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07/12/2016

Big Society Capital has partnered with three crowdfunding platforms in a £10m crowd match fund to allow the public to invest directly in charities and social enterprises


07/12/2016

The ICO yesterday announced a fine of £25,000 for the RSPCA and £18,000 for the BHF for breaching the Act


07/12/2016

CAF, which coordinates the annual campaign, said an estimated 4.5 million people in Britain did something to support a good cause on 29 November


07/12/2016

OnSide Youth Zones chief executive Kathryn Morley says innovation and collaboration are needed if voluntary and public sector provision is to continue to deliver


06/12/2016

The group will include senior representatives from across the investment industry and will be chaired by vice chair of Allianz Global Investors Elizabeth Corley


06/12/2016

Every five years the trust reviews and assesses its work to ensure it stays relevant to the changing needs of Londoners


05/12/2016

Several voluntary sector bodies last week welcomed the new standards, which soften the Government’s position announced in April that a clause would be inserted in all Government grant contracts preventing recipients using the funds for lobbying


05/12/2016

All profits from the sale of each download and generated through streaming in the UK and the Republic of Ireland to be shared equally between two charities


02/12/2016

This new conference, taking place in March, will explore the benefits of partnerships between charities and corporates to both parties, and issues of impact assessment and alignment


02/12/2016

Voluntary sector bodies have welcomed new standards for government grants that safeguard charities’ ability to communicate with policymakers


02/12/2016

The regulator has ruled that footballer Didier Drogba’s charity may have misled donors, but found no evidence of fraud or corruption at the foundation


01/12/2016

Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson marked the opening of the bidding round at a domestic violence organisation in London, Standing Together Against Domestic Violence


01/12/2016

Two historic charitable institutions in the UK book trade are set to merge


01/12/2016

All three have taken up their new posts this month and will each serve a three year term


01/12/2016

The Fundraising Regulator said the FPS is to be launched in spring or early summer next year


30/11/2016

The 24 Fellows will be the first trained under a new capabilities framework, which outlines the attributes, behaviours, and skills emerging leaders need to achieve success in their roles


29/11/2016

A study from sector think tank NPC found that more than a quarter of charities in England and Wales have an association with faith. Such charities raise around £16.3bn a year towards their work


29/11/2016

Action Tutoring chief executive Susannah Hardyman says giving is as much about volunteering as donating money


28/11/2016

The number of charitable donations valued at £1m and over last year reached its highest level since before the financial crisis


28/11/2016

The Stepping Stones Fund has recently awarded a total of £700,000 to 17 London charities, boosting the total number of organisations to have received awards from the fund to 49


25/11/2016

Eastside Primetimers CEO Richard Litchfield argues that the bodies supporting the voluntary sector should operate in a more joined up way to improve the infrastructure for charity mergers


25/11/2016

Health and social care organisations were involved in nearly 40 per cent of all charity mergers in 2015/16, according to a new report


25/11/2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond has failed to impress the whole sector with his first major fiscal announcement, with many charity leaders unhappy with the amount of voluntary support in this week's Autumn Statement


25/11/2016

A further £102m in charity funding from bank fines was among the headline voluntary sector issues to emerge from this year's Autumn Statement


21/11/2016

The Treating Donors Fairly guidance aims to help fundraisers recognise where people may be in vulnerable circumstances, and recommends ways in which fundraisers should respond


21/11/2016

New chief executive will take up the role next month following a short handover


18/11/2016

Charity Finance Group chief executive Caron Bradshaw has called on charities to fight for their right to act independently for their beneficiaries in a divided political climate


18/11/2016

First half figures announced by the IoF revealed overall recorded rule infractions by street fundraisers fell by 62 per cent compared to last year


15/11/16

The charity leaders’ network has appointed Vicky Browning as its new Chief Executive, who will start early next year.


14/11/16

An investment service from CAF for charities has gone live, offering access to more than 4,000 funds at the touch of a button.


14/11/16

Nearly three-quarters of UK charities are now viewing environmental, social and governance factors as important in the management of their investments, says a new survey.


11/11/16

NPC outlines the many opportunities that data presents to the charity sector.


09/11/16

Alert from the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator reminds charities that agreements must be in their best interests and comply with the legal requirements.


08/11/2016

A commitment has been made to ensure the same quality of service provision, and that service users will continue to have the same support workers


08/11/2016

A survey for the Open University Business School’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership found local community charities were second only to doctors in the list of organisations or professions respondents trusted


07/11/2016

The seventh annual Trustees’ Week focuses on the theme of ‘stronger charities through good leadership’


07/11/2016

A consultation has been launched by the code’s joint owners NCVO, Acevo, SCC, ICSA, and WCVA


04/11/2016

CFG’s accounts show income grew 4 per cent to nearly £1.88m, excluding an Esmée Fairbairn grant to fund CFG’s Small Charities Programme


03/11/2016

The CEOs of Impetus PEF and Action Tutoring say charities should stop short changing themselves


02/11/2016

The Fundraising Regulator has signed memoranda of understanding with Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Institute of Fundraising, setting out how it will work with the organisations to raise standards


02/11/2016

In a report published today, the commission said regulatory concerns were raised and featured in national media in 2014 and 2015, leading to its engagement with Help for Heroes


01/11/2016

The new rules cover the annual reports of larger fundraising charities, and the agreements charities have in place with professional fundraisers or other businesses that raise money on their behalf


01/11/2016

Brainstrust has appointed a new chair and its first chief executive


31/10/2016

In its third year in the UK, #givingtuesday takes place on Tuesday 29 November following Black Friday and Cyber Monday


25/10/2016

Myanmar retained the top spot in Charities Aid Foundation’s annual index, followed by the United States


24/10/2016

Access – The Foundation for Social Investment has launched the two-year programme, which will be delivered by Social Investment Business


24/10/2016

A new website has launched to help charities fight fraud in their organisations


21/10/2016

The Tampon Tax Fund is a £15m fund for women’s charities, equivalent to the amount HMRC estimates is raised from VAT on sanitary products


21/10/2016

The regulator opened a statutory inquiry into Muslim Aid in 2013 to examine financial irregularities relating to areas of the charity’s overseas activities


21/10/2016

A lack of separation between an education charity and its connected parties resulted in an agreement with a service company owned by one of its trustees being ‘too generous’, the Charity Commission said


18/10/2016

New appointment will take up the role in Tom Watson’s Shadow Culture, Media and Sport team


17/10/2016

A former Energy and Climate Change Secretary has challenged the charity sector to take environmental issues more seriously


14/10/2016

The regulator has advised a Lords Select Committee on charity that the sector needs to better communicate its value and work


14/10/2016

New appointment joins from the University of Sheffield


13/10/2016

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has announced he will chair NCS Patrons, a cross-sector group of patrons and ambassadors aiming to help the National Citizen Service reach more young people


12/10/2016

The Charity Authorised Investment Fund structure will be available exclusively to funds established for charitable purposes


12/10/2016

More than £250,000 of the total was given via three awards in the funder’s Reducing Poverty programme


12/10/2016

The government has announced a new ‘Inclusive Economy Unit’ that will be based in the Office for Civil Society


11/10/2016

The groups set out measures aimed at boosting economic growth, supporting people to take ownership of their local areas, and harnessing innovation via technology


11/10/2016

Awards have been made through the fund’s Awards for All and Reaching Communities programmes


10/10/2016

In a submission ahead of the Chancellor’s statement on 23 November, CTG said irrecoverable VAT is currently costing charities around £1.5bn a year


10/10/2016

Janey from Shelter says personalisation was at the heart of the charity’s award winning Fix Renting campaign


07/10/2016

The commission received a serious incident report from Bangladeshi Parents and Carers Association in April 2012


07/10/2016

The guide, 12 questions about digital for trustees, contains examples of key concepts boards should consider when approaching digital.


