The author of last year's government commissioned review into civil society is joining the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.
The analysis looked at the total number of charity shops in areas as well as their average ratings on Google.
AMRC director of policy and public Nicola Perrin has been promoted to lead the organisation.
Baroness Barran has been moved to the Department for Education as part of PM Boris Johnson's ministerial reshuffle.
"We don’t think it’s the Charity Commission’s job to muzzle or ‘cancel’ charities that want to tell the truth about Britain’s past," says the Good Law Project.
The fund aims to support young people and those who experience barriers to volunteering.
The gap in commitment to tackling racism "does seem ironic" given charities' focus on "mission and values", says the report.
One of Nadine Dorries’ priorities in her new role is to oversee the appointment of the next Charity Commission chair.
The new organisation aims to support teachers and lobby around education policy.
New Charity Commission chair to be charged with combating “vocal minority seeking to burnish their woke credentials” in the voluntary sector, says Oliver Dowden.
Research gives charity lobbyists a strong indication of MPs’ shifting priorities as the pandemic eases.
Hybrid working can allow charities "to scale back office space and decrease expenditure on overheads", says the research.
Alex Waddington, head of external affairs at the Good Things Foundation discusses data poverty and how charities are working to erase it.
Fareshare UK, Hospitality Action and The Listening Place were among the big winners at the Charity Times Awards 2021, which was celebrated last night.
Further evidence has emerged of a post-pandemic recruitment crisis impacting the charity sector
Charities applying need to show how they plan to support communities in partnership with the public sector.
"No veteran’s request for help will go unanswered," says Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Digital mapping has been central to charities' efforts to tackle food poverty, a report has found.
Brian Boxall-Hunt, CEO of the Royal Alfred Seafarers talks with Melissa Moody about how "good old fashioned leadership and management" has been the key to keeping the charity steady on rocky waters.
Charity leaders say the Elections Bill will damage their ability to campaign.
The milestone has been revealed to promote today's launch of Remember A Charity Week.
Public interest in the pandemic has reached “its lowest levels yet”, says the survey by nfpSynergy.
The letter to Boris Johnson marks an escalation of the campaign, formed by dozens of major charities, including Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Crisis and Mind.
Complaints made by Conservative MPs, against the think tank's criticism of a controversial report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, have been dismissed by the regulator.
Anita Choudhrie, founder of female sport charity, Path To Success, talks through the challenges leading up to the Paralympics in the wake of Covid.
It has funded 10,000 building renovations and 1,500 village hall and community centre projects.
The charity has appointed its first new chair in more than five years.
The umbrella body for NHS charities wants to be “a convener and bridge” between the NHS and the voluntary sector.
The decision follows a "proactive collaborative proposal" from two of the charity's corporate directors.
Women who reported incidents of sexual harassment at the chartered institute of Fundraising have said they feel “let down yet again” with the conclusion of its investigation.
The Retreat Animal Rescue’s former trustee board was guilty of mismanagement and misconduct a Charity Commission inquiry has found.
The Chartered Institute of Fundraising has upheld four allegations of sexual harassment by a fellow and apologised to survivors for its handling of the situation.
Vodafone has announced the launch of charities.connected, an initiative allowing UK charities to apply for free data.
Virgin Money will close its charitable giving arm, Virgin Money Giving, in a cost-cutting move.
The National Trust is giving its workers siestas in summer due to increasingly hot weather because of climate change.
Charities are “more exposed than ever” to fraud and need to steal some time to improve fraud risk management, the sector has been warned.
The Charity Commission has opened an investigation into Dot Com Children’s Foundation amid allegations of fraud and governance concerns.
Charitable groups and community projects in West Cumbria are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to £5,000 from the #CanDo Fund.
Small charities currently have more demand than any other stage of the pandemic, new research has revealed.
With every charity facing unique challenges over the past year, Dogs Trust’s chief executive Owen Sharp explains how its coped with restrictions whilst keeping tails happily wagging.
Journalists believe their role in promoting charity messages and campaigns is declining as social media overtakes traditional methods, a recent survey has suggested.
A new study has revealed that young people feel more confident than ever before to speak up about causes they are passionate about online.
The Pets at Home Foundation is launching a new charity initiative for summer 2022.
The Clink training kitchen scheme is set to be expanded to 25 jails by the end of the year, Prisons Minister Alex Chalk has announced.
From volunteer to Charity Times’ new team member, Melissa Moody discusses how her experiences influences her decisions.
The government has called on charities to give their views on the Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) signed between the UK and the European Union.
