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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the National Trust have launched a joint campaign to improve public involvement in UK policy debates around nature.
Posted: 30/9/22
The trustee's "significant misuse of funds was an abuse of the trust placed in him by the many donors to the charity", says the Charity Commission
Posted: 30/9/22
“Diverse boards are better able to anticipate and manage risks, seize new opportunities, future proof their organisations and tackle difficult but necessary decisions," says the Charity Commission.
Posted: 29/9/22
"It is often not evident how effectively NGOs perform on wider ESG issues,” warn businesses.
Posted: 29/9/22
Collecting class diversity data and promoting working class leadership role models in the charity sector are among a raft of recommendations made.
Posted: 28/9/22
Analysis shows almost £8bn in social investment was made in 2021, compared to just over £800m ten years ago.
Posted: 27/9/22
Conservation charities, including the RSPB and National Trust, launch scathing attack on government’s investment zones plan.
Posted: 26/9/22
Charities fear that the package of tax cuts unveiled by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng will fail to support the UK's most disadvantaged communities.
Posted: 23/9/22
Charity leaders have praised the work of former Association of Medical Research Charities chief executive Aisling Burnand, who died this week from bowel cancer.
Posted: 23/9/22
The increase in donating and volunteering in the UK comes amid a post pandemic boost for giving globally.
Posted: 22/9/22
Posted: 22/9/22
Nigel Huddleston had taken on the role of charities minister in addition to his wider remit overseeing sport, heritage and tourism policy in October last year.
Posted: 21/9/22
The fund has been created to tackle a lack of charity sector involvement in government procurement.
Posted: 21/9/22
The event took place in the Scottish capital for the first time since the Covid pandemic and featured tributes to the late Queen Elizabeth II, including a minute's silence.
Posted: 20/9/22
Posted: 16/09/22
Charities have increased their support for those affected by issues around grief and loss during the national period of mourning following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
Posted: 16/9/22
Scouts, Citizens Advice and Shaw Trust were among the big winners at the Charity Times Awards 2022, which was celebrated last night.
Posted: 15/09/22
The charity has thanked the founder of the website, saying it will “make a big difference to us”.
Posted: 15/9/22
The stark impact of the cost-of-living crisis on the value of donations to charities has been revealed in latest research.
Posted: 14/9/22
A cash for honours scandal involving the Prince's Foundation "must in future be avoided", warn constitutional experts.
Posted: 13/9/22
The proportion of UK adults to sign up for mass participation fundraising events this year, such as fun runs and marathons, has slumped by around a fifth compared to recent years.
Posted: 12/9/22
Tributes have poured in from charities across the country after the announcement of Queen Elizabeth II’s death yesterday (8 September 2022).
Posted: 08/09/22
A new six-month energy scheme for charities, and businesses, has been announced by the prime minister, but charities have said it doesn't go far enough.
Posted: 08/08/22
The Scouts Association, Girlguiding and St John Ambulance are among charities invited to bid for funding to create new groups in disadvantaged areas.
Posted: 8/9/22
Former education minister Donelan takes over from Nadine Dorries, who quit this week.
Posted: 7/9/22
Posted: 6/9/22
The author is resigning as Culture Secretary after a controversial year in the role.
Posted: 6/9/22
Liz Truss is being urged by charities to swiftly announce a detailed plan on how low-income households will be helped to tackle rising energy bills.
Posted: 5/9/22
This year's awareness raising drive includes a 1970s inspired digital media campaign and focuses on the important role of legacy donations to charities.
Posted: 5/9/22
The Fundraising Regulator has published its first five-year strategy, which includes reviews into the public’s experiences with fundraising, the Fundraising Levy and the Code of Fundraising Practice.
Posted: 01/09/22
A group of charity leaders from across the sector have joined forces to urge the government to provide support to communities and charities affected by the cost-of-living crisis.
Posted: 01/09/22
Posted: 30/08/22
The charitable arm of the British Medical Association, BMA Giving, has announced a total sum of £125,000 to be donated in grants to 10 charities sharing the mission of the BMA.
Posted: 30/08/22
A charity coalition wants the expanded Dormant Asset Scheme to prioritise creating a £300m fund to support young people's mental health.
Posted: 26/8/22
Young people, women, people with disabilities, prisoners, refugees as well as Black and ethnic communities are among targets for the funding.
