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Charity Update - 7 September 2021

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Welcome to this week's edition our Charity Update. I hope that you find this interesting and helpful and do let us know if we can be of assistance.

Neil Palmer

2 September 2021

Charity Commission Annual Public Meeting 2021

The Charity Commission's Annual Public Meeting is to be held on Thursday 30th of September at 2pm. The event will be broadcast live on the internet. Find more details and sign up here

The Charity Commission

2 September 2021

Alternative Animal Sanctuary wound up and chair disqualified 

The Charity Commission's statutory inquiry into the Lincolnshire based animal charity found serious failings in the charity's governance and financial management. Over £400,000 has been redistributed to other charities with similar purposes in the area. Read the decision here.

The Charity Commission

1 September 2021

Charities work together to tackle health inequalities

19 charities will work together as the VSCE Health and Wellbeing Alliance. Backed by £2 million per year, the charities will collaborate to promote good health and tackle inequalities across the UK. Read more here

Department of Health and Social Care

1 September 2021

Charities Aid Foundation distribute a record £958 million

A surge in donations sees CAF pay £958 million to good causes around the world. Donations rose by 43%. Tens of thousands of charities in more than 100 countries have been supported. 

Charities Aid Foundation

1 September 2021

Compliance case involving the Runnymede Trust is concluded

The Charity Commission opened a case in April 2021 after receiving complaints about the charity's compliance with rules on charities and political activity. Following careful assessment, the Commission determined that the trustees did not breach their legal duties and responsibilities, and that it was within the charitiesy's purposes to engage with and take a position on the CRED report.

The Charity Commission

25 August 2021

Gift Aid awareness day is on the 7th of October 

The Charity Finance Group are asking charities to share #TickTheBox through social media on the day. Read more about how to get involved here.

Charity Finance Group

23 August 2021

OSCR publish their Annual Report and Accounts 2020-21 

The report shows the financial activity and the impact of COVID-19 on their operations. Highlights include: 817 Scottish charities registered and 426 concerns about charities handled. Read more here.

OSCR Scottish Charity Regulator

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