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Charity Update - 31 May 2022

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Welcome to the latest edition of our Charity Update. This covers another wide range of topics. Please use the links provided to find out more.

Wishing you all a wonderful Jubilee weekend.

Neil Palmer

30 May 2022

Charities Aid Foundation releases statistics on The Royal Family's role in charity fundraising

A third of people (33%) think that supporting charities is the most important role played by The Royal Family. Read more.

Charities Aid Foundation


26 May 2022

Directory of Social Change's Governance App receives National Lottery funding

The Governance App is a free review tool for boards of trustees. The funding over two years will allow DSC to improve the App.

Directory of Social Change


26 May 2022

Government introduces cost of living support package

Millions of households across the UK will benefit from a new £15 billion package of targeted government support to help with the rising cost of living. The sector has been concerned about the cost of living crisis.

HM Treasury


19 May 2022

Regulator orders winding up of charity that funded TV programmes encouraging hate speech and violence

The Charity Commission has found misconduct and / or mismanagement by the trustees of Islamic Research Foundation International. The charity continued to fund Peace TV channels despite several breaches of Ofcom's broadcasting code. Read more.

Charity Commission


17 May 2022

NCVO hosts new Power and Integrity initiative

Power and Integrity is a new open-source initiative working with the non-profit sector. The aim is to cultivate: holistic approaches for organisations to work with integrity; a common language and understanding of power and its relationship with integrity and collaboration across the sector. Read more.

Power & Integrity and NCVO


17 May 2022

New funds available for charities that have an ESG focus 

CFSL, a subsidiary of Charities Aid Foundation, is partnering with abrdn to launch a new range of funds for charitable investors with a focus on Environmental Social and Corporate Governance. Read more.

Charities Aid Foundation


13 May 2022

Charity Commission announces its 2022-23 Business Plan

The Commission's latest business plan sets out the detailed steps it will take to deliver against its purpose, strategy and statutory objectives. Its focus is on three key shifts: data, trustees and people. Read more.

Charity Commission

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