Charities say the regulator's proposed guidance is "too narrow" and needs to cover wider environmental, social and governance issues.
MPs have "not got a clue" how to solve the crisis in Taliban controlled Afghanistan, says charity founder Pen Farthing in an emotional video recorded from Kabul.
Charities are calling on the government for more support to help improve their data and technology skills.
Community Integrated Care has become the latest charity to offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements to staff.
The findings have emerged in evaluation of a £5m government fund to support charity sector social isolation projects.
"Charities across the country are increasingly understanding that online can significantly support in-store revenue," say internet shopping experts.
The move by NCVO and ACEVO is "a vital step forward" says the union Community.
Loans made by the charity to a connected company totalling more than £1.7m are being looked at as part of the inquiry.
But recommendation by MPs for ministers to “set out the triggers” that would prompt further funding, has been rejected by the government.
Charities supporting rural and BAME communities among those missing out, warns latest research.
"Charities and volunteers are embedded in the communities they serve so have a vital role to play," says the charity sector body.
The Charity Commission has also issued two charities with official warnings.
The move comes amid continuing concerns around the links between football and dementia.
The move comes after the regulator first began looking into the charity in August 2020 amid concerns arising from its accounts.
Two encrypted disks have been “identified as missing from a secure, access-controlled location on our premises”, said the NCLF.
Latest research also predicts an increase over the coming years in hybrid fundraising events, which combine in-person and virtual participation.
Samaritans says it has introduced new safeguarding measures after reports that volunteers met vulnerable callers for sex.
The Community Life Survey also reveals that the number of people donating to charities has slumped.
"Not one of us ever doubted we would make it through"
A round-up of the charities that are looking to ditch office life and introduce more flexible ways of working
New and existing members of the Charity Times Leadership Network are being offered discounted rates on advertisements through Charity Times Jobs.
The Fundraising Regulator has warned the public to 'look out' for the Fundraising Regulator badge before donating to charity as in-person fundraising resumes.
The regulator found “no evidence of charitable activity” in six of the seven charities where he was a trustee.
Charities are being consulted on how the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions this week is impacting their organisation.
Nectar Donate will enable users of the customer loyalty points scheme to donate to good causes.
It has also emerged that less than one in ten charities have increased workforce diversity amid the Covid-19 crisis.
William Shawcross has been named as the government’s preferred candidate as the next Commissioner for Public Appointments.
James Yeates is to join the World Federation for Animals (WFA) in October after three years as Cats Protection CEO.
Save the Children UK, Bond and Action Aid are among international aid sector organisations backing the challenge.
But there is "no room for complacency", warns a report into increasing public trust in charities.
A report warns that flexible working may make it "harder to coordinate campaigns and appeals".
Home working and digital exclusion among concerns raised in this year's Charity Digital Skills Report.
Solace Women's Aid, which supports survivors of domestic violence, says it has "found no evidence of systemic racism or bullying".
Charities including Age UK and MS Society fear for safety of patients when Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.
The growth in online revenue was “driven by more people giving rather than people giving more”, a study has found.
“As an established charity, Mermaids should have known the importance of keeping personal data secure,' says the regulator.
“We apologise unreservedly for this historic injustice and renew our commitment to deepen our engagement with modern day racial inequality across all of our work,” says Barrow Cadbury Trust chair.
Charities involved in research to treat dementia, cancer, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, obesity and mental health will be involved.
‘Super-major’ charities with an income in excess of £100m also benefitted.
“Women have been - and continue to be - badly let down,” said one charity professional due to present at the event.
The charity has completed the transfer of its care and support services to Achieve Together.
Members have taken to social media to accuse the CIoF of failing to answer questions around its handling of sexual misconduct complaints.
The charity has defended itself following claims from Nigel Farage that it has become a "taxi service for illegal immigration".
The appointment marks a "major milestone" in the charity's history.
The shortlist for the 22nd annual Charity Times Awards has been announced.
The grants aim to "safeguard the priceless collections and heritage at many of our beloved cultural institutions", says Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.
The "allegations are without evidence or foundation, and some are plain ludicrous," says the National Trust.
The incident should be a "wake up call" to charities to improve their IT security, warn experts.
Applications due to open "shortly" but no date set three months on from critical NAO report into delays in handing funding to charities.
'Left behind' neighbourhoods are less than half as likely to have a charity in their area than the England average, according to MPs' research.
The move "will allow the charity to give more direct input and support for its fundraisers day-to-day", says the Waterways charity.
