Human Appeal names new CEO

Global development charity Human Appeal has appointed a humanitarian and development sector consultant from the US as its chief executive.

Dr Mohamed Ashmawey has taken the top role at the UK based charity from America, where he has been working as a European and Middle East humanitarian and development sector consultant.

Charity dissolved following trustees’ “reckless” management of funds

A poverty relief charity where money was spent on personal items, including repayments on a Mercedes car, a TV and dental work, has been dissolved.

Worldwide Ummah Aid (WUA) had been set up to relieve poverty in Eastern Europe and the Middle East but has been removed from the charity register after a Commission inquiry.

JustGiving takes over Brighton Marathon fundraising contract

JustGiving has been named as the exclusive online fundraising platform for next year’s Brighton Marathon.

This marks a return to the event for JustGiving, which was fundraising partner between 2012 and 2017 before losing the contract to Virgin Money Giving.

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Charitable trust boosts grant spending by £3m

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is to increase its grant spending by more than £3m a year.

This will take the Trust’s annual grant spend up to around £10m, for the next ten years.
The number of grants given to projects outside of London will also be increased, to give the trust a greater geographic spread across the UK.

Charities to work with ministers to create Youth Charter

Charities are to work with the government to create a Youth Charter to give young people a stronger voice on issues that affect them.

The charter has been a long-term recommendation of a raft of youth sector charities, including The Scouts, Girlguiding, The Prince’s Trust and the British Youth Council, who will work with the government to put the charter in place.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation CEO to lead Nacro

Crime reduction charity Nacro has appointed Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) boss Campbell Robb as its chief executive.

Robb will takeover from outgoing Nacro chief executive Jacob Tas in July, after two and a half years leading the York based JRF and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT).

IoF to apply for chartered status

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is to formally apply for chartered status as it looks to boost the profile and status of fundraising.

The organisation has announced that the Privy Council has granted it permission to apply for the status, which has been a strategic objective for the IoF for the last six years.

Big Issue charity ramps up digital fundraising for spring appeal

The Big Issue Foundation has strengthened its online and mobile giving functions ahead of a spring fundraising push.

The charity, which supports the needs of Big Issue sellers, has linked up with digital donations platform Donr to improve its digital payment functions.

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