Charity

23rd March 2022: FREE NOW, Europe’s leading multi-mobility platform, takes measures to support refugees from Ukraine. FREE NOW passengers across Europe now have the option to round up the payment for rides directly from the app, and FREE NOW will double the donation amount, up to €100,000 per month, for three consecutive months. Funds raised
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The Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine Appeal has raised £175m in two weeks, making it the second-biggest fundraising appeal in the organisation’s history, new figures show. The DEC said the appeal raised £55m on its first day, the largest amount raised by one of its appeals in 24 hours, and proceeded to hit the £100m mark
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A former Charity Commission board member has questioned the prospective appointment of Orlando Fraser as the regulator’s next chair.  The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced earlier this month that Fraser, a former Conservative Party parliamentary candidate and a former member of the Charity Commission board, was its choice for next chair of
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More than a quarter of foundations are failing on accountability, transparency and diversity practices, according to new research. Twenty-eight of the 100 foundations assessed for the first Foundation Practice Rating were awarded a D grade overall, the lowest score available. Just three were awarded an A grade. The assessment was carried out by the consultancy
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The walking charity Ramblers has appointed Ross Maloney as chief executive. He succeeds Vanessa Griffiths, who stepped down in January 2020 after serving in the role for four years. Tanya Curry joined the charity as interim chief executive the following month. Maloney will join Ramblers from the Scouts, where he is deputy chief executive and
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Camelot is set to lose the licence to run the National Lottery after nearly three decades. The company said it was “incredibly disappointed” after the Gambling Commission announced the Czech-based company Allwyn Entertainment as its preferred candidate to run the lottery from 2024. Allwyn already operates lottery competitions in the Czech Republic, Austria, Greece and
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The Charity Commission is unaware of any legal action against its investigators conducting its inquiry into the Professional Footballers’ Association Charity despite weekend media reports, Third Sector understands. An article published by the Mail on Sunday newspaper yesterday claimed that four trustees at the PFAC, which is the charitable arm of the professional footballers’ union,
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Income stabilised last year at the charity behind the Which? brand, 12 months on from suffering a major fall. Total income at the Consumers’ Association was down slightly in the year to June 2021, while spending rose by about £1m, according to accounts filed with Companies House yesterday. The association had a surplus of £4.2m
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Barnardo’s has appointed one of its joint interim chief executives to the permanent role. Lynn Perry, who has been at the charity for 13 years, has been its corporate director for children’s services since 2019 and took up the top job on a permanent basis yesterday. She has been co-interim chief executive of the charity
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The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has named Sarah Vibert as its permanent chief executive. Vibert, who has been the membership body’s interim chief executive for the past year, promised that the NCVO would be a “generous, collaborative leader in the sector and beyond”. The NCVO said more than 200 people applied for the position
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The Charity Commission has criticised three former trustees of an educational charity after the husband of the charity’s founder was given money to pay for hairdressing appointments, concerts and weekend trips away. The regulator has published a report into its inquiry into Hope House School, which runs a small independent school near Newark, Nottinghamshire, for
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