Charity

Bosses at two of the UK’s largest disability charities have denied claims they plan to merge as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Scope and Leonard Cheshire have rejected a report in The i newspaper that they had held “advanced merger talks” as repercussions from Covid-19 continue to impact the voluntary and not-for-profit sector. The i said
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Charities should take advantage of relaxed laws around board and general meetings, or enact compliance measures, as soon as possible to ensure there are no future governance issues when the provisions end next month, a legal expert has advised.  Speaking to Third Sector, Nicola Evans, charities counsel at law firm BDP Pitmans, warned organisations must not “bank
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The National Lottery Community Fund has today announced a 1.4m investment that will aim to support black, Asian and ethnic minority-led infrastructure and leadership practice across the sector. The funder has partnered with Global Fund for Children to assist with the co-creation and delivery of the Phoenix Fund, a BAME-led fund that will support communities and BAME
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Donor-centric fundraising materials risk reinforcing ideas of white saviourism, and it is up to fundraisers to reframe the discussion, according to Priya Changela, marketing and fundraising officer at Disasters Emergency Committee. Changela called on fundraisers to help dismantle the white gaze during a session on ethical copywriting at Fundraising Everywhere’s BAME Fundraising Virtual Conference 2020,
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The National Trust has announced plans to make up to 1,200 people redundant as it expects to lose almost £200m this year as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The conservation charity hopes to save £100m – almost a fifth of its annual spend – through changes to its operations and reductions to payroll and
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Belgian social enterprise fights back against food waste while feeding the vulnerable quickly and cost effectively, supported by OKI Europe Ltd’s Five Colour Label Printer Egham, 29th July 2020 – Belgian social enterprise enVie, has been fighting back against food waste by making delicious healthy soups from fresh surplus vegetables supplied by Belgian farmers, to
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A change in tax policy on ‘digital advertising’ is expecting to result in “significant” savings for charities following a campaign by the Charity Tax Group (CTG). In a previous ruling, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) had said digital advertising should be subject to VAT, and sought to raise assessments to recover VAT from some advertising
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In the latest episode of the Third Sector Podcast, editor Emily Burt and features and analysis writer Rebecca Cooney discuss the reader manifesto for the future. The reader manifesto featured in the most recent edition of Third Sector. As the world and the sector begins to think about recovery from the coronavirus crisis, we asked
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Oxfam GB has appointed the chair of Channel 4 to lead its board of trustees.  The charity said Charles Gurassa, who has been chair of Channel 4 since 2016, would succeed Caroline Thomson, who announced last year she would be stepping down because she had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  In addition to chairing Channel
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