Charity

Three BAME sector figures have resigned from an equity working group organised by the National Emergencies Trust, expressing concerns that their presence was simply to “validate decisions that had already been made”, Third Sector has been told. Yvonne Field, chief executive and founder of the Ubele Initiative, philanthropy adviser Derek Bardowell and Sado Jirde, chief
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Unsecured creditors, including some former employees, of the collapsed telephone fundraising company GoGen received less than half of 1 per cent of what they were owed, papers show. GoGen ceased trading in July 2015 with the loss of 485 jobs after being the subject of a national newspaper investigation into fundraising practices.  Previous documents showed
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The Charities Aid Foundation has given out its first 500 grants from its Coronavirus Emergency Fund, totalling more than £2.3m.  CAF launched the total fund, comprising more £5m of funding from CAF and an additional £1m from private individuals, trusts and businesses, in late March, offering grants of up to £10,000. Latest headlines However, the
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NHS charities will receive at least £100,000 from a new tennis tournament featuring the top male GB players.  Andy Murray will feature in the behind-closed-doors event, which is being co-organised by his brother Jamie and will raise a minimum of £100,000 for NHS Charities Together.   The Battle of the Brits tournament, which will also feature
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The think tank New Philanthropy Capital has proposed a scheme that would allow charities to receive legacy income sooner and donors to see the effect of their gifts during their lifetimes. A feasibility study into accelerated legacies, produced by NPC and the law firm Bates Wells, published today, suggests charities could access legacy gifts as soon as
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The Charity Commission has appointed Nick Baker, deputy chief constable at Staffordshire Police Force, to its new role of chief operating officer. Baker joins the regulator having previously served in a number of senior leadership roles within Staffordshire Police Force, including as the National Police Chiefs lead for digital forensics and technical surveillance units, and
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Too many charity chief executives are abdicating responsibility for cash-flow problems to fundraisers, delegates at Third Sector’s Fundraising Conference have been told.  Speaking in a panel session at the online conference this week, the fundraising consultant Leesa Harwood said too many charity leaders failed to understand that financial issues caused by the coronavirus crisis were
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Charities must move away from “racist power plays” that portray the people they work with as victims who are unable to help themselves, delegates at Third Sector’s online Fundraising Conference have heard.  In a hard-hitting speech that concluded the two-day event, Gabby Edlin, founder and chief executive of the period poverty charity Bloody Good Period,
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Charities should maintain investment in fundraising even at these uncertain times, academics have advised.  Beth Breeze, director of the Centre for Philanthropy at the University of Kent, and Alison Body, lecturer in philanthropic studies at the same university, were speaking at Third Sector’s online Fundraising Conference this week in a session about raising funds for
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The government has announced that it will make £150m available from dormant assets to support charities and social enterprises through the coronavirus pandemic.  Speaking at the government’s daily Covid-19 press conference today, Oliver Dowden, the culture secretary, said the funding, which will be mostly loan finance, would support work to tackle youth unemployment and provide
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19th May 2020 – Berkshire Youth and funding partner Greenham Trust have partnered to launch a youth support hub to assist young people, families and agencies through the COVID-19 lockdown. The West Berkshire Youth Hub will be a virtual and telephone-based support platform with resources and opportunities designed around connecting, listening to and providing solutions
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The recording-breaking fundraiser Captain Tom Moore is to be knighted after raising £32.8m for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden.  The centenarian was nominated by the Prime Minister in recognition of his fundraising efforts, which saw him smash the record for the highest amount raised on the fundraising platform JustGiving. Latest headlines Moore
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A community sports charity in central London has turned its headquarters into a food bank, allowing it to provide food and support to people in one of the most deprived areas of the capital.  Greenhouse Sports normally offers sports coaching and mentoring to more than 7,000 young people, but since the coronavirus lockdown came into
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