Charity

Stuart Andrew has pledged his “personal commitment” to facilitating collaboration between civil society organisations and the public and private sectors. Speaking at the launch of the Law Family Commission on Civil Society, launched today by the think tank Pro Bono Economics, the civil society minister said: “The power and importance of collaboration across sectors is
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Running costs will remain high, recruitment will be difficult and the political landscape will continue to change, according to a new report looking at 2023. The Road Ahead 2023, published on Wednesday by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, outlined five key insights for charities over the next year. The report said that due to
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Guide Dogs UK has moved out of a London office-share with the Royal National Institute of Blind People after the RNIB ended the lease on its building. Last month, Guide Dogs moved its London office from RNIB’s building on Judd Street to the British Medical Association’s premises in Tavistock Square. A Guide Dogs spokesperson told
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The Black Equity Organisation, which was launched last year, has named Wanda Wyporska as its chief executive. Wyporska, who takes up the role in March, will lead the national civil rights charity, set up to tackle systemic racism in the UK.  She joins the BEO from the Society of Genealogists, where she is chief executive.
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Ten charities are collaborating as part of a project to open a ‘pop-up’ second-hand clothes store in north London. The shop, Charity Super.Mkt, will open next week in Brent Cross for one month. Traid, Age UK, All Aboard, Barnardo’s, Cancer Research UK, Emmaus, Havens Hospice, Save the Children, Marie Curie and Shelter are all donating
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The Charity Commission has launched a statutory inquiry into a disability charity after identifying potential “wrongdoing and abuse” by a senior employee. The regulator said it would examine concerns about the Organisation of Blind Africans and Caribbeans, including whether trustees “exercised sufficient oversight” over the charity’s executive team. The commission said it was worried about
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Charities must protect themselves from the potentially “devastating” consequences of cyber crime, a government agency has warned. This could include cyber criminals posing as volunteers to infiltrate charities or even being targeted by foreign states, according to the National Cyber Security Centre. About 30 per cent of charities suffered cyber attacks in 2021, the most
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A charity that supports deaf people has announced that its three joint chief executives have resigned.  The Royal Association for Deaf people said Amanda Casson Webb, Lesley Frearson and Sue Evans will leave at the end of May, after jointly leading the organisation since 2019.  The charity said its board of trustees was in the
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Blood Cancer UK has named Helen Rowntree as its permanent chief executive. She has been interim chief executive since November and has secured the role on a permanent basis following an external recruitment process involving trustees, staff and people affected by blood cancer. Rowntree has been with Blood Cancer UK since 2019 as director of
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The Charity Commission is today accused of trying to “neuter civil society” with controversial guidance about how charity staff behave on their personal social media accounts. The regulator is warning that charities’ reputations could be damaged by the way their staff behave on their own accounts. The commission launched a consultation today on how charities handle
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Entries for the Third Sector Awards, which celebrate the work of charities and the difference they make to society, have opened for 2023. There are 32 categories this year, covering sector excellence, partnerships and talent, including an award for Best Service Delivery Innovation that will recognise outstanding work to help people facing the cost-of-living crisis.
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