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Consider charging for your services, charities urged

A paper from the research consultancy nfpSynergy says that although it is a potentially controversial subject, it can help improve outcomes Charities that have seen their income levels fall should consider the idea of charging their service users, according to … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

Lloyds Bank Foundation Grants Programme The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has relaunched its grants programme Core funding grants worth up to £100,000 are available for small and local charities. Those eligible are charities with an income between … Continue reading

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Donations of stock down due to Brexit fears, warns charity

Brexit uncertainty is forcing companies to stockpile products they would normally donate to charity, the chief executive of In Kind Direct has warned. In Kind Direct is a charity which collects surplus stock and redistributes it to other charities. Chief … Continue reading

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Lloyds Bank Foundation to offer more support to charities it doesn’t fund

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales plans to offer more non-financial support to charities that are not part of its grantmaking programmes. Paul Streets, chief executive of LBFEW, said: “We’re going to offer more support to charities even if we’re … Continue reading

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Charities respond to spring statement

The chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his second spring statement yesterday, in which he announced the government’s plans for a number of consultations that could affect the sector. As with last year’s statement, Hammond held back from making any major tax … Continue reading

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Local Charities Day – 14 December

Local Charities Day returns this year on Friday 14 December, celebrating the fantastic work that local charities do to build thriving communities across the country. This year there are even more ways you can show your support for #localcharitiesday. People … Continue reading

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Charity Awards 2019 – Now Open

The Charity Awards have opened for 2019. The Awards identify charities which have original and effective ideas that the rest of the sector can learn from, and is open to any type of project or initiative, from any charity in … Continue reading

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Charity Commission Publishes Statement

The Charity Commission has published a Statement of Strategic Intent 2018 – 2023 A brief summary of the statement is below: The demands on charities are growing. Many are providing essential services in tough times, often intervening where governments can’t … Continue reading

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VAT and VCS Temporary Workers

The Court of Appeal has ruled that employers must pay VAT on the wages of temporary staff, which estimates suggest could cost the sector up to £20 million. Unlike most commercial companies, charities can’t reclaim VAT on agency fees because their services … Continue reading

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Charity Property Matters Survey 2018

The Charity Property Matters Survey 2018 is a unique research project run by the Ethical Property Foundation, in partnership with the Charity Commission and the Charity Finance Group. The survey asks charities and voluntary organisations in England and Wales about … Continue reading

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