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04/09/2015

The Charity Commission said that many experienced registered charities are providing support for asylum seekers, and has published advice to help members of the public ensure their donations go to legitimate organisations


04/09/2015

A new report from the Social Market Foundation and Big Society Capital suggested replicating the French model, where the Solidarity Investment Fund invests 10 per cent of assets in social organisations


03/09/2015

In a report on its involvement, the Charity Commission said it was contacted by people “very concerned” that Scope was not properly considering the wishes or needs of its beneficiaries when making decisions around its services


02/09/2015

The RSPCA strongly disputes claims it has deliberately targeted vulnerable people or knowingly deceived supporters, in response to further critical press coverage today


01/09/2015

Family support charity Home-Start has announced that its founder and life president Margaret Harrison CBE passed away at home on 16 August


01/09/2015

While 81 per cent of people say it is important to receive some form of communication from a charity after donating, 68 per cent said information on a charity’s impact is important


31/08/2015

The Access Project, Action Tutoring, and Resurgo are to benefit from the finance


28/08/2015

The Charity Commission has opened an inquiry into London-based Masoom after the charity was unable to provide records of expenditure for over £129,000 spent overseas between 2013 and 2015


27/08/2015

New FD appointed with immediate effect


27/08/2015

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is to receive £1m from Government towards a new helicopter to replace the older of its two aircraft


27/08/2015

Many small and medium charities are concerned about their future as the already challenging process of securing income is expected to get harder over the next two years, according to research from Lloyds Bank Foundation


26/08/2015

In an open letter to Charity Commission chair William Shawcross, Sir Stephen said that achieving the regulator’s mission of maintaining public trust in charities has to be done both through regulation and “by advising and assisting charities on good governance, leadership and best practice”


26/08/2015

A poll of a representative sample of 1,000 people in April found 53 per cent trusted charities ‘quite a lot’ or ‘a great deal’, down 3 per cent on last year and 13 per cent since 2013


26/08/2015

Social Investment Scotland marked a record year in the 12 months to April, awarding £7.5m in funding to 45 social enterprises, charities, and community organisations


26/08/2015

The Charity Commission has announced statutory inquiries into two London-based charities over accounting discrepancies


25/08/2015

Organised by the Institute of Fundraising, the awards aim to recognise Scotland’s best fundraisers


24/08/2015

An independent review of Kids Company’s financial and governance controls told the Government last March that cashflow was the main financial risk facing the charity, but cleared most of the processes in the scope of the review


24/08/2015

The 2015 Adrian Randall Challenge Prize launched by CFG aims to share, encourage and inspire financial leadership in charities


21/08/2015

The commission’s inquiry will address concerns about the administration, governance and financial management of the charity


20/08/2015

The service, launched by charity Reach Volunteering, enables charities to upload their volunteering opportunities and search for volunteers with the required skills


20/08/2015

Gaines was previously the charity’s vice chair and replaces Chris Darmon


20/08/2015

The PFRA announced it will continue to be known by its existing acronym, and carry out its existing functions as before, but the change aims to provide extra clarity to the sector and the public


19/08/2015

Inspiring Impact is a coalition of the Association of Charitable Foundations, the Building Change Trust, Evaluation Support Scotland, Substance, Charities Evaluation Services, and NCVO. The project launched three years ago and works to help charities measure and share their effectiveness


19/08/2015

Womankind Worldwide works in partnership with women’s rights organisations to support women in Africa, Asia, and Latin America


18/08/2015

The Charity Commission concluded the charity had extensive safeguarding policies in place but weaknesses in oversight that could inhibit trustees from fulfilling their legal duties


18/08/2015

Big Society Capital should to take the lead on transparency and financial reporting in the social impact investment market, think tank New Philanthropy Capital has said


17/08/2015

The largest ever People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund to date will be awarded to charitable organisations to deliver their ‘dream’ projects in one or more areas of the UK in 2016 to 2018


17/08/2015

In a statement, the commission said there is a live compliance case into Kids Company, but the regulator’s actions have been affected by the processes around the charity’s liquidation


14/08/2015

Trustees for a charity supporting deaf people made a convincing case for payments to trustees being in the organisation’s best interest, the regulator has found, despite such a power being absent from the charity’s governing document


13/08/2015

The Pensions Regulator has published new guidance on how to assess and monitor the employer covenant - the employer’s legal obligation and financial ability to support their scheme


13/08/2015

Local infrastructure charities are increasingly optimistic about their short term prospects but remain wary over the longer term, according to a new study


13/08/2015

Under the five-year contract, the charity will expand the options open to adults and young people recovering from alcohol and drug issues


12/08/15

The Direct Marketing Association has published a set of guidelines for call centres on how to identify and manage dealing with vulnerable people.


11/08/2015

The Government must support good governance and high quality leadership in charities to help prevent circumstances such as those that overtook Kids Company arising in future, ACEVO chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb has warned


11/08/2015

A survey for ‘ethical search engine’ Storm indicated 78 per cent of Britons felt charities have become more intrusive in the way they ask for money


10/08/2015

Shaw Trust has over thirty years’ experience helping disabled and disadvantaged people to gain skills and get into work


10/08/2015

The Resonance Bristol Social Investment Tax Relief Fund aims to incentivise investment in charities, community interest companies and community benefit societies


10/08/2015

Impetus-PEF said charities should work with Government to “raise the bar” on management and governance in the wake of recent charity closures


10/08/2015

Announcing the inquiry, the commission said the trustees - who are the same for both charities - have repeatedly failed in their reporting requirements, and failed to comply with steps taken by the regulator to ensure the charities meet their duties


07/08/2015

The NHS chief’s comments accompany two consultations that will inform the future of the VCSE sector’s involvement in health and social care


06/08/2015

Publishing its response to the Review of Third Party Campaigning, the association said it remains opposed to the legislation that it has fought since it progressed through the parliamentary process


06/08/2015

In a statement outlining its recent work with the charity, the Charity Commission said it met with Kids Company trustees on 9 July after it became aware of specific concerns about funding, financial stability, and proposed governance changes at the charity


06/08/2015

The charity last night closed its 11 street level centres in London and Bristol, its outreach project in Liverpool, and ended its work with more than 40 schools in London and Bristol


06/08/2015

New chief executive takes over from Barbara Young who has led the charity over the past five years


05/08/2015

Founder of youth charity Kids Company Camila Batmanghelidjh told BBC 4’s Simon Cox that the charity would close at seven o’clock tonight


05/08/2015

Homeless Link is a national membership charity supporting and representing organisations working directly with homeless people across England


05/08/2015

The national broadcaster is reporting Kids Company has told the government that it will close its services this evening


04/08/2015

The Charity Commission has confirmed it will not register Annuity Helpline, after deciding the organisation was not established for exclusively charitable purposes


04/08/2015

Former FareShare and Revitalise employee joins children’s communication charity


03/08/2015

The programme will see the recently-launched foundation spend down a £60m endowment over the next decade to support more charities and social enterprises to be able to engage with social investment


03/08/2015

CAF distributed £478 to good causes in the past year, compared with £443m in the previous period. Total income was £466.9m, up from £418.2m 2013/14


03/08/2015

The regulator is looking into a North London charity due to concerns regarding more than £2.3m in loans to a company with links to its sole trustee


03/08/2015

One Parent Families Scotland employs over 165 staff and has a turnover of around £3m. The charity supports and campaigns for single parent families


31/07/2015

Stroke Association has not started looking for a successor, but a spokesperson confirmed a planned timetable of transition is in preparation and will probably start in late summer early autumn


