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Charity Update - 2 August 2022

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

Neil Palmer

1 August 2022

Government releases guidance on phase 2 of the Youth Investment Fund

This phase of the Youth Investment Fund is being delivered by Social Investment Business in partnership with Key Fund, The National Youth Agency and Resonance, on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport. Read more.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport


29 July 2022

Plastic bag charge enables retailers to donate over £200 million to good causes

Retailers donated £10 million to various causes in 2021/22. The charge started as 5p in 2015 and was raised to 10p last year.

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs


27 July 2022

Institute for Community Studies releases research on young people and volunteering

The report entitled "Volunteering journeys: growing the youth volunteering generation" examines how young people experience the current volunteering offer and how it could be strengthened to encourage lifelong participation.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport


26 July 2022

£12 million of dormant charitable funds could be put to good use in Wales

The Charity Commission, backed by the Welsh Government, is launching the Revitalising Trusts Programme in Wales to unlock dormant charitable funds. Trustees are urged to come forward to put their charitable funds to good use.

The Charity Commission


22 July 2022

NCVO publishes final instalment of the Time Well Spent reports

The latest report examines volunteering experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report aims to cover the wider impact of the pandemic on volunteers. Read the report in full.

NCVO


21 July 2022

National Lottery Community Fund publishes its Annual Report

Over the last 12 months, the National Lottery Community Fund has awarded £580 million in over 14,000 grants across the UK. Read the latest report and accounts from April 2021 to March 2022.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and The National Lottery


20 July 2022

HMRC publishes UK charity tax relief statistics

Tax reliefs for charities and their donors were £5.4 billion for the tax year ending April 2022. Read more.

HM Revenue & Customs


19 July 2022

Compliance case involving an animal welfare charity concluded

The Charity Commission opened a regulatory compliance case in August 2021, following media reports surrounding Nowzad's efforts to evacuate people and animals from Afghanistan. The case examined whether Nowzad's actions, and Operation Ark, were within the charity's purposes and complied with charity law. Read more.

The Charity Commission

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