Charity Update - 26 July 2023 | Fieldfisher
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Charity Update - 26 July 2023


United Kingdom

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.

Due to start of the main holiday period we will not be sending any updates in August and we will recommence the updates in September.  We would like to wish you all an enjoyable summer.

Best wishes

Neil Palmer

Neil Palmer

24 July 2023

Charities and community organisations helping vulnerable people to benefit from £76 million in government support

Charities and community organisations carrying out work to help vulnerable people are invited to apply for a grant from a major government support package worth £76 million. Read the guidance.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

20 July 2023

OSCR publishes Annual Report and Accounts

Key facts for 2022-23 include: a slight increase to the number of charities registered in Scotland (25,427 compared to 25,412 in 2021-22) and 867 new charities applied for charitable status. Read more.

Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

17 July 2023

FTSE 100 Companies' charitable giving drops 26% in a decade

Latest research from Charities Aid Foundation suggests that the UK's largest listed companies have cut back on charitable giving. Companies gave £1.85 billion to charities last year, a number much reduced from the £2.51 billion a decade ago. Read more.

Charities Aid Foundation

17 July 2023

ACEVO and Voice4 Change England launch a follow up to Home Truths

"Home Truths 2" is an 18-month programme of activity from ACEVO and Voices4Change England to help civil society to take serious action on anti-racist and race equality.


17 July 2023

HMRC pledges £5.5 million in partnership funding to support customers who need extra help with their tax affairs

HMRC is inviting eligible organisations to bid for the funding, worth £1.8 million a year from 2024 to 2027, through HMRC's Voluntary and Community Sector Grant Funding programme. Read more.

HM Revenue & Customs

14 July 2023

Charity Commission publishes its 2022 Customer Survey

This research documents customers' experience of the Commission's services. 69% of customer respondents said that the service they received was good or very good. Read more.

Charity Commission

14 July 2023

ICAEW explores common myths surrounding charities

The guidance entitled 'Dispelling common myths about charities' addresses common myths and offers practical recommendations to help dispel them, in order to build public and donor confidence in the sector. Read more.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

14 July 2023

Charity Commission publishes annual research on public trust in charities and trustees' experience of their role

Trust in charities has marginally increased and charities continue to be the second most trusted social institution of those benchmarked against. Trust continues to be closely linked to the public seeing a high proportion of funds used for charitable activity. Most trustees continue to feel that they understand how public expectations around finances, impact and values should influence charities. Read the Charity Commission's blog.

Charity Commission

 11 July 2023

Charity regulator finds over £130,000 of local relief charity funds were spent on home renovations and antique clocks

The Commission's inquiry into the Cowesby Trust concludes, helping to secure the return of over £130,000 of charitable funds. Read more.

Charity Commission