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Charity Update - 17 March 2022


United Kingdom

This issue covers a wide range of important topics, including the Ukraine crisis and its implications for charities, also fundraising Code breaches, the removal of an organisation from the charity register for failing the public benefit requirement and trustee disqualifications for mismanagement of charities. Please follow the links provided for more information.

Best wishes

Neil Palmer

10 March 2022

Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal raises £150m in first week

The British public has helped to raise over £150 million in a single week for the Disaster Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, including £25 million matched by the UK Government. Read more.

Disasters Emergency Committee

10 March 2022

Fundraising Regulator issues 10 step guidance for setting up a fundraising appeal

This guidance helps ensure fundraising is legal and ethical, and has the best chance of success.

Fundraising Regulator

 10 March 2022

Charity Finance Group and Pro Bono Economics publish an Economic Outlook Briefing 

This report provides an overview of key economic issues and trends to help charities make sense of what is coming in the year ahead.

Charity Finance Group

 9 March 2022

Sarah Vibert appointed as NCVO's CEO

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations announces that Sarah Vibert is to take the role with immediate effect. Read about Sarah's career and credentials.


 9 March  2022

Charity agrees to comply with Fundraising Regulator recommendations following Code breaches

Fundraising Regulator finds that the charity Ehlers-Danlos Support UK breached the Code of Fundraising Practice requirement that all funds raised for a particular cause must be used for that cause and other requirements. Read more, including recommendations.

Fundraising Regulator

8 March 2022

Complimentary and alternative medicine therapy charities - can they pass the public benefits test?

Following the removal of Gerson Support Group from the register of charities, the Charity Commission has published a blog exploring the topics of CAM therapies, and the public benefit test charities need to pass.

Charity Commission

8 March 2022

Orlando Fraser is the favourite for the position of Charity Commission Chair

The Government names Orlando Fraser as its preferred candidate. Read more about the appointment process and Orlando's career achievements.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

7 March 2022

Charity Commission investigates two independent schools 

Misconduct and mismanagement by them at Hope House School resulted in three individuals agreeing not to act as charity trustees for at least eight years and the Charity Commission disqualified the trustees of the Albayan Education Foundation after mismanagement of its school and its operations in Syria.

Charity Commission

4 March 2022

Charities Aid Foundation and ICAEW publish research on the challenges facing charities and charity trustees

The research outlines six key challenges, for charities: their financial resilience, digitalisation and contribution to sustainability; and for trustees: working together; diversity and support and training. Read the report.

Charities Aid Foundation

2 March 2022

Regulators urge donors to give safely when supporting Ukraine

The Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator urge the public to give safely to registered charities when giving aid to those affected by the invasion of Ukraine.

Charity Commission & Fundraising Regulator

2 March 2022

Charity Commission issues statement on Ukraine and the implications for charities

Read the statement in full.

Charity Commission

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