31/07/2015

CAGE directors are commissioning an external review of the organisation’s handling of the Mohammed Emwazi case, and the subsequent media coverage and interviews


31/07/2015

The Metropolitan Police released a statement yesterday announcing an investigations into “a number of allegations of crime involving a children’s charity”


31/07/2015

The Charity Commission undertook a compliance visit and inspection to Al-Hijrah Trust in February, to assess the charity’s compliance with an action plan


31/07/2015

Members using the service can receive tailored, up-to-date diabetes information that is specific to their diabetes type and also information for parents of children with diabetes


30/07/2015

The Scottish Government asked SCVO to conduct the review to run alongside a review of fundraising being carried out in England and Wales


30/07/2015

The redemption comes from the £2m Scope charity bond. Big Society Capital supported the bond through a £875,000 investment into Investing for Good


29/07/2015

A survey of under-35s working in the capital found 53 per cent want to volunteer more than they do, rising to 60 per cent among 18 to 24 year olds


29/07/2015

The DSC’s analysis of 2,500 grant-makers found £2.65bn was granted in 2012, up from £2.5bn during the recession


29/07/2015

The panel established to review the self-regulation system for fundraising has set out questions for consultation. Views are invited on the specific questions put forward, and any other related issues


28/07/2015

Fundraising Initiatives Group has announced it is to close telephone fundraising agency R Fundraising, resulting in 99 redundancies across its Dunfermline and Manchester offices


28/07/2015

The fund received £1m from the Cabinet Office as part of the government’s pledge to support Step Up To Serve’s #iwill campaign


28/07/2015

The charity’s trustees in June submitted a serious incident report to the commission, surrounding several matters including a proposed re-organisation involving a transfer of charity assets and trading arrangement with a newly formed private company


28/07/2015

The RSPCA, Blue Cross and RSPB are “surprised and disappointed” by a Court of Appeal ruling that has seen a woman left out of her mother’s will awarded £163,000


27/07/2015

Big Lottery Fund has announced three senior management appointments


27/07/2015

New research from Remember A Charity also found of those who had not left a legacy, 35 per cent said they would consider doing so


27/07/2015

Over three quarters of UK adults expect to donate to charity in 2015 at an average of £110 per person, new research has found


24/07/2015

The decision was made by the elected Court of Common Council of the City of London Corporation. The funding will go to London charities that work in areas such as disability, inclusion, youth employment and mental health


24/07/2015

The charity, which provides education, care and employment for blind and partially sighted people throughout Scotland was chosen through a vote by the staff at ESPC


23/07/2015

Giuseppe Iantosca, company director of GoGen, said in a statement that the company is urgently reviewing the options for the future of the business but it is likely the firm will enter a formal insolvency process early next week


23/07/2015

The High Court has given permission for the Judicial Review sought by CAGE, accepting that it is arguable that the regulator acted beyond its legal powers


23/07/2015

Wales Council for Voluntary Action has announced a governance review that could see its board of trustees cut from 36 members to a maximum of 16


23/07/2015

With a regular 15,000 entrants, the BATHALF raises more than £2m for good causes each year


22/07/2015

Charities have not seen the recovery experienced by the economy overall, and face a £4.6bn income shortfall by 2018/19 according to a new report


22/07/2015

CAGE is seeking legal advice to establish whether Prime Minister David Cameron defamed the organisation in a speech on Monday, by saying the group supported extremism


21/07/2015

September will mark the sixth year of Remember A Charity in your Will Week, which reaches out to millions of people, aiming to make legacy giving a social norm


17/07/2015

GET IT provides expert advice and support to help organisations make the most of SITR. The tax relief provides a 30 per cent tax break on funds used for social investment


17/07/2015

Chaired by NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington, the review panel will be comprised of Lord Leigh of Hurley, Baroness Pitkeathley, and Lord Wallace of Saltaire


17/07/2015

The perception of many charities’ brands has declined in the past six months, according to analysis from YouGov, a trend the polling firm attributes to recent negative press about the sector


16/07/2015

The regulator looked into World Mission Agency – Winners Chapel International after an investigative journalist raised serious concerns about the charity


16/07/2015

CTG said the brief explains HMRC’s approach to supplies of direct marketing that have been wrongly treated as zero-rated supplies of delivered goods


16/07/2015

Eibhlin Ni Ogain covers the lessons Nesta Impact Investments has learnt while providing support to social enterprises


15/07/2015

The first winners of the Stephen Lloyd Awards have been announced, each organisation receiving £20,000 to develop their ideas


15/07/2015

Charity communications professionals have seen the value placed upon the comms function within their organisations increase over the past year, according to a new survey


15/07/2015

In October 2012, the Department of Work and Pensions Innovation Fund awarded two Social Impact Bond contracts worth £7m to fund positive social outcomes for young people on the Adviza and Teens and Toddlers programmes. The bonds are managed by Social Finance


14/07/2015

A national charity representing 6.5 million people who are currently looking after a seriously ill, disabled or older loved one, Carers UK was chosen by Cabinet Office staff from a shortlist of three charities


14/07/2015

The funds are expected to be matched by non-government third parties, and are part of the government’s drive to enable more young people to be active in their communities


14/07/2015

New CEO replaces Ruth Sutherland who departs for chief executive role at Samaritans


13/07/2015

A new report from think tank Demos warns that the ambition of the #iwill campaign – founded in 2013 with cross-party backing and coordinated the charity Step Up To Serve – to involve over 60 per cent of young people in high quality social action by 2020 is at risk of not being realised


13/07/2015

The Big Potential Advanced Fund extends the support of Big Lottery Fund’s Big Potential programme to organisations at a more advanced stage in their social investment journey, or those seeking larger investments


13/07/2015

The government announced on the weekend that the new measures require all new fundraising contracts between charities and fundraisers to explicitly state how the vulnerable are protected


10/07/2015

The regulator said the new version of The essential trustee is clearer, shorter, includes links to other guidance, and sets out lessons from the commission’s work. The guidance also comes with an at-a-glance summary for trustees


10/07/2015

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Healthy Planet Foundation due to a range of regulatory concerns around the management of the charity


09/07/2015

The awards, in their 16th 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


08/07/2015

Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his first Conservative Budget after five years in coalition with the Liberal Democrats. Here is a selection of sector responses


08/07/2015

Chancellor George Osborne today delivered a Budget including a living wage, and £8bn in funding for the NHS out to 2020 to implement the Stevens Plan


08/07/2015

Chancellor George Osborne, delivering his first Conservative budget after five years in coalition with the Liberal Democrats, also announced further bank fine funds for defence force charities and good causes, and an increase in the employment allowance for National Insurance Contributions


08/07/2015

Following yesterday’s AGM, the IoF Board is streamlined from 18 to 12 members, with eight of the members elected by the membership. Four members of the board will be co-opted


07/07/2015

The awards, now in their 23rd year, reward the fundraising successes of non-profit organisations, teams and individuals who have made outstanding contributions over the year


07/07/2015

Three quarters of the 52,389 complaints charities reported to the FRSB involved addressed mail, telephone, doorstep face-to-face (Direct Debit) and clothing collections


06/07/2015

The summit will look at compliance with the Code of Fundraising Practice, Telephone Preference Service requirements, and Information Commissioner’s Office guidance


03/07/2015

ACEVO has highlighted devolution, full employment, tackling extremism, and bringing the economy to surplus as key areas the voluntary sector can assist with ahead of the Summer Budget next week


