The findings have been published on Giving Tuesday, which is ‘stagnating’ in the UK according to research released earlier this year.
Also only one in ten trustees believe the regulator’s formal guidance and public commentary on campaigning match up.
Encouraging whistleblowing of suspicious activity is also a focus of events taking place.
Counselling and cognitive behavioural therapy for shop workers and their children will be offered through the charity's partnership with mental health specialists.
Charity sector income is likely to be £9bn lower than pre-Covid, according to Pro Bono Economics' latest projections.
Benefits sanctions against unemployed people with disabilities and long-term health conditions have been criticised by charities.
Property prices falls are set to impact on charity’s legacy income over the next four years.
Cornwall Museums Partnership's phased closure follows the withdrawal of a conditional offer of Arts Council England funding.
Two in five charities' workforces are blighted by overwork and presenteeism, a survey has revealed.
Glasgow East Women’s Aid directors say "this is an extremely complex situation".
The Royal British Legion (RBL) has appointed the RNID’s chief executive Mark Atkinson to lead its executive board.
Most charity sectors have seen a drop-in support among mass participation fundraisers over the last year, research has found.
Budget concerns and "unanticipated liabilities" have also emerged as reasons for the closure of the Cares Family, on top of previously mentioned fundraising pressures.
But the survey found 5% of charity, foundation and endowment investors do not think ESG is important and 16% think it is of ‘minor importance’.
Almost three quarters of charities that deliver public service contracts say they cannot meet current demand with the funding they currently receive, a survey by NCVO has revealed.
The Prince's Trust is among the monarch's charities to be renamed.
The regulator’s chair Orlando Fraser has hit out at “personal squeamishness” and “righteous progressiveness” of trustees who turn down gifts from donors they disagree with.
While many more UK people donate compared to other countries, Brits fall behind the rest of the world in terms of volunteering and helping strangers.
Female charity leaders are being mistaken for note takers at meetings and are mocked for showing emotion, the report found.
The comedian Joe Lycett has raised more than £66,000 for Crisis with more money coming in through an unusual fundraiser sparked by home secretary Suella Braverman’s comments that rough sleeping is a “lifestyle choice”.
The regulator's chief executive Helen Stephenson says it is looking to develop research into barriers to trusteeship and is meeting young trustees this week to encourage more young people to join boards.
Only half of charities are actively seeking to recruit new trustees from more diverse backgrounds, a survey has found.
Martin Houghton-Brown will leave the first aid charity in 2024 after six years in the role.
A survey of more than 250 charities has highlighted widespread concerns around reduced funding and increased running costs.
The charity’s income increased by more than 130,000% over 18 months.
The answer has emerged amid an “unwelcome intrusion” from national politicians on the way charities campaign and lobby, according to researchers.
Details of how £30m worth of government funding to boost volunteering opportunities is being spent have been revealed.
Areas of disadvantage are missing out under the current funding system, a group of MPs is warning.
The specialist care home and school charity has taken the decision following a critical inspection report.
Rising demand has “taken its toll on the workforce”, according to researchers.
The anti-poverty charity's "hypocrisy is astounding”, claims Unite general secretary Sharon Graham.
The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) is closely monitoring “the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation” following the escalation of violence in Israel and Gaza.
The findings have emerged from a survey of 34 High Street and online retailers, including Amazon, Ikea, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.
Refugee Council, Safe Passage International and Doctors of the World are among charities to make the recommendation to the UK government.
A coalition of more than 50 charity organisations is urging Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to address underfunding in public service delivery contracting and grant making.
Children’s and health charities are among good causes to see the biggest decline in popularity among donors over the last five years, research has found.
Romilly Greenhill, the UK director of anti-poverty group The ONE Campaign, has been named as the next chief executive of international aid sector organisation Bond.
It is being reported The Captain Tom Foundation is set to close after a Charity Commission investigation being carried out into its management is completed.
Accountancy failures and the couple’s employment of their daughters at the school their charity ran are among concerns raised.
