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.
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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.
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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.
Charities are fearful that their previous sources of income will not return as the UK recovers from the Covid-19 pandemic, according to latest research.
Culture, heritage and arts charities and organisations are still waiting for hundreds of millions of pounds of government funding, the National Audit Office (NAO) has found.
Giving by the super-rich is “helping perpetuate social inequalities rather than remedying them”, a report has concluded.
The Charity Commission will not take action against the National Trust over the charity’s controversial examination of links between its properties and slavery.
The money will help the charity infrastructure bodies to “become more flexible, resilient and responsive", says the National Lottery Community Fund.
Charities, community groups, volunteers, social enterprises as well as academics, politicians and business leaders are being urged to submit their evidence.
A trustee at an educational charity has been disqualified by the Charity Commission over his involvement in more than £200,000 in missing funding.
Tributes have been paid to charity sector leader Ian Findlay CBE, who has passed away suddenly.
Kevin Watkins' decision to leave was made earlier this year and announced to staff this week.
Guidance for charities on how to run services and manage volunteers has been updated as the Government’s roadmap for easing Covid-19 lockdown begins this week.
Those supporting asylum seekers struggling to "cut through the loud right-wing press.”
Small and start up charities are being invited to apply for a share of £1m worth of micro-grants.
Small charities across England and Wales are being urged to apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000.
Children’s charity Tommy’s has rescheduled its London Landmarks Half Marathon (LLHM) fundraiser to allow the option to organise the event in person amid an easing of lockdown restrictions this year.
Concerns have been raised by charities around long term debt problems impacting on young people amid Covid-19 recovery, according to a think tank.
Children with Cancer UK’s fundraising chief has moved to take the same role at Brain Tumour Research.
A renewed call for an end to the tax for charities has been made by the Charity Finance Group among others.
A deputy High Court judge has been appointed as interim chair of the Charity Commission, while it looks for a permanent replacement for Baroness Stowell.
"Evidence of racist and discriminatory behaviour” within Barnardo’s fundraising department found.
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Oxfam has "responded positively" to extra scrutiny in recent years.
Charities are being asked to take part in a consultation on the future of government support for the youth sector.
Marie Curie is cancelling public collections for its annual Easter Daffodil Appeal for the first time in the campaign's 35-year history .
The interest has come as charities have had to swiftly pivot their services, fundraising and organisation online.
Charities are among a raft of heritage organisations to receive more than £18m in government funding.
A survey also found that men are more likely to be in senior communicataion roles.
"Smaller charities showed up and then stuck around," says report.
The Charity Times Awards 2021 are now open to entries, with new categories designed to celebrate successful charity leadership during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The campaign is taking place across social media and involves hundreds of charities.
A charity chief executive and advisor to the government on race issues has been appointed as chair of the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF).
A literacy charity has recruited more than 1,000 new volunteers since the first Covid-19 lockdown to help primary school children with their reading.
"Good governance is not a bureaucratic detail, it’s essential," says the Charity Commission.
Matchfunding is being provided by the Big Give’s funders and philanthropists.
The government’s new uptake plan praises charities already involved in boosting vaccine uptake among vulnerable communities.
The three charities say the move will increase their impact and reduce duplication.
By taking on such a monumental challenge at 70 years old, he has helped to spread awareness and inspired people of all ages," said Alzheimer’s Research UK chief executive Hilary Evans.
Thousands of pounds worth of bursaries and advice is on offer.
Their investigation is focusing on the government’s announcement last year of £750m in funding support.
We highlight some of the trustees adding strong value to charities in 2021.
"You end up being typecast as to where you are and where you should be as a disabled CEO," said one charity leader.
Charities Aid Foundation has handed out more than £10m to charities to support Covid-19 impacted communities.
"Examples included unfair distribution of funds to smaller charities," says the report.
"Numbers picked up in July as charities began to adapt and resume activity," said the Fundraising Regulator.
