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Charity Update - 12 April 2022

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We set out below our digest on newsworthy items in the charities and not-for-profit sector over the past two weeks. We hope that you find this helpful and informative.

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Neil Palmer

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.

Charity Commission


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.

Charity Commission


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.

Fundraising Regulator


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.

Charity Commission


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.

OSCR


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.

Charity Commission


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.

Charity Commission

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