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The Impact of a Second National Lockdown on Charities

The Impact of a Second National Lockdown on Charities

Due to the combination of increasing demand and the decreasing income it is estimated that a funding gap of around £10bn has been created across the charity sector over the past six months. Recent research conducted before the second lockdown was announced showed that...

Indicators Suggest Smaller Charities are Struggling

Indicators Suggest Smaller Charities are Struggling

Recent polls and fundraising data have indicated that donations to NHS charities have risen dramatically since March. Whilst this is perhaps not surprising other charity sectors have seen a decline in donations, this includes homeless and animal shelters as well as...

Charities Lose Millions to Fraud and Cybercrime Since March

Charities Lose Millions to Fraud and Cybercrime Since March

Since March charities have lost an estimated £3.6 million due to fraud and cybercrime. The Charity Commission has stated that the actual figure is likely to be far higher due to fraud and cybercrime being notoriously hard to detect and report by their very nature. It...

Further Funding Available for Charities

Further Funding Available for Charities

Further Funding Available for CharitiesRegistered charities will be able to apply for a grant of between £500 and £20,000 if they meet certain criteria. The grant will be funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery, applications opened on 4 August and will close on 19...

Watchdog Finds Failures in Management at RMIB

Watchdog Finds Failures in Management at RMIB

Watchdog Finds Failures in Management at RMIB An investigation conducted by the Charity Commission discovered that serious mismanagement at the Royal National Institute of Blind People exposed some children in the charity’s care to undue risk. An official inquiry into...

Independent Age Launch £2m Fund for Smaller Charities

Independent Age Launch £2m Fund for Smaller Charities

Independent Age Launch £2m Fund for Smaller Charities Independent Age is inviting small charities that work with older people to apply for a share of a £2m fund. The aim is to support charities that will make a difference to older people. This national charity is...

Charity Commission Updated Guidance

Charity Commission Updated Guidance

Charity Commission Updated Guidance The Charity Commission has updated its guidance on how to report serious incidents during the coronavirus pandemic. The Charity Commission has outlined in this report that it is still vitally important to report serious incidents to...

Can Charities Claim Under the Small Business Grant Fund?

Can Charities Claim Under the Small Business Grant Fund?

Can Charities Claim Under the Small Business Grant Fund? The Small Business Grant fund is aimed at businesses with ongoing fixed property-related costs and is primarily based on the rateable value of a property. The problem for charities is that many are already...

Chancellor announces coronavirus aid for frontline charities

Chancellor announces coronavirus aid for frontline charities

Chancellor announces coronavirus aid for frontline charities A Government funding package of £750 million to help charities was announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak on 8 April. This package has been put in place with some charities facing possible collapse due to...