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Sunday 03 May 2015


Northern Rock Foundation continues support for Fresh Ideas Fund

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

Brewers team up to produce charity beer

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

Charity tax reliefs up to £3.31bn in 2014/15

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

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DEC Nepal Earthquake Appeal raises over £19m

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

Friends of the Earth names new chief executive

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

Review suggests change to appointment process for Charity Commission chair

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

UK companies provide more support to charity and community in 2014

But “retrograde” steps on disclosing cash donations disappoints

Regulator urges people to be wary of fraudulent fundraisers exploiting Nepal quake

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’

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