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Jobs at risk at Combat Stress as it bids to become more sustainable

About 13 per cent of the charity’s 300-strong workforce will either lose their jobs or have their roles changed under plans to save £1.6m a year The veterans mental health charity Combat Stress is to undertake a second round of job losses this year as part of plans to save £1.6m a year. The charity shed […]

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Facebook explains decision to ban charity’s advertisements

The internet giant says the adverts, featuring beneficiaries of Flying Scholarships for Disabled People, appeared to be targeted based on ‘sensitive personal attributes’ Facebook has defended its decision to remove adverts for a charity that offers scholarships to teach disabled people to fly aeroplanes. Yesterday the social media giant said it was investigating why the […]

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Fraudsters target charities with invoices for the Fundraising Preference Service

The Fundraising Regulator has warned charities to be wary of any email that demands payment for the FPS, which is already covered by the voluntary levy paid by hundreds of charities Fraudsters are sending charities invoices that demand payment for the Fundraising Preference Service, the Fundraising Regulator has warned. The regulator alerted organisations to the […]

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Legislation to introduce GDPR into UK law begins its journey through parliament

Legislation to introduce the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation into UK law has had its first reading in the House of Lords. The EU’s GDPR legislation is due to come into force on 25 May 2018 and will bring in stricter requirements for organisations that process data than are currently required under […]

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Shaw Trust increases income to £132m

The accounts for the year to 31 March, which show a rise from £103m, say the improvement can be attributed to assets acquired from the purchase of three new schools, and the money cannot be spent Income at the employment and skills charity the Shaw Trust increased from £103m to £132m in the financial year […]

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Partnerships round-up: Maggie’s in link-up with Forth Ports sports

Plus: Avon announces CoppaFeel! alliance; Hope for Justice to profit from novel; and Veolia offers recycling service to CRUK Thirty employees at Forth Ports, the company that operates ports in Scotland and Tilbury in London, have raised more than £25,000 for the cancer support charity Maggie’s by taking part in a Tough Mudder challenge. The […]

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Facebook investigates why charity’s adverts were banned

The social media giant told Flying Scholarships for Disabled People that its advertising breached its diversity guidelines Facebook is investigating after it banned a series of adverts for a charity that teaches disabled people to fly. The Gloucestershire-based charity Flying Scholarships for Disabled People released a series of adverts featuring the name and photograph of […]

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Movers: Alix Wooding joins the Southbank Centre

Plus: Mahmood Shafi signed up by Nuffield Health; Making Space promotes Rachel Peacock; and Mark Laville leaves Barbican Theatre (Plymouth) Alix Wooding has been appointed as director of development at the charitable arts venue the Southbank Centre. She will join in November from the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan, where she is assistant director of […]

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Watch: Resuscitation Council launches practical Lifesaver VR app

The Resuscitation Council has turned to virtual reality to produce a “unique” practical video that teaches people what to do when someone has a cardiac arrest. Lifesaver VR is a free app designed to teach effective CPR skills and provide people with the confidence to use them in an emergency situation. The charity said the […]

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Digital round-up: #PiccadillyOn lights up for Barnardo’s

The lights at Piccadilly Circus are being switched back on after nine months, with Barnardo’s set to benefit It might not have caused quite the furore of the silencing of Big Ben, but another London landmark has been hidden for some months now, though not for much longer. The famous lights at Piccadilly Circus are […]

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Lord Hodgson disappointed his lobbying act recommendations will be ignored

The Conservative peer says the decision risks more confusion occurring at election times Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts has said the government’s decision to not enact his reforms to the lobbying act is “disappointing” and risked allowing problems with the act to reappear at the next general election. The Conservative peer, who carried out a […]

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David Biddle to leave change, grow, live after 21 years

Biddle, who has been chief executive of the charity for the past four years, says It is the right time for him to hand over to someone who can take the organisation through its next phase of development David Biddle, chief executive of the health and social care charity change, grow, live, is to stand […]

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Regulator probes broadcasting charity amid concerns of ‘significant unauthorised payments’

The Charity Commission opened a statutory inquiry into Fadak Media Broadcasts last month after receiving a serious incident report from the charity The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into an Islamic broadcasting charity because of concerns about alleged significant unauthorised payments. The regulator said in a statement today that it had opened an […]

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Legislation to enable quick conversion to CIO status put before parliament

It will allow community interest companies and charities with company structures to quickly convert into charitable incorporated organisations Legislation to allow charities and community interest companies to quickly convert to charitable incorporated organisations has been put before parliament, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced. CIOs were included in the Charities Act 2006 and were […]

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Law Commission puts forward a raft of changes to charity law

Proposals include removing the legal barriers to charities merging and helping them amend their governing documents more easily Charity law should be reformed to ensure it does not discourage volunteers or “prevent or delay legitimate charitable activities”, a new report from the Law Commission says. The 350-page report, Technical Issues in Charity Law, which follows […]

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London Marathon raised record £61.5m this year

This was the eleventh year in a row that the race has broken the world record for the most money raised by an annual single-day fundraising event A record £61.5m was raised for charity at this year’s London Marathon, it has been announced. Organisers said the new high, which was £2.1m higher than the total […]

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Cliff jumpers raise over £1,000 for 2022 Festival

Posted: 13th September 2017 On 3rd September, Loughborough Freemasons Tony Andrews and Digby Lund launched themselves off a cliff in Malaga to raise money for Leicestershire and Rutland’s 2022 Festival. The pair were joined by Digby’s wife, Yvonne, while Tony’s wife, Elanor, joined them for moral support. Upon arrival at Almunecar, they were met by their pilots, Antonio […]

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Too few qualified staff to handle legacies, says institute chief

Chris Millward, chief executive of the Institute of Legacy Management, also tells seminar that a lack of qualifications and training means many charities lack the soft skills that would help Charities are not employing enough qualified staff to handle legacies and will struggle with rising volumes of cases, according to Chris Millward, chief executive of […]

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Pirate radio goes digital for Remember A Charity Week

Remember A Charity Week has been launched and for the first time features a digital radio station hosted by the former pirate radio DJ Emperor Rosko. This year’s campaign has drawn on the DJ’s services to raise awareness about wills specifically among the baby boomer generation, who might remember listening to the original broadcasts of […]

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Stay in the box or we’ll fine you, Newcastle council tells fundraisers

Newcastle City Council yesterday introduced a public space protection order that restricts fundraisers to areas measuring 8ft by 3ft at the top and bottom of the high street Street fundraisers in Newcastle upon Tyne could face fines of £100 if they step outside one of two areas measuring 8ft by 3ft at the top and […]

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