Macmillan CEO admits: “There’s no denying that Macmillan, like the wider charity sector, has a problem with the diversity of its workforce."
"There can be little doubt that generating an income has become more complex"
We list ten digital event platforms available to the charity sector.
But Pregnant Then Screwed founder Joeli Brearley's call for a review of childcare funding is snubbed by the government.
"Further work is needed to ensure transformative change”, said the Charity Commission.
The apology is a "step in the right direction” says artist Jess de Wahls, whose work had been removed from the charity's gift shop.
"Funding was vital for us to mobilise digitally, from a distance, very quickly,” said one charity supported within days of the first lockdown.
The pivoting of fundraising events online "has been nothing short of inspirational", said Virgin Money Giving executive director Jo Barnett.
Making fundraising safe for everyone and promoting diversity are among priorities for the embattled membership body to address, says nfpSynergy founder Joe Saxton.
We look back on the details of the sexual misconduct complaints handling scandal that is continuing to blight the membership organisation.
“Many of these examples were incidents of overt racism, causing considerable psychological harm and mental health challenges for those affected,” said Bond.
More than half of charities do not expect to be back to pre-pandemic levels of fundraising events by the end of 2021.
“To deliver big, we must think local”
The action has been taken as part of an investigation into Oxfam's operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
"The funding will focus on supporting community projects to bring people together," says the National Lottery Community Fund.
Ojobo Ode Atuluku will lead Christian Aid’s international department while based in Abuju, Nigeria.
The post-Covid trends set to shape the charity sector for years to come.
The "unreserved" apology follows criticism of an independent investigation into the mishandling of complaints.
The former head of Refuge and the CEO of Barrow Cadbury Trust top honours list.
“I refuse to have my name aligned with your organisation any further," committee chair tells CIoF.
Three senior figures at the charity have stepped down with immediate effect.
Top tips for running a safe event post-pandemic
The goverment has “failed to provide a clear rationale for spending up to £2m of taxpayers’ money on consultants to assist with the assessment of bids", say MPs.
Three paintings seized by the Nazis in the 1930s and discovered decades later in museums in Germany have raised more than £530,000 at auction for a UK sight loss charity.
The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund (RRLF) was launched in April last year to make loans more accessible to charitable organisations.
The couple have asked those inquiring about sending gifts to instead support charities working for women and girls.
“The extraordinary expansion of volunteering in every village, town and city through the Covid-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented opportunity," says the group.
Sarah Castell is to join Involve as CEO after 17 years at Ipsos MORI, where she led on public participation initiatives.
Software company, ThoughtWorks, is set to offer charities free digital advice through applications to a new support programme.
Wanda Wyporska, CEO of The Equality Trust, chats to David Adams about her fight to reduce inequality and the power of social media for raising awareness.
Jane Hatfield, the first CEO of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) has passed away after a battle with ovarian cancer.
"My phone is, like everyone’s, constantly buzzing with news alerts and WhatsApp messages about colossal global challenges – from the climate crisis to racial inequality. As a charity leader, the pressure to respond is immense"
“We took action to protect the charity’s land and assets so it could again deliver on its charitable purposes," said the Charity Commission.
More than three quarters (76%) of small charities expect demand to continue to rise over the next three to six months.
Volunteer numbers dropped by 15,000 amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We need to ditch our well-honed egos and traditional song and dance about who is the biggest beast in the jungle," says Barnardo's CEO Javed Khan.
Mind’s portfolio of 160 shops raised £1.5m in the first month of reopening following the easing of Covid-19 lockdown measures.
"Decisions on spending were not adequately documented," said the Charity Commission.
Volunteers are also carrying out less activities.
Ecclesiastical Insurance Group has launched its £1m Movement for Good award scheme.
Research aims to put a spotlight on grant givers' governance and reporting practices.
Despite evidence over the last year of a gap in digital skills, only 5% of job adverts mention digital or IT skills.
The threshold for applications has been reduced from £1m to £350,000.
The move follows evidence gathered by MPs from charities including FareShare and The Trussell Trust.
The Charity Commission is to look into financial management and potential conflicts of interest at the Knightland Foundation.
Marcus Missen joins in June as executive director of fundraising, marketing and communications.
The move had been considered due to the charities’ common values around promoting equality for women and girls.
Her departure this month comes as the charity tackles allegations of institutional racism by staff.
The findings focus on the conduct of married trustees at Afghan Poverty Relief, which has now been wound up.
Excluding charities from the government's levelling up strategy risks hard to reach communities missing out
A focus of the funding is on preventing homelessness.
