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A Scottish charity has deleted its Twitter account over concerns with the platform’s ability to enable a safe environment to share information.
Posted: 30/05/23
From rare Beatles releases to jewellery, we detail some of the most lucrative recent charity shop donations.
Posted: 26/05/23
Posted: 24/5/23
Charities are being called on to help shape a voluntary sector manifesto for politicians to consider ahead of next year’s general election.
Posted: 24/5/23
The iconic band's 1968 album was handed in to the charity’s store in Sutton Coldfield and includes a rare misprint.
Posted: 23/5/23
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.
Posted: 19/5/23
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.
Posted: 18/5/23
Charities supporting armed forces personnel and veterans are struggling to attract the public’s attention, latest research has found.
Posted: 22/5/23
Fundraising paying tribute to a loved one is still increasing but at a far slower rate than during the pandemic.
Posted: 17/5/23
"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.
Posted: 16/5/23
The findings have been released to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, which launches today, and amid a slump in volunteering.
Posted: 15/5/23
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.
Posted: 12/5/23
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.
Posted: 11/5/23
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.
Posted: 10/5/23
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.
Posted: 09/05/23
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.
Posted: 9/5/23
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.
Posted: 5/5/23
“'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.
Posted: 4/5/23
Over the past five years 1.6m fewer people are giving up their time to charities.
Posted: 2/5/23
The Charity Commission has updated its more than decade old guidance on financial risks to include advice on crypto assets and mobile payments.
Posted: 3/5/23
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.
Posted: 28/4/23
However attacks on high income charities "remain at similar levels to last year".
Posted: 27/4/23
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.
Posted: 26/4/23
Fundraising by those taking part in the London Marathon via the JustGiving and Enthuse platforms has reached £52.54m.
Posted: 25/4/23
The former Strictly Come Dancing judge and ambassador for the Remember A Charity campaign passed away at the weekend.
Posted: 25/4/23
While volunteering has bounced back from its Covid pandemic slump, donations have fallen sharply amid the cost-of-living crisis.
Posted: 24/4/23
The UK’s most loved charity brands have been revealed in research based on the views of 60,000 members of the public.
Posted: 24/4/23
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.
Posted: 21/04/23
Posted: 20/4/23
An environmental match funding campaign that aims to raise £4m for 178 charities gets underway this weekend.
Posted: 20/4/23
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.
Posted: 19/4/23
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.
Posted: 18/4/23
Posted: 17/4/23
CEO of race equality think tank the Runnymede Trust Halima Begum is to take the same role at Action Aid UK, where she worked more than 20 years ago.
Posted: 17/4/3
The club’s chief executive has been criticised by the regulator amid conflict of interest and debt concerns at a charity linked to the football team.
Posted: 14/4/23
The money has been distributed from proceeds of crime confiscated from criminals convicted of offences within the private security industry.
Posted: 13/4/23
More than nine in ten Unite members at St Mungo's have voted to begin a month-long strike from 24 April amid a two year pay dispute.
Posted: 12/4/23
Charities supporting children, health research and those living in poverty have all seen drops in the number of people giving.
Posted: 11/4/23
The Charity Commission has confirmed that the Macbeth Memorial Trust was removed earlier last month following a lengthy investigation.
Posted: 6/4/23
Additional support is also being offered alongside the funding “to help organisations strengthen, be more resilient and develop further”.
Posted: 5/4/23
Tommy’s annual London Landmarks Half Marathon has broken its record for both the number of runners taking part and amount raised.
Posted: 4/4/23
We look at the impact of the loss of EU funding on charities and how the UK government’s greatly reduced replacement pot of funding, the Shared Prosperity Fund, is faring a year on from its launch.
Posted: 3/4/23
A Charity Commission investigation found the pastor racked up thousands of pounds worth of bills on gym membership, overseas trips and other personal expenses.
Posted: 31/3/23
Posted: 31/3/23
A report has revealed the extent of recruitment challenges and staff burnout facing charities as they cope with increased demand during the cost-of-living crisis.
Posted: 30/3/23
Youth charity Onside is the biggest recipient, with awards totalling more than £40m to improve facilities in areas including Bristol and Salford.
Posted: 29/3/23
Posted: 22/03/23
Orlando Fraser claims critics of the controversial guidance “misunderstand the law” and are looking at it “through the wrong end of the telescope”.
Posted: 27/3/23
International aid charities have seen the biggest jump in popularity among donors, according to latest research.
Posted: 28/3/23
We highlight the winners of this year’s Charity Film Awards.
Posted: 24/3/23
More than 100 employers, including the RSPCA and government departments, have signed a pledge to be an age friendly workplace.