Posted: 24/8/22
Posted: 24/8/22
Bejal Shah, CEO of ReachOut takes us through the final week of the charity's 2021/22 mentoring projects and the importance of collaboration, supporting each other and sharing ideas.
Posted: 23/08/22
“Lagging pay limits the pool of people willing to work for charities,” warns latest research on charity pay
Posted: 22/8/22
Earlier this year the charity's chair quit amid claims she was keeping 18 cats in her house in contravention of animal welfare regulations.
Posted: 22/8/22
Posted: 19/8/22
Food banks, debt charities and those supporting people's mental health are among the hardest hit amid the UK's first double digit price growth for more than 40 years.
Posted: 18/8/22
There have been more CEOs named David than people of colour at UK’s most well-known charities, Charity Times research has revealed.
Posted: 16/08/22
Care England chief executive Martin Green says the sector’s reliance on agency staff has “been a bandage over more deep-rooted recruitment and retention issues”.
Posted: 16/8/22
Power to Change is calling on ministers to invest in a £350m Fund to help communities take over empty shops.
Posted: 15/8/22
The Charity Commission has clarified guidance around the responsibilities of charity leaders in tackling bullying and harassment in the sector.
Posted: 12/8/22
The deadline to resolve historical disputes approaches amid criticism from charities of poor access to banking services.
Posted: 11/8/22
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity’s RBC Race for the Kids event is to return to the capital for the first time since it was put on hold due to the Covid pandemic.
Posted: 10/8/22
We outline the key changes to charity law due to come into force this autumn.
Posted: 9/8/22
The commission has pledged to involve bereaved families, the wider public and the devolved governments in its plans.
Posted: 5/8/22
The findings suggest that charities looking to limit the impact of industry and other human activity on the climate are increasingly being backed by the public.
Posted: 3/8/22
But the government's latest funding announcement follows cuts to youth provision of more than £1bn over the last decade.
Posted: 2/8/22
Grants are to be made available to charities as part of ministers’ plans to ensure funding to support victims of crime is distributed more strategically.
Posted: 1/8/22
Smaller charities and social enterprises face more barriers than their larger counterparts in accessing government contracts, research has found.
Posted: 29/07/22
Small and medium charities are spending over a third of their grant income on the applications, a new study has found.
Posted: 28/07/22
Black-led charities believe that they are often overlooked and excluded from applying for large sources of funding, a report has found.
Posted: 26/07/22
The Charity Commission has frozen the bank account of the Air Ambulance Foundation and opened a statutory inquiry.
Posted: 26/07/22
The Charity Commission has appointed interim managers to take over the running of Shire Way Community Association, six months after announcing a statutory inquiry into the charity.
Posted: 25/07/22
Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss have become the last two candidates in the running for the title of Prime Minister, but what does their election mean for charities?
Posted: 21/07/22
Board room disputes and Covid’s impact on charity finances have been blamed for financial problems at GoodBox, the tech for good company that supplies contactless payment technology to charities.
Posted: 20/7/22
The Charity Commission has cleared animal welfare charity Nowzad of wrongdoing around its evacuation of staff and animals from Taliban controlled Afghanistan.
Posted: 19/7/22
Graham Norton has stepped down from the Brain Tumour Charity's board to become interim CEO following the departure of Alex Lochrane, who had only taken up the role in January.
Posted: 19/7/22
“Contacting the contact centre or email queries can take far too long" leaving charities "confused or unable to resolve their issue,” a survey into the Charity Commission's support has revealed.
Posted: 18/7/22
From a mother looking to Mermaids for advice to becoming CEO of that same charity, Susie Green talks to Melissa Moody about her journey, handling the media, and taking a leap of faith.
Posted: 15/07/22
“Due to a complete lack of transparency about the fundraising arrangements, the charity misled the public and much of the money went to a private company," says the Charity Commission.
Posted: 15/7/22
Politicians and police see the steepest decline in trust amid high profile scandals involving racism and Covid lockdown rule breaches.
Posted: 14/7/22
Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations’ CEO Jane Ide has been appointed to chair the board of the charity Reach Volunteering.
Posted: 14/7/22
"Giving employees the freedom to work within their own preferences is the key to keeping them content", say researchers.
Posted: 13/7/22
Staffing and recruitment is the biggest challenge facing just under half of charity CEOs, according to an exclusive survey by Charity Times.
Posted: 12/07/22
Women and disabled workers are among the hardest hit by low wages across the charity sector.