06/10/2016

Organised by The Clothworkers’ Company in partnership with New Philanthropy Capital, volunteer matching charity Reach, and recruitment specialists Prospectus, the awards are free to enter


06/10/2016

A group of the UK’s biggest employers, including ASOS, BT, Beaverbrooks, Experian, Linklaters LLP, and The Entertainer are funding a campaign calling for every employer in the UK with over 250 employees to offer payroll giving to their staff


05/10/2016

It is the second tranche of funding in Big Society Capital’s Charity Bank investment programme, following a £4.5m investment in March 2014


05/10/2016

Charities with fundraising expenditure of more than £100,000 fall within the scope of the levy, equating to around 2,100 organisations


04/10/2016

The Changemaker Fund is focused on skills, knowledge, and innovation projects


03/10/2016

People are becoming more politically and socially active in response to what they see as a more divided society after the EU referendum, new research shows


29/09/2016

CAF is set to offer the CAF Investment Account from October, in partnership with online investment service Interactive Investor


29/09/2016

In addition to the charity of the year and individual categories, the awards as always set out to recognise a variety of fields of charity management, celebrating the best standards of leadership and professionalism


28/09/2016

The Raymond and Blanche Lawson Charitable Trust has donated £5m to Kent Community Foundation to set up a new grant-making endowment fund for local charities in Kent and Medway


28/09/2016

Foundation grant-making increased to £2.7bn in 2014/15, according to a new report


27/09/2016

New chief executive joins from Save the Children


27/09/2016

Digital communications expert and co-author of the Charity Social Media Toolkit Zoe Amar looks at why charities should learn from each other to reap the benefits of social media


27/09/2016

A group of leading fundraisers has set out a range of proposals aimed at giving the public greater control over how charities contact them


26/09/2016

Nicholas Faraday says a vital part of what an organisation does is how it manages and reports on its finances, and this is equally true for small charities


26/09/2016

The regulator opened an inquiry into the charity in late 2011 after it learned sexual abuse allegations had been made against the person then serving as the charity’s youth pastor


23/09/2016

In a statement, the 76 year old charity announced that the closure comes despite intensive fundraising efforts and years of investing to diversify income


22/09/2016

Running from 7 to 13 November, Trustees’ Week celebrates the UK’s 1 million trustees and promotes the benefits of volunteering to be a trustee


22/09/2016

The three new grant funds are the first to be funded by government through the second phase of the Centre for Social Action and will be managed by innovation foundation Nesta


22/09/2016

The Northern Impact Fund is being delivered by Key Fund, an investor in community and social enterprises


21/09/2016

The charity announced its closure plans today, citing an increasingly difficult funding environment


21/09/2016

One year after Sir Stuart Etherington delivered his review of fundraising regulation, the new regulator has set out the steps it will take to ensure fundraising is carried out according to good practice


21/09/2016

The Charity Commission said its newly-published research shows that taking pragmatic steps to actively identify and manage financial difficulties helps charities deliver better outcomes for themselves and beneficiaries


20/09/2016

As a Living Wage Friendly Funder, Lloyds Bank Foundation pays its staff the Living Wage and will encourage those seeking funding to pay the Living Wage to posts funded through its grants


20/09/2016

The Charity Commission said it has been engaging with Action Aid for Animals since 2012


20/09/2016

Big Society Capital has partnered with organisations including the Charity Commission and Association of Chairs to support charity and social enterprise boards on social investment


19/09/2016

The regulator said it met with Wimbledon and Putney Commons Conservators’ trustees and issued an action plan in October 2015, but has “serious concerns” the charity has not yet complied


19/09/2016

Rogare argues fundraising is ethical when it balances fundraisers’ duty to solicit support on behalf of beneficiaries with donors’ right not to be unduly pressured


16/09/2016

Charities and other frontline organisations can apply online for in-kind support up to a value of £75,000, or grant funding up to £50,000


16/09/2016

The annual list analyses the UK’s legal market, based on thousands of submissions from law firms, barristers’ chambers, and interviews with more than 25,000 clients and buyers of legal services


16/09/2016

Founder and chief executive to step down next year


15/09/2016

The total is a world record for an annual single day charity fundraising event, and up more than £5m from 2015


14/09/2016

Localgiving is a donation platform aimed at helping smaller charities get to grips with online fundraising


14/09/2016

NAVCA and Small Charities Coalition are partnering with CFG on delivering the Small Charities Programme, which is being supported by a £135,000 grant from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation


14/09/2016

Bircham Dyson Bell senior associate Sarah Williams says changes outlined in a recent consultation could help charities focus on their missions and avoid costly delays in implementing decisions


13/09/2016

Remember A Charity in your Will Week launched yesterday. Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson and Annabelle Ewing MSP, Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs have jointly written to solicitors in support of the campaign


13/09/2016

Boots UK and Macmillan Cancer Support followed in C&E Advisory’s seventh annual corporate partnerships barometer, with M&S and Oxfam dropping to third from the top spot last year


13/09/2016

Almost 60 per cent of UK-based NGOs expect the EU referendum result to negatively affect the partnering agenda


12/09/2016

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced an £80m package of support for England’s youth sector, inviting local voluntary groups to bid for funding for their projects


12/09/2016

Executive and board level support is a key part of successful legacy fundraising campaigns, says Remember A Charity director Rob Cope


09/09/2016

Debating the motion on the role of civil society in democracy and the case for regulating lobbying, Conservative peer Lord Patten said the National Trust “seems to have developed a new line in what can only be called autocratic and out-of-touch behaviour”


09/09/2016

Global Aid Trust says last year's ITV Charities Behaving Badly programme and associated regulatory attention resulted in the withdrawal of its bank services


08/09/2016

In feedback published by the Charity Tax Group, HMRC’s Charities Outreach team has set out the most common queries it receives from charities and the most common errors with claims


08/09/2016

Organised by Charity Finance Group, Children England, Locality, and NAVCA, participants at the summit produced 16 principles to ensure devolution harnesses existing capacity in local communities


06/09/2016

New CEO replaces Kevin Cahill, who is stepping down after 25 years


05/09/2016

The charity has objects targeting the relief of people who are deaf and hearing impaired


02/09/2016

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh was one of the subjects of last February’s ITV documentary ‘Charities Behaving Badly’, by production company Hardcash


26/08/2016

Access – The Foundation for Social Investment has partnered with Rathbones to invest its endowment in social and ethical instruments to maximise the funds’ impact


24/08/2016

Announcing its levy framework today, the new regulator also set out its plans for the Fundraising Preference Service which will allow people to opt out of almost all fundraising communications


23/08/2016

HM Treasury has opened the funding to projects and organisations within the scope of military and emergency services charities and other related good causes


23/08/2016

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Chessed L’Yisroel over concerns with the charity’s financial reporting and controls, including its failure to meet repayment obligations


