Charity

Three former trustees of a charitable school have been disqualified for a total of 32 years after the Charity Commission found “repeated and significant failings” at the charity. The regulator said in a inquiry report that trustees of the now-defunct Albayan Education Foundation, which ran the former Birmingham Muslim School and provided aid to people
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Measures in the Elections Bill will undermine charities’ ability to campaign and increase the regulatory burden upon them, peers have heard. In a debate about the legislation in the House of Lords, several peers expressed concerns that the legislation would negatively affect charities’ campaigning activities. The Elections Bill, which covers matters relating to the running
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The Charity Commission has joined the Fundraising Regulator in warning charities to be careful about where they accept donations from in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Gerald Oppenheim, chief executive of the Fundraising Regulator, warned yesterday that charities should be “extra vigilant” about accepting donations connected to Russia. A statement today from Helen
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Charities need to be “extra vigilant” about accepting donations connected to Russia, the chief executive of the Fundraising Regulator has said. Speaking at a virtual event hosted by the regulator to launch its annual report, Gerald Oppenheim said charities should refer to the Code of Fundraising Practice and to Charity Commission guidance if they were
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The chief executive of the grant-maker the Jack Petchey Foundation is to step down after 14 years in the role. Trudy Kilcullen will be succeeded by Gemma Juma, who joined the charity as operations director in 2017 before becoming deputy chief executive last year. Juma previously worked for voluntary sector organisations including the volunteering charity
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The grant-maker The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust has made a £3m donation to the young people’s homelessness charity Centrepoint. The gift, which is the biggest individual donation the charity has received in its 52-year history, will go towards Centrepoint’s Independent Living Programme, which aims to build 300 homes in London and Manchester to be
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The Conservative peer Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts is expected to urge the government to introduce a code of practice covering activities that could be seen as influencing elections and reduce the time period during which election proceedings are deemed to be active for lobbying purposes. The Elections Bill, which has already completed its passage
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A trustee of the grant-maker the Southall Trust is to step down next month after 60 years in the role. Ninety-three-year-old Annette Wallis has announced she will step down on 14 March from a position she has held since 1962. The trust was established in 1937 by her grandfather, Wilfred Francis Southall, using proceeds from
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Arts organisations in more than 100 culturally underserved areas of the country could benefit from £75m levelling up funding over the next three years in a drive to improve access to the arts. Arts Council England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced today that they have identified 109 “Levelling Up for
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A Leicestershire-based heritage charity has received an almost £18,000 donation from a business that failed to comply with recycling regulations. The Environment Agency said the Bradgate Park Trust’s Jubilee Woodland project had been given a £17,600 payment from the local company Trafalgar Scientific, which provides laboratory and microbiological equipment. The regulator said the payment was
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An increase in the number of mergers involving small charities could be an indication of financial stress in the sector, new data suggests. The consultancy Eastside Primetimers’ latest annual Good Merger Index, published today, shows that 77 mergers involving 166 organisations took place between 1 May 2020 and 30 April 2021. The consultancy said that
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Love Malibu Style: Love Amazon is a Red Carpet Extravaganza to raise money and awareness for the R2O (Return to Origin) Amazon Prophecy Journey (Colombia, March 13 https://return2origin.org/walk-with-the-kogis/) which starts on Saturday, February 26th, 2022, with a mental health panel scheduled to take place on Sunday, February 27th, 2022. The events will take place at
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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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