Posted: 12/7/22
“Now is not the time to watch and wait. Destitute people can’t wait. If funders aren’t thinking about the cost-of-living crisis, then they’re doing philanthropy wrong," warns New Philanthropy Capital.
Posted: 11/7/22
The partnership is worth £2m over four years to the successful charity.
Posted: 11/7/22
The charities are in breach of the regulator's code because they have failed to access Fundraising Preference Service requests from the public to stop sending fundraising material.
Posted: 8/7/22
"We are aware these might be connected to complex and wider issues of diversity", says the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which is offering the funding.
Posted: 6/7/22
The foundation of a global tech firm has handed more than £1m to UK charities to improve disadvantaged people’s job prospects because “social mobility tends to be more limited in the UK”.
Posted: 5/7/22
The regulator “is well aware of this problem, and yet they’ve decided to do nothing”, say campaigners.
Posted: 4/7/22
The move has been made amid sanctions announced by the government against Russia’s second richest man Vladimir Potanin.
Posted: 1/7/22
The regulator is concerned about the charity’s independence from the family of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.
Posted: 30/6/22
Posted: 30/6/22
A backlog in the administration of wills and legacy giving caused by the Covid pandemic is easing, latest figures suggest.
Posted: 30/6/22
Cancer charities are among those paying tribute to podcaster and campaigner Dame Deborah James, who has died following weeks of end-of-life care.
Posted: 29/6/22
The estimated value includes formal and informal volunteering as well as caring duties and work as local councillors.
Posted: 29/6/22
The shortlist for the 2022 annual Charity Times Awards has been announced.
Posted: 28/06/22
“I watched two volunteers die from heart attacks because they worked so hard during the pandemic,” says one leader surveyed.
Posted: 28/6/22
The Charity Commission has launched a probe into the pug rescue charity after repeated failures to file its annual accounts.
Posted: 27/6/22
Racism is “particularly pertinent” for aid organisations, a report looking at racism in the aid sector has found.
Posted: 23/06/22
One in five donors, who are struggling to cope with rising inflation, have stopped giving altogether and six in ten are being more selective or giving less.
Posted: 24/6/22
A focus of charity initiatives at the iconic music festival this year is on raising awareness about climate change issues.
Posted: 23/6/22
Poor pay is among a raft of reasons why young disadvantaged people are shunning a charity sector career.
Posted: 22/6/22
In the latest edition of Secret CEO, a CEO and founder of a small charity talks about the daunting task of becoming a people manager for the first time.
Posted: 20/06/22
Further concerns have been raised over a failure to provide information around £1.87m of spending, said the Insolvency Service.
Posted: 21/6/22
"We know we have fallen short both in culture and processes," admits the charity.
Posted: 20/6/22
Residents of Brighton are among the most likely in the UK to leave a gift to a charity in their will.
Posted: 17/6/22
A senior civil servant should be appointed to champion philanthropy across Whitehall and “help unlock billions in extra giving”, according to the proposal.
Posted: 16/6/22
The charity sector is facing a recruitment crisis, here, Angela Cairns, CEO of Unlock, argues that it’s missing out on a whole host of recruits due to unnecessary, and often unlawful, criminal record checks.
Posted: 15/06/22
Business class travel, five-star hotel stays and a significant salary hike for the religious charity’s leaders took place following the property deal.
Posted: 15/6/22
Paul Farmer is stepping down as chief executive of Mind after 16 years to lead Age UK.
Posted: 14/6/22
Barnardo's and Cancer Research UK are among charities already investing in ways to improve donors' experience of giving.
Posted: 14/6/22
The changes aim to make “more detailed, richer information about the sector available”, says Charity Commission chair Helen Stephenson.
Posted: 13/6/22
"Lack of diversity in public appointments is part of a litany of failures" to tackle discrimination in the charity sector, say campaigners.
Posted: 10/6/22
"It still doesn’t feel like reaching minority communities as supporters is a priority in the sector," a charity researcher is warning.
Posted: 9/6/22
Online tribute and in-memory fundraising by charity supporters has grown by 46% over the last 12 months.
Posted: 8/6/22
The charity reveals who will lead its board from October.
Posted: 8/6/22
“Even under new leadership there appears to be no organisational desire to meaningfully change," says Refuge about the Chartered Institute of Fundraising.
Posted: 6/6/22
Among leaders recognised is Safia Jama, the chief executive and founder of East London based charity Women’s Inclusive Team.
