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Charity Update - 5 July 2022


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.

Aarti Gupta

30 June 2021

Charity Commissions opens statutory inquiry into the Captain Tom Foundation

The Commission identifies concerns surrounding the charity's management, including the charity's independence from the family of the late Captain Sir Thomas Moore and businesses connected to them. Read more.

Charity Commission

29 June 2022

Donations to charity declining significantly

4.9 million fewer people are donating to charity according to new research from the Charities Aid Foundation. However, there has been a spike in donations to support the Ukraine crisis. Read more.

Charities Aid Foundation

29 June 2022

Commission launches statutory inquiry into Vladimir Potanin's charity

Vladimir Potanin has been sanctioned by the UK government and as a result the Potanin Foundation is subject to a Charity Commission inquiry. The Commission’s position is that individuals subject to UK financial sanctions cannot control a charity. Read more.

Charity Commission

25 June 2022

£27 million funding partnership announced with VSO

The UK government announces as a new partnership with the UK's overseas volunteering charity VSO. The aim is to reach 2.5 million people across 18 low income countries.

Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

23 June 2022

Charity sector finds banking services do not meet its needs

A survey commissioned by the Civil Society Group finds that charities are facing increased challenges when trying to manage their finances. Read more.

Charity Finance Group

 21 June 2022

Helen Stephenson outlines the Charity Commission's priorities for Wales

The CEO's speech covers the cost of living crisis, the annual return consultation and the revitalising trusts programme amongst other topics. Read the speech in full.

Charity Commission

16 June 2022

European Court of Human Rights holds that charitable housing association's policy was objectively and reasonably justified

ECHR rejects an application made by a resident of Hackney London Borough Council challenging the relationship between the Council and Agudas Israel Housing Association, a charitable housing association for the benefit of the Orthodox Jewish community. Read more.

European Court of Human Rights

16 June 2022

Official warning issued to charity over its failures to submit annual returns

Macbeth Memorial Trust's annual returns are overdue for the years ending 2018-20. The Charity Commission has shown that it will take strong action against charities that fail to file their accounts. Read more.

The Charity Commission

 16 June 2022

4 out of 5 Scottish charities concerned about their finances

OSCR Scottish charity survey finds that concerns around funding and running costs were among the top three challenges for 80% of charities. Read the results of the survey.