Charity

Action for Children has appointed Melanie Armstrong as its interim chief executive after the sudden departure of Julie Bentley.  Bentley announced her departure earlier this month for personal reasons, having only been in the post since August 2018. Armstrong has previous experience of working for Action for Children, having left the charity in December after a
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Entries have opened for this year’s Third Sector Awards, which recognise the exceptional achievements of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. There are 26 categories this year, including Charity of the Year, Breakthrough of the Year and the Big Impact Award, which will go to a project that has had a substantial impact on national
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Samaritans has abandoned the appointment of Jeremy Hughes as its next chief executive after newspaper reports alleged that he displayed bullying behaviour during his time at the Alzheimer’s Society. The suicide-prevention charity issued a short statement today saying that it “cannot proceed with the appointment” of Hughes, who was due to take up the role
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Charities should “lead the way in taking public expectations seriously” if they are to continue to attract public support, the Charity Commission has said. A report about the complaints received by the regulator about charities says they should be “distinct from other organisations in their attitude and behaviour, in their motivations and methods”. The report
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The voluntary sector will play a key role in the Scottish government’s attempts to measure the nation’s progress more by health and wellbeing than by wealth alone, according to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Speaking at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations‘ two-day Gathering event in Glasgow, which ended yesterday, Sturgeon said the sector’s voice would
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Third Sector has launched a new set of digital awards that recognise the transformational role digital plays in the charity and voluntary sector. The Third Sector Digital Awards cover 19 categories, including Best Website, Digital Agency of the Year, Digital Champion of the Year and Online Donation Platform of the Year. Latest headlines The awards
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The Charity Retail Association has launched a new safeguarding scheme for charity shops that will allow them to display licences showing customers they conform to a minimum set of requirements. The CRA, which is a membership organisation for UK charity shops, developed the Charity Retail Safeguarding Scheme in conjunction with the children’s charity Barnardo’s. Charities
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Reading, UK. February 20, 2020 – IGEL, provider of the next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces, today announced that Anthony Nolan, the pioneering blood cancer charity, has implemented UD3 desktops to support an organizational-wide implementation of Windows 10 and provide rich multimedia capability for over 300 employees. This will boost collaboration and teamwork by enabling
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The government is planning a major expansion of the dormant assets scheme with the hope of raising millions of pounds for good causes. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport today launched a consultation about expanding the scheme to include insurance and pensions, investment and wealth management, and securities. Dormant assets are defined as those
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ATLANTA (February 19, 2020) - The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today unveiled CARE’s PowerUp program as one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world’s most critical social challenges. Progress toward gender equality remains painfully slow.
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CHICAGO (Feb. 20, 2020) – CARE and Mars Wrigley are building on the success and learnings of their Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) initiative, building women’s social and economic empowerment in cocoa-growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Through an additional US$10 million investment from Mars, CARE will expand the VSLA program beyond the
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Two Oxfam aid workers were today killed in an attack at 2pm local time in Daraa Governorate in southern Syria, between Nawa and Al-Yadudah, the charity has said in a statement. Wissam Hazim, an Oxfam Southern Hub staff safety officer, and Adel Al-Halabi, a driver, were both killed when their vehicle was attacked by an
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The Art Fund, which makes grants to support museums and galleries, has appointed Jenny Waldman as its next chief executive. Waldman was previously the director of 14-18 NOW, which was the UK’s official arts programme for the centenary of the First World War. Waldman will replace Stephen Deuchar, who announced in September that he would
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We are shocked and saddened to hear about the deaths of as many as 31 civilians, and 12 other people injured, in strikes on Al Jawf governorate in northern Yemen on February 15. This latest tragic incident closely follows an attack on February 7 on Marib’s main hospital which serves up to 15,000 people. In addition,
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Baroness Barran will remain the Minister for Civil Society after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s first major reshuffle following the election in December.  Number 10 confirmed on Friday afternoon that the Conservative peer, who was first appointed to the role in July, had been confirmed in the position once more.  Barran, who has been a member
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The Fundraising Regulator has been criticised for its handling of contested evidence after an independent review of its investigation into a complaint about a cancer charity’s fundraising practices. In a review of its decision published yesterday, the regulator was found to have used vague evidence when criticising an allegedly unwanted bag drop by the Recycling
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