03/07/2015

Taylor announced earlier this year that he would take up an executive director position at consumer advocacy body Which?, departing CRUK after a six-month notice period


03/07/2015

Kids Company chief executive Camila Batmanghelidjh is to step down amid reports the government has threatened to withhold funding unless the founder is replaced


01/07/2015

Publishing its annual report and strategic plan for 2015-2018, the regulator also highlighted encouraging greater transparency and accountability in charities and operating as an efficient, expert regulator with sustainable funding among its aims


01/07/2015

The World Youth Organisation aims to create opportunities for young people in the realms of politics, media, charity, environment, sport, business and science


01/07/2015

The Ethical Investment Advisory Group of the Church of England said SOCO International has failed to address its concerns and conduct an enquiry into its operations in and around Virunga National Park


30/06/2015

CSP director Adrian Sargeant has called for the creation of a Committee of Fundraising Practice, to mirror the standards-setting role played in advertising by the Committee of Advertising Practice


29/06/2015

The guidance aims to help trustees and chief executives strike the right balance in fundraising. It is intended that it will complement the Charity Commission’s guidance


26/06/2015

Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson yesterday announced the launch of the long-awaited Local Sustainability Fund, and reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to boosting paid volunteering leave. Here is his speech in full


26/06/2015

The fund will provide grants to around 250 organisations working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector over two years


26/06/2015

Royal Mail aims to raise £2m for the Stroke Association over two years as part of a Charity of the Year partnership


26/06/2015

There are now more than 2,000 charities using CAF Donate, the charity has announced


25/06/2015

Charity Commission research into trust and confidence in the organisation found that just 23 per cent of charities agree that they should meet some or all of the regulator’s costs


25/06/2015

The IoF is also in the process of recruiting an independent chair for the Standards Committee


24/06/2015

The Big Lottery Fund-backed initiative sees a partnership of local councils, voluntary organisations and academics, led by Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation work to reduce social isolation and improve the lives of older people across Greater Manchester


24/06/2015

The decision follows a review into the code’s treatment of ‘no cold calling’ stickers after a Fundraising Standards Board adjudication on the issue last year


23/06/2015

The conversation aims to engage with those interested in Big Society Capital’s activities and to help identify how it can increase access to information as well act as a champion for wider transparency in the social investment market


23/06/2015

The ‘Building Better Opportunities’ programme is looking for projects to bid for part of the fund, which aims to tackle long-term unemployment and help those socially excluded to access support


22/06/2015

Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury Damian Hinds reviews the Government’s recent and future work on the tax regime for charities


19/06/2015

An NAO report on PbR contracting estimates the schemes now account for at least £15bn in public spending, but the watchdog said neither the Cabinet Office nor the Treasury currently monitor how PbR operates across government


19/06/2015

In a speech to the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association’s annual meeting, Wilson said public scrutiny and criticism of fundraising practices is at an unprecedented level, and the reputation of the sector is at “serious risk”


18/06/2015

The PFRA’s annual report shows membership of the organisation increased 5 per cent to reach 162 paid-up members in 2014/15


18/06/2015

The regulator’s research shows that only two in five people make checks before giving. Charity Commission director of policy and communications Sarah Atkinson said Ramadan is a time for giving, and the regulator wants to ensure people’s donations go to supporting their intended causes


18/06/2015

A new report has identified a strong correlation between fundraised income, awareness, and media spend


17/06/2015

The Charity Commission opened a statutory inquiry into the charity in September 2014


16/06/2015

Institute of Fundraising CEO Peter Lewis has rejected claims from NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington that self-regulation of fundraising is not working in its current form


15/06/2015

The new charity aims to stop women dying of breast cancer by 2050, and will fund research aimed at tackling the disease


12/06/2015

Sir Stephen Bubb has hit back at comments from Charity Commission chair William Shawcross that current public concern over fundraising practices represents a crisis for the sector


11/06/2015

Charity Commission chair William Shawcross said the regulator’s research suggests around two thirds of people feel uncomfortable about some methods of fundraising


11/06/2015

I CAN’s trustees are in the process of recruiting a new chief executive, and hope to make an appointment by the autumn


11/06/2015

The announcement follows publication of the FRSB’s interim investigation report on Tuesday


10/06/2015

Contributors range from charities such as ActionAid, Oxfam, and Women’s Aid, to large companies like Capita and GlaxoSmithKline. The Charity Commission contributes, as does the Cabinet Office, BBC, and Department for International Development


09/06/2015

The FRSB’s investigation was launched on 18 May, prompted by allegations that 92 year old Bristol woman Olive Cooke, a committed volunteer fundraiser and regular charity donor, was overwhelmed by fundraising requests


09/06/2015

Portfolio director Julia Grant will act as chief executive while a replacement is sought


05/06/15

Local charity Direct Help & Advice (DHA) has received funding from charitable body Severn Trent Trust Fund to provide a specialist debt advice service for regional clients.


03/06/15

The winners of an award that will see charities across the North of England being mentored and coached by senior business leaders have been revealed today.


02/06/2015

Consultancy nfpSynergy polled 1,000 people on their view of charity reserves


01/06/2015

Navca’s survey did however find that 40 per cent of respondents were optimistic about the overall prospects of their own organisations


29/05/2015

Nick O’Donohoe and Sir Ronald Cohen in 2011 jointly produced a blueprint for Big Society Capital as a social investment bank to be funded by unclaimed dormant bank account assets


28/05/2015

Setting out the legislative agenda at the State Opening of parliament, briefing notes accompanying the Queen’s Speech outlined the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill. Many items in the legislative programme will impact upon the voluntary sector, but the Charities Bill is the only specific measure


28/05/2015

Now in their 16th year, the awards are free to enter and reward excellence across more than 25 categories


27/05/2015

A number of media reports from the BBC, Daily Mail, The Mirror, and others earlier this month claimed persistent fundraising requests caused Olive Cooke significant distress before she was found dead in the Avon Gorge in early May


27/05/2015

Briefing notes accompanying the speech say the Bill is designed to protect charities from abuse, strengthen the powers of the Charity Commission, and make it easier for charities undertake social investment


27/05/2015

The survey of 301 charities with over £3m in income found 61 per cent expect the number of people donating online will increase in the next three years


26/05/2015

David Cameron earlier this month indicated the State Opening of Parliament will feature the announcement of a new Bill to combat extremism


26/05/2015

RNLI’s app, developed by Bournemouth-based digital agency 3 SIDED CUBE, is designed to support the institution’s H2Only fundraising challenge


22/05/2015

The move follows a statutory inquiry into the charity, announced in October last year


22/05/2015

The appeal has helped provide aid to more than half a million people since the 7.8 magnitude quake struck south west of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on 25 April


20/05/2015

Digital Transformation seeks to bring charities together with some of the biggest names in technology


20/05/2015

The Charity Commission has warned the public and charities to be on the look-out for scammers following a recent fraud operation targeting religious foundations


20/05/2015

The investment will be used to help Cornerstone provide care and support services for adults, young people and children across Scotland who live with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and other support needs


19/05/2015

The amount of money signed and available through Big Society Capital since the institution launched reached £359m at the end of 2014, up from £104m the previous year


18/05/2015

Announcing the change, the international development charity said it has doubled its income during the past decade, and expanded its work on technology and development into new countries in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America


18/05/2015

The Fundraising Standards Board is investigating allegations arising via the media that Olive Cooke was caused severe distress by the volume of fundraising requests she received. The Institute of Fundraising is reviewing the code governing fundraising practices


18/05/2015

SIS Community Capital has been developed by Social Investment Scotland. The fund will be used to support between five and 10 social enterprises


