Charity

Youth charities in England can apply for up to £2m in government grant funding to help reduce the risk of insolvency as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The £16.5m Youth Covid-19 Support Fund is open to grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations.  It is hoped the grants will
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A High Court judgment on the more than £1m will of an ex-racing driver has provided additional clarity on the interpretation of legacy gifts to mis-described charities, lawyers have said. Barrie Williams died on 8 September 2018, leaving an estate worth £1.2m. The retired professional racing driver, who was a long-standing member of the British
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The Charity Commission has indicated that it intends to simplify its responsible investment guidance for charities. The regulator said today it would consult on updated guidance following a listening exercise it completed last year. Responsible investment refers to financial investments that align with a charity’s mission and purpose. The regulator said it received 40 written
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The Purpose Awards EMEA – the awards scheme from Third Sector and its sister titles PRWeek and Campaign – has begun accepting entries for 2021. The awards recognise campaigns that use creative ideas successfully to further positive causes and acknowledge the organisations behind them. They are open to agencies, brands, public sector bodies, charities and
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Sexual exploitation and abuse continues to be “a scourge” on the international development sector, MPs have concluded.  The chair of the House of Commons International Development Committee, which has today published its report examining progress made on tackling the sexual exploitation and abuse of people receiving aid, said the sector had “effectively become the last
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The domestic abuse charity Women’s Aid has appointed Farah Nazeer as its next chief executive.  Nazeer, who has spent the past two years as deputy director of advocacy at ActonAid UK, has more than 20 years of executive management experience in the voluntary sector, Women’s Aid said.  She has previously held senior positions at organisations
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Comic Relief has appointed a digital and creative expert as its next chief executive.  Samir Patel is head of insights and innovation at the marketing agency Blue State, where he has worked for more than eight years, including a three-year stint as its UK managing director.  Patel, who has dual UK and US citizenship, previously
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Hosted on The Good Exchange platform, donations will be match-funded up to £250,000 to provide £500,000 for learning equipment across West Berkshire and beyond 8th January 2021 – Greenham Trust has today launched the ‘Laptops for Lockdown Learning’ appeal to give every child a laptop to learn under lockdown. Laptops for Lockdown Website Post Hosted
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The Charity Commission has said it is satisfied with governance changes put in place by the RSPCA and closed its long-running scrutiny of the charity.  The regulator began looking into the charity in 2014 after serious concerns were identified, including frequent changes in its leadership and a sustained reliance on trustees acting as interim chief
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Membership bodies have welcomed provisions for the establishment of a Civil Society Forum as part of the UK’s Brexit deal with the European Union.  The more than 1,200 page UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, published last week, covers every aspect of the UK’s future relationship with the EU. Two articles under the heading “Institutional Framework” outline
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