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Charity Update - 10 May 2022

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Welcome to the latest edition of our Charity Update. This covers another wide range of topics. Please use the links provided to find out more.

Neil Palmer

9 May 2022

113 charities benefit from £5.4 million suicide prevention fund

Charities have received funding to prevent suicide in high-risk groups, including people from black communities and men.

Department of Health and Social Care


6 May 2022

Apply for the remaining £6 million of the Recovery Loan Fund 

The Recovery Loan Fund closes to new applications on Friday 20 May. Read more about the fund and how to apply here.

Social Investment Business


5 May 2022

20 national charities to be recognised by the Queen 

The Government has announced a special volunteering award created in honour of the platinum jubilee. The award shines a spotlight on 20 national charities working to empower young people. Read more.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport


4 May 2022

Orlando Fraser makes his inaugural speech

Chair of the Charity Commission sets out his intentions to lead an expert regulator that is fair, balanced and independent. Read the speech in full here.

The Charity Commission


3 May 2022

Fundraising Regulator considers Cryptocurrencies, NFTs and the future of fundraising

As the Fundraising Regulator consider its next five year strategy, it considers the impact of technology on fundraising. Read the regulator's thoughts here.

Fundraising Regulator


 3 May 2022

Cost-of-living increase puts strains on charities

Charities surveyed are worried about the impact of rising costs on those who rely on their services (86%), their own costs (82%) and on donations (59%). Read more.

Charities Aid Foundation


3 May 2022

Regulator warns charities against the use of cash couriers

Cash couriers increase the risk of funds being seized. The Charity Commission details the risks, read more.

Charity Commission


29 April 2022

Charity trustees receive revised guidance on investment duties and powers

The recent case of Butler-Sloss v Charity Commission for England and Wales clarifies that charities can adopt investment policies that align with their values, even if those investments do not provide the greatest financial returns.

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