22/08/2016

Allia is working with the Scottish Government to fund the development of affordable housing across Scotland, helping them invest more than £50m in charitable bonds over two years


22/08/2016

Mencap has paid tribute to its president Lord Rix after he died aged 92 at the weekend


19/08/2016

Announcing the inquiry, the commission said it has been trying to address its concerns with trustees but they have failed to report serious incidents to the commission and to provide adequate responses


17/08/2016

The Charity Commission widened the charitable objects of a historic almshouse to allow it to help its beneficiaries on a longer term basis, the regulator has announced


16/08/2016

Both organisations’ boards back the merger, recommended by Sir Stuart Etherington’s review of fundraising self-regulation


16/08/2016

Led in the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation, #GivingTuesday will take place on 29 November this year


16/08/2016

Research conducted by direct marketing service provider Wilmington Millennium found 6 per cent of ‘Generation Z’ believe that charities have been irresponsible with their direct mail targeting


15/08/2016

Charities and community groups are being encouraged to apply for People’s Postcode Lottery’s £2.5m Dream Fund


15/08/2016

Writing in the Guardian on Saturday, Labour leadership candidate Owen Smith said it is “deeply unfair” that fee charging schools also receive tax breaks due to their charitable status


15/08/2016

Richard Litchfield says providing practical support alongside grants can help funded charities boost the impact of their grant money, but there needs to be greater willingness to get behind a ‘grants plus’ model


11/08/2016

Across England and Wales, 88 small and medium-sized charities tackling disadvantage will receive grants up to £75,000 over three years


11/08/2016

An inquiry into Saint Stephen the Great Charitable Trust and trading company Saint Stephen the Great was launched in 2008 after the Charity Commission received complaints about the administration of the company and trust


11/08/2016

Current guidance discouraging boards from considering paying trustees should instead invite charities to make the case to the commission for payments when that is appropriate for better governance, NPC said


11/08/2016

Donations paid into Charities Aid Foundation’s charitable accounts reached a record £524m last year, according to CAF’s annual report


09/08/2016

CTG chair John Hemming has written to Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills Robert Halfon highlighting concerns over the extent to which the levy can be utilised by the sector in its current form


09/08/2016

Deloitte carried out the review, recommending a new board structure comprised of a balance of external trustees and Bureau trustees with an independent chair


08/08/2016

The Centre for Acceleration of Social Technology will use the funding for two initiatives over three years


08/08/2016

The match funding aims to help encourage donations to local charities and community groups, helping them raise income, attract new donors, and raise awareness of their work


03/08/16

Two mental health charities in the form of Depression Alliance and Mind have merged.


02/08/16

Asset Risk Consultants has launched a new portfolio analysis service for charity trustees further developing the information it provides to the third sector.


01/08/16

Charity Commission publishes updated guidance to reflect the new statutory power for charities to make social investments.


29/07/16

The City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust announced it has awarded grants totalling £312,100 to organisations to help Londoners engage in the performing arts.


28/07/16

Macmillan Cancer Support maintains its position as the top charity brand, new analysis from YouGov’s mid-year CharityIndex shows.


27/07/16

The Charity Commission published a report of its inquiry into Didi Nwe Organisation, identifying misconduct and mismanagement in the charity's administration.


27/07/16

Funding regulator should be a model of support and voluntarily funded, say civil society leaders.


22/07/2016

The DMA’s fundraising taskforce earlier this year published a whitepaper and held a sector-wide consultation to identify the key issues, risks, and opportunities facing fundraising


22/07/2016

Blockchain technology could make charity administration requirements like annual reporting extinct, according to a discussion paper from Charities Aid Foundation


22/07/2016

The regulator is investigating a charity that it says does not appear to have had a bank account since last February


21/07/2016

Wilson was named Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on Sunday


21/07/2016

Financial backing for the Sir Stephen Bubb-led Charity Futures Programme is being provided by the partners of Woodford Investment Management


21/07/2016

Access – the Foundation for Social Investment has invested £4.44m in the Health and Wellbeing Challenge Fund South West, to be delivered by Resonance


19/07/2016

DCMS spokespeople have declined to confirm media reports that Wilson retains the civil society brief


19/07/2016

A study from YouGov and the Charities Aid Foundation has suggested there are opportunities for charities to increase donations through better use of mobile apps, social media, and contactless payments


19/07/2016

Sir Stephen Bubb has questioned whether the current model of charity governance is fit for purpose, as he prepares to officially launch the Charity Futures Programme


15/07/2016

The awards, in their 17th year, aim to recognise excellence across the many fields of charity management, promote and raise the profile of the voluntary sector, and celebrate the work charities do alongside partners in the public and private sectors


15/07/2016

Announcing its new paper, Boldness in times of change, NPC said charities are already being affected by substantial changes to demography, technological trends, and politics


15/07/2016

New Minister succeeds Matthew Hancock who had held the post since 2015’s general election


14/07/2016

New chair takes over from Sir Martyn Lewis, who has chaired NCVO for the past six years


08/07/2016

The Charity Commission’s annual report showed the number of trustees removed was up from four in 2014/15


07/07/2016

A new report on corporate match-funding has found donors are likely to give 2.5 times more to charity on average when match-funded


07/07/2016

Formal responsibility for regulation and dealing with complaints transfers from the Fundraising Standards Board to the new Fundraising Regulator


06/07/2016

The lender announced it has now helped charities and social enterprises with more than £40m in repayable finance since it was established in 2002


05/07/2016

Social Investment Tax Relief has unlocked £3.4m for charities and social enterprises, according to new research


05/07/2016

Fundraising complaints increased 6 per cent to 66,814 last year, according to a new study


04/07/2016

The Life Chances Fund is structured around six key themes: drug and alcohol dependency, children’s services, early years, young people, older people’s services, and healthy lives


04/07/2016

Regular giving and direct debit processing specialist Rapidata’s Charity Direct Debit Tracking Report showed the cancellation rate was 2.86 per cent last year, the second lowest average annual rate ever


01/07/2016

The new power enables the commission to issue warnings when it considers there has been a breach of trust or duty, or other misconduct or mismanagement in a charity


01/07/2016

Mike Kelly discusses why the third sector must do more to demonstrate its value, following the Charity Commission’s announcement that public trust and confidence in charities is at its lowest level since monitoring began


01/07/2016

All RAF messes have standardised financial control systems and the regulator wants to be sure similar problems to those that arose at the defrauded charities are not unfolding elsewhere


30/06/2016

Tax relief to charities increased by 8 per cent to £3.67bn in 2015/16, according to new estimates from HM Revenue & Customs


30/06/2016

All registered charities with an income of more than £10,000 and all Charitable Incorporated Organisations reporting on their financial years ending in 2016 must complete the online form


28/06/2016

The fund provides targeted support in the form of grants and risk finance


28/06/2016

Charities are learning from and responding to the challenges thrown up after a trying year, sector leaders have said, as new research has revealed trust in charities is at a low ebb


28/06/2016

Public trust and confidence in charities is at its lowest since monitoring began in 2005, according to the Charity Commission


27/06/2016

Shadow minister for civil society Anna Turley has joined Labour MPs quitting their posts in protest of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the party


24/06/2016

The sector is estimated to receive around £200m a year from grants and contracts from Europe, income now at risk following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union


