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Charity Update - 26 October 2021


United Kingdom

Welcome to this bumper edition of our Charity Update. Please click on the links to find out more about the important topics below. Whatever your involvement with charities, whether as a charity trustee who wants to keep themselves informed or otherwise, we trust you find this interesting and helpful.

Neil Palmer

Jersey case gives guidance on benefits and trusts

Read this latest Jersey Royal Courts case that reviews the wide meaning of benefit in trust law. 


18 October 2021

Recovery Loan Fund launched to support UK charities and social enterprises in their post pandemic recovery

Social Investment Business and Fusion 21 Foundation launch a new loan fund to support charities post-Covid. The loan is open for applications from the 18th of October. 

Social Investment Business

18 October 2021

Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2021

Charity Fraud Awareness Week is taking place this week from the 18th – 22nd of October. Check out their website for tips on good practice. 

Preventing Charity Fraud

18 October 2021

Charity Commission for Northern Ireland release their public trust in charities research

Their latest report shows that 87% of respondents marked 'doing what they say they will do' as a major factor influencing trust in a charity. 

Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

13 October 2021

Scotland's charity Trustees' Week to take place 1-5 November 2021

Trustees' Week shows the great work trustees do in running charities and highlights opportunities for people to get involved. 


12 October 2021

Civil Society Minister delivers speech to New Philanthropy Capital Conference 

Nigel Huddleston, Minister for Sport Tourism and Civil Society addresses the NPC 2021 conference. He explains how "levelling up" provides an opportunity to look at how the Government, civil society, the private sector and local communities can work together to maximise their collective impact. Read the speech here.

Department for Digital Culture, Media & Sport

11 October 2021

Government's Community Support Fund helps 6.5 million people during the pandemic

An impact report shows that 8,200 organisations supported an estimated 6.5 million people during the Covid-19 pandemic, financed by the Government’s £200 million Coronavirus Community Support Fund. Read more here.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

7 October 2021

Charity Commission publish inquiry report into Human Aid UK

The Commission concluded there was misconduct and mismanagement in this charity's administration, including in the monitoring and verification of overseas expenditure. Read more here.

The Charity Commission

7 October 2021

Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland publish new model terms of reference for charities remuneration committees

The Institute has published new guidance on executive pay for the remuneration committees of England and Wales registered charities. 

Chartered Governance Institute UK & Ireland

7 October 2021

Charity sector urges the Government to invest in social infrastructure

With the autumn spending review approaching, charitable sector infrastructure bodies ask the Government to consider their 5 key 'asks'. Read more here.


30 September 2021

Latest whistleblowing disclosures report released by the Charity Commission

The report explains the whistleblowing disclosures on issues such as fraud, safeguarding concerns and mismanagement in charities made to the Commission, what the Commission did in response, and how those disclosures have contributed to their regulatory work.

The Charity Commission

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