"Many seek out charities as an antidote to politics and division not as another front on which to wage a war against political enemies," said Baroness Stowell.
Too often charities are relying on quick-fix, poorly tested online options.
Muslim Aid’s interim chief executive has been handed the job permanently.
Coram hopes the online archive will help its campaigning.
The mass participation event will next take place in 2022.
The record breaking fundraiser was knighted by the Queen last year.
Cancer Research UK has pledged to challenge racism and admitted it has "made mistakes"
The government needs "to ensure a greater role for the voluntary sector" on mental health, says Children's Commissioner for England Anne Longfield.
Charities' resilience to Covid-19 lockdowns is improving, according to latest research.
Catherine Anderson will take up the role of executive director at the Trust in April.
Aid NGOs are calling for greater transparency around decisions taken in Whitehall to slash funding for aid programmes.
Online fundraising platform DONATE saw a five-fold increase in donations for good causes amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Royal National Institute of Blind People is selling its London headquarters, which it shares with the charity Guide Dogs.
A former accountant and current housing association chair has joined the Charity Commission’s board.
The increase in bequests could be between 37% and 50% this year.
Charity Commission chief executive Helen Stephenson has pledged to focus on preventative support to help charities avert high profile scandals that have blighted the sector in recent years.
The event in 2021 will combine virtual fundraising with a record breaking mass participation event.
Charities involved together represent millions of people with disabilities, health conditions and their carers.
Jane Harris takes the top job in April.
Charities need to ensure they can adapt to technological change during 2021.
Remote working, redundancies and increased demand have taken their toll on the mental health of charity staff.
There should be "no safe space for sexual abuse in the aid sector" say MPs.
After a hectic year, David Adams catches up with NHS Charities together CEO Ellie Orton to find out how the pandemic has flung the charity to fame, and what 2021 has in store.
Guidance is due to published in the Spring.
Two thirds of charity campaigners believe politicians are more negative towards civil society campaigning.
Three quarters of people who had experience of the aid sector think sexual exploitation and abuse of beneficiaries is still a problem.
Versus Arthritis has appointed Fight for Sight’s director of research, policy and innovation Dr Neha Issar-Brown as its new director of research.
Just under 300,000 people nominated good causes as part of a Christmas fundraising scheme that saw 120 charities win £1,000 each.
Businesses are more trusted than NGOs globally, according to latest research.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has cancelled its London to Brighton Bike Ride fundraiser due to the high risk of cancellation amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Women’s Aid has appointed Action Aid UK’s deputy director of advocacy Farah Nazeer as its next chief executive.
Charities are being urged to take part in a snapshot survey to help researchers find out how they have coped over winter.
Samir Patel replaces interim chief executive Ruth Davison.
The government has updated its guidance to parents providing essential services.
A private sector branding and marketing expert has been hired to to lead the charity's overhauled marketing, fundraising and engagement teams.
Charity staff fear they could be at greater risk from new Covid-19 strain amid lockdown.
The move comes amid significant income losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Douglas Alexander had been accused of bullying staff, including the charity's executive director.
Jennie Price, the former chief executive of Sport England, will become the Scouts next chair of trustees.
Children of critical workers as well as vulnerable children are able to attend school amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Charlotte Urwin joins from the Marine Stewardship Council.
The findings have emerged from the latest figures compiled through the Pro Bono Economics Covid Charity Tracker.
Sir Captain Tom Moore's record breaking sponsored walk is among the most notable online fundraising campaigns during the pandemic.
Charities are to be consulted by the UK and European Union on the implementation of the Brexit agreement.
Concerns had focused on trustees taking on CEO duties.
Centenarian fundraisers and charity CEOs among those to receive awards.
During times of stress and anxiety, being able to mark a 'tick' next to anything is extremely satisfying.
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The figures have been released by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), which runs the annual campaign that took place on December 1.
“If governing bodies and senior staff embrace diversity, it is more likely to be prioritised, resourced, and embedded.,” says an NCVO report.