15/05/2015

Charitable expenditure by Church Commissioners for England reached almost £215m last year, according to its latest annual report


15/05/2015

The Charity Commission said in addition to the fraud conviction, a review of Urban Relief’s finances revealed reported income and expenditure did not match the amount of funds that flowed through the charity’s bank account


15/05/2015

The winners of the inaugural Better Society Awards were announced at a ceremony in London last night, with UBS, Greggs, CCLA Investment Management, and JustGiving among those to achieve recognition


14/05/2015

Chevras Machzikei Mesifta was previously part of the commission’s class inquiry into charities that have on two or more occasions failed in their legal duty to submit accounts


14/05/2015

NCPC is the umbrella charity for all those involved in palliative, end of life and hospice care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland


14/05/2015

An online survey of almost 2,100 people found 26 per cent have made a donation since the appeal launched two weeks ago


13/05/2015

London-based Bfon Trust was previously part of the commission’s class inquiry into charities that have failed their legal duty to submit accounts on two or more occasions


13/05/2015

Rob Wilson, Conservative member for Reading East achieved a 46 per cent share in securing 23,217 votes in the election last week


12/05/2015

A 7.3 magnitude quake struck an area around 47 miles east of Kathmandu this morning. The latest quake follows the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck south west of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu on 25 April


12/05/2015

New hire will oversee The Scout Association’s work to make scouting more youth-led, inclusive and community-focused


11/05/2015

The first £1m has been raised through a three-year corporate bond paying 3.5 per cent gross fixed interest a year


08/05/2015

The newly-registered UK charity helps other charities increase their social impact through improved efficiency and effectiveness


08/05/2015

Rob Wilson, Conservative member for Reading East achieved a 46 per cent share in securing 23,217 votes


08/05/2015

Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb has congratulated David Cameron on his re-election as Prime Minister, and called on the Conservative Party leader to ‘unmuzzle and unleash’ the third sector


07/05/2015

DEC member agencies are working across 17 districts in Nepal, providing aid in more than 60 villages, camps and towns in some of the worst-affected part of the country


07/05/2015

The investment marked an 80 per cent increase on the previous year, made possible by operating income of £18.8m


06/05/2015

DEC said rain, avalanches and the mountainous terrain are complicating aid deliveries, but vital supplies are reaching people across 15 districts including Sindhupalchok where most deaths have been reported


06/05/2015

New chief executive joins during next phase of the charity's planned growth


05/05/2015

The vast majority of funds raised so far came from individual donations from members of the public, supplemented by £5m from the government through UK Aid Match


05/05/2015

The Early Intervention Foundation has published a joint letter co-signed by organisations including Barnardo’s, NSPCC, Action for Children, and Women’s Aid, calling for a long-term commitment to early intervention for children to reduce the need for spending on late intervention by 10 per cent by 2020


05/05/2015

New chief executive in post from August, succeeding Catherine Johnstone who leaves after six years in the role


05/05/2015

A study has found 50 per cent of respondents felt street fundraisers should not be salaried. Sixty per cent said tin collectors should be unpaid while 53 per cent said charity shop helpers should work for free


01/05/2015

The Northern Rock Foundation has announced the Fresh Ideas Fund will continue for the next three years, after awarding £3m to the Northstar Foundation, to carry on the grant programme


01/05/2015

Five breweries have joined forces to brew a special charity beer, which will see 50p of every pint sold donated to the Hamlet Centre Trust, who support children and young adults with disabilities


30/04/2015

Annual tax statistics show business rates relief accounted for the highest proportion of the relief, at £1.64bn


30/04/2015

Of 2,000 Britons surveyed, 69 per cent said a serious data loss incident would decrease their trust in the charity’s ability to keep their data secure, and 56 per cent said it would decrease their trust in all charities’ ability to safeguard data


29/04/2015

But “retrograde” steps on disclosing cash donations disappoints


29/04/2015

The £19m is made up of £14m given by the UK public by text, phone and online, and £5m from the UK government through Aid Match


29/04/2015

Current chief executive Andy Atkins steps down this summer after seven years in the role


28/04/2015

A discussion paper published today argues that giving parliament a greater role in the appointment process would help dampen perceptions of political bias in the selection of the regulator’s chair


28/04/2015

The regulator encouraged people to help those in need, but said while most fundraising is genuine some unscrupulous people will attempt to exploit the public’s goodwill through fraudulent ‘fundraising’


27/04/2015

New CEO replaces Dame Mary Marsh who moves on after seven years as the programme’s founding director


27/04/2015

Sixty-three per cent of charities with an income between £100,000 and £1m expected conditions to worsen over the next 12 months


27/04/2015

The appeal is to launch on all major UK broadcasters including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky on Tuesday


23/04/2015

A survey of more than 100 senior voluntary sector decision makers found over 40 per cent felt their trustees did not understand the importance of IT


23/04/2015

The new foundation will make grants to individuals and organisations, and provide other finance, advocacy and support


22/04/2015

The Labour Party today released it’s a Better For Older People manifesto, a package of policies aiming to address areas such as cost of living, health and social care, and community participation for old people


22/04/2015

Announcing the funding the foundation said the organisations receiving grants are facilitating enhancement of arts education, improving access to the arts, and increasing diversity across the arts, heritage and culture sector


21/04/2015

The second bond to be launched through the Retail Charity Bonds platform has reached an early close after raising £27m


21/04/2015

Recruitment for a new chief executive will begin this month


21/04/2015

CAF research shows almost 20 per cent of people have received medical care from a charity in their lifetime, and over a quarter of charity donations went to health and medical causes last year


20/04/2015

Big Issue Invest has launched its £650,000 Corporate Social Venturing programme offering investment and support to early stage social businesses, in partnership with Barclays


20/04/2015

A survey by Populus for Charities Aid Foundation revealed that on average people think society’s wealthiest should donate 25 per cent of their money to charity over the course of their lives


17/04/2015

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


17/04/2015

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


16/04/2015

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


16/04/2015

Former chief executive Justin Byworth announced he was stepping down last October, after five years in the role


15/04/2015

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


15/04/2015

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


15/04/2015

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


14/04/2015

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


14/04/2015

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.


13/04/2015

Labour leader Ed Miliband unveiled the party’s 2015 manifesto in Manchester today, with an overall commitment that all pledges are costed and no measures require additional borrowing


13/04/2015

Charities and social enterprises in the North West and South West will from today be able to apply for a loan-grant package of up to £30,000 to help them grow their services and become more sustainable


10/04/2015

Supported by the Resource Alliance, the two-year project will look at social entrepreneurship, impact investment, venture philanthropy, direct philanthropy, and organised philanthropy


10/04/2015

Cameron has announced public sector employers and companies with more than 250 staff would be required to allow employees up to three days’ paid leave a year to do volunteering work


09/04/2015

A new paper from think tank NPC argues funders may be legitimately concerned they will end up substituting for public funding where charities provide statutory services, or subsidising private profit where charities are subcontracting to private companies


09/04/2015

The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust is a national charity supporting athletes as they transition from sport, and uses their skills to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people


08/04/2015

mcch provides accommodation, employment, community support, wellbeing centres, and specialist support services to around 2,000 people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs across the South East


08/04/2015

The fund is managed by impact investment company Resonance in partnership with homelessness charity St Mungo’s Broadway. It buys homes to let to homeless individuals and families in London via Real Lettings, a social lettings agency set up by St Mungo’s Broadway


