Tag Archives: Bad Governance

Scotia Aid Sierra Leone

Yet another £1 MILLION charity is being probed after The Sunday Post revealed it pays only a fraction of its income to the impoverished people it claims to help. Scotia Aid Sierra Leone, based in Uddingston Scotland, hands over just … Continue reading

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Charity Commission Statement: charities funding CAGE

The Charity Commission has released a statement regarding the funding of CAGE. They have announced that The Roddick Foundation and The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust have ceased funding CAGE and will not be doing so in future. Read the full … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With Charity?

Recently we had the pleasure of reviewing Tim Watkins book; What’s Wrong With Charity?: How modern charity practices are undermining our communities, democracy and public trust. Charity – the voluntary giving of one’s time or money to alleviate suffering, to … Continue reading

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Sue Ryder Care Waste £100,000

A care centre’s controversial plans to build a new £8m facility on part of an ancient woodland have been withdrawn. Cuerden Hall, in Cuerden Valley Park, run by the Sue Ryder Care charity, unveiled its plans for the development in … Continue reading

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Greenpeace Gambles £3 Million

Greenpeace International last year lost €3.8m (£3m) of donations through speculation on currency markets. According to a statement released on Sunday, in the second half of 2013 an employee at the environmental campaign group’s Amsterdam headquarters took out currency exchange … Continue reading

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Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association

The Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association (CABA) provides advice and practical support to current and former ICAEW chartered accountants and their families. As at 31 December 2012 CABA had just under £2 million pounds in income but had unrestricted reserves of … Continue reading

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Royal Voluntary Service

A personal guest article by Gillian Burrows, April 2014. A charity’s moral compass and its commitment to transparency, effective governance and ethical work practices is often referred to in the voluntary sector. From my experience one such charity failing spectacularly … Continue reading

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