Charity

Smaller foundations are able to be more ambitious with their grant-making practices than their larger counterparts because they can be more agile in their processes and better connected with local communities, a new report has found.  The report, called 10 Pillars of Stronger Practice for Smaller Foundations, is the latest publication from the Association of Charitable Foundations’
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A charity has ended a Facebook campaign celebrating Covid-19 “heroes” after its posts were flooded with toxic comments by anti-vaxxers. The Covid-19 support charity covid:aid said it had stopped promoting its Covid Heroes campaign on Facebook after some posters laughed and mocked someone who lost both his parents to coronavirus. They also who compared the charity’s
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The culture secretary has told MPs that “from where I’m sitting” there was no preferred candidate for Charity Commission chair. Nadine Dorries, the MP for Mid Bedfordshire, made the remark during her first appearance in front of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in the House of Commons earlier today.  As the Office
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Rachael Maskell, the shadow minister for civil society, has called for the application process for the next Charity Commission chair to be restarted with “all political interests” removed.  Speaking in parliament last week, Maskell said “government corruption is not restricted to this place” before raising the ongoing recruitment process for the next chair of the
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The Chartered Institute of Fundraising has warned that parts of the government’s new data strategy could be detrimental to charity fundraising. The membership body was responding to a government consultation on reforms to the UK’s data protection regime, which the CIOF said was welcome and contained some positive proposals. These include the creation of a
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A union has successfully argued that The Royal Parks charity’s outsourcing of an employment contract was unlawful indirect race discrimination. The charity was set up by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to administer and maintain the eight royal parks in London, including Hyde Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. The United
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The government has pledged to consider introducing a 60-day time limit for the Attorney General to consider requests from the Charity Commission to refer matters to the charity tribunal.  It comes after the regulator waited almost four years for the government to ultimately reject its request for the tribunal to consider the governance arrangements of
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The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into a charity set up by a Saudi billionaire amid claims it took donations intended for one of the Prince of Wales’ charities.  The regulator said today it had opened the probe into the Mahfouz Foundation, which has charitable aims including the promotion of the history and
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Virtual Event with Star-Powered Musicians Tomorrow, November 18th, 9 AM to 4 PM EST Malvern, PA – November 17, 2021: Rajant Corporation, the inventor of Kinetic Mesh® wireless networks, will host the second annual “World Music Benefit 2021” to bring awareness and donations for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), a United Nations agency responsible
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A charity is attempting to distance itself from a trustee it allowed to continue working after he admitting paying for sex with a 16-year-old. Kenneth Lowry, 48, a trustee at the Community Emergency Response Team UK, was sentenced in February to a two-year community service order, 40-day rehabilitation order and a month’s curfew, after he
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An accounts assistant has been jailed for four years after he fraudulently diverted almost £120,000 from a charity into an online bank account he set up in his mother’s name. Jaswant Singh Kang, also known as Jake Kang and Jake Elliott, of Marina Close, Bournemouth, was convicted of two counts of fraud by false representation.
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Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of Hospice UK, is to step down at the end of the year. Bleakley, who has been with the umbrella body for the past six years, will become chief executive designate of the Integrated Care Board for Norfolk and Waveney’s Integrated Care System, as part of the ongoing reforms to the
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The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has been given a list of recommendations to improve its handling of statutory inquiries after an independent inquiry into two highly contentious cases. The CCNI’s actions in its inquiries into the lifeboat charity Lough Neagh Rescue, which took place between May 2013 and January 2015, and the Disabled Police
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The Charity Commission has written to the trustees of an animal charity after claims were made that it acted improperly in its pursuit of private prosecutions. Manchester Crown Court judge Nicholas Dean criticised Animal Protection Services earlier this month after finding dozens of pet owners might have suffered miscarriages of justice after being unfairly prosecuted
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The National Lottery Community Fund will make £16.3m in grant funding available to social enterprises that have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Social Enterprise Support Fund will offer grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 to eligible organisations in England. The funding will be distributed by five social enterprise support agencies to help organisations
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The sight loss charity Sight Scotland has appointed Craig Spalding as its next chief executive.  Spalding, who is director of the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, will also become head of Sight Scotland’s sister charity, Sight Scotland Veterans He succeeds Mark O’Donnell, who announced in the summer that he would step down after four years
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Press Release Jos Creese and Heather Robb to lead discussion “Managing Oracle E-Business without Fuss” London, 11th November, 2021: Decision makers and influencers at Public Sector, charities, universities and housing organisations using Oracle E-Business Suite, are being invited by Claremont, the leading Oracle Managed Services provider, to attend a unique round table event: Managing Oracle
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