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

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George Osborne and Geoffrey Boycott

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has promised £1m from Libor fines to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance during a visit to the organisation’s air base this week.

Polly McGivern

Breast Cancer Now has appointed Polly McGivern as director of finance and corporate services to oversee the final integration of activity between the two recently merged breast cancer charities.

£23m secured in the last year by Social Investment Scotland

Social Investment Scotland (SIS) has said that the past year has been a record one for the loan provider, with £23m of new or renewed investment secured.

Kids Company failed to build reserves despite receiving £90m unrestricted income

Kids Company reported a deficit in its free reserves in six of the past ten years despite receiving more than £90m in unrestricted income over the last decade - almost 80 per cent of all funding.

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

North Lees Hall, Derbyshire, owned by the Vivat Trust.

Heritage charity Vivat Trust has gone into liquidation owing £1.3m with the potential loss of 23 jobs, according to documents filed with Companies House on Friday.

Independent review of Kids Company warned Cabinet Office of cashflow issues a year ago

A review of the financial and governance controls at Kids Company warned that the charity needed to address its cashflow problems and keep up-to-date with payments to HMRC, more than a year before the charity collapsed.

 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.

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