07/04/2015

New research from British Heart Foundation has found 43 per cent of Britons intend to leave money to charity in their Wills


07/04/2015

Charities Aid Foundation’s annual UK Giving study found 58 per cent of British men get involved in volunteering, donating, or sponsorship in a given month compared to 63 per cent of women


02/04/2015

Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action has warned that government cuts will likely cost at least 450 jobs across the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland


02/04/2015

TASC, The Ambulance Services Charity, has been formed through the merger of a number of funds including The Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund (ASBF), Amcare and The Beds and Herts Ambulance Benevolent Fund


01/04/2015

NCT has announced Nick Wilkie is to join the charity as its new chief executive from July


01/04/2015

GivingLots resold items brought at charity auctions but were never used, raising almost £4m for not-for-profits over its duration. CharityStars auctions lots from the world of celebrity to raise money for charities


01/04/2015

Social enterprises contributed £22bn to UK GDP over the past five years, according to a study from RBS


01/04/2015

Substance misuse charity Aquarius is to become a subsidiary of mental health charity Richmond Fellowship as the organisations join forces to help them improve their service delivery


31/03/2015

Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association is launching a new retail charity bond, to help fund its work providing housing and support to vulnerable people


31/03/2015

New appointment replaces Lord Wilf Stevenson of Balmacara, standing down today after five years in the role


30/03/2015

Charities Aid Foundation chief executive John Low has urged political party leaders not to forget the charity sector


27/03/2015

Most charities are failing to fully meet the requirement to report on their public benefit, according to a new report by the regulator, and most small charities struggle to produce annual accounts of acceptable quality


27/03/2015

The appointment, effective 1 April, comes as the charity pursues its new five-year strategy which will see it strive to double survival from brain tumours and halve the harm they cause to quality of life by 2020


27/03/2015

The regulator has opened a statutory inquiry into the Kurdish Community Centre, as it says the charity has not fully implemented an action plan the Charity Commission set for it in 2013


27/03/2015

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Third Sector Research Centre are to create a data resource that will improve the evidence base for the voluntary sector, particularly in relation to its finances and resources over the past decade


25/03/2015

The government is to donate almost £500,000 to the Winter Pressures initiative for elderly people, which is offered by the Red Cross, Age UK, Westbank Community Health and Care, and Royal Voluntary Service


25/03/2015

Introduction of a charity exemption from the new Diverted Profits Tax has been welcomed by the group which campaigned for the change


25/03/2015

Charities are generally cautiously optimistic about their income, but are increasingly seeking new revenue streams to meet growing demand according to new research


25/03/2015

Charities and the public sector would enjoy preferred provider status under a Labour government


24/03/2015

The government has signed an agreement with charities and Payroll Giving Agencies to further boost the contribution of payroll giving schemes to the sector


24/03/2015

A new £2m impact fund has been launched to help charities and social enterprises access finance through the growing peer-to-peer and crowdfunding market


24/03/2015

One-in-seven charity chief executives say their organisations are struggling to survive, as most remain concerned about generating income and maintaining financial sustainability


24/03/2015

The Charity Commission has opened an investigation into a Christian charity for repeated failure to file annual accounting information


23/03/2015

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into The Cradle Child Trust after a member of the public raised concerns about the charity’s involvement in fundraising activities and possible impropriety by trustees in connection with funds being raised


20/03/2015

Access: The Foundation for Social Investment has launched today with over £100m to help early stage charities and social enterprises access social investment


20/03/2015

The Law Commission is consulting on changes, including to rules around permanent endowments, to remove unnecessary regulation of charities


19/03/2015

Seven new Social Impact Bond investment schemes have been announced, targeting those with long term health conditions and mental illness, disadvantaged youth, and children in care


19/03/2015

The Directory of Social Change has renewed its campaign for the return of money taken from Big Lottery Fund to pay for the 2012 Olympics, after there was no mention of a refund in yesterday’s budget


19/03/2015

Charities need to change the way they work with older volunteers and donors, with over 65s’ contribution to the sector likely to significantly increase over the next two decades


19/03/2015

The Chancellor’s announcement of measures such as additional tax relief and funding for charities has been broadly welcomed by the sector, but some elements missing from the budget have resulted in some harsh criticism


18/03/2015

Charity investment experts are welcoming a new fund structure available to charities, announced in today’s Budget


18/03/2015

Chancellor George Osborne announced an expansion to the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme among measures beneficial to the charity sector in the final budget for this parliament


18/03/2015

Voluntary and community organisations are more pessimistic about the financial prospects for local groups than they have been for two years, according to NAVCA’s latest quarterly survey


17/03/2015

A government consultation on employer debt rules for non-associated multi-employer pension schemes has been welcomed, but an expert has said it is hard to see radical changes being made


17/03/2015

The Fundraising Standards Board handled 488 fundraising complaints in 2014, 17 of which were escalated to the board for resolution at stage two and six went on to adjudication at stage three


16/03/2015

Karen Wilson has joined North West charity Alternative Futures Group as a new managing director


16/03/2015

The Charity Tax Group is hopeful the government will offer a charity exemption to the new Diverted Profits Tax after conversations with HMRC


16/03/2015

The Boys’ Brigade has appointed Andrew Johnston as its new chief executive officer


13/03/2015

The government is seeking views on the operation of the employer debt regime for non-associated multi-employer pension schemes


13/03/2015

The Charity Times Awards have launched for 2015, inviting entries from the charities and service providers that embody the best qualities of the sector


13/03/2015

The Fundraising Standards Board has welcomed Colin Wilby and Andrew Nebel as lay board members


12/03/2015

Charities should collect evidence to demonstrate they make a difference and not fear talking to the public about failed projects, according to new analysis from NPC


12/03/2015

Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson has outlined the government’s high hopes for the GivingTuesday initiative, which took place in the UK for the first time last year


12/03/2015

The number of female chairs of the country’s top charities fell significantly over past year, according to new research


11/03/2015

Pearson and Save the Children have launched a £1.5m partnership to help out-of-school children caught in the Syrian refugee crisis access quality education


11/03/2015

Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb has written to the Treasury setting out a six point plan for the Chancellor to deliver better partnership working with the third sector


10/03/2015

Big Lottery Fund has announced a £5.5m partnership with Comic Relief, to provide grants to improve the health of mothers, babies and children; and the lives of people living in urban slums in Africa


10/03/2015

Trustees of BeatBullying were not unreasonable to expect to receive the grant funding that would have enabled the charity to continue running, the Charity Commission has found, and the board did not attempt to mislead regarding the financial position of the charity


06/03/2015

Macmillan Cancer Support has appointed Lynda Thomas as its new chief executive


06/03/2015

A lack of guidance from government on how banks should respond to counter-terrorism legislation has resulted in many charities working in conflict areas having their accounts frozen or closed, a new report concludes


04/03/2015

The shortlist for the inaugural Better Society Awards has been announced, including more than 60 companies across a diverse range of industries


04/03/2015

The government is to remove restrictions preventing proceeds from incidental non-commercial lotteries from being donated to charity and good causes


04/03/2015

Former Citizens Advice chief executive David Harker died aged 64 on Monday after a short illness


03/03/2015

Acevo has called for alliance contracting between the third and public sectors to help prevent future crises in the NHS


03/03/2015

Mentoring and Befriending Foundation’s core services are to be transferred to NCVO


02/03/2015

Amazon China president Dr Doug Gurr has been announced as the next chair of the British Heart Foundation


02/03/2015

Santander has launched this year’s £2m awards programme for trading charities and social enterprises