Posted: 23/3/23
Posted: 23/3/23
The Workforce Development Trust has appointed the chief constable of North Yorkshire Lisa Winward as a trustee to bolster oversight of its work to support careers.
Posted: 22/3/23
The ‘national mission to tackle dementia’ has been launched in memory of the late actress Barbara Windsor, who had Alzheimer’s disease.
Posted: 21/3/23
Grants of up to £150,000 on offer to help charities bolster their lobbying around housing, benefits and asylum seeker issues.
Posted: 20/3/23
But concerns remain around low pay and a lack of career progression.
Posted: 17/3/23
Only around one in eight charity boards have achieved gender parity and three in ten in the sector are still only recruiting white trustees, according to latest figures.
Posted: 16/3/23
“Our sector can be very proud that it has been heard, been acknowledged and continues to have impact politically in ways that perhaps we have not seen for several years,” said ACEVO chief executive Jane Ide.
Posted: 15/3/23
Big Give has set the target as it reveals it has raised £233m for good causes since it launched 15 years ago.
Posted: 15/3/23
Unrestricted funding gives charities “a stronger focus on making strategic decisions” in line with their mission, a report has found.
Posted: 15/3/23
The charity has criticised the TV presenter, saying words she read out "minimised the seriousness of domestic abuse".
Posted: 13/3/23
The rebrand has been launched two years after the charity was hit by a racism and discrimination scandal.
Posted: 14/3/23
Many charities "are struggling to retain and recruit both volunteers and paid workers", the coalition of charity leaders has warned ahead of the government's spring budget this week.
Posted: 13/3/23
Tackling inequality in recruitment, offering flexible working arrangements and developing a code of conduct for donors are among recommendations made.
Posted: 10/3/23
To celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) we’re highlighting some of the incredible women who are making a difference to the charity sector.
Posted: 08/03/2023
A £2.5m pot of funding has been made available to support charities, councils, police and schools to work in partnership to keep children safe from violence and criminal exploitation.
Posted: 9/3/23
We delve into the latest official figures on giving and volunteering.
Posted: 8/3/23
The money will be used to focus on supporting charities and social enterprises amid the cost of living crisis and to improve their energy efficiency.
Posted: 7/3/23
Film and TV Charity chief executive Alex Pumfrey is leaving the charitable sector after six years to take a senior role at broadcaster ITV.
Posted: 7/3/23
More than a 1,000 infrastructure bodies that support charities have closed within the last decade, analysis has found.
Posted: 6/3/23
Charities in the North of England are the most likely to be dipping into their reserves amid the cost of living crisis, with almost two thirds of the region’s voluntary sector using this money to meet running costs.
Posted: 3/3/23
However, question marks remain over whether they can effectively boost charities’ income.
Posted: 2/3/23
Leaders in the sector are being called on to put in place a raft of measures to ensure they can effectively improve equality and diversity in their organisation.
Posted: 1/3/23
Posted: 28/02/23
Charities are struggling to gain public confidence in their ability to help improve the environment, research has revealed.
Posted: 28/2/23
The findings have emerged in a survey by Remember A Charity, which suggests more people are willing to talk openly about legacy giving, compared to before the pandemic.
Posted: 27/2/23
Mike Adamson will also step down from his role as co-chair of the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership (VCS EP), which was set up six years ago to coordinate charities' response to national crises.
Posted: 24/2/23
Stress, burnout and fatigue all reduced among organisations taking part in a four-day week trial last year.
Posted: 23/2/23
The total raised so far by the Disasters Emergency Committee’s fundraising appeal to support victims of this month's earthquakes in Turkey and Syria is nearing £100m, less than two weeks after it launched.
Posted: 22/2/23
Despite the challenging political environment other sectors are urging charity leaders to “speak up and bring their unique perspective to important issues”.
Posted: 21/2/23
Age UK, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Refuge and Scope are among charities backing the founder's call for the government's energy price guarantee rise to be postponed.
Posted: 20/2/23
Despite already being subject to the Charity Commission’s double defaulter class action, the charity continued to be late filing its accounts
Posted: 17/2/23
“Remote jobs are often the best option for a decent salary”, a survey of charity sector communication and marketing professionals reveals.
Posted: 16/2/23
Children “are exposed to unnecessary risks because the management of safeguarding is weak” inspectors found at a school run by the charity.
Posted: 15/2/23
The research “contradicts expectations that Covid would drive more consolidation in the social sector during the second year of the pandemic”.
Posted: 14/2/23
The call comes in the government’s response to a controversial report by William Shawcross into the Home Office's Prevent anti-terrorism strategy.
