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Charity Update - 18 January 2022

Neil Palmer


United Kingdom

Please see below our selection of the latest news affecting the sector.

The Charities Team at Fieldfisher wish you all the best for 2022.

Happy New Year

Neil Palmer

14 January 2022

Guidance update for safe volunteering

The Government has updated its guidance on enabling safe and effective volunteering as a result of Omicron and Plan B measures and more recently changes to the self-isolation rules. Read the guidance in full here.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

11 January 2022

Over £21million raised by Social Investment Business' Recovery Loan Fund

Social Investment Business' Recovery Loan Fund secures four new investors to support UK charities and social enterprises: The Church of England’s social investment programme, Big Society Capital, MFS Investment Management and Treebeard Trust.

Social Investment Business

10 January 2022

Charities Bill sent to Commons

The Charities Bill 2021-22 received its final reading in the House of Lords and will now be sent to Commons.

UK Parliament

10 January 2022

Helen Stephenson looks to the year ahead

Read the Charity Commission Chief Executive's blog post outlining the Commission's plans for the forthcoming year.

Charity Commission

5 January 2022

NAVCA takes on Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation

NCVO and NAVCA agreed to transfer Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation to NAVCA from 1 January 2022. Read more here.


22 December 2021

Ian Karet continues as interim chair of the Charity Commission

Whilst the search for a permanent Charity Commission Chair is underway, Ian Karet will take the role from 27 December 2021 to 26 June 2022. This is following Martin Thomas' resignation on the 20 of December 2021.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

21 December 2021

Charity Commission urges donors to support registered charities when making donations to help those affected by the crisis in Afghanistan

Before donating, check that the charity is registered with the Charity Commission. The Disasters Emergency Committee has brought together 15 leading UK aid charities to raise funds for the Afghanistan Crisis Appeal.

The Charity Commission

20 December 2021

Charity Commission for Northern Ireland encourages charities to file annual returns

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland encourage charities registered prior to the end of May 2019 to file their annual monitoring return with the Commission. There is no legal requirement for them to do so, following a Court of Appeal judgement in February 2020.

Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

16 December 2021

National Lottery Community Fund publishes Annual Report & Accounts

Read the National Lottery Community Fund's strategic report and financial statements here.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport & The National Lottery Community Fund

15 December 2021

Charity Commission opens statutory inquiry into Dar ul Uloom Islamia Rizwia (Bralawai)

The Commission has opened an inquiry due to concerns surrounding the charity's administration and management. Read more here.

The Charity Commission

9 December 2021

Take part in the Social Enterprise in Scotland: Census 2021

Every two years the Scottish Government produces a report on the state of the social enterprise sector. Contribute your views here.


8 December 2021

Fundraising Regulator publishes the results of four investigations

The regulator publishes summaries of their investigations to share learning with fundraising organisations and the public. Themes explored include a vulnerable donor, fundraiser behaviour and personal data and complaint handling. Read the results here.

Fundraising Regulator

7 December 2021

Charity Finance Group announces new director

Dr Clare Mills is the Charity Fiannce Group's new Director of Policy & Communications. Read more here.

Charity Finance Group