The survey's findings suggest calls from Conservative MPs and government ministers to curb charities' campaigning role is out of step with their voters.
Lack of global majority CEOs and a “significant” gender pay gap continue to blight charity leadership, warns ACEVO chief executive Jane Ide.
The move has been taken after a quadrupling of antisemitic incidents in the UK since the start of the conflict in Israel and Gaza last week.
Charity director pay has also increased over this period, while senior executive salaries have fallen, research has revealed.
A decline in income from the public and investments during the Covid pandemic are key factors in the slump.
Just as philanthropy is evolving to become more democratised, so grantmaking must too. Natasha Friend, director at Camden Giving, explains more.
The move sees the grant giver's £1.2m in assets as well as five properties transferred to the community foundation.
The Charity Commission is investigating two religious charities amid concerns over payments to a trustee they share.
Help needed to tackle climate change ranges from marketing, fundraising and evaluation to improving diversity and planting trees.
The social media platform formerly known as Twitter does “not encourage a safe, healthy or inclusive environment for our community to engage with us in”, says the transgender support charity.
Surging demand and financial challenges force one in eight charities to turn people away, a survey has found.
Charities are failing to act on pledges to improve board level diversity among ethnic minorities but are recruiting more women and younger trustees, research has found.
Demographic changes are eroding donors' personal connection to good causes supporting children and young people, researchers find.
UK fundraising platform easyfundraising is facing a battle in court over its name after easyGroup decided to pursue legal action for trademark infringement.
Among charity representatives surveyed more than a quarter (28%) believe their current cyber security budget is inadequate to protect them from growing threats.
The monetary value of trustees has previously "been severely underestimated", claim researchers.
The public have listed charities as the most effective organisations to stand up for disadvantaged communities and back their role protesting against government policy.
A schoolboy who climbed a mountain, swam a mile then cycled 75km in memory of his sister is among the winners of this year’s JustGiving fundraiser of the year awards.
Charity run schemes are among almost 200 community ownership projects to share £50m in levelling up funding.
The charity has said it wants to be “a truly inclusive workplace” after an independent review found the organisation is scarred by incidents of racism, antisemitism and discrimination.
The safety of staff and patients “are non-negotiable priorities” said the charity’s chair.
Charities delivering public services are facing a real terms £1bn funding cut despite government departments having more to spend, analysis has found.
Instead it will use the term 'global majority', although NCVO chief executive Sarah Vibert concedes this "isn't perfect".
John May joined at a turbulent time for Cats Protection, but they are all ready to move forward, as he tells Melissa Moody.
The charity leader turned a “small, parent-led group into a national service” supporting thousands of people, says its chair.
“This decision to close down every single one of the five Girlguiding activity centres across the United Kingdom is so bizarre,” said Culture, Media and Sport committee chair Caroline Dinenage.
Power the Fight, Hubbub and Islamic Relief were among the big winners at the Charity Times Awards 2023, which was celebrated on 20 September in London.
The findings have emerged from an employees' survey, which highlights the importance of good pensions schemes, annual leave entitlement and staff perks to charities' recruitment and retention.
“No CEO wants to close the organisation they love and feel responsible for, but I am proud of the decisiveness of our board in knowing when it’s time to call it a day,” said Children England CEO Kathy Evans.
The campaign group has issued an apology saying it had “been far too nice to white leaders” and had adopted white supremacist strategies it was set up to tackle.
Sector bodies say the regulator has listened to their concerns around controversial draft proposals released earlier this year on charities' social media use .
The comedian has been accused of rape, sexual assault, and emotional abuse of women over a seven-year period.
More than a third say they only have enough reserves to allow them to operate as normal for less than six months.
But charities are falling behind private and public sector employers in terms of pension options and clear career progression pathways for their workforce.
The move comes as £10m of government funding has been made available to charities to prevent suicide over the next two years.
The charity says it is “deeply ashamed of our past links to slavery”.
The Disasters Emergency Committee is monitoring the situation while it considers whether the catastrophe meets its criteria for a UK wide appeal.
