81 per cent of small and medium charities ‘struggling’ to survive, says survey

81 per cent of small and medium charities ‘struggling’ to survive, says survey 3

27 Aug 2015 | Hugh Radojev

Just over 80 per cent of small and medium charities are struggling to obtain enough funding and a further 63 per cent are “seriously worried” about ongoing income, according to a report released by Lloyds Bank Foundation.


81 per cent of small and medium charities ‘struggling’ to survive, says survey

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 Médecins Sans Frontières grows income by almost a quarter following Ebola crisis

Médecins Sans Frontières, the medical aid charity, increased its income by 23 per cent in the year to December 2014, to just over £44m, mainly as a result of increased donations to tackle the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Charity Commission opens statutory inquiry into Kids Company

The Charity Commission has opened a statutory inquiry into Kids Company, which collapsed last week, and the High Court has appointed the Insolvency Service as the liquidator.

Crime Reduction Initiative grows income by 21 per cent and announces rebrand

Crime Reduction Initiatives, the service delivery charity, grew its income by 21 per cent to over £140m in the last year and has announced a "fundamental rebrand" to help it become better known.

Inspiring Impact programme receives £600,000 grant from Big Lottery Fund

The Inspiring Impact programme, which is managed by NPC, has announced that it will receive £600,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to expand the reach of its “free tools and resources”.

He was just so nice - an over used word, but I can only ever see Daniel with a smile on his face. Genuine, wickedly funny, intelligent, oozing with foresight and interest.

» Daniel Phelan dies, aged 58

Commission concerned about ‘basic errors in annual reporting’ by charities

The Charity Commission has said it will step up efforts to make charities aware of their reporting duties after it found that 43 per cent of charities with unusually low expenditures had either made a mistake in their annual report or underreported their expenditure.

Over 1,000 charities applied for Local Sustainability Fund grants

Over 1,000 organisations applied for grants from the Local Sustainability Fund during the month long application window, but around three quarters will be unsuccessful, the Cabinet Office has said.

Big Society Capital transparency proposals should go further, consultation responses say

Proposals to make Big Society Capital Capital more transparent are welcome but do not go far enough, respondents to the social investment body's consultation have said.

Volunteering Matters sheds 105 staff and posts reserves deficit of almost £6m

Volunteering Matters – the volunteering charity previously known as CSV – saw staff numbers fall by a third in its most recent accounting period as it worked to manage a £5.8m deficit in free reserves.

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