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Government allocates #1.7m to charity leadership programme

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 25/07/16

will depend on the arrangements agreed for exiting the EU, and different types of charity are likely to be affected in different ways.”He said he had received representations from NCVO, Acevo and the Charity Finance Group on the subject.NCS to be placed on statutory footingWilson also confirmed that the government intends to bring a National Citizen Service Bill to place


Fundraising Regulator should seek government funding, says consultation response

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 25/07/16

is “an exercise in putting the cart well before the horse” and reiterated Navca’s claim that “as a funding bid, this discussion paper wouldn’t make it past the initial screening”.Acevo’s response said that the voluntary nature of fundraising self-regulation must be maintained under the new regime and that the establishment of the Fundraising Regulator represents a “unique opportunity to


Fundraising Regulator urged to postpone implementation of levy

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 25/07/16

increasingly higher amounts as the regulator expands its operations and particularly if it ends up regulating fundraising in Northern Ireland as well as England and Wales.The charity chief executives body Acevo has also submitted a response to the regulator’s consultation, in which it calls for the levy to be entirely voluntary. It says the levy could place a disproportionate burden



They Work For You (Web), Unattributed, 22/07/16

of the EU referendum.Since the outcome of the EU referendum, I have received representations from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations ( NCVO ), the network of charity chief executives Acevo and the Charity Finance Group.We will continue to work closely with charities to understand the potential impact of the UK ‘s decision to leave the EU.


Society Diary: A knightly news tale, an overdue announcement and goodbye sweet Bubb

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 22/07/16

on borrowed time. All of his existing briefs will be read cover to cover. Something, something, Dewey decimal system.Fin.Bubbfest 2k16Yes, after over a quarter of a decade and one knighthood, Sir Stephen Bubb is leaving Acevo to strike out alone with his, for lack of a better word, Bubb Hub. This column has covered Bubb Hub before.Still, as befits a



Bubb launches Charity Futures Programme

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 21/07/16

Sir Stephen Bubb officially launched the Charity Futures Programme at an event at the Houses of Parliament yesterday. Earlier this year Bubb stood down as chief executive of Acevo to


Woodford IM partners funding Charity Futures Programme

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 21/07/16

of Woodford Investment Management, it has been revealed.   The project is initially being funded by a contribution of £400,000 over two years. Bubb has stepped down as chief executive of Acevo to carry out the work. It aims to improve the effectiveness of charities, including through lifting standards of leadership and governance.   Woodford Investment Management is the firm founded in



National Health Executive, p. 24, Unattributed, 02/07/16

Following the recommendations from Sir Stephen Bubb’s report ‘Winterbourne View Time for Change’, NHS England called for all parts of the system across the country to come up with plans for the funding of


Voluntary sector leaders moot new governance structure for big charities

The (Web), Unattributed, 19/07/16

In a lecture on Monday, Sir Stephen Bubb said the conventional trustee board model was not right for all charities The idea of creating a new type of charity for the biggest not-for-profit organisations is


Etherington warning on ‘one-size-fits-all’ governance approach

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 19/07/16

approach to governance in the voluntary sector would not work for the UK’s largest charities, according to Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations.Speaking alongside Sir Stephen Bubb, the former chief executive of the charity leaders body Acevo, at Acevo’s summer lecture in London last night, Etherington said too many people were conflating how small,


Traditional governance structure not fit for purpose, warn Bubb and Etherington

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 19/07/16

Sir Stephen Bubb and Sir Stuart Etherington both warned last night that the traditional charity governance structures may no longer be appropriate for the largest charities. Giving a lecture last


Charity leaders question decision to move charities brief to DCMS

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 19/07/16

Asheem Singh, interim chief executive of Acevo, said: “We congratulate Rob Wilson on the continuation of his term as minister for civil society. He has the opportunity to be a ‘bigger fish’ in the pond at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. We hope he uses this to his advantage and makes the case for better understanding of the sector, not only across government, but throughout wider society.


Appropriateness of one governance model for all charities questioned

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 19/07/16

Written by Matt Ritchie  19/07/2016     Sir Stephen Bubb has questioned whether the current model of charity governance is fit for purpose, as he prepares to officially launch the Charity Futures Programme aimed at securing strong


Stephen Bubb: Stepping down to step-up

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 18/07/16

Sir Stephen Bubb tells David Ainsworth about stepping down from his role as chief executive of Acevo to develop a project to improve governance and leadership in the charity sector.


Will the move to DCMS be good for charities?

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 18/07/16

and its minister have moved to the Department for Culture Media and Sport, a move that will no doubt have far-reaching consequences for the sector’s relationship with government.Just last week Acevo, NCVO, Small Charities Coalition, Charity Finance Group and Association of Charitable Foundations told the House of Lords committee on charities that the sector’s relationship with government had deteriorated in


What do charities need to know about the new government?

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 14/07/16

or even abolished.What does the sector think?Charity representatives have urged the May and the new ministers to work with the sector over the coming months.Asheem Singh, interim chief executive of Acevo, said: “There are many issues and concerns confronting how society, and civil society in particular, will work in the future. Who will work in our care and health sector?


Charity donors face being named and made to pay by courts, following judicial review changes

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 14/07/16

have to reveal details of any donor giving more than £3,000 to the charity, or only those who donations were earmarked to support the case.Asheem Singh, interim chief executive of Acevo, said the rules changes were extremely concerning.”This is a very disappointing response to the very real concerns expressed by civil society leaders regarding the possible effect of the application


NCVO announces new chair

Charity Times (Web), Unattributed, 14/07/16

as well as the voluntary sector, and this will be invaluable to help steer the NCVO ship through the unpredictable waters ahead.’?   Paul Farmer, chair of charity chief executive’™s association Acevo, said Kellner is highly regarded and will be an asset to the sector.   ‘œHis presence can only serve to strengthen the impact of the collaboration between ACEVO and the


No charity exemption from providing financial information in judicial review

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 13/07/16

of the consultation, carried out last year, charity umbrella bodies called for voluntary sector organisations to be exempted from the rules, which were described by the charity chief executives body Acevo as amounting to “a fundamental breach of justice” if they deterred charities from challenging government decisions.Claire Whittle, an associate in the public and regulatory department at the law firm


Commission becoming ‘fully weaponised enforcement agency’ Parliament warned

Civil Society (Web), Unattributed, 13/07/16

Charity representatives accused the Charity Commission of “regulation led by red top” and said the government is trying to silence the sector, in a Parliamentary committee hearing yesterday. Representatives from Acevo, NCVO, Small Charities Coalition, Charity Finance Group and Association of Charitable Foundations were giving evidence to the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities yesterday where they said that


Charity Commission is undermining trust in sector, peers told

ThirdSector (Web), Unattributed, 13/07/16

about the nature of the commission’s board, saying the umbrella body believed the regulator needed a chair that was independent.Asheem Singh, interim chief executive of the charity chief executives body Acevo, told the committee yesterday that the Charity Commission often behaved more like a think tank than a regulator. He described the commission’s announcement last month that public trust in

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