Category Archives: National News

Commission does not understand the ‘day-to-day reality’ for small charities, says SCC boss

The Charity Commission does not understand the “day-to-day reality” facing small charities, Rita Chadha, chief executive of the Small Charities Coalition (SCC), has said. Speaking in an interview with Civil Society News, she said the Commission must “keep up-to-date with the … Continue reading

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Successful Human Library supports Shropshire residents and challenges stigma

As we approach the end of 2019, we mark the conclusion of the second year of Shropshire Libraries successful partnership with the Human Library Organisation. Since the first Human Library event in Shropshire in 2018, the council’s library service has … Continue reading

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Lloyds Bank Foundation relaunches ‘simpler, more flexible’ grants programme

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has relaunched its grants programme “with a simpler, more flexible and transparent approach”. Core funding grants worth up to £100,000 are available for small and local charities. Those eligible are charities with … Continue reading

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Charity Governance Code refresh

The steering group, wants to continually improve the Code. Understanding of what is good governance evolves, as do the expectations of the sector’s various stakeholders. The Charity Governance Code’s intention was to review the contents and impact of the Code … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunites

National Churches Trust’s Foundation Grants Programme 2020 Opens for Applications Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship of any denomination in the UK are invited to apply for grants towards urgent maintenance works and small investigative works in 2020. Grants … Continue reading

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Younger charities are ‘leading the charge’ on digital activity

Younger charities are more digitally active and more likely to “reap the benefits” of being online than older charities, according to the latest Lloyds Bank UK Charity Digital Index. The Index is now in its sixth year, and uses the behavioural … Continue reading

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Social Investment Business Impact: 2018-19 Report

SIB have one of the largest and most mature social investment portfolios in the UK, and one of the most significant track records in providing finance and support. The 2018-19 Impact Report details that – between 2002 and 2018-19: SIB has … Continue reading

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EU Citizens Call for European Parliament to Combat Climate Change

EU Citizens Call for European Parliament to Combat Climate Change A new Eurobarometer survey commissioned by the European Parliament revealed that 32% of Europeans point towards the fight against climate change and preserving the environment as the most important issue … Continue reading

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Do more charities need to consider a multi-asset approach to investing?

Investors are exploring a wider range of assets as returns grow harder to come by. Charity Finance convened a panel of experts and Ian Allsop pooled their responses. During certain times the importance of charities maximising the impact that their … Continue reading

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New Philanthropist Capital – State of The Sector 2020

NPC’s State of the Sector programme seeks to inject new thinking and ideas on how charity sector leaders can adapt and thrive in this changing context. Charities face a world where their context and challenges are always changing. At NPC we help them … Continue reading

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