"This funding is mitigating the impact of lost income during the winter period due to the coronavirus pandemic," says the government.
Their report also highlights successful promotion and lobbying pushes that took place amid the pandemic.
The three-year funding aims to encourage inclusive sport.
“Our former name no longer reflected who we are as an organisation," says Rainbow Migration.
Government plans to introduce a Charities Bill to cut red tape in the voluntary sector, have been welcomed by the Charity Commission.
“Excessive profit has no place in the care of vulnerable children,” says the group.
The move to cashless payment methods accelerated amid the Covid-10 pandemic.
Charities are being invited to apply to manage the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DDCMS)’s Youth Investment Fund Capital (YIF Capital).
Charities are being urged to apply for grants being made available by the Co-op through the next round of funding from its Local Community Fund.
We look at how mapping technology is helping charities to better support communities and pinpoint areas of greatest need.
Leaders from charities including Samaritans, Barnardo's, the National Trust and the Mental Health Foundation are among some of the key speakers at the Charity Times Leadership Conference later this month.
Psychologists are suggesting that adults are more compassionate and donate more to charities when they are in the presence of children.
The role has been created by Christian Aid as one of a number of measures to tackle racism and inequality in its organisation.
The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has appointed a cyber resilience co-ordinator
The new laws aim to “support the voluntary sector by reducing unnecessary bureaucracy and releasing additional funds for good causes” said the Queen.
International development charities and their processes are rooted in colonial era practices and ‘white saviour’ ideology, according to a critical report into global aid.
Waseem Ahmad takes up the role on May 17 after six years heading the aid charity’s international programmes
The first recipients of the Local Connections Fund have been announced.
Applicants will be asked to focus on one of a number of key themes on how they will improve the emotional wellbeing of people in Northern Ireland.
A charity sector report looks at Covid-19's impact on organisation, staff morale, fundraising and social media activity.
Scouts and Girlguiding hved joined forces
Professor Nigel MacLennan was to become the charity’s president.
“It costs £5 million to run our services every year and yet currently only 12% of this comes from government funding," says children's hospice CEO David Robinson.
The difference funding has made to people’s lives is a focus.
Little Heroes Cancer Trust founder has been sentenced to 20 months in prison after being found guilty of fraud and theft.
A guide to helping charities forge long-term relationships with corporate partners has been published.
The Chartered Institute of Fundraising has appointed Dhivya O’Connor as its new interim CEO
The announcement comes as the charity announced it treated almost 1,500 critically injured patients across London in 2020.
The Green Match Fund took place at the end of April.
"Successful local authorities have not sought to create or control, but to develop and shape what’s already there," says the report.
Any previous funding recipient, including charities, individuals or projects can be nominated.
Disasters Emergency Committee charities have made the move as the Covid-19 death toll in India tops 200,000.
The move is being taken by the Christian charity with immediate effect.
Sir John Cass’s Foundation is to be rebranded as the Portal Trust.
The Charity Digital Skills Report is compiled annually to help build a picture of the digital needs of the charity sector.
Potential benefits of the move include providing better long-term sustainability and financial security.
Just seven top 100 charities have set net-zero emission targets
The move will see between 140 and 170 members of staff leave the charity.
Unemployment, childcare challenges and poverty are among the issues the fund is looking to address.
The online convention was to have taken place in July but has now been scheduled for September.
Chief executive Frances Crook is to retire after leading the charity for more than 30 years.
Charities run the risk of missing out on vital funding unless they improve their communication with wealthy millennials, a report is warning.
Diana O'Flynn's great grandmother set up West London Mission towards the end of Queen Victoria's reign.
Cass Business School is to change its name from September.
Around 1.6m people have already cancelled their direct debit to charity.
Public support for overseas aid has plummeted over the last decade, according to latest research.
The Trussell Trust has become the latest anti-poverty charity to reveal the extent of the surge in demand for support amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The report says there is an “unequal power dynamic” in the relationship between funders and black and minority led charities.
Funders are increasingly committed to tackling climate change but some are still struggling to ensure investments support environmental causes, says the report.
Smaller organisations are also more likely to report a deterioration in their relationship with local authorities.
Helpline demand up by a third during the health crisis.
Collaboration that is built on a diverse range of voices is also needed, says the VCS Emergencies Partnership report.
“We know that institutional racism exists in the UK and, like any other organisation, we aren't immune to this very real problem,” said Amnesty International UK director Kate Allen.
Joseph Rowntree endowed charitable organisations have pledged to take action to address their benefactor’s “shameful” colonial past and links to slavery.