This year’s annual football fundraiser organised by Youtubers the Sidemen has raised £2.4m for charities including the Teenage Cancer Trust.
“His coercive and controlling behaviour led to inappropriate relationships, the physical wrestling of youths and massaging of young male interns,” found the investigation.
The overhaul is set to impact 170 jobs at the first aid charity.
Helen Stephenson is to leave the charity regulator next year when her current term ends.
The Fundraising Regulator concedes that the current “expectation to be polite ‘at all times’ could be a problem for fundraisers facing abuse or intimidation during their work”.
The survey has also revealed the UK areas where high net worth individuals and business owners are most likely to back charities.
Right wing commentator Farage had said he hoped Tufton Street linked lobby group Restore Trust "knocks a bit of common sense" into the charity ahead of elections to its council.
Meta is to stop covering the cost of third party processing fees for donations to charities through its platforms Facebook and Instagram from November.
Charity CEO podcast host Dhivya O’Connor has been named as the next chief executive of Cherie Blair's charity, which supports women entrepreneurs globally.
The move follows Girlguiding's decision earlier this year to sell five activity centres.
The organisation has used the brand refresh to align its scientific mission with human impact
Two mental health charities have joined forces to launch Birmingham's first wellbeing cafe.
RSPB CEO Beccy Speight has apologised after the charity called Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Therese Coffey and Michael Gove 'liars' over environment pledges.
As the term suggests, unconscious biases, are those we are unaware of and are a product of our experiences and background. It results in patterns of thinking and behaviour that can have a profound impact on others and ourselves.
A 40-year corporate partnership isn’t always easy to maintain in the charity sector, but Disney and Make-a-Wish UK have gone from strength to strength
Charity employees are taking fewer annual leave days than other industries, despite their leave allowance rising, a new survey has found.
The regulator has praised improvement under the refugee charity's new leadership team following a raft of concerns around the previous board's governance and management.
Macmillan Cancer Support has cut its total reserves by more than a third as it increases spending on its fundraising operations and support services.
A new AI-powered tool at the Bat Conservation Trust is helping researchers understand and protect bat species.
A drama school charity is under investigation after it failed to file accounts for the last three years or comply with a Charity Commission official warning.
The charity had been at the centre of allegations that donations had been used to influence the monarch when he was Prince of Wales.
The Film and TV Charity has boosted its hardship support to industry workers in financial need following a significant rise in demand for help.
Government backed research charity the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has appointed former Ofsted chief inspector Christine Gilbert to be its next chair.
Almost three in five charities are turning to virtual reality and gamification to boost their fundraising, a survey has found.
It is alleged that the late record breaking fundraiser's daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore was paid thousands of pounds through a family company for the ceremony appearances.
We look at some of the top tips, for small charities in particular, on creating or revamping a website.
Seren Price, who is the youngest person to complete the UK's national Three Peaks Challenge, is among the finalists of this year’s JustGiving Awards.
Since the Covid pandemic charities have been offloading their headquarters, to generate income and better support communities amid the continuing popularity of flexible working.
Thousands of people globally will be trained to support heritage projects, through the £29m pledge.
Charities are failing to act on their own concerns around the impact of climate change, a survey has revealed.
Unite is claiming St Mungo’s is ‘wasting money’ on recruiting temporary staff amid an indefinite strike by workers over pay.
Out of six charity funding programmes recommended, “only one actually exists”, the research found.
Dr Katie Perry, chief executive of The Daphne Jackson Trust discusses how the words we tell children can be used when thinking of an organisation's EDI efforts.
Former Capita and BT managing director Beatrice Butsana-Sita has been named as the next chief executive of the British Red Cross (BRC).
The charity's trustees were “not as straightforward or transparent as they should have been”, says the Charity Commission.
A report is recommending new strategies for fundraisers when targeting people without children, who are far more likely than parents to leave gifts to good causes in their will.
The Scouts and YMCA are among charities to share the latest allocation of grants made by the government through its Youth Investment Fund.