24/06/2016

Charities will have a key role in uniting a country bruised by a bitter campaign on the UK’s membership of the European Union, sector leaders have said


23/06/2016

New chief executive takes up the role from 18 July, replacing James MacBain


23/06/2016

Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh is to set out her view of the scale of the problem facing Britain’s children’s services and the thinking behind a different model in a new book


22/06/2016

Around 2,000 charities will fall within the scope of the Fundraising Regulator’s proposed levy regime, according to a consultation published today


21/06/2016

Music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins has revealed the artists to be honoured at the O2 Silver Clef Awards


21/06/2016

City of London Corporation’s charitable funder City Bridge Trust has marked Refugee Week by announcing it has awarded grants of nearly £758,000 to help refugees and asylum seekers in the past year


21/06/2016

Direct charities tend to maintain higher target allocations to property than investment managers with charity mandates, according to a new survey


17/06/2016

Former colleagues are paying tribute to Jo Cox, the Labour MP and former charity employee who died after being attacked yesterday


17/06/2016

Faith based organisations account for almost a quarter of the annual income of charities in England and Wales, according to new research


16/06/2016

A vote to ratify the merger agreement was to be held yesterday, but in a joint statement IoF CEO Peter Lewis and PFRA CEO Peter Hills-Jones said the vote has been pushed back


14/06/2016

In an address to the Charity Times Annual Conference last week, Wilson said grants, fundraising, social investment, and public sector contracts will all play an important part in funding the sector’s work


14/06/2016

Many small charities are feeling the impact of competition from larger better-funded organisations, according to new research


14/06/2016

An increasing number of charities are planning to dip into reserves to maintain services, according to new research


13/06/2016

Winners receive funding and access to a team of senior business leaders through the organisation Pilotlight


13/06/2016

But the regulator is keen to accentuate the positive in communicating its expectations


09/06/2016

Geetha Rabindrakumar explains why it is not just the finance team that should take an interest in social investment


08/06/2016

The agencies will maintain their individual brands and service operations, but come together in a new working partnership under the umbrella of newly formed holding company, VRD Group Ltd


07/06/2016

The Charity Commission has set out its expectations for trustee oversight of fundraising, in response to the issues that came to light last summer


07/06/2016

The FRSB said the complainant objected to receiving the fundraising call as he was registered with the Telephone Preference Service and did not recall giving permission for the charity to contact him


06/06/2016

The regulator's guidance has been endorsed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, and the Muslim Charities Forum


06/06/2016

All public donations are to be matched pound for pound by the UK government, as the annual charity appeal celebrates its tenth anniversary


06/06/2016

FTEC was previously known as the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, but the charity sold its awarding organisation business in September 2015


03/06/2016

The consultation covers new guidance on the reporting of ‘relevant matters’, and a plain English approach clarifying that the guidance is expected practice not simply recommended practice


03/06/2016

More awards have been given this year than in 2015, with 193 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups receiving the award


03/06/2016

The City Bridge Trust has awarded over £780,000 in grants to community organisations in London in the past month, the funder has announced


02/06/2016

Acevo chief executive Asheem Singh has written to Conservative MPs and Vote Leave campaigners Justice Secretary Michael Gove and Iain Duncan Smith, seeking assurances on the treatment of charities post-referendum


02/06/2016

Freedom of Information requests to all local authorities in England have found more councils than ever are considering social value when commissioning services, but many continue to make little or no use of the Social Value Act


01/06/2016

The Prince’s Regeneration Trust is set to become a subsidiary of The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community, alongside its international arm INTBAU


31/05/2016

Acevo’s chief executive designate Asheem Singh has said the regulator’s board has never been less representative, or aware of the sector it oversees


31/05/2016

Simon Callaghan on the need to increase the number of trustees with fundraising skills


31/05/2016

The paper ran two articles in February claiming the Ministry of Defence was investigating the charity


27/05/2016

The resolution, filed alongside New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, asks Exxon to report on how its business model will be affected by global efforts to limit the average rise in temperatures to below 2-degrees Celsius


27/05/2016

The ad hoc committee has been tasked with considering issues related to sustaining the charity sector, and the challenges of charity governance


27/05/2016

The Government is inviting applications for three positions on the Charity Commission’s board


26/05/2016

The charity approached the regulator after UKIP used a picture of Gladstone’s Library and the statue of Victorian Prime Minister William Gladstone that stands in front of the library in their Welsh Assembly Manifesto


25/05/2016

The latest Annual Fraud Indicator estimated the cost of fraud to the charity sector has increased 73 per cent since 2013


24/05/2016

Announcing the inquiry, the commission said it carried out a compliance visit and inspection to the charity in January 2015. The commission issued an action plan as a result of identifying regulatory concerns


24/05/2016

Charities Aid Foundation’s UK Giving 2015 study found 67 per cent of people had given to charity in the 12 months prior to being surveyed, while 42 per cent had given in the preceding two weeks


24/05/2016

The new power, contained in the Charities Act 2016, enables the regulator to disqualify people from being trustees in circumstances where they are judged not fit to act, for up to 15 years


23/05/2016

Views are invited from members of the public, customers, stakeholders and partners of the Big Lottery Fund


20/05/2016

The Charity Commission has concluded the trustees of a grant making charity breached their legal duties by repeatedly failing to file annual returns


20/05/2016

Umbrella groups have warned that the UK’s interpretation of Common Reporting Standards could negatively impact upon thousands of charities


19/05/2016

The charity said grant-making will be focused on four key areas, towards its goal of ‘a just world free from poverty’


19/05/2016

The complaint involved the Alderley Edge, Cheshire branch of a national restaurant chain adding a discretionary £1 donation to the charity to every diner’s bill


19/05/2016

A consultation has opened on the matters of material significance that auditors and independent examiners are required to report to regulators


19/05/2016

Expanding the National Citizen Service and simplifying the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme are on the Government’s legislative agenda for the year ahead


18/05/2016

Around 300,000 UK Tesco colleagues are raising money for the National Charity Partnership to tackle heart disease and diabetes


17/05/2016

Tax incentives encourage charitable giving but are too often skewed in favour of the wealthy and causes favoured by governments, according to a new report from Charities Aid Foundation


17/05/2016

Sir Stephen Bubb is planning to have some downtime to get over the “trauma of separation” as he steps down from the helm of Acevo after 15 years


17/05/2016

Bubb will head the Charity Futures Programme, which will sit within Acevo and has been made possible by a philanthropic gift


16/05/2016

Loss or availability of key contracts/funding streams was cited as a key risk by 50 per cent of the top 100 charities by income


16/05/2016

Returns exceeded target by 2 per cent, the commissioners reported, with notable performance delivered by property, private equity, and timber


16/05/2016

The men were sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on Friday


13/05/2016

CARE International, IntoUniversity, and Rays of Sunshine and were among the charities recognised at the second annual Better Society Awards in London last night


12/05/2016

Government and industry should consider how civil society can help tackle corruption, charities have said as experts gather at the UK Anti-Corruption Summit in London


12/05/2016

Shadow Minister for Civil Society Anna Turley argues British charities benefit hugely from the UK’s membership of the EU


11/05/2016

The Charity Commission said it found “unsatisfactory record keeping” in the charity’s annual report for 2012/13, submitted in December 2015