Posted: 13/2/23
We round up some of the main fundraising action being taken so far and the issues the public needs to be aware of when giving.
Posted: 10/2/23
Posted: 8/2/23
The charity says it has “still got a lot of work to do” to tackle inequality.
Posted: 7/2/23
Lucy Frazer is a former prisons, housing and transport minister and is the fourth culture secretary to be appointed in the last three years.
Posted: 7/2/23
Posted: 7/2/23
Staff are confused about their employers’ support for good causes, including running payroll giving schemes, a survey has revealed.
Posted: 7/2/23
Posted: 6/2/23
Two charitable organisations supporting people impacted by the spinal condition scoliosis have merged.
Posted: 6/2/23
Foundation group chief executive Paul Kissick concedes that a lack of union recognition at the anti-poverty charity, which launched almost 120 years ago, had been “odd”.
Posted: 3/2/23
Researchers have also revealed fundraisers’ views on crypto currency donations and using artificial intelligence to improve donors' experience of giving.
Posted: 2/2/23
The grants are to be offered through a £5m fund being launched to support youth charities cope with the impact of double digit inflation on their finances.
Posted: 1/2/23
Tech for good company GoodBox has been lifted out of administration after a plan to restructure the business was approved.
Posted: 1/2/23
Match funding platform Big Give is inviting applications from environmental charities to take part in its annual Green Match Fund.
Posted: 31/1/23
The Charity Commission has launched an inquiry into Effective Ventures Foundation which has links to bankrupt US cryptocurrency exchange FTX.
Posted: 30/1/23
Legacy gifting for all good causes was up by 8.7% during 2022, researchers have also found.
Posted: 31/1/23
“Charities miss out on millions every year from generous donors who forget to tick the Gift Aid box,” say researchers
Posted: 30/1/23
The NCVO’s Road Ahead report details how charity leaders can tackle the key challenges of the year, including addressing inequality and burnout in their organisations.
Posted: 27/1/23
A “dramatic acceleration” in charities’ partnerships with business and a reset in their relationship with politicians is needed to “unleash civil society’s potential”, says the inquiry.
Posted: 26/1/23
The cost-of-living crisis is the main reason behind this reduction in giving, a survey carried out this month reveals.
Posted: 25/1/23
Concerns “have been exacerbated by significant difficulties obtaining information from the trustees”, according to the Charity Commission.
Posted: 24/1/23
The appointment of YHA (England and Wales) to run residential experiences comes amid reduced funding for the government's flagship youth participation scheme.
Posted: 23/1/23
Posted: 20/01/22
Grant makers have been calling on the Association of Charitable Foundations to “act more on diversity, equity and inclusion”.
Posted: 20/1/23
It can be "difficult for entrepreneurs who have led hugely successful businesses" to then "give up control of their philanthropy to a community”, says the report.
Posted: 19/1/23
Comms expert Shirley Morgan explains how the power of the dog is the ultimate communication tool, and how we can all learn from it.
Posted: 18/01/23
Legal experts fear the guidance “encroaches into the private lives” of charity leaders and could “neuter civil society”.
Posted: 18/1/23
Hospice charities are facing “significant challenges in the coming years” as they tackle a drop in fundraising and rising costs amid the cost-of-living crisis, a report is warning.
Posted: 18/1/23
The charity’s ex-CEO is also criticised by the regulator for benefiting from deals to sell off properties housing vulnerable homeless people.
Posted: 17/1/23
Posted: 13/1/23
Emma Pears, CEO of children's charity SELFA talks about why she's "on a mission" to change the funding system for small charities.
Posted: 11/01/22
The NCVO also wants ministers to consider community tariffs and develop long term support for charities, following this week's announcement of a scaling back of government help to tackle soaring energy bills.
Posted: 11/1/23
The decision has been backed unanimously by the boards of both charities, which offer grants to tackle sight loss and support blind and partially sighted people.
Posted: 11/1/23
“We know that even with this scheme, charities are facing costs they can’t afford,” says NCVO chief executive Sarah Vibert.
Posted: 10/1/23
Also joining Parkrun's board are a former Sun editor and three charity CEOs.
Posted: 10/1/23
The chief executive of maritime charity Stella Maris is to take the same role at global anti-slavery NGO Arise Foundation from March.
Posted: 6/1/23
This year BHF's annual London to Brighton Bike Ride fundraiser will involve 21 charity partners, including Water Aid, Action Medical Research and Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Posted: 5/1/23
Posted: 5/1/23
Research is suggesting an extra 2.5m people aged between 18 and 34 will give up their time for UK charities in 2023.
