The Arts Council is making £59.8m worth of funding available after reopening its National Lottery grant-making scheme as Covid-19 lockdown measures ease.
NHS Charities Together’s Covid-19 appeal has raised a total of £130m since it launched in March.
The Big Society Trust is to be headed up by former National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)’s chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington amid a rebrand to reflect its wider remit.
Around 6,000 charities have had their registration voided after a court ruled they were unlawfully processed by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.
Charity law experts have criticised the level of Charity Commission guidance for volunteer trustees, saying it places an “undue burden” on them and may discourage people from taking up the role.