27/02/2015

Tesco and Diabetes UK have announced the retailer’s colleagues, suppliers and customers raised £18.6m for the charity from March 2013 to December 2014


27/02/2015

People generally prefer buying from charity shops to online marketplaces like eBay, according to new research


26/02/2015

Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced the appointment of Vaughan Lindsay as its new chief executive from May


25/02/2015

A Joint Committee report on the Draft Protection of Charities Bill has lent support to two key Charity Commission proposals for the legislation


25/02/2015

Social Enterprise UK and the Cabinet Office are to publish data revealing how much local authorities and government are spending with social enterprises in procuring products and services


24/02/2015

Landmine clearance organisation The HALO Trust has announced James Cowan CBE DSO as its new chief executive


24/02/2015

The government has produced guidance setting out what it has to offer UK social investors and entrepreneurs


24/02/2015

A new Office for Civil Society skills project aims to help commissioners maximise the contribution of the voluntary sector in public services


23/02/2015

Nick Haisman is to take over as chief executive of Family Links from April, replacing founding CEO Annette Mountford


20/02/2015

The Charity Commission has found no evidence of “improper interference” by former Prime Minister Tony Blair in the charity of which he is patron


19/02/2015

The thresholds above which charities are required to have accounts audited by an auditor on the Register of Statutory Auditors are to be increased, the Cabinet Office has announced


19/02/2015

Entries to the inaugural Better Society Awards close today, and companies are encouraged to seek to have their positive contribution to improving society recognised


19/02/2015

The Charity Commission is taking further regulatory action in respect of two charities in response to ITV expose Charities behaving badly, which aired last night


18/02/2015

The Big Lottery Fund, Comic Relief, and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation have announced up to £5.3m of funding for three early action projects in Coventry, Norwich, and Hartlepool


18/02/2015

The Charity Commission has suspended a trustee and opened a statutory inquiry into Khalsa Missionary Society, resulting from an ongoing Home Office investigation into suspected immigration abuse at the charity


18/02/2015

Locality has secured a new Department for Communities and Local Government contract to run the Community Ownership and Management of Assets programme


17/02/2015

Young people not in employment, education, or training (Neet) would be required to do community or charity work in order to claim benefits under a future Conservative government, Prime Minister David Cameron announced today


16/02/2015

HM Revenue and Customs has launched a digital service allowing charities to register online for tax purposes


16/02/2015

Threadneedle Investments’ UK Social Bond Fund has marked its one year anniversary and reached over USD $100m (£67m) in assets under management


16/02/2015

The Lobbying Act has had a “myriad of unintended consequences” and risks harming charities’ ability to help and represent their beneficiaries, according to a new report


13/02/2015

Acevo members are to receive special loan discounts for their charities from CAF Bank under a new partnership between the organisations


13/02/2015

Lord Young’s review of the Social Value Act has concluded the law is having a positive effect where it is being taken up, and delivered recommendations on how to take the Act forward


13/02/2015

Charity chief executive pay fell in real and nominal terms last year, according to Acevo’s annual survey of sector leaders


12/02/2015

Late intervention on the social problems affecting young people is costing the Government almost £17bn a year, according to research by the Early Intervention Foundation


12/02/2015

Looking at new options for funding the Charity Commission is “inevitable” in the current fiscal climate, according to the chair of the UK200Group’s charities and education special interest area


11/02/2015

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations is contributing £100,000 to help carry on the work of the Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector


11/02/2015

The Government has been issued with recommendations to protect the independence and voice of charities in response to a “disturbing trend” towards “attacks on their freedom to defend the most vulnerable people in society”


10/02/2015

The Charity Commission has stressed its commitment to supporting the sector, but argued the relationship between the regulator and charities should never be “cosy”


09/02/2015

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and the Big Lottery Fund have announced the Big Assist programme will be extended for a year and receive more funding


09/02/2015

New Philanthropy Capital has called for Big Lottery Fund to make millions available to charities to enable them to scale up and innovate as part of the think tank’s manifesto, published today


05/02/2015

British Postal Museum & Archive chair Dr Helen Forde is to stand down this year, ahead of her term concluding in 2016


05/02/2015

The Cabinet Office is providing £1.2m in grant funding to three charities contracted to offer services aimed at taking the pressure off the country’s busiest accident and emergency departments


04/02/2015

Make-A-Wish UK has announced chief executive Neil Jones is to depart, and the charity is in the process of finalising the appointment of a replacement


04/02/2015

Big Lottery Fund has announced an extra £10m for its social investment readiness programme, Big Potential, to support organisations that are more advanced or seeking larger investments


03/02/2015

Mercy Ships has been selected as the 2015 charity partner of Worldwide Recruitment Solutions. WRS works for clients and contractors in the oil and gas, mining, marine, construction, engineering and power sectors across the globe


03/02/2015

The Government should give people more say over their community assets and greater opportunities to save them, the Communities and Local Government Committee has said


02/02/2015

St Mungo’s Broadway provides support to homeless and at risk individuals, and the charity will benefit from pro bono business and legal advice from RPC


02/02/2015

Annual income for Alzheimer’s Research UK increased 29 per cent to just over £14.2m last year, according to the charity’s annual review


02/02/2015

Samaritans chief executive Catherine Johnstone has announced she is to step down after more than six years in the role


02/02/2015

Acevo chief executive Sir Stephen Bubb has sought assurances from Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood that due process was followed in the reappointment of Charity Commission chair William Shawcross


30/01/2015

Give As You Live was named the most committed company to the sector and Elena Joseph was judged most committed individual at the Institute of Fundraising Partners in Fundraising Awards last night


30/01/2015

Chancellor George Osborne has announced £3m in funding for Royal Navy charities, to be paid for out of Libor fines


29/01/2015

The Fundraising Standards Board has not upheld a complaint against Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in relation to doorstep fundraising


29/01/2015

William Shawcross has been reappointed chair of the Charity Commission, and the role has been expanded from two to three days a week


27/01/2015

Charities Aid Foundation is calling on employers to do more to encourage staff to give their time for good causes, after research showed 72 per cent of employees said they do not get paid leave to volunteer


27/01/2015

Individual giving services provider the Fundraising Initiatives group has acquired R Fundraising


26/01/2015

UBS is to sponsor social investment specialist Resonance to develop a Social Investment Tax Relief fund aiming to launch in Bristol in the first quarter, the first in a planned series of funds targeted at addressing inner city poverty


26/01/2015

ACEVO has welcomed four new trustees alongside new a new chair and vice chair after its AGM last week


23/01/2015

Companies that make a positive contribution to improving society have been given more time to ensure their efforts are recognised, after an extension to the deadline for entering the inaugural Better Society Awards


23/01/2015

The way charities use funds leads the list of things people think organisations do not do well, newly published data shows, and a minority feel charity chief executives should get paid the same as their private sector counterparts


22/01/2015

The National Audit Office has found the Charity Commission has made good early progress in implementing the recommendations from its 2013 report, but there is much hard work ahead


22/01/2015

The impact children can have on their parents’ participation in charity presents an exciting opportunity according to new research from consultancy nfpSynergy


21/01/2015

The Very Reverend Dr Graham Forbes CBE has been reappointed as chair to the board of the Scottish Charity Regulator


21/01/2015

The local infrastructure that supports charities, community groups, and social enterprises needs to be redesigned and resourced to meet future challenges, according to a commission called to look at the issue


20/01/2015

The Weston Charity Awards were originally launched to service charities working in the fields of youth, welfare, and community the North East but are being expanded to cover the whole of the North


20/01/2015

The Big Society project has largely failed against its own measures, according to a three-year investigation by think tank Civil Exchange


19/01/2015

The regulator is reminding the roughly 54,000 charities with 31 January deadlines for annual accounts and returns to file them on time, urging them to use the online process


19/01/2015

Santander has announced British Heart Foundation as its Charity of the Year partner for 2015. The year-long partnership will aim to raise £1 million to help the BHF in its fight against cardiovascular disease


16/01/15

Welsh charity declared insolvent after second employee is arrested on suspicion of fraud.