Aid budget reductions have been branded "a death sentence for children in some of the most dangerous parts of the world”.
The call has been made in response to “cumulative threats over more than a decade to vital elements of our democracy", warns a report.
Too often small charities recruit graduates as CEOs and disability organisations ignore leaders with lived experience, says the charity chief executive.
Charities now have only days to apply after the deadline was brought forward.
Concerns have been raised after the Charity Commission investigated a donation made by the grant giver to help build a club house used by an exclusive ski club that charges members £21,000 to join.
The Charity Commission has opened inquiries into two charities that share trustees over concerns with "poor financial management", including the use of signed blank cheques.
The Natural History Museum has begun the rollout of a major re-brand across digital platforms and onsite locations ahead of its 150th Birthday.
More than half of the public think “trustees should be cautious with charity funds even if that may limit the help they can give to those in need”.
From overspending on fundraising and CEO salaries to not paying taxes, charities are being urged to dispel some of the biggest myths around their sector.
Around 30,000 fewer employees took part in payroll giving schemes at work over the last year, official figures have revealed.
The problems have emerged as the Charity Commission looks to tackle 'false and misleading claims' around the mosque's closure.
Probes into double defaulting charities, which frequently submit late financial records, have also increased over the year.
The trustee acted "unilaterally and without scrutiny" for almost a decade, the Charity Commission found.
Lloyds Bank Foundation has launched package of grant funding for small charities looking to collaborate on local issues impacting people on benefits and asylum seekers.
“We view the traditional philanthropy model as so entangled with colonial capitalism that it inevitably continues the harms of the past into the present,” said the grant giver.
A group of 92 charities and other organisations are calling on Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to honour a government promise to plough £11.6bn funding into tackling climate change.
Leaders at Samaritans, Oxfam, The Children’s Society, Teenage Cancer Trust and Mermaids are among those to sign the pledge to “foster an environment that embraces all trans and non-binary people and robustly rejects anti-trans hate”.
The findings have emerged as indefinite strike action by 500 workers at St Mungo’s continues after management’s latest pay offer was rejected.
A challenge led by trans youth charity Mermaids to LGB Alliance’s charity status has no legal standing, according to a tribunal.
But more work is needed by grant givers to back green investment and decarbonise their operations.
The research has been released as a fundraiser launched in response to social media criticism of the RNLI by Nigel Farage reaches more than £235,000.
This is contrary to advice to funders to ensure long term grants are available to help charities better plan for the future.
Around 150 workers are expected to stage a protest outside St Mungo’s London headquarters as planned talks between union representatives and the charity’s management take place at conciliation service ACAS.
“We are aware of allegations raised about the meeting and they are being taken seriously in line with our existing procedures,” said a spokesperson for the charity.
“Uncertainty in the wider economic and research environment has had an impact,” says the charity’s chair.
The Charity Commission has pledged to ramp up its work in “anticipating wrongdoing” among charities, using its intelligence gathering and data analysis.
“The UK needs for the government to draw up a strategy for philanthropy and charitable giving to mobilise effort across society and business,” says the Charities Aid Foundation, which has revealed four in five charities are facing increased demand for their services.
“I feel I’m constantly and relentlessly pushing boulders up a mountain and it takes its toll on even the strongest of people,” said one chief executive of a small charity.
Research estimates inaccessible website are costing charities up to £65m a year in online donations.
Researchers predict 2023 “will be another difficult year” typified by “slow- but- steady growth for both in-person events and social campaigns”.
Unite is accusing St Mungo's management of being "callous" and instigating a "do nothing approach to negotiations".
The British Heart Foundation wants volunteering to be given a higher profile by health professionals in social prescribing.
Survivors of child sexual abuse during their time with the Scout Association are accusing the charity of a “systemic failure” to effectively protect children.
The drop comes amid a decline in donations among the UK public in recent years.
The bank has set “specific targets for reaching ethnically diverse enterprises and other groups that have experienced exclusion from social investment”.
The profile of the most likely individual to give to charities has been revealed in latest research into the demographics of UK donors.
