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Charity Update - 6 February 2024


United Kingdom

Welcome to our first Charity Update for 2024. This covers another wide range of topics in the sector. Please use the links provided to find out more.

Neil Palmer

5 February 2024

Charity Commission investigates anti-poverty charity

The Regulator's concerns include potential conflicts of interest and related party transactions at Big Help Project. Read more.

The Charity Commission

2 February 2024

Department for Culture, Media & Sport publishes letter on the Charities Act 2022

The latest communication from DCMS to the Charity Commission relates to the commencement of sections 15 and 16 of the Charities Act 2022. Read more.

Department for Culture, Media & Sport

31 January 2024

Charity Commission investigates spiritualist charity as disputing trustees and finances spark serious concerns

An inquiry has been opened into Trust Property Held In Connection With The London Spiritual Mission. Read more.

The Charity Commission

29 January 2024

Research finds the public supports charity access to Artificial Intelligence

Charities Aid Foundation research finds that people around the world recognise the benefits that AI can bring to further charitable causes. Read more.

Charities Aid Foundation

25 January 2024

Charity Commission orders charity linked to fake Covid-19 'cure' to shut

The Regulator concludes its inquiry into The Kingdom Church GB and bans its preacher for 15 years. Read more.

The Charity Commission

24 January 2024

Social Enterprise UK's report highlights need to diversify UK business

SEUK's latest report reveals that the UK suffers from a business monoculture. Read more.

Social Enterprise UK

19 January 2024

Education charity receives Official Warning from the Charity Commission

An Official Warning has been issued to One Young World over breaches of trust. The Regulator found governance failings and breaches of trust by the charity's trustees. Read more.

The Charity Commission

19 January 2024

Charities are reaching full capacity

Charities are forced to create waiting lists, charge fees and turn people away as demand for services soars. Higher demand and sustained financial challenges are leading 50% of charities to say they are at full capacity. Read more.

Charities Aid Foundation

18 January 2024

Helen Stephenson gives opening address at ICAEW Charity Conference

Helen Stephenson, CEO of the Charity Commission, reflects on the role of finance professionals and 'finance trustees' in the charity sector. Read the speech.

The Charity Commission

18 January 2024

Charity Commission publishes research into public trust in charities and the role and experience of trustees

The Regulator finds public trust in charities has been recovering and stabilising. Read more.

The Charity Commission

15 January 2024

Donors and charities missing out on tax relief due to undeclared charitable donations

Research from Charities Aid Foundation shows around half of donors said they claimed Gift Aid when they gave money to charity last year. Read more.

Charities Aid Foundation

11 January 2024

Board member reappointed to the Charity Commission of England and Wales 

The Secretary of State has reappointed Will Lifford as a Board Member of The Charity Commission for a second term of three years. Read more.

The Charity Commission

11 January 2024

The Charity Commission investigates wild cat conservation charity over failure to file accounts

An inquiry has been opened into The Cat Survival Trust over trustees' compliance with legal duties and fulfilment of its charitable objects. Read more.

The Charity Commission

8 January 2024

Northern Ireland's Chief Charity Commissioner sends a New Year message 

Gerard McCurdy gives a snapshot of the past year and sends warm wishes for the months ahead. Read the message in full.

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland

26 December 2023 

Over 800 charities providing food, shelter and warmth given support

Over 800 charities and community organisations struggling with increased demand have been awarded funding as part of a £76 million package to help vulnerable people. Read more.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

21 December 2023

Charities Aid Foundation finds Independent Financial Advisers are not meeting the philanthropy needs of younger clients

More than half of 18-34 year old high-net-worth clients say an adviser could help with their philanthropy. Read more.

Charities Aid Foundation

15 December 2023

Genesis Philanthropy Group is to be wound up with its remaining funds transferred to other charities

Almost £1.5 million is to be distributed for charitable purposes following a Charity Commission investigation. Read more.

The Charity Commission