Welcome to this week's charity update. There is a fact finding theme this week, with much of the news focused on research and consultation. We hope you enjoy this round up.
Neil Palmer23 August 2021
New research published on supporting minoritised ethnic communities
Three social investment partners: Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, Social Investment Business and Power to Change have published research outlining five key commitments to support minoritised ethnic communities. Read the report in full here.
Social Investment Business
3 August 2021
Scottish Charity Regulator releases its annual report and accounts
OSCR publishes its 2020-21 accounts. The report highlights their financial activity and the impacts of COVID-19.
18 August 2021
Charity Commission releases consultation responses on its 'Charity Responsible Investment Guidance'
The consultation sought views on the clarity of the draft revised guidance for charity trustees. Read the summary of responses here.
12 August 2021
NCVO and AECVO support charities on flexible working
NCVO & AECVO have created a working group to look at the issue of flexible working in the charity sector. The group aims to address the barriers to flexible working, as well as sharing best practice.
12 August 2021
£4 million boost announced to #iwill fund
Minister for Civil Society and Youth Baroness Barran announced that the Government and the National Lottery Community Fund will invest £2 million each into the #iwill fund. This will create thousands of new volunteering, social action and community activities for young people.
10 August 2021
Take part in the Community Interest Company Association Survey
Help the CIC Association build a picture of the CIC landscape by completing their 2021 survey.
Community Interest Company Association
8 August 2021
Consultation open on Government engagement with business and civil society groups on the implementation of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement
The purpose of the consultation is to seek views on how the Government should engage with business and civil society on the implementation of the TCA (the Brexit Agreement). Find out more and how to respond here.
The Cabinet Office
6 August 2021
Double defaulter charities between April 2020 and March 2021
The Charity Commission has published results of pre-inquiry and class inquiry work into charities that failed to submit financial information for two or more years. Read their conclusions here.
The Charity Commission
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