The Charity Commission concedes that it has received a number of objections to the registration of LGB Alliance.
"We are not able to continue normal operations at this time,” said Breast Cancer Haven.
"Quite frankly, Covid has left us exhausted," said one chair
The IWGB Charity Workers branch has launched a petition alleging changes have been made to practitioners' assessments.
The boost is through one-off donations as well as regular gifting.
The importance of risk assessments and consultation among key issues covered.
Scottish Huntingdon’s Association has promoted a senior executive with political and media advisory experience as its next chief executive officer.
The decision means interim CEO Sarah Vibert is set to continue in the role for most of 2021.
The rival bid is being launched by lottery operator Sisal in partnership with Barnardo’s.
Lloyds Bank Foundation is launching its Racial Equity Fund this week.
Just Giving has launched a free service to help charities collect donations from their own websites, as well as via social media and email.
Analysis warns that partnerships could be undermined as UK society recovers from the pandemic.
Collapsed charity Kids Company may not have survived even it it had robustly followed governance standards, a report has concluded.
We have updated our list of current funding and grant opportunities for charities.
Most money on offer is to meet the Covid-19 crisis rather than to combat racism.
Anthony Nolan and Blood Cancer UK have written an open letter to Commission chair Tony Sewell to highlight concerns around health inequalities.
The recent fundraising phenomena of donating using cryptocurrencies may have taken a dent, after a latest survey suggested a lack of willingness among the public to fully adopt Bitcoin and other emerging digital alternatives to cash.
The Bikeability Trust is to manage £18m in funding from the Department of Transport to boost cycling training across the UK and promote active travel among families.
Door-to-door, street and fundraising on private sites can continue in line with social distancing restrictions.
Charities had criticised previous guidance for being a barrier to responsible investment.
Social work charity Frontline has named the permanent successor to chief executive and founder Josh MacAlister, who left earlier this year to lead a ‘once in a generation’ review into children’s social care.
Marie Curie has turned to the private sector to bolster its leadership team’s digital capabilities.
Former Conservative MP Peter Ainsworth was chair of the Big Lottery Fund for eight years.
Government funding to the charity has been suspended during the investigation.
A raft of charity leaders have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, condemning the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities' report.
The Captain Tom Moore Foundation is launching new campaign over the May Day bank holiday
Charity workers are keen to continue working from home even when offices open their doors as Covid-19 lockdown eases.
Here we outline some of the best resources available to help charities recruit their leaders.
Centre for Ageing Better chief executive Anna Dixon is to stand down.
Charity sector leaders have reacted angrily to the conclusions of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report.
The Aspinall Foundation appointed Boris Johnson's fiancee Carrie Symonds as its head of communications earlier this year.
We look at some of the most interesting and successful partnerships currently taking place within the charity sector.
However, only seven in ten charities say that cyber security is a “high priority” for their trustees.
Amnesty International UK’s director Kate Allen is to retire after 21 years leading the human rights charity.
New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) is warning that charities are “unlikely to receive much levelling up funding” from the government and should brace themselves for having a limited say in how the money is to be spent.
More than 200 charities in Wales are set to share £25m in dormant charitable trust account funding.
The sector body had been criticised after allegations emerged that it has failed to deal effectively with sexual misconduct complaints.
The Chartered Institute of Fundraising has set out its next steps in how it responds to sexual harassment complaints following criticism of its initial response.
The plan comes amid increasing interest in volunteering amid the Covid-19 health crisis .
Senior figures at ACEVO were among charity leaders involved in the Twitter row over the handling of sexual assault allegations at the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.
Citizens advice has appointed former senior Whitehall boss Dame Clare Moriarty as its next chief executive.
The chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising, Peter Lewis, has announced he is stepping down from the role.
The Charity Commission has appointed interim managers to a charity that has repeatedly filed its accounts late with the regulator.
A not for profit project to create an artificial intelligence (AI) ‘job coach’ to support unemployed people has won a major technology award and been handed £120,000.
The Charity Commission has taken action against charity trustees after they were unable to account for more than £1m in missing funding.
The crowdfunder has far exceeded its target of raising £320,000.
Five major funders have formed a collaborative aimed at strengthening safeguarding across the charity sector.
Rural communities are increasingly relying on the voluntary sector as the government’s benefits system is “poorly adapted to meet” their needs.
The devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on charities in Scotland has been revealed in latest figures from the Office of Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
The 'heartfelt apology' follows criticism of the sector body's handling of sexual assault allegations.