• 23 Jan 2015

    New research reveals "a climate of fear" that prevents charities and other voluntary groups from tackling the root causes of poverty.

  • 10 Nov 2014

    The Christian Funders’ Forum (CFF) has announced that it is launching its first ever Christian social action awards ceremony.

  • 29 Jul 2014

    Children England, along with many of their member organisations and the TUC have published a new joint agreement on the future of children’s services commissioning.

  • 15 Jan 2014

    There has been a united, determined campaign against the gagging impact of the Lobbying Bill on the part of voluntary groups and NGOs. Some will therefore think it a shame that a minority of charities, and the Charities Aid Foundation, have at this late stage chosen the path of seeking exemptions for themselves rather than focussing on the wider considerations.

  • 13 Jan 2014

    Lord Paul Tyler, Liberal Democrat spokesman in the Lords on constitutional reform issues, and Baroness Shirley Williams, former leader of Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords have attacked Caroline Lucas MP as "misguided and wrong" in her concerns about the Lobbying Bill – namely, that unless significantly amended (or better, scrapped and completely redrafted) it will let corporate lobbyists off the hook while gagging non-party organisations and unions.

  • 5 Sep 2013

    The government's new lobbying bill has united charities, unions and other NGOs - as well as civil rights activists - in condemnation for measures that will do too little to combat serious corporate interference in politics, but will provide the pretext to limit and intimidate legitimate policy-based work by non-government and non-party political bodies.

  • 21 Aug 2013

    The UK government is seeking to rush a new law through Parliament which would heavily limit action on political and social issues in the twelve months before an election. This threat to basic freedoms could have drastic consequences.

  • 22 Jan 2013

    Gagging clauses in contracts and attacks by government ministers on those who speak out in support of the vulnerable are making some charities fearful.

  • 9 Jan 2013

    The Festival of Spirituality and Peace and the Edinburgh Interfaith Association are showcasing ten different charities in Scotland's capital this weekend.

  • 7 Jan 2013

    Are you still searching for a meaningful New Year's resolution or for a rewarding way to help charitable endeavour and local communities?