The government has announced it will commit to a further £36 million of banking fines over the next three years to support charities, at the same time as the scheme comes to an end.

In the Autumn Budget 2017 documents, the government said it will commit more LIBOR funding to support armed forces and emergency services charities as well as other related good causes.


The Charity Commission has opened a new investigation into Grove Mountain, a charity that provides educational books to the Caribbean.

The watchdog has frozen the charity’s bank accounts after a third party raised concerns regarding the charity’s finances. The Commission examined the charity and found the majority of its income for the year ending 1 April 2016 was withdrawn in cash.


Charities have been left disappointed as Chancellor Philip Hammond failed to declare any positive changes to the civil sector.

During his Budget speech today, Hammond put emphasis on providing support for the young and future generations, but left the charity sector largely untouched.


Today’s budget has highlighted the Conservative’s civil sector strategy is clear, and they are choosing to ignore it, Shadow Civil Society Minister Steve Reed has said.

Charities were today left disappointed as Chancellor Philip Hammond failed to declare any positive changes to the civil sector during his Autumn Budget earlier today.


UK charity regulators are pushing auditors and independent examiners to be more proactive in reporting concerns they find among charity finances or governance during the course of their work.

A new report, Reporting of relevant matters of interest to UK charity regulators, published today by the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the Scottish Charity Regulator and the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, has drawn reference to areas where regulators would benefit from greater reporting.


Later today, Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his 2017 Autumn Budget. Here’s a summary of what charities want.


Comedian and campaigner Ruby Wax has been appointed as president of UK relationship support charity, Relate.

Wax, who is also an author and long-time mental health campaigner, will take up the two-year role with immediate effect.


UK charities could lose at least £258.4 million in EU funds because of Brexit, new research has revealed.

Fresh research from the Directory of Social Change has found the full amount is actually likely to be far higher due to the way many funds are distributed by intermediary agencies in the UK, making comprehensive data difficult to obtain and analyse.


"A trustee’s work is never done, just when you have data protection under control, cybersecurity will rear its head. When that is finished, a harassment query will spring to mind, the budget is reoccurring and ethical investment is not far behind. There are many challenges, but the rewards are even greater."


Charity Finance Group has launched a new strategy, designed to provide more leadership skills to leaders such as CEOs, trustees and other senior managers.

As part of its annual report and accounts, CFG said the new strategy is designed to enable the body to become a ‘go-to’ for all charities on charity finance.


“Communicating effectively – cutting through, changing hearts and minds, improving public understanding – could not be more central to our collective mission,” says Nicky Hawkins in her new blog for Acevo’s 30 things to think about.


The top 30 charity CEOs on social media have been announced, with Matthew Hodson from NAM stealing the top spot.


A live hand grenade, a stuffed bison, a funeral urn containing ashes and a Christmas dinner are all among some of the weirdest and wackiest items to have been donated to British charity shops, research has revealed.

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