11/05/2016

GoGen, which ceased trading weeks after the Daily Mail’s report was published, was found to have breached the Code of Fundraising Practice clause prohibiting exploitation of vulnerable people


06/05/2016

The regulator has published reports on its regulatory cases into The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and The Roddick Foundation


05/05/2016

The new brand, logo, content strategy and strapline aim to enable instant understanding of the charity’s work and the role of working animals in sustaining the livelihoods of millions of people around the world


05/05/2016

Views are sought on the SORP’s structure, format and accessibility


05/05/2016

NCVO, Acevo, and Social Enterprise UK have written to the Cabinet Office setting out what a consultation on the clause should cover


05/05/2016

Disadvantaged groups such as those with disabilities, those from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, and those from LGBT communities would be disproportionately impacted by the clause


04/05/2016

In a statement, the poverty relief charity said it has been working with banks to identify a solution


04/05/2016

City Bridge Trust received the accreditation in recognition of its implementation of the London Living Wage policy across its funding relationships


03/05/2016

The number of charities serving the capital has increased since Boris Johnson’s election as mayor while the number of charities registered in England and Wales has fallen overall, according to data from think tank NPC


29/04/2016

The Charity Commission has launched an inquiry into an Islamic faith and poverty relief charity due to serious regulatory concerns about its management, governance, and finances


29/04/2016

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee last year held separate inquiries into the circumstances surrounding Kids Company’s closure, and the poor fundraising practices exposed in media investigations over Summer


28/04/2016

UPP is the sole funder of the UPP Foundation, and plans to invest £2.5m over the next five years


28/04/2016

New chair takes over from Michael Pragnell, who steps down on completion of his second three year term


27/04/2016

The Cabinet Office this morning issued a statement saying it would “continue considering the comments of all interested parties ahead of the introduction into grant agreements of the clause”


27/04/2016

Announcing the launch, the regulator said the website will be developed and populated over the coming months as the regulatory framework is finalised


26/04/2016

Three new categories have been added to the Charity Times Awards for 2016, recognising excellence in both charity management and services to third sector organisations


26/04/2016

The centre will be renamed the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, but will continue to be led by current director, Professor Adrian Sargeant, and director of research, Professor Jen Shang


26/04/2016

The Financial Action Task Force’s consultation covers amendments to its Recommendation 8, which focuses on non-profit organisations and the risk of terrorist abuse


26/04/2016

The Sunday Times Giving List, produced in association with Charities Aid Foundation, showed that just under one-in-five of all those in The Sunday Times Rich List had donated at least £1m to charity in the past year


22/04/2016

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a Christian charity after discovering major discrepancies in the charity’s finances


22/04/2016

The number of charitable estates grew from 2007 to 2015, despite a declining death rate


19/04/2016

Rob Barr explains how charities can better manage fundraising activity saving time, energy and resources


19/04/2016

Energy market regulator Ofgem has also reported on the issue today, determining that there is no case to open an investigation


18/04/2016

New director brings 30 years' healthcare and the voluntary sector experience to the role


18/04/2016

Businesses including Interserve, Johnson & Johnson, PwC, RBS Group, Santander, Wates, and Zurich have signed up to buy goods and services from the UK’s social enterprise sector


15/04/2016

The Review of the Future of Civil Society Support in London set out to understand how civil society in the capital can best be supported in order to optimise its positive impact on Londoners


15/04/2016

The debate over the Charity Commission’s governance arrangements must be addressed as a matter of urgency, NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington has said


15/04/2016

The charity said the move reflects its expanding range of supported accommodation projects, family support services and specialist programmes


12/04/2016

The trial is initially for a six month period and 12 charities have volunteered to take part


12/04/2016

The funding will help charities with an income between £25,000 and £1m tackling disadvantage in local communities across England and Wales


12/04/2016

The Charity Commission has published three reports looking at the quality of charities’ annual report and accounts and their compliance with public benefit reporting requirements


12/04/2016

Charities with an annual income of over £10m tended to grow while overall income for smaller and medium-sized charities declined or stayed the same


12/04/2016

Charities have criticised Cabinet Office Minister Matthew Hancock for failing to address key concerns about new conditions for government grants


07/04/2016

A coalition of sector bodies led by the Association of Charitable Foundations has outlined a number of issues with the Charity Commission’s guidance


07/04/2016

Big Society Capital said it hopes it will receive feedback from a wide range of individuals and organisations


07/04/2016

The appointment comes ahead of the planned merger between the IoF and the Public Fundraising Association due to take place at the end of July


06/04/2016

CAF’s study showed 98 per cent of households had used a charity service, compared with 93 per cent who said the same in 2014


05/04/2016

NCVO has published a paper aiming to help trustees and managers assess the implications of the European Union referendum for charities


31/03/2016

Becky Slack argues charities need to be braver in their media activity, willing to put their head above the parapet and challenge the status quo


31/03/2016

The Constructive Voices initiative invites charities and social enterprises to send in evidence of their positive impact, aiming to connect them to relevant journalists


31/03/2016

The London Stock Exchange-listed bond was launched last Tuesday via the Retail Charity Bonds Plc platform


30/03/2016

The Charity Commission has engaged with a charity after identifying regulatory concerns including low charitable expenditure, conflicts of interest, and poor governance


30/03/2016

The pair join previously announced board members George Kidd, Suzanne McCarthy, Margaret Moore, Sacha Deshmukh, Michael Smyth, and Jenny Williams


29/03/2016

Teens and Toddlers specialises in helping young people develop their life skills by acting as mentors to children in supervised nursery environments


24/03/2016

The incoming chief executive has more than 30 years’ experience in the retail, commercial and not-for-profit sector


24/03/2016

The five-year partnership will develop research in the field of SIBs and provide support to local commissioners


24/03/2016

The former chief executive and trustee lied to the board of his now deregistered charity and the regulator, a Charity Commission inquiry has found


24/03/2016

The regulator yesterday issued revised guidance on charities’ responsibilities around the EU referendum, in response to concerns raised with the original document


23/03/2016

A total of 265 organisations will collectively receive nearly £9m in funding


22/03/2016

However, Charity Financials’ bi-annual Banking Spotlight found NatWest remains the largest player by cash held for the top 5,000 charities


22/03/2016

Social investment deal-flow has more than doubled since 2011, according to a new report


22/03/2016

From April, CRUK will start to ask new supporters to opt-in to receive future fundraising communications


21/03/2016

SIS is the first CDFI in the United Kingdom to receive a rating from the agency


21/03/2016

The overall total included over £7m from Sainsbury’s colleagues and customers, the largest corporate contribution on the night


18/03/2016

NCVO has made 12 staff redundant in a restructure as several projects conclude at the end of the financial year


18/03/2016

Lift was originally set up by homeless people as the Brent Homeless User Group in September 2001


17/03/2016

The Institute of Fundraising and Public Fundraising Association have signed a Heads of Terms agreement towards the merger of the two organisations


17/03/2016

NCVO and Acevo have called for Lord Hodgson’s recommended changes to the operation of the law around third party campaigning to be implemented in full


17/03/2016

Stopping short of recommending repeal of the Act, Lord Hodgson recommends narrowing the definition of electoral campaigning to prevent legitimate advocacy work being captured by the law


17/03/2016

Chancellor George Osborne yesterday pledged £115m for a package of measures to support people who are homeless and reduce rough sleeping


