Author Archives: Charlotte Ravenscroft

About Charlotte Ravenscroft

Charlotte Ravenscroft was NCVO’s head of policy and public services. Charlotte’s wrote about funding, public service delivery, and strengthening the evidence base for voluntary action. She has also worked at the Big Lottery Fund and the Department for Education.

Brexit: Five things charities can do

So it's Brexit - what next? Five things charities can do. Continue reading

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Social investment: Who’s got it, who wants it, and what’s next?

For whom is social investment most relevant? Is it playing as major a role in the voluntary sector economy as some as government ministers have implied? Continue reading

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Five (somewhat) answered questions on the anti-advocacy clause

NCVO met Cabinet Office officials to ask five key questions about the anti-advocacy clause. There are their answers. Other questions remain. Continue reading

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Five unanswered questions on the anti-advocacy clause

The key questions on the anti-advocacy clause that have yet to be answered by the minister for civil society. Continue reading

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Anti-advocacy clause is counter-productive

Why the government's decision to apply an anti-advocacy clause to its grants to charities is bad for policy making. Continue reading

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The road ahead: What you need to be aware of in 2016

Discussion of key issues to help you navigate the best way forward for your organisation in 2016 Continue reading

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Should the Freedom of Information Act apply to charities?

Cabinet Office Minister Matthew Hancock has proposed extending the FOI Act to include charities receiving public funding. NCVO says there is a better approach. Continue reading

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Does your funding end in March?

For charities with grants or contracts from government – particularly those due to end in March – there was little relief in yesterday's autumn statement. Continue reading

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Threat to the Big Lottery Fund

NCVO understands that the government is considering diverting funds from the Big Lottery Fund to make up for cuts elsewhere. Continue reading

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Charities braced for spending review 2015

As the spending review approaches, NCVO looks at the potential impact for charities and why an urgent review of public service markets is needed. Continue reading

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