Tag Archives: Localism

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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Spending Review 2015 speculation roundup

Just five sleeps (or sleepless nights) until the Spending Review, and we’re starting to get a firmer picture of what Mr Osborne has planned for the next five years. 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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What Osborne’s business rates devolution means for charities

Yesterday the Chancellor announced his plans for local authorities retain all their income from business rates by 2020. Continue reading

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Sense and sustainability: A reaction to the NCVO Financial Sustainability Review

Rising demand for services and falling funds have put the squeeze on smaller charities - so what can the sector and central government do to help? Continue reading

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A budget full of implications for the voluntary sector

Today’s Budget will have far reaching implications for charities and their beneficiaries, despite few new measures directed specifically at the voluntary sector. Continue reading

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Why community giving has never been more important

In light of the budget, Fabian French, chief executive of UK Community Foundations, explains how local giving helps meet government pledges. Continue reading

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An important Budget for charities

We’re having an unusual number of large set-piece speeches from the chancellor this year, but this will be the first entirely Conservative budget for almost two decades. Continue reading

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Hospice volunteers: Bridging the gap to the community?

Matt Hill and Sara Morris discuss their research, commissioned by Marie Curie, on the changing role of hospice volunteers. Continue reading

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A referendum on Britain in Europe: what role for the voluntary sector?

Two key challenges are perceived to face the prime minister: devolution and Britain’s future role in, or membership of, the European Union. Continue reading

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