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Charity Update - 27 April 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.

Neil Palmer

24 April 2023

Charities to benefit from improved access to Recovery Loan Fund

The Recovery Loan Fund has re-opened for new applications from charities. The Fund provides vital financing to social organisations based in England Wales and Scotland. Read more.

Social Investment Business

18 April 2023

Charity Commission announces "road test" of new investment guidance

The Charity Commission are consulting a test group on its latest guidance on charities and investment, with plans to release the guidance in the summer. Read more.

Charity Commission

15 April 2023

More than a million UK businesses missing out by not transitioning to social enterprises

Social Enterprise UK's new report reveals that as many as a fifth of SMEs in the UK aspire to make a positive impact, but are not currently social enterprises. Read more.

Social Enterprise UK

12 April 2023

Inquiry finds London community leisure charity "poorly managed"

The Charity Commission's second statutory inquiry into Newham Community Leisure Trust concludes with one trustee disqualified and the charity wound up. Read more.

Charity Commission

5 April 2023

Fundraising Regulator reminds charities of 5 key principles for working with third parties

When working with third parties on fundraising activities, there are 5 key principles a charity should follow. Read More.

Fundraising Regulator

3 April 2023

Youth Investment Fund announces over £95 million to first major beneficiaries

46 youth services are to benefit from the first grants of the second phase of the Youth Investment Fund. The Youth Investment Fund aims to level up some of the most deprived areas in England, where youth need is high and provision is low. Read more.

Social Investment Business

3 April 2023

Charity Commission reminds charities of the changes brought in by the Charities Act 2022

The changes coming in the Spring include provisions relating to the disposal of charity land, provisions relating to charity names, and statutory powers relating to permanent endowment. Read more.

Charity Commission

 31 March 2023

Charity Commission finds serious misconduct and/or mismanagement at hospice charity

A second inquiry into Hospice Aid UK found the charity spent less than 6% on charitable activities. Read More.

Charity Commission

30 March 2023

Inquiry into Rhema Church London finds serious misconduct and/or mismanagement as charity spent funds on gym memberships and other personal expenses

During the inquiry the Charity Commission found evidence that the charity spent approximately £95,000 on trips overseas without any clear authorisation or charitable purpose. Read more.

Charity Commission