16/03/2016

CTG chair John Hemming labelled it an “interesting, tidying-up Budget” and said confirmation that the 80 per cent mandatory business rates relief for charities will be maintained is its most significant feature


16/03/2016

Budget documents also did not mention removing business rates relief for charities, amid announcements of doubling relief for small businesses


15/03/2016

The King’s Fund and GSK have partnered with Comic Relief to launch a new programme to improve charity leadership


15/03/2016

Recent critical publicity of charities has affected the attitudes toward charitable giving of 80 per cent of people, new research suggests


14/03/2016

The charity sector’s independence is at a five-year low, and the sector is more vulnerable than ever to attack, a new report has warned


14/03/2016

The LSF will award funds to 265 small to medium-sized high-impact voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations


11/03/2016

In a regulatory alert, the Charity Commission said a number of UK businesses have received online extortion demands, and charities could also be vulnerable to attack


11/03/2016

The government has outlined its plans for boosting social investment in the UK and overseas


10/03/2016

The commission will build on the Dormant Accounts Scheme, where banks and building societies contribute accounts that have been untouched for 15 years to good causes


10/03/2016

The Charity Commission said a compliance case on the charity found trustees had not met since their appointment in 2012


10/03/2016

New Philanthropy Capital said Prime Minister David Cameron’s ‘Life Chances’ agenda and the role of charities and social enterprises within it means that key areas of voluntary sector work will come under particular scrutiny


07/03/2016

FTSE 100 companies donated an average of 1.9 per cent of pre-tax profits in 2014, according to research published today by the Charities Aid Foundation


07/03/2016

The regulator said it will be closely monitoring the situation and will take action where the guidance is breached


04/03/2016

The Charity Commission has stressed there is no predetermined position on charging charities for their regulation


03/03/2016

The Charity Tax Group has called for relaxation of the Gift Aid history eligibility requirement, to improve take-up of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme among smaller charities in particular


03/03/2016

Former CEO Owen Sharp left last autumn to work with Prostate Cancer UK’s close partner the Movember Foundation


03/03/2016

The Supreme Court has granted Blue Cross and other charities permission to appeal an Appeal Court decision awarding funds left to the charities to a woman who had been excluded from her mother’s will


02/03/2016

Organisations with an income below £1m should not be required to check their fundraising campaigns against the Fundraising Preference Service, according to proposals published by the working group setting up the FPS


01/03/2016

The Charity Commission and Ethical Property Foundation are canvassing the sector to identify the key issues charities face with the properties they own, lease, or let


01/03/2016

CFG’s statement follows an address by Charity Commission chair William Shawcross yesterday in which he announced a consultation on the prospect of charities contributing towards the regulator’s costs


01/03/2016

The response to stories such as those around fundraising and the collapse of Kids Company was not due to the media, but the fact the news “struck a chord” with the public


29/02/2016

The Charity Commission is warning trustees to review their charities’ commercial relationships


26/02/2016

The charity said the new look, launched in its 10th anniversary year, will support its new five-year strategy to increase investment in pancreatic cancer research and services for sufferers and their families


26/02/2016

MacQuillin says much of the media and political criticism of fundraising stems from a ‘Voluntarist’ ideology that charities should be run on an ethos of self-sacrificial voluntary service and avoid becoming too professional


26/02/2016

The Church Commissioners for England are among investors seeking regulatory support to prevent ExxonMobil blocking a shareholder proposal requesting information on how the company will weather the global agreement to rein in climate change


25/02/2016

Britain Stronger in Europe said 249 UK charities and third sector organisations benefitted from over £217m in funding from the EU in 2014, and these funds would be put at risk should the UK exit the EU


25/02/2016

Investment models Big Society Capital is looking to stimulate include corporates investing directly in social enterprises, social purpose joint ventures between businesses and social sector organisations, and social impact bonds


23/02/2016

Time is running out to register for the inaugural Better Society Summit, an event designed to help corporates engage with the next generation as staff, stakeholders, and clients


23/02/2016

Ten leading bodies have written to Chancellor George Osborne to advocate for strategic investment in the charity sector ahead of the Budget


23/02/2016

Overall the top 100 charities saw an average real increase of 15 per cent in fundraising income comparing 2010 and 2015, according to a Charity Financials study


22/02/2016

The charity’s flagship fundraiser took place on 25 September. It sees millions of people host coffee and cake mornings where donations are invited


19/02/2016

Following research last week showing small and medium-sized charities are suffering the most from public spending cuts, Locality chief executive Tony Armstrong outlines how his organisation is working to safeguard the resilience of its members


18/02/2016

The Resonance Bristol SITR Fund will remain open for eligible investors at quarterly intervals through the rest of 2016 with the aim of raising a total of £5m this year


17/02/2016

An Ipsos MORI survey of more than 1,000 people commissioned by SCVO found 82 per cent of people in Scotland trust charities and believe they act in the public interest


17/02/2016

New draft guidance for charities funding non-charitable organisations explains that a charity can only make grants for activities that in principle it could carry out itself


17/02/2016

Alex Goldup argues charities need to protect their reputations, but this will only be possible if they do not shy away from asking difficult questions about how they operate


16/02/2016

Registered charity income was over £70bn in 2015, more than 71 per cent of which was generated by charities earning over £5m a year


16/02/2016

Interim chief executive of the Fundraising Regulator Stephen Dunmore and incoming Big Society Capital chief executive Cliff Prior will deliver keynote addresses at the Charity Times Annual Conference in June


16/02/2016

Action for Children executives have been urged to resolve a long-running pay dispute through the conciliation service Acas after Unite and Unison members voted in favour of strike action


16/02/2016

Edge makes grants to organisations and sponsors or undertakes research toward raising the status of technical, practical and vocational learning


15/02/2016

Announcing the release, the regulators said more than 70 per cent of companies file digital accounts with Companies House but charities have previously not had this option


15/02/2016

The report into the Preston Down Trust, a charity that is part of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, concluded trustees were taking steps to ensure it was a well-run charity


12/02/2016

The code is jointly owned by NCVO, ACEVO, SCC, ICSA, and WCVA and supported by the Charity Commission and the Clothworkers’ Company


11/02/2016

Impetus-PEF’s support aims to help the charity improve their programme, strengthen management and monitor impact


11/02/2016

More than 130 senior charity leaders have written to Prime Minister David Cameron urging him to ditch a Cabinet Office proposal to impose an anti-advocacy clause on charities in receipt of Government grants


11/02/2016

The first board members of the Fundraising Regulator have been announced, as the new body seeks to fill the remaining governance positions with members with fundraising expertise


10/02/2016

Sustrans works with communities, policy-makers and partner organisations to enable people to travel by foot, bike, or public transport for more of their journeys


10/02/2016

New studies have revealed local and central government funding for charities with income between £25,000 and £1m reduced by up to 44 per cent between 2008/09 and 2012/13


09/02/2016

In a statement issued today, E.ON said it had agreed with Age UK Enterprises to suspend the tariff “in light of the continuing debate about pricing in the energy market”


09/02/2016

The regulator said the move is part of its effort to improve services and interaction through digital technology


09/02/2016

RFU will support 2016 partner to connect with the rugby community, including through fundraising initiatives


09/02/2016

WRAP is a charity that works with governments, businesses, trade bodies, local authorities, communities and individuals towards improving resource efficiency


