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Charity Update - 20 October 2020

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Welcome to the latest issue of Fieldfisher's Charity Update.

This issue features a renewed call for a tax change to help charities recover from the COVID-19 crisis and guidance on fundraising and avoiding fraud. If you have any questions on any of these news items or other charity matters please contact any member of the Fieldfisher Charities team.

We are also pleased to introduce a new member of the Fieldfisher Charities team, Aarti Gupta. Aarti is a Consultant working with charity clients nationwide. She has been practising as a charity lawyer for over 18 years and worked as general counsel for registered charity Mencap for just under 10 years, before returning to private practice as a Consultant. She has worked with a number of Boards of Trustees on strategic and organisational reviews, and has provided regular training to the senior leadership team of a large international children's charity in the UK.  

Neil Palmer

20 October 2020

Charities Aid Foundation launches £20million resilience fund

Charities Aid Foundation launches £20million emergency grant fund to help charitable organisations in England supporting people hit hardest by Covid-19.

Charities Aid Foundation

14 October 2020

Charity donors support increase in Gift Aid

Research by the Charities Aid Foundation reveals substantial support for temporarily increasing the tax benefit of Gift Aid to help charities recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

Charities Aid Foundation

14 October 2020

Parliamentary statement on Government support for charities

Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) provides a statement on measures available, including tax relief, to support the charities, social enterprises and the voluntary sector.

UK Parliament

14 October 2020

Trustee responsibilities & fundraising

The Fundraising Regulator produces a webinar to help charity trustees understand what their responsibilities are with regards to fundraising (transcript also available).

Fundraising Regulator

6 October 2020

Keeping your charity safe online

OSCR staff provide a review of the most common types of cyber-crime and fraud and provide advice on how to protect against these.

OSCR

5 October 2020

Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2020

The fraud awareness campaign between 19 and 23 October 2020 aims to encourage and empower charities to talk about fraud and share best practice.

The Charity Commission

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