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Charity umbrella bodies questioned by Committee

08 July 2016

The Select Committee on Charities hears from charity umbrella bodies, including the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) and the Small Charities Coalition.

Witnesses

Tuesday 12 July in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 4.00pm

  • Asheem Singh, Chief  Executive Officer, ACEVO
  • Karl Wilding, Director of Public Policy and Engagement, NCVO
  • Rebecca Bunce, Policy and Engagement Manager, Small Charities Coalition

At 5.00pm

  • Andrew O'Brien, Head of Policy and Engagement, Charity Finance Group
  • Richard Jenkins, Head of Policy, Association of Charitable Foundations

Areas of discussion

Topics likely to be covered in the first session include:

  • Pressures and challenges faced by their membership
  • How funding profiles are likely to change in the future
  • The role of the Government and the Charity Commission
  • How charities are accountable to their donors and to the public
  • Governance and trusteeship issues

Topics likely to be covered in the second session include:

  • Income profiles of charities and how they might change
  • Ensuring sustainable funding for charities
  • Reforms to help charities improve financial sustainability
  • Achieving value for money
  • How charities evaluate outcomes

Further information

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