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Saturday 18 April 2015


Lloyds Bank Foundations launch regional awards programme

Prizes will be awarded as unrestricted grants of between £1,000 and £2,000 at a regional level. Charities must have less than £1m turnover to be eligible

RNRMC awards over £2.4m to Naval and military charities

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity has seen a record number of applications for financial support, up 15 per cent over the same period last year

CTG calls for urgent clarification on tax treatment for charity mailings

CTG said HMRC expects charities to comply with new rules which do not zero-rate print and delivery of charity mailings as a composite supply of delivered goods from 1 April

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Locality seeks to increase membership, focus on campaigning

Locality aims to raise membership to 3,000 by 2020, from the current level of over 500 community-led organisations and 200 associate partners. By 2020 the charity aims to be able to demonstrate “significant influence” in at least five policy areas with positive impacts on the work of Locality members

Leonard Cheshire Disability names new CFO

Sarah Broad has been appointed chief financial officer at national disability charity Leonard Cheshire Disability

Increased use of payment-by-results and impact bonds under future Tory govt

The Conservatives have “pioneered” ways to deliver public services, its newly-published manifesto says, including through increased involvement from the voluntary sector. The document highlights the Work Programme as an initiative which it said harnessed the ability of charities to help people.

FRSB upholds fundraising complaint

The board upheld a complaint related to disclosure around how money is allocated when fundraising in partnership with a school

CFG calls for increased Charity Commission budgets

In a briefing to members on the policy priorities for the next government, the CFG argues the regulator will not be able to effectively monitor the sector without increased resources, and as more investigations are carried out fewer resources will be available for important work on guidance and support for charities

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