Monthly Archive: March 2006

The Hub of the matter

More comment on the launch event for the national hubs of expertise (Brum, 28th March), roughly in ‘order of appearance’. (Note to Lizzie – I’ll find a news item in here somewhere, I promise.)...

Hubber Hubber

Yesterday’s Hubs Launch Event in Birmingham was interesting as much for the private conversations as the public messages. A wide variety of frustration and anger came my way from a range of people I...

Irish in Brent Health Report

This is a significant health resource for the Irish voluntary sector and community not just in Brent, but across England and the United Kingdom. It draws together available health data on excessive Irish morbidity....

Budget swings and roundabouts

Budget 2006 – good or bad for the sector? Is the freeze in expenditure (in real terms) for the Home Office from next financial year (2007-08) bad news for the voluntary sector? Quite a...

GO CATS, go

So, there’s to be a new unit set up by the Treasury to coordinate across departments on voluntary sector and social enterprise financial matters. That’s the Government’s Office of Charity And Third Sector Finance...

Communities minister gets blogging

I’d spotted this blog a day or two ago, but hadn’t quite realised that a) it had only just gone live and b) it’s the first blog from a government minister: David Miliband’s blog...

Politics and new media

The New Media Awards, run by New Statesman magazine, this year has an accompanying blog covering “all things related to the convergence of politics and new media” and also looking at relevant projects. A...

Charity Project

Hello I am new to blogs and for that matter charity work. My wife and I moved to France in 2001 after loosing much of our retirement capital in UK farming. We took to...