15/01/15

Jason Lewis, partner and head of transaction finance at Howard Kennedy, has been elected Chief Barker of Children’s charity Variety for 2015.


15/01/15

Potential entrants for the inaugural Better Society Awards are encouraged to complete their entries, as submissions are set to close in a week.


14/01/15

The Charities Commission is facilitating the way that third parties get involved in the accounts process.


13/01/15

The Ice Bucket Challenge was a major factor behind a fall in charitable donations made during the run-up to Christmas, according to new analysis.


12/01/15

The Charity Commission has appointed an Interim Manager to the charity Al-Fatiha Global.


12/01/15

FC Barcelona Foundation, Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) and UNICEF today launched the ‘1 in 11’ campaign to extend educational opportunities to marginalised children starting in Bangladesh, Indonesia and Nepal.


09/01/2015

Social impact investment fund the Real Lettings Property Fund now stands at more than £46m after Big Society Capital and City of London significantly increased their initial commitments


08/01/2015

Lloyds Banking Group has selected BBC Children in Need as its official Charity of the Year for 2015 and 2016


07/01/2015

The transparency of reporting by large charities in receipt of public funds has been criticised in a new report by think tank Centre for Policy Studies


06/01/2015

The Retired Greyhound Trust has named Lisa Morris-Tomkins as its new chief executive. Morris-Tomkins joins from Greyhound Rescue West of England where she is interim chief executive


06/01/2015

The Field Lane Foundation has appointed Peter Calderbank as chief executive


05/01/2015

A lack of financial controls and record keeping allowed a trustee to extract considerable personal financial benefit from charity Helping Hands for the Needy, the regulator has concluded in a new report


22/12/2014

Shelter Scotland and Play for Change have been announced as the Scottish Premier Football League’s first Official Charity Partners


19/12/2014

The government is to waive VAT on sales of First World War memorial charity single All Together Now. The move is funded by the fines levied on banks for manipulating interest rate benchmarks. Millions of pounds in fines have been earmarked for military good causes


19/12/2014

New research suggests those on higher incomes generally use a wider variety of charities than low earners. A Charities Aid Foundation study found those with incomes over £55,000 were more likely to use multiple charity services, with an average of 3.9 used in the last 12 months


18/12/2014

UKIP supporters have significantly lower trust in charities than those who back Labour, the Conservatives, or Liberal Democrats according to recent polling


17/12/2014

Charities must place higher value and priority upon volunteers if they are to prosper as society changes, according to a think tank


15/12/2014

A three-day strike of around 400 Shelter staff planned for Tuesday has been suspended following the charity putting forward a new offer after negotiations, union Unite has announced


11/12/2014

Chancellor George Osborne has announced the government will provide £4m from Libor fines to the new Virgin Money Foundation over four years, with Virgin Money matching funds in the first year


11/12/2014

Public confidence in donating has slipped further behind consumer confidence, according to new research from consultancy nfpSynergy


10/12/2014

Around 400 Unite members employed by housing charity Shelter are to stage a three-day walkout next week over pay changes


10/12/2014

The Charity Commission has made public a statutory inquiry into Yoruba Language and Cultural Heritage amid concerns over suspicious donations and funds transferred from the charity’s account to trustees


09/12/2014

Bridges Ventures has agreed to invest £1.5m in three Social Impact Bonds designed to reduce homelessness among young people in Greater Manchester, Greenwich, West Yorkshire, and the West Midlands


09/12/2014

Autism Wessex’s social care service has been awarded a contract by the Borough of Poole and Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group to provide person centred care and support services


09/12/2014

The new SORP committee has been announced, to be chaired by Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator head of enforcement Laura Anderson and Charity Commission head of accountancy services Nigel Davies


05/12/2014

The DSC Social Change Awards for 2014 were presented in London last night


04/12/2014

Impetus-PEF has been appointed as an approved provider for the Cabinet Office’s £1.5m Impact Readiness Fund


04/12/2014

Scaling up efforts will not be appropriate for all small charities, a think tank has said, but all charities have a responsibility to assess whether scaling is a viable option


04/12/2014

#GivingTuesday’s UK debut made an impact beyond social media, with Charities Aid Foundation reporting a number of organisations registered a sharp increase in donations on the day


03/12/2014

The Reading Agency appoints impact research manager, and more…


03/12/2014

The Autumn Statement has confirmed military, emergency services, and hospice charities are among organisations to receive further tax support


03/12/2014

The Dove Trust has begun paying charities and good causes the funds they are owed according to an order from the High Court in July


02/12/2014

Cass CCE appoints director of social finance and social impact investing, and more…


02/12/2014

The charity sector’s equivalent to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday consumer sprees, #GivingTuesday, has landed in the UK with support from a high profile range of backers and a large social media presence


02/12/2014

The Community First Endowment Match Challenge fund has now exceeded £110m, Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson has said, and a further £2m is being made available to the fund


01/12/2014

New trustee for In Kind Direct, Henderson Loggie appoints partner in charity team, and more…


01/12/2014

The Code of Fundraising Practice has been updated, with new standards for the treatment of people in vulnerable circumstances


01/12/2014

A survey of senior executives has found volunteering often improves job satisfaction, business skills, and overall engagement with charities


28/11/2014

The Disasters Emergency Committee has published an independent report outlining how its member agencies provide assurance they are following agreed ways of working when responding to emergencies


27/11/2014

British Museum & Archive appoints head of fundraising for new national museum, and more…


27/11/2014

The regulator has urged charities to take care to safeguard their fundraising activities from bogus collectors, while counter-terrorism police announce a crackdown on fraudulent fundraising


27/11/2014

An expert charity academic has argued the Draft Protection of Charities Bill is too narrow in scope and is “tinkering around the edges”


26/11/2014

The Scottish Professional Football League is seeking its first ever official charity partner, to work with the organisation over the 2014/15 season


26/11/2014

A support fund launched by the Cabinet Office has helped charities and social enterprises win contracts worth more than £115m, Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson has said


25/11/2014

The Charity Commission is consulting on proposed changes to trustee guidance, which clarify the regulator’s expectation that trustees are expected to comply with good practice unless they can justify doing otherwise


24/11/2014

Alternative Futures Group names four new trustees, and more…


24/11/2014

City Bridge Trust has launched a £1m scheme to help eliminate the barriers to social investment for charities working in London


21/11/2014

New chair at Help for Children | Hedge Funds Care UK, Navca names chief executive, and more…


22/11/2014

The National Association for Voluntary and Community Action has confirmed Neil Cleeveley as chief executive


20/11/2014

Politicians have been urged to protect charities’ independence and rights to free speech in law, and restore ministerial responsibility for the sector to a cabinet level post


19/11/2014

The regulator has reassured charities that they can feel confident following the current guidance on campaigning, CC9, in the lead up to the election


19/11/2014

New marketing communications officer for British Polio Fellowship, and more…


18/11/2014

New analysis of armed forces charities challenges common misconceptions of the sub-sector, according to the Directory of Social Change