Posted: 6/6/22
Almost half of charity workers have rarely or never changed their work passwords, highlighting significant security risks within the sector, research has found.
Posted: 01/06/22
Virtual events platform, Fundraising Everywhere, has declined to work with the Chartered Institute of Fundraising on its annual fundraising convention after it accused the body of “taking advantage” without making improvements to access.
Posted: 31/05/22
Posted: 31/05/22
Posted: 31/05/21
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has launched a new equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) strategy with the aim of "igniting change".
Posted: 30/05/22
Community groups also warn that the financial impact of the cost of living crisis is now "worse than Covid".
Posted: 27/5/22
"We are working tirelessly to find a way to get the relevant social media companies to act," says the charity.
Posted: 26/5/22
Environmentalists, MPs and scientists have signed a letter to the Charity Commission calling for Global Warming Policy Foundation to have its charitable status removed.
Posted: 25/5/22
A former safeguarding lead was charged by police following an "altercation" involving an imitation firearm at the education charity's site, where police later found £400,000 in cash.
Posted: 24/5/22
Round the clock support for staff and access to an independent hotline to report concerns, are among measures being taken by the National Lottery Community Fund.
Posted: 23/5/22
Online advertising was impacted for months at the charity due to the mix up.
Posted: 20/5/22
Charities running food banks, helping children and supporting people's mental health are most at risk of an "alarming spike" in demand, experts are warning.
Posted: 19/5/22
Being investigated is how charities can improve their power structures to better combat inequality, racism and prejudice.
Posted: 18/5/22
The growth in online activity has many benefits for charities, but it doesn’t come without a few problems.
Posted: 17/05/22
“For too long we have been a charity which has essentially let any beneficiary ‘get away’ with being racist or abusive to our staff," said a safeguarding lead at a charity adopting a zero-tolerance stance on racism.
Posted: 17/5/22
We look at a week in the life of Hanuman Dass, Chairman of Go Dharmic, a small humanitarian charity based on propagating the Hindu idea of Dharma - a world where individuals can come together to create positive change in their lives and their communities.
Posted: 16/05/22
An inquiry is looking at whether the charity is viable given sanctions imposed on three of its trustees relating to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Posted: 16/5/22
"Deborah has been an inspiration and her honesty, warmth and courage has been a source of strength to so many people," said Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Posted: 13/5/22
Posted: 13/5/22
Posted: 13/5/22
Five charities awarded £1m government funding last year to tackle bullying in schools are to see their grants doubled.
Posted: 13/5/22
Charities are urged to do more to promote legacy giving among younger people.
Posted: 12/5/22
How to support communities who may be left behind due to the rise in digital services.
Posted: 10/05/22
Concerns are also raised in the charity sector over a "systematic gutting" of legal protections.
Posted: 10/5/22
"Our deep condolences are with his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time," says the homelessness charity.
Posted: 10/5/22
Richard Mayhew, The Nazareth Trust’s CEO, shares a week in his life, where he visits the charity’s operations in Israel.
Posted: 09/05/22
Trustees are currently “not inclusive of all people and communities”, according to sector group Vision for Volunteering.
Posted: 9/5/22
As the Ukraine crisis escalates, charitable organisations are stepping up in incredible numbers to help those in need. Melissa Moody speaks to the Disasters Emergency Committee's (DEC) CEO, Saleh Saeed about the charity's work, the necessity of collaboration, and leading through a crisis.
Posted: 06/05/22
“Trans-inclusive feminism is central to our ethos” says the charity, which runs rape crisis support services.
Posted: 6/5/22
Jude McCorry, CEO of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, gives her top cyber resilience tips for the charity sector.
Posted: 05/05/22
Posted: 5/5/22
A judging panel, headed by former NCVO chair Martyn Lewis, will select the 20 recipients of the award.
Posted: 5/5/22
In a raft of areas of cyber security charity leaders are lagging behind their counterparts in the public and private sectors.
Posted: 4/5/22
Posted: 03/05/22
Failures to address concerns have prompted the regulator to launch a statutory inquiry into the charity.
Posted: 28/4/22
Frontline medical aid charity UK-Med is to receive funding and medical supplies to help emergency health services in Ukraine.
Posted: 27/4/22
Proceeds from the painting's sale will be used to set up a fund to support charities in Scotland.