08/02/2016

Help for Heroes has dismissed allegations published in a Mail on Sunday article yesterday, and the charity is taking advice towards potential legal action


08/02/2016

Umbrella groups have expressed deep concerns over new rules that would prevent organisations receiving public funds from using them to campaign for new regulation or more government funding


08/02/2016

Shadow Minister for Civil Society Anna Turley has slammed Government plans to prevent charities using taxpayer funds to lobby policymakers


05/02/2016

The Grants for Good campaign launched today, pointing to available data that shows grants declined from £6bn in 2003 to £2.2bn in 2013


04/02/2016

Age UK has rejected claims by The Sun newspaper that it recommended energy tariffs to clients that were not the best value, in exchange for payments from energy company E.ON


04/02/2016

Camila’s Kids Company: The Inside Story proved to be a fascinating, if disheartening, look behind the scenes at the charity during its final days


04/02/2016

The fund will be investing in residential property to let to individuals and families who have been homeless, or are at risk of homelessness


03/02/2016

The three day festival hosts more than 100,000 visitors at the end of July


03/02/2016

Announcing the initiative, CRUK said it will be the first charity to trial contactless donation technology on this scale


02/02/2016

The charity will now begin a thorough search for a new chief executive, and expects to make an announcement about the appointment later this year


02/02/2016

CAN said the fund has been enabled by growth in its property portfolio


02/02/2016

Charities Aid Foundation came to the conclusion having analysed data from countries accounting for around 75 per cent of global gross domestic product and 53 per cent of the world population


01/02/2016

In a statement, the trustees accused the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee of naively accepting criticism of the charity by “the media and by a small number of individuals, some with vested interests”


01/02/2016

YouGov’s Briony Gunstone says that although the sector’s reputation took a hit in 2015, the change in perception is not irreversible


01/02/2016

Governance failures were attributed to trustees, auditors, inspectors, regulators, and Government


29/01/2016

The regulator has updated key finance guidance in response to the current challenges facing thousands of charities


29/01/2016

NPC argues the effectiveness of products and services can suffer due to charities neglecting to conduct high standard qualitative research


28/01/2016

An investigation into allegations of sexual abuse linked with Kids Company has been dropped


28/01/2016

Sir Stephen Bubb to step down from 1 April


27/01/2016

Cancer Research UK remained second in YouGov’s 2015 CharityIndex rankings


27/01/2016

Interim chief executive, Jules Hillier will remain in post until 29 April to ensure a smooth handover


26/01/2016

Andrew Ratcliffe was announced as Impetus-PEF chief executive last week


26/01/2016

In response to the Public Accounts Committee’s review of the Government’s funding of Kids Company, Treasury stated a detailed review of grant funding under section 70 of the Charities Act is underway


26/01/2016

The first has been developed with the Cabinet Office following the success of the VCSE diagnostic tool used for the Local Sustainability Fund, administered by the Big Lottery Fund


25/01/2016

New chief exec replaces Jon Barrick, who announced he was to step down last year after 11 years with Stroke Association


25/01/2016

Making the new fundraising regulator accountable to the Charity Commission would mean self-regulation would effectively be “thrown out the window”, according to Acevo


25/01/2016

A behavioural shift in how charities treat supporters is needed to ensure the success of fundraising reforms, the FRSB said


25/01/2016

A review of the fundraising scandals that emerged last summer has concluded Sir Stuart Etherington’s review of self-regulation did not go far enough, and called for the Charity Commission to have a proactive role in ensuring the success of the new system


22/01/2016

The unions said the pay offers have been overwhelming rejected by their members


21/01/2016

Microsoft’s three-part commitment focuses on ensuring the cloud can serve the public good in the broadest sense


21/01/2016

Among the recommendations, the review urges fundraisers to develop bespoke fundraising metrics that focus on commitment, trust, and - in particular - satisfaction


20/01/2016

FRSB investigation concludes the sharing of Olive Cooke’s personal details by charities she supported led to her receiving ever-growing amounts of fundraising mail


18/01/16

New research has revealed that 13% of Brits have donated to charity as they have felt under pressure to do so when asked. The research from YouGov reveals street fundraisers and lack of transparency have put people off donating to charity.


14/01/16

Charity Times is proud to be a media partner of the ‘Engaging Millennials Summit’ organised by the Better Society Network.


14/01/16

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, a former prime minister of Denmark, will become the new head of Save the Children International.


14/01/16

The type 1 diabetes charity, JDRF, has been voted Charity of the Year for 2016 by BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm.


13/01/16

The Charity Commission has opened statutory inquiries into two charities, Families for Survival UK and Save The Age, suspected of regulatory concerns.


12/01/16

A charity that uses the heritage of sport and memories to tackle dementia, depression and loneliness in older people is among 588 organisations sharing £19 million from the Big Lottery Fund.


08/01/16

The AIDS and HIV charity has appointed Ian Green as its new Chief Executive, effective 1 March.


07/01/16

The Information Commissioner’s Office has found serious failings in the way volunteers at The Alzheimer’s Society handled sensitive personal data.


06/01/16

Christian Aid has reported a lower than expected income despite some promising campaigns like the Christmas appeal. It is also stepping up its digital communications strategy, identifying new opportunities this represents.


05/01/16

In some good news for the charity sector, ITV said its Text Santa appeal has raised a record £8.5m.


05/01/16

Navca’s income fell by over a third to £743,770 in the year ending March 2015, and it made losses of over £364,000, in a self-described “financially challenging year”.


21/12/2015

The new Dormant Assets Commission will be seeking to access and distribute assets like stocks and shares that have been untouched for more than 15 years


21/12/2015

A limited amount of funding will remain for work in East Africa the trust already supports, but new work will not be considered at this stage


17/12/2015

The new regulator is expected to open its doors in Spring 2016


16/12/2015

The commission satisfied its concerns about the administration of the charity after meeting with trustees, visiting the charity’s premises, and examining its banking information


14/12/2015

Together for Short Lives and Shooting Star Chase are to receive the profits on this year’s single


14/12/2015

The report from The True and Fair Foundation covered the public accounts of 5,543 charities with income over £0.5m. Its conclusions included that 292 charities, with a combined income of £2.4bn, spent 10 per cent or less on their charitable activities


11/12/2015

Minimum font sizes have been introduced for all permission statements on all printed communications, including newspaper adverts and direct mail


11/12/2015

The Charity Commission has concluded two trustees of a cancer charity were responsible for mismanagement and misconduct


09/12/2015

Acevo is seeking input from members on the powers of the new fundraising regulator, as the body calls on the Government and regulators to show support to charities


09/12/2015

Product offers comprehensive cover for three main areas of risk that not-for-profit organisations face


08/12/2015

The COO is accountable for all of the commission’s case work, except for that involving the highest risks, and for its ‘digital by default’ agenda


07/12/2015

Wednesday represents ICAP’s 23rd annual global charity day. Last year £8m was raised by the firm’s offices worldwide


04/12/2015

The awards are run by the Better Society Network and recognise the contribution the private sector makes towards making the world a fairer, healthier, and safer place


03/12/2015

Announcing the consultation, the commission said Sir Stuart Etherington’s review into the self-regulation of fundraising found trustees have too often been absent from discussions on fundraising


03/12/2015

Alan Yentob said the BBC is going through “particularly challenging times”, and speculation about Kids Company and coverage of his role at the charity is proving a “serious distraction”