Chief executive of Voluntary Action Sheffield Maddy Desforges will take up the role in March 2021.
The money has been handed out by the savings and insurance sector backed Covid-19 Support Fund
Charities are being urged to “build their defences” against criminals
Nearly four million people said they never expected to need help from charities.
The money is being handed to 10 charities through the firm’s corporate charitable investments and staff giving
Unicef has teamed up with food and farming alliance Sustain to alleviate food poverty among families amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Dormant Accounts Fund NI aims to ramp up resilience among the region’s charities.
Research finds “a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the status quo” in global philanthropy.
Christian Aid has reported income losses of almost £14m prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to its latest accounts.
Funds raised had been transferred into six personal bank accounts and a PayPal account, the Charity Commission found.
Charities in Northern Ireland are being urged to apply for a share of £11.7m worth of funding next month.
The RSPCA and Blue Cross are among charities organising the campaign.
The winners have created engaging and innovative communications during a year defined by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The National Theatre and English National Opera are among charities to benefit.
But the UK is lagging behind other European nations in other areas of digital communication and fundraising.
“At a point in its history, the Trust lost sight of the reason for its establishment and early focus on community and inclusivity,” found the review.
Demand is set to markedly increase when Covid-19 restrictions ease next year.
Volunteering rates among young people and women are declining.
The funding has been announced by the Scottish Government to help disadvantaged families this winter.
National Emergencies Trust, CLIC Sargent and Blue Cross are among charities to partner with the Roundups app.
The move comes as environmental charities struggle to attract interest from funders and the public.
The Local Connections Fund is open to charities and community groups to combat social isolation.
The Fundraising Regulator praised the charity Mermaids' "prompt" handling of the complaint.
At any one time between 20 and 30% of people in the charity's organisation feel “excluded in some way because they belong to a marginalised group”.
The move is on top of £44m cuts made to its grants at the start of the health crisis.
This year more than 750 charities signed up, exceeding the 589 that took part last year.
Charity sector campaign urges vigilence.
Rugby League star Kevin Sinfield’s attempt to run seven marathons in seven days for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) and his friend, the former player Rob Burrow, has raised £2.3m.
Half of those who had experienced online hate said it had a lasting effect on them.
“The last nine months have tested my courage, my resolve and resilience," says CFG chief executive Caron Bradshaw.
Trustees are urged to think about why equality, diversity and inclusion is important for their charity.
More than 50 projects are to benefit.
The NCVO has updated its guidance for charities around the recruitment and management of volunteers.
Charities' digitial and regional support is being ramped up through the funding.
CEOs need "spaces where they can seek reassurance from others in the same situation and know they are not alone”.
The charity has linked up with prize giving organisation Omaze.
Research finds that a national infrastructure body for BAME-led charities would help ensure they do not end up at “the back of the queue” among policy makers.
Irrecoverable VAT is costing charities £1.8bn a year, according to research commissioned by the Charity Tax Group.
An increase in the death rate this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic is set to see a significant spike in charitable bequests in 2021.
The value of the charity sector is being underestimated by £160bn, warns report.
Charity Commission chair and former Conservative Party minister Stowell calls for charities to "leave party politiics and the culture wars" out of their campaigning.
Despite efforts to move stock online, High street shop closures have made it difficult for the charity to raise money.
Among 14,000 surveyed, 72% said they have been spurred on by the pandemic to donate to a local cause during the festive period.
The Charity Commission has rebuked Moss Side and Hulme Community Development Trust for a raft of financial failures.
Liam O’Toole’s retirement comes as the charity seeks to tackle bullying and systemic racism.
Charities supporting suvivors of rape, cancer and domestic abuse are among those to share £15m from the latest round of funding from the government’s Tampon Tax Fund.
The appointment comes amid redundancies and service cuts by the animal charity
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Becky Hewitt has led the charity, which supports people with facial differences such scarring or a skin condition, since 2017.
The TV show’s online store has created a virtual version of the game to raise money for charity.