8 April 2022
Charity Commission urges donors to give safely during Ramadan
Ramadan is a time known for generosity and giving, the regulator encourages donors to take simple steps to check that their donations reach registered charities. Read more here.
7 April 2021
Action taken against married trustees who paid charitable funds into their own companies
The regulator has secured a settlement for misapplied charitable funds. The two former trustees of "Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It" mismanaged and misapplied the charity’s funds and are responsible for serious mismanagement and/or misconduct. Read more here.
6 April 2022
The Fundraising Regulator encourages charities to use its self-reporting pathway
The pathway enables organisations to report fundraising incidents where there may have been a breach of the Code of Fundraising Practice. The information gathered will help the regulator to protect the public through proactive action, intervening where necessary to support fundraising organisations and manage any arising risks. The regulator also intends to anonymise and share key learnings gathered with the sector.
5 April 2022
Charity Commission releases its proposed new and reworded classification codes for charities
The Commission is reviewing the data it collects from charities. The report explains why they are making these changes and details the proposed new codes. View the documents here.
5 April 2022
£2 million in blended grant funding announced to support black and minoritised ethnicity-led charities and social enterprises
£2m worth of grant and support funding is to be made available to be used alongside the Recovery Loan Fund to support black and minoritised ethnicity-led charities and social enterprises based in and delivering impact in England. Read more here.
Social Investment Business
1 April 2022
Scottish Charity Regulator announces new board members
OSCR has announced the appointments of Lynn Bradley, Neil Mackay and Robin Strang for four years, whilst Kirstie Howie and William Maxwell are appointed for three.
1 April 2022
Orlando Fraser will be the next Chair of the Charity Commission
Orlando Fraser has been appointed by the Secretary of State for a three year term commencing on the 25 April. Find out more about Mr Fraser and his career here.
31 March 2022
CAF finds donations are hit by the cost of living squeeze
Households are under increasing pressure as the cost of living crisis worsens. Research from the Charities Aid Foundation shows that 6 in 10 people plan to cut back on discretionary spending over the next six months. Read more here.
Charities Aid Foundation
30 March 2022
Charity Commission for Northern Ireland releases information packs on the Charities Act 2022
The Commission has published extensive information on the new Act and the impact it will have on charities and their legal duties. View the helpful resources here.
Charity Commission for Northern Ireland
29 March 2022
Charity Commission releases its latest roundup on regulatory issues affecting charity trustees and their advisers
Issue 67 covers: the Ukraine crisis; guidance for charity trustees; the latest news on the Charities Act implementation; the heightened threat of cyber attacks; Annual Return filling and the minimum wage. Read the roundup in full.
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