Posted: 4/1/23
Charity leaders at Scope and Terrence Higgins Trust are among senior figures in the sector to be recognised in the New Year Honours list.
Posted: 3/1/23
From tackling classism and the cost-of-living crisis to re-evaluating social media strategies, charity leaders face a daunting to-do list for 2023.
Posted: 21/12/22
We’ve compiled some of our most-read charity leader interviews of 2022.
Posted: 21/12/22
Posted: 21/12/22
It’s been a long year, and with that a lot of news and features have been published across the Charity Times website. Below, we link to some of the news and features you’ve read the most for a throwback before we head into 2023.
Posted: 20/12/22
"The cost-of-living crisis is taking its toll" on giving at this crucial time of the year for fundraisers, research is warning
Posted: 21/12/22
Following the pandemic, the sector might have been fooled into thinking 2022 would be a bit calmer – but no such luck. Charity Times takes a look at the biggest news over the last 12 months.
Posted: 19/12/22
The role oversees some of the broadcaster's most high profile charity appeals, including Children in Need and Comic Relief.
Posted: 20/12/22
The end of the World Cup, as well as delayed spending decisions due to the cost-of-living crisis, are set to make this traditionally strong week for donations even more important for fundraisers.
Posted: 19/12/22
The union Unite will now ballot members over the new pay offer, which follows talks during the week.
Posted: 16/12/22
Action for Children has announced that its national director for Scotland Paul Carberry will be its first permanent chief executive since 2020.
Posted: 16/12/22
December is a busy month for public sector walkouts, as nurses, postal workers, bus and train drivers and border force all entering strikes that are staggered across the festive period. Many charity employees are too embarking on strikes, which are happening in stages over the course of the month. But why are charities in this position, and how will agreements be reached?
Posted: 15/12/22
The UK regions where charities are most likely to struggle to recruit staff have been revealed in latest research.
Posted: 15/12/22
The misappropriation of funds by staff is “posing the biggest threat”, a survey of 100 charity representatives is warning.
Posted: 14/12/22
After a challenging year, 2022 is finally drawing to a close. As 2023 creeps in, Charity Times
takes a look at the leaders to keep an eye on in the upcoming year
Posted: 13/12/22
The pledge comes as the charity tackles a Charity Commission investigation amid allegations of safeguarding failures.
Posted: 13/12/22
“This sense of exhaustion means that many dedicated people are considering their futures,” research is warning.
Posted: 13/12/22
One charity representative warned that “charities are so focused on their own positive impacts that they do not analyse where their negative impacts are”.
Posted: 12/12/22
Care, domestic, maintenance and laundry workers at the home are to vote over Christmas on whether to strike in January next year.
Posted: 8/12/22
The early findings have emerged from UK Giving Tuesday donations made through the worldwide Benevity fundraising platform.
Posted: 8/12/22
This year's Big Give Christmas Challenge match funding campaign has raised a record £28.6m for more than 1,000 charities.
Posted: 7/12/22
Workers at support charity Hestia in Hounslow have announced a two-day strike over “low pay and workloads”.
Posted: 6/12/22
Trustees at a religious charity " did not appear to understand how to identify and manage such conflicts or the importance of doing so", warned the Charity Commission.
Posted: 6/12/22
“Those working for a housing charity shouldn't be experiencing housing insecurity as a result of being unable to pay rent,” said one staff member.
Posted: 5/12/22
The Charity Commission has escalated its investigation into transgender youth charity Mermaids due to “newly identified issues about the charity’s governance and management”.
Posted: 2/12/22
The Charity Commission and sector bodies are being called on to do more to tackle poor practice and share examples of successful grant making.
Posted: 2/12/22
“Some of those in our country with the deepest pockets are not covering themselves with glory in philanthropic terms – and this matters,” says Orlando Fraser.
Posted: 1/12/22
The funding is being made available to small charities tackling complex issues including addiction, homelessness, domestic abuse and exploitation.
Posted: 1/12/22
“Charities are running out of options, forcing them to rely on their reserves and cut back on the services they provide,” the research is warning.
Posted: 20/11/22
From Joe Lycett’s money shredding stunt to sports for good initiatives, we showcase the variety of charity campaigning taking place around the controversial 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Posted: 29/11/22
Business secretary Grant Shapps is being warned of "serious long-term implications for communities, local economies and public services” when charities' support ends in March 2023.
Posted: 25/11/22
Trust levels for charity chief executives has increased slightly over the year, but still half the population does not have faith in them to tell the truth.
Posted: 28/11/22
Research has revealed details of a regional divide among small charities.