18/11/2014

New director of external affairs for Rethink Mental Illness, and more…


18/11/2014

The UK was the joint seventh most generous nation in the world in 2013, and the second most generous in Northern Europe according to the Charities Aid Foundation’s latest annual World Giving Index


17/11/2014

New chair for National Council for Voluntary Youth Services, and more…


17/11/2014

A new study from community association network Locality has revealed fewer of its members are earning income through public sector contracts, and a higher proportion are making a loss on the activities


17/11/2014

The government is waiving VAT on sales of the Band Aid anniversary single, which is raising funds to combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa


17/11/2014

A charity set up to help revive ailing small town high streets is closing after hitting cashflow problems, but hopes a successor will evolve to carry on its work


17/11/2014

Acevo has called for civil society to have a strong voice in the devolution debate as the Conservatives prepare to announce plans for constitutional reform and the constitutional convention


14/11/2014

The Charity Commission has placed Life Changing Ministries International Church South Cheshire Trust in monitoring, and will follow up to ensure progress and compliance by trustees after failings in governance and financial controls at the charity


14/11/2014

St John’s Hospital seeks new chief executive, National Autistic Society names director of external affairs and social change


13/11/2014

A number of charities appear to suffer from a conflict between the CEO and trustees, and few charities link strategy to risk assessment, according to a review of charity strategies by the ICAEW


12/11/2014

The government should look at re-routing bank fines to help charities doing important work in their communities, NPC chief executive Dan Corry has said


12/11/2014

The Charity Commission has warned it may take further regulatory action against a Christian charity should it fail to address its outstanding annual report and accounts, and a range of other issues


11/11/2014

Almost half of charity trustees recognise there are skill gaps on their board, according to a new survey


10/11/2014

The Charity Commission has opened an investigation into Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church St Mary of Debre Tsion over concerns arising from a long-running disagreement between the charity’s management and trustees


06/11/2014

The Disasters Emergency Committee’s unprecedented Ebola appeal has raised £14m a week after its official launch


06/11/2014

A national hub of information, resources, and advice on evidence and impact for the youth sector has been launched today


06/11/2014

Chancellor George Osborne announced today that the government is to refund the expected VAT of up to £1.1m from the sales of poppies used at the First World War commemorative installation at the Tower of London


04/11/2014

The Disasters Emergency Committee's Ebola Crisis Appeal has raised £12m so far after its official launch six days ago. The total includes £5m in match aid from the UK government


04/11/2014

Acevo has launched a new commission to examine a ‘care deficit’ in public services, and look into how charities and social enterprises can work better in future partnerships with the public sector


03/11/2014

Charities are looking to active investment management strategies to grow their assets, according to a new survey


31/10/2014

The Disasters Emergency Committee has already raised £6m to tackle the Ebola crisis in West Africa after launching its appeal yesterday


31/10/2014

Social impact bond service providers have been urged to seek out new sources of capital to avoid cannibalisation of existing funding


31/10/2014

Mike Ashley has been appointed to the board of the Charity Commission, and will chair its audit and risk committee


30/10/2014

Rethink Mental Illness names new chief executive, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home appoints director of operations, and more…


30/10/2014

The Cabinet Office has launched a new £1.5m grant fund to help social ventures attract investment and win contracts


30/10/2014

Disasters Emergency Committee has launched its Ebola Crisis Appeal, to scale up efforts which have already seen member agencies help more than 2.5 million people affected by the spread of the virus


29/10/2014

Londoners can now donate to young people’s charities every day they travel on the Underground, bus, tram, DLR, Overground, and National Rail services that accept Oyster


29/10/2014

The Disasters Emergency Committee is to launch an appeal in response to a disease outbreak for the first time in 50 years, to address the Ebola outbreak in West Africa


28/10/2014

NCVO is to review the Charity Commission’s governance structure, looking at ways to strengthen the regulator’s perceived independence


28/10/2014

A new report from the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations calls on voluntary groups to create more consortia of public service organisations which persist beyond the lifetime of an individual contract or election cycle


28/10/2014

The Sick Kids Friends Foundation names new chief executive, and more…


28/10/2014

People who associate charities with political activity and government funding are more likely to mistrust the organisations, new research has shown


27/10/2014

The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association has announced Peter Hills-Jones as its new chief executive


27/10/2014

The Mental Health Foundation announces a delivery and development, and more…


23/10/2014

The regulator will not require charities to declare campaigning spending in their annual returns, but it may revisit the issue when it next considers changes in 2016


23/10/2014

Alternative Futures Group was named the Charity of the Year with an income over £30m at the Charity Times Awards in London last week


22/10/2014

Paul Hamlyn Foundation announces new director, and more…


22/10/2014

The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations and community development agency Sobus have set out a new model to improve access to social investment


22/10/2014

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced £8m in new funding for the Charity Commission, to help it tackle abuse including the use of funds for extremist and terrorist activity


21/10/2014

A group of umbrella bodies has called for an early review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme after research has uncovered a range of awareness and understanding issues with the programme


21/10/2014

New chairs at Prisoners Abroad and PRS for Music Foundation, Acevo appoints new head of trading and consultancy arm and health policy unit, and more…


20/10/2014

Substance abuse charities Addaction and KCA are set to merge, the organisations have announced


20/10/2014

Andy Bool named head of Sea Life Trust, and more…


20/10/2014

The government’s commission on social mobility and child poverty has set out the role of charities in its plan to reduce the division in UK society out to 2020


17/10/2014

World Christian Ministries’ trustees responded appropriately to a £30,000 fraud and regulatory action was not required, the Charity Commission has found


17/10/2014

The Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations has named Paul Farmer of Mind and Sharon Allen of Skills For Care as its new chair and vice-chair


17/10/2014

City Bridge Trust approves extra funding to The Prince’s Trust; Charity Commission operational compliance case on Society Network Foundation; Salvation Army Trading Company launches 200th shop; and more…


17/10/2014

Research consultancy nfpSynergy has suggested the next government consider a range of amendments to the Gift Aid scheme to get the most out of the programme


17/10/2014

Old Mutual Wealth is set to acquire discretionary investment manager Quilter Cheviot for £585m


16/10/2014

Regulators are calling for applications to join the new Charities SORP Committee, to aid development of the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice


16/10/2014

The vast majority of local authorities are continuing to fund local infrastructure despite dealing with deep cuts, according to a survey of chief officers of NAVCA members


16/10/2014

New trustees at National Council for Palliative Care, Clore Social Leadership Programme names new chair, I CAN appoints new trustee, and more…


15/10/2014

The Royal National Children’s Foundation has selected Berenberg to manage a £15m equity protect overlay


15/10/2014

Royal Life Saving Society UK names CEO, Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals chief executive to move on, and more…


15/10/2014

Charities innovating using technology need more support and access to new types of funding to succeed, according to new research


14/10/2014

New appointment at British Polio Fellowship, World Vision UK seeks new chief executive, and more…


14/10/2014

New fundraising initiative from Morrisons; Commonweal Housing receives £1.1m from Big Society Capital; new initiative for cancer sufferers


14/10/2014

World Vision UK is seeking a new chief executive, as Justin Byworth steps down after five years at the helm


14/10/2014

Companies’ efforts to improve society will be recognised at a new awards ceremony next year, launched to celebrate the contribution the private sector makes to making the world a fairer and safer place


13/10/2014

New procedures and standards are to apply to charities fundraising at train stations in England and Wales, it has been announced today


13/10/2014

The principal trustee of a charity has been convicted of Gift Aid tax relief fraud and handed a suspended jail sentence


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