02/12/2015

Visa Europe’s figures show donations were up nearly 35 per cent on last year


02/12/2015

A review of the Charity Commission’s governance framework has identified the risk of a disconnect between the board and the rest of the organisation


01/12/2015

Interim figures suggest online giving has spiked today as the UK’s second annual #GivingTuesday attracted support from individuals, businesses, politicians, and celebrities


01/12/2015

Acevo’s Simon Dixon argues for a permanent and revolutionary change placing charities and the individual at the centre of public service delivery


30/11/2015

The success of the campaign against proposed changes to tax credits should provide food for thought for charities lobbying on behalf of their own causes, a think tank has said


30/11/2015

Triodos Corporate Finance raised the funds from more than 200 institutional and individual investors, via a 5.5 per cent five-year bond


27/11/2015

Fundraising events continue to be a popular and effective means of generating income, according to new research


26/11/2015

Relief and caution greeted yesterday’s Autumn Statement and spending review announcement as the future of tax reliefs and the full impact of the new settlement remains to be seen


25/11/2015

Additional funding for charities has been announced via redirecting revenue raised from bank fines and offsetting VAT on sanitary products. Further funds have been set aside for the National Citizen Service, and there is additional support for Social Impact Bonds


24/11/2015

Navca has written to Chancellor George Osborne highlighting the role voluntary and local groups can play in supporting communities through what is expected to be a “difficult period”


24/11/2015

Unite warned today that services to “thousands of the country’s most vulnerable people could be decimated” if £320m is cut from the Big Lottery Fund


23/11/2015

NCVO and Acevo are warning of plans to reduce National Lottery’s contribution to the Big Lottery Fund


20/11/2015

Shadow Minister for Civil Society Anna Turley has backed calls for greater prioritisation of prevention in public spending, and pledged to support charities’ right to challenge politicians


20/11/2015

The move responds to concerns that smaller charities often struggle to have their voice heard, and recognises that any changes to the regime must meet the needs of all fundraising organisations


20/11/2015

Appearing before the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee, former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families Tim Loughton said Kids Company was “exceptional” because of its links to Government


19/11/2015

The commission said many charities in the sample seemed either not to understand the difference between support costs and governance costs, or were not fully aware of the Statements of Recommended Practice’s requirements


18/11/2015

The Care and Wellbeing Fund, managed by intermediary Social Finance, aims to improve health and wellbeing in the UK, with a particular focus on disadvantaged groups and people living with cancer


18/11/2015

The Charity Commission has urged charities to take part in a global consultation on protecting organisations against abuse and exploitation by terrorist groups


17/11/2015

The Conservative peer is a former journalist, businessman and media professional


16/11/2015

Social enterprise HCT Group has provided a full and successful exit for the investors who backed it in 2010 in one of the UK’s biggest social investment rounds


16/11/2015

A new report published in advance of the spending review argues smaller charities with local expertise and roots in the communities they serve are at a serious disadvantage in local authority commissioning


13/11/2015

Eastside Primetimers CEO Richard Litchfield says the Charity Commission has a major role to play in helping trustees think objectively about their achievement of mission and impact


13/11/2015

An FRSB adjudication published today ruled a member of the public had been misled as to how her contact details would be used by the charity, and she was not given the appropriate opportunity to opt out of communications


13/11/2015

The Public Accounts Committee has delivered a damning report on government’s relationship with Kids Company, concluding the circumstances around its funding and ultimate collapse must never be allowed to be repeated


12/11/2015

Social Enterprise UK’s State of Social Enterprise report shows 14 per cent of social enterprises exported this year, compared with 11 per cent of UK businesses that export regularly


12/11/2015

New role adds to a career spanning the charity, social enterprise, and community sectors


11/11/2015

In a joint statement publishing their responses, CTG and CFG questioned the policy objective of including charities in the regime


11/11/2015

The two organisations have been in merger talks for the past six months and have worked closely on North Yorkshire substance misuse services for the past 18 months


10/11/2015

The first IRF round, worth £2m and launched in October 2014, supported 51 social enterprises


10/11/2015

The 2015 Good Merger Index showed 129 charities and social enterprises were involved in merger deals in the year to April


10/11/2015

Newton Investment Management's second annual Charity Investment Survey found that just 4 per cent of charities have adopted some form of fossil fuel exclusion


10/11/2015

Myanmar took top spot from the USA, while New Zealand moved into third followed by Canada and Australia


09/11/2015

The Office for Security and Counter Terrorism launched the fund today, offering funding of up to £100,000 per project for initiatives to help stop people being drawn into extremism


09/11/2015

A case report from the Charity Commission states that Help Africa had been unable to provide HMRC with evidence to support its Gift Aid applications, and there was no evidence the charity had spent funds to relieve poverty or otherwise help beneficiaries in Africa


06/11/2015

The Education Endowment Foundation will receive the funding, to help create a £10m project over five years to tackle low literacy attainment levels amongst disadvantaged children in the North East


05/11/2015

NPC has today published a report, Investing for impact, which reviews the impact of the KL Felicitas Foundation since 2004


05/11/2015

St John’s £4m social investment programme is designed to support growth and development of local charities, social enterprises and charitable organisations


04/11/2015

Following a consultation into how the organisation could operate more transparently, the social investment finance institution has committed to publishing historical deal-level data up to September 2015 on the investments made into charities and social enterprises


04/11/2015

Esther Foreman and Grant Taylor are bringing together experts to work out the practical steps needed to attract and retain technology and digital skills on trustee boards


04/11/2015

The Cabinet Office was taken aback by Kids Company’s request for a £3m emergency grant just weeks after receiving £4.3m designed to get the charity on stable footing


04/11/2015

Chris Head departs after eight years as chief executive, to continue his links with meningitis charities on a voluntary basis


04/11/2015

It is the first local authority to be awarded ‘Friendly Funder’ status by the Living Wage Foundation and Citizens UK


03/11/2015

Both charities are committed to providing support to young people under 25, whatever their issue and whenever they need they help


03/11/2015

But the Minister for Civil Society maintains a reformed system can be effective and statutory regulation is not necessarily the answer to the problems facing the sector


02/11/2015

Charity Commission chief executive Paula Sussex helped launch the sixth annual celebration of Trustees’ Week with a speech at the NCVO/BWB trustee conference in London


02/11/2015

The study, commissioned by City Philanthropy, found trusts and foundations and the general population accounted for 36 per cent of donations each


30/10/2015

The umbrella group today announced overall income of £10.4m. Unrestricted funds amounted to £8.5m, while restricted funds reached £1.8m


29/10/2015

Kids Company received at least £46m in public funding and had not had to compete for its annual grant since 2013, according to a new report from the National Audit Office


28/10/2015

The testimonial has been awarded to Rooney for his 12 years’ service to Manchester United. Old Trafford will host a match in his honour on 03 August


27/10/2015

New chief executive replaces Virginia Beardshaw, who has led the charity for the past 10 years


27/10/2015

The inquiry was announced earlier this month after Hampshire Safeguarding Children Board told the commission a serious case review it had conducted into the school raised concerns around the management and administration of the charity and its approach to the safeguarding of beneficiaries


27/10/2015

Dr Stephen Hill and Mia Campbell of the Fraud Advisory Panel look at the risks facing charities online, and how they can be managed



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