape to safety during the pandemic.
- Jacob Ball, a four-year-old from Stafford who has raised more than £3,000 for a Stafford-based charity by cycling 10 miles.