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Big Lottery Fund offers £4.5m funding to support local social action

Big Lottery Fund offers £4.5m funding to support local social action

Under the Place Based Social Action programme, organisations can apply for an initial £5,000, which could become as much as £500,000

General Data Protection Regulation hotline to open from 1 November

General Data Protection Regulation hotline to open from 1 November

The Information Commissioner's Office says it will be open to organisations that employ fewer than 250 people

Umbrella bodies ask Electoral Commission to explain opposition to lobbying act reform

Umbrella bodies ask Electoral Commission to explain opposition to lobbying act reform

The NCVO, Acevo and Bond have written to chief executive Claire Bassett asking her to tell them why her organisation apparently came out against reforms suggested by a peer

Disability campaigner Sir Bert Massie dies aged 68

Disability campaigner Sir Bert Massie dies aged 68

The former Commissioner for the Compact also spent seven years as chair of the former Disability Rights Commission

Regulator begins statutory inquiry into education charity

Regulator begins statutory inquiry into education charity

The Charity Commission says it is investigating Jole Rider Friends after an independent examiner's report uncovered 'concerns surrounding potentially unauthorised payments'

Larger charities must 'give up some power', says Shelter head

Larger charities must 'give up some power', says Shelter head

Polly Neate, chief executive of the housing and homelessness charity, tells an NPC conference that the charity sector has to ask itself some difficult questions about the balance of power

Sector too ready to use lobbying act as an excuse, says JRRT chief

Sector too ready to use lobbying act as an excuse, says JRRT chief

Fiona Weir, chief executive of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust, tells NPC annual conference that misplaced fears about the act are stopping charities from campaigning

Charities back World Mental Health Day with action

Charities back World Mental Health Day with action

Third Sector is itself running a series of articles online about mental health in the workplace

CBRE link brings more than just cash to Shelter

CBRE link brings more than just cash to Shelter

The property company wants to leave a legacy that will last beyond the life of the partnership

Movers: Phil Andrew to become chief of the StepChange Debt Charity

Movers: Phil Andrew to become chief of the StepChange Debt Charity

Plus: John Trampleasure joins the RAF Benevolent Fund; and Nicky Reid is promoted to lead role at the Scottish Professional Football League Trust