Posted: 24/11/22
The legal action has been taken after unsuccessful attempts to trace the fugitive volunteer.
Posted: 23/11/22
Posted: 22/11/22
Increased need for support "is a harsh reality” of rising costs said In Kind Direct, which is seeing surging demand for toothpaste, toilet rolls and other basics.
Posted: 22/11/22
The service operates at music festivals to test festival goers’ drugs, ensure substances are not dangerous and offer advice about drug related harm.
Posted: 21/11/22
If the survey is to remain a useful tool for policy work, then it needs to meet three tests, says Clare Mills
Posted: 18/11/22
Your weekly guide to current funding opportunities
Posted: 18/11/22
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt says benefits will keep pace with rising costs from April next year.
Posted: 17/11/22
More than a third of people are looking to cut back on their giving to good causes over the next three months.
Posted: 17/11/22
The move puts more than 200 jobs at risk at the adult education charity.
Posted: 16/11/22
One in four under 24-year-olds say they are more likely to donate to a charity because of the financial crisis, a survey has revealed.
Posted: 15/11/22
“There are concerns that charities will find it challenging to raise funds due to rising energy costs and mortgage payments restricting what people can afford to give," say researchers.
Posted: 14/11/22
One of Oxford University’s most famous colleges has been criticised by the Charity Commission for spending £6.6m on legal and public relations fees amid a dispute with its former dean.
Posted: 11/11/22
Staff at homelessness charity Shelter are set to strike for two weeks in December amid a dispute over pay.
Posted: 10/11/22
Civil society has been merged into its widest ever ministerial portfolio, also covering sport, tourism, youth, the coronation of King Charles, staging the Eurovision song contest next year, equalities as well as arts and heritage in the House of Commons.
Posted: 7/11/22
The throwing out of the controversial resolutions is part of a widespread rejection by members of an 'anti-woke' takeover of the charity at its AGM.
Posted: 7/11/22
Their recruitment on a job share basis is also part of a commitment by Leukaemia UK to promote flexible working.
Posted: 3/11/22
The details have emerged as the publishing company's sole director is banned from corporate roles for 11 years.
Posted: 1/11/22
Charity leaders want the Home Secretary to reform the asylum system so it is “effective, compassionate and protects the most vulnerable members of society”.
Posted: 31/10/22
The sector body’s trustees have chosen to meet the £718,000 deficit through its reserves to “ensure continued service delivery".
Posted: 31/10/22
Charities are struggling to cope with soaring demand, particularly from increasing numbers of people asking for help for the first time, a survey is warning.
Posted: 31/10/22
Thrust into the frontlines of charity work, National Energy Action's CEO, Adam Scorer, talks to Melissa Moody about his passion for social justice, leading in current circumstances, and the need for fighting against your funders.
Posted: 28/10/22
Posted: 28/10/22
With the current cost of living crisis, funding outside of donations is becoming more of a necessity. Charity Times has therefore started a weekly series listing the current funding opportunities available across the sector.
Posted: 28/10/22
A charity founded by the current chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, paid 66% of its income to its CEO, a former political advisor who lost his job over a lobbying scandal.
Posted: 27/10/22
Four in five charities want corporates to provide unrestricted funding to meet pressing needs, in particular recruitment and retention challenges.
Posted: 20/10/22
The John Lewis Partnership has drafted in Action for Children and Who Cares? Scotland as it looks to mirror the work of the Timpson retail chain in supporting ex-offenders, by offering similar career opportunities to care leavers.
Posted: 20/10/22
The proportion of Black, Asian and minority ethnic employees in charities is “comparatively low, with numbers not changing for almost a decade”, research has found.
Posted: 19/10/22
Workforce growth coincides with an increasing, but precarious, reliance on public donations, amid the cost-of-living crisis.
Posted: 18/10/22
Some charities are referring their own staff to food banks.
Posted: 18/10/22
A Charity Commission survey also reveals that one in eight charities had experienced cybercrime in the last 12 months.
Posted: 17/10/22
More young people are giving, engaging with social media promotion and donating to multiple good causes, according to studies published this week.
Posted: 14/10/22
Alex Pepper, head of accessibility at Guide Dogs, explains that when it comes to accessible and inclusive workplaces, it’s often the small actions that can make a world of difference.
Posted: 13/10/22
How is the food and agricultural crisis affecting charity investment portfolios?
Charity Times editor, Lauren Weymouth, is joined by Jeneiv Shah, portfolio manager at Sarasin & Partners to discuss how the current pressures placed on agriculture and the wider food system is affecting charity investment portfolios.

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