Posted: 26/4/22
The charities are the latest to be investigated by the regulator following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Posted: 25/4/22
The UK charity sector will lose the equivalent value of 49 million donations in 2022, around £1.3bn, due to cyber-attacks, research has found.
Posted: 22/04/22
The Fundraising Regulator has unveiled changes to the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS), the tool that allows people to stop direct marketing communications from charities.
Posted: 22/04/22
Posted: 21/04/22
The Charity Commission has opened a compliance case into The Actors’ Benevolent Fund after concerns were raised about its governance.
Posted: 20/04/22
A new online discussion board for charity leaders has launched today (20 April).
Posted: 20/04/22
Ian McLintock, founder of the Charity Excellence Framework talks through some of the ways you can better support staff, even if you have a small budget.
Posted: 19/04/22
Anonymous accounts calling out bad sector practices seem to be popping up almost daily, suggesting change is in the air. The brain behind @CrapRecruitment talks about why these accounts are needed and why now is the time.
Posted: 13/04/22
Sylvia Lancaster campaigned to tackle prejudice following the murder of her daughter Sophie 15 years ago.
Posted: 13/4/22
Former senior Alzheimer's Research UK staffer Jade Rolph is one of two new directors at the charity.
Posted: 13/4/22
“It’s clearer than ever that we no longer need as much space," says the charity's CEO Caroline Rassell.
Posted: 12/4/22
The Covid pandemic and cost of living crisis has led to “an immediate cash flow crisis”, says the Jubilee Sailing Trust.
Posted: 11/4/22
Matthew Dimbylow represented Great Britain in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.
Posted: 11/4/22
"As the largest funder of community activity in the UK we know this is what our communities expect," says the funder's CEO David Knott.
Posted: 8/4/22
Three quarters of people in parts of the UK are not claiming tax relief on donations.
Posted: 6/4/22
Despite "some improvements” since last year “significant progress is required”, an independent inquiry has found.
Posted: 5/4/22
The We Move: Youth Social Action Fund has been launched this week via BBC Radio 1Xtra.
Posted: 5/4/22
MPs said that Orlando Fraser's selection to chair the regulator was "slapdash and unimaginative".
Posted: 4/4/22
The increased use of digital wallets comes amid a decline in the use of direct debits among regular donors.
Posted: 4/4/22
Posted: 4/4/22
Six in ten people plan to cut back on discretionary spending on non essential items over the next six months.
Posted: 1/4/22
Sector bodies have released statements condemning the choice not to rerun the process for the Charity Commission chair after DCMS’ decision not to support the appointment of Orlando Fraser.
Posted: 31/03/22
“Such a slapdash and unimaginative approach to his recruitment means we cannot formally endorse his appointment,” MPs have said.
Posted: 31/03/22
The Picture Yourself Active image library is encouraging charities to show realistic depictions of later life and disability.
Posted: 31/3/22
Robin Hewings, programme director at the Campaign to End Loneliness talks about what the scarring effect of loneliness arising out of Covid means for charities working with some of the UK’s most disadvantaged groups.
Posted: 30/03/22
Charities including Shelter have signed up and Brain Tumour Research and Crisis are looking to trial the platform later this year.
Posted: 30/3/22
"Charities should not be misused as a vehicle to express an individual’s political views,” says the Charity Commission.
Posted: 28/3/22
The Charity Commission is “concerned that the charity’s assets may now be at risk”.
Posted: 25/3/22
The world of legacies is changing fast, here Rob Cope, director of Remember a Charity explains how smaller charities are making sure they get a piece of the legacy pie too.
Posted: 24/03/22
The new prospective Charity Commission chair Orlando Fraser has denied that the government will have any influence in the regulator, saying: “I wouldn’t have the charity commission being the arm of the government.”
Posted: 24/03/22
Charities have expressed their disappointment over the announcements made in today’s (22 March) Spring Statement.
Posted: 23/03/22
We round up our top 10 tips for more a more inclusive recruitment strategy.
Posted: 22/03/22
The action has been taken after three of the charity's trustees became subject to financial sanctions following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Posted: 21/3/22
The call comes after the Gambling Commission announced that Camelot will no longer run the National Lottery.
Posted: 21/3/22
How to increase revenue and brand recognition with blended fundraising
Charity Times editor, Lauren Weymouth, is joined by Nathan Pinkney, the founder and CEO of People’s Fundraising to discuss blended fundraising. The pair discuss the benefits and quick-win strategies to help drive long-lasting change.

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