Charity support is at risk due to declining interest in volunteering, despite rising energy costs and staff recruitment fears easing in the sector, a survey has revealed.
The landmark Supreme Court decision will impact all charities who operate across a number of sites, according to legal experts.
Plans to double the length and size of small grants as well as offer additional funding for green causes have been unveiled in the funder's new strategy.
In a resignation letter to trustees the former Archbishop of York said that recent events could “become a distraction from the vital work of Christian Aid”.
Charity shops are struggling to attract volunteers and staff in 2023 amid rising income, latest figures have revealed.
For the second time this year the Kiltwalk series of events in cities across Scotland has broken records for the number of fundraisers taking part.
A Scottish charity has deleted its Twitter account over concerns with the platform’s ability to enable a safe environment to share information.
From rare Beatles releases to jewellery, we detail some of the most lucrative recent charity shop donations.
Charities are being called on to help shape a voluntary sector manifesto for politicians to consider ahead of next year’s general election.
The iconic band's 1968 album was handed in to the charity’s store in Sutton Coldfield and includes a rare misprint.
Chris Hohn, who has been named the most generous philanthropist in the UK, has called on the wealthy to boost their support for good causes.
Number of vendors is rising as people struggle to cope with “spiralling living costs and continuing increases in poverty and hardship”, warns the Big Issue Group.
Charities supporting armed forces personnel and veterans are struggling to attract the public’s attention, latest research has found.
Fundraising paying tribute to a loved one is still increasing but at a far slower rate than during the pandemic.
"We know this is a very difficult time for staff and volunteers in our shops, many have been with us for many years," said Young Lives vs Cancer.
The findings have been released to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, which launches today, and amid a slump in volunteering.
Almost two in five people say they are not leaving a gift to a charity in their will for fear that it will spark a family disagreement, research has found.
Research on the charity sector’s recruitment crisis has emerged as workers at St Mungo’s reject a “pitiful" new pay offer and will plough ahead with industrial action.
The Big Help Out event, which took place as part of King Charles III’s coronation, involved six million people in more than 55,000 volunteering initiatives.
A freelancer with lived experience working with the Sheila McKechnie Foundation has accused the charity of failing to share power whilst working on the charity’s official Power Sharing Project.
Charities still have work to do to promote their environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials, but more are now featuring this work in their annual reports and websites, research has found.
Concerns have been raised that London charities are missing out on funding from the government's £300m Youth Investment Fund to improve facilities and youth clubs for young people.
“'The 1% Club', is a great example of corporate organisations supporting charities and helping those who are facing the most challenging of times,” say researchers.
Over the past five years 1.6m fewer people are giving up their time to charities.
The Charity Commission has updated its more than decade old guidance on financial risks to include advice on crypto assets and mobile payments.
Charity Commission chief executive Helen Stephenson has delivered the warning amid fears the cost-of-living crisis and Covid pandemic has increased disputes among charity leaders.
However attacks on high income charities "remain at similar levels to last year".
The grant maker says that the charities it supports need long term help as they struggle to survive following the Covid-19 pandemic and amid the cost-of-living crisis.
Fundraising by those taking part in the London Marathon via the JustGiving and Enthuse platforms has reached £52.54m.
The former Strictly Come Dancing judge and ambassador for the Remember A Charity campaign passed away at the weekend.
While volunteering has bounced back from its Covid pandemic slump, donations have fallen sharply amid the cost-of-living crisis.
The UK’s most loved charity brands have been revealed in research based on the views of 60,000 members of the public.
To mark this week's launch of the Royal British Legion's environmentally friendly poppy, we explore some of the many ways charities can do more to tackle climate change.
An environmental match funding campaign that aims to raise £4m for 178 charities gets underway this weekend.
Recruitment for hybrid jobs has grown markedly over the last year, with more than half of fundraising roles now offering a mix of home and office working, according to latest analysis.
Grantmaker City Bridge Trust has launched a £20m fund to offer long term support to charities to help them innovate, take risks and work better together.