Charities news

£2m fund launched to help volunteer programmes - 10 May 2017

A new £2 million fund is to be made available to help fund volunteer programmes which benefit early-year development and money management skills.

Charities to claim record tax relief in 2016/17, forecasts say - 24 January 2017

Income tax exemptions for charities will hit a record £2billion at the end of this financial year, official Government forecasts show.

Commission urges charities facing financial difficulties to ‘act fast’ - 13 December 2016

The recent closure of a number of charities, including some well-known high profile organisations, has prompted the Charity Commission to investigate the third sector’s financial resilience.

GASDS reform could boost top-ups by £15 million a year, says minister - 24 November 2016

Amendments to the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) could boost payments to charities by around £15 million a year, MPs have been told.

Home Office gives funding boost to charities challenging extremism - 18 October 2016

The Home Office has pledged a programme of support for charities and other organisations that challenge extremism in their communities.

Charities not exempt from providing financial information at judicial reviews, say MoJ - 15 August 2016

The Government has turned down a request to exempt charities from the requirement to provide financial information when submitting applications for judicial review.

Charity finance could be in danger, according to groups - 26 July 2016

The Charity Commission is being urged to delay the consultation on charging for regulation.

Charities hit with astronomical direct mail costs, says Charity Commission - 13 June 2016

A new study conducted by the Charity Commission has found that a number of charities are spending up to a staggering 90 per cent of their fundraising income on direct mail.