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Charity Update - 9 August 2021

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There are some interesting and newsworthy items to cover in this issue. We hope you find this informative and helpful.

Neil Palmer

30 July 2021

Hosting a lottery? Remind yourself of the fundraising regulations

The Fundraising Regulator highlight some of the regulations charities must follow when hosting a lottery event.

Fundraising Regulator


29 July 2021

Community Life Survey – Volunteering and charitable giving results published

The Community Life Survey gathers information on whether adults (16+) have volunteered or given to charitable causes. 62% of respondents have volunteered in the last 12 months. 63% of respondents said they have given to charitable causes in the last 4 weeks. Read further analysis here.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport


26 July 2021

Charity Commission responds to corporate governance consultation

The Charity Commission has responded to the Government's consultation on "Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance". It does not support "extending a framework designed with the interests of shareholders and for-profit commerce in mind to the charity sector". Read more here.

Charity Commission


22 July 2021

Charity Commission bans trustee of multiple inactive charities for 'elaborate deceit'

The Commission uncovered that a trustee who controlled multiple charities had been misleading them about his identity. Six charities associated with the individual have been removed from the register. Read the decision here.

Charity Commission


21 July 2021

Fundraising Regulator & Chartered Institute of Fundraising issue a statement on getting back to fundraising

The advice and guidance is that charitable fundraising organisations maintain a cautious approach to their fundraising activities.

Fundraising Regulator


19 July 2021

Government updates guidance on volunteering

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport updates their "Enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19)" guidance in order to reflect step 4 of the roadmap. Read the guidance in full here.

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

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