Understanding Charities Group launches to improve public trust in the sector
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Understanding Charities Group launches to improve public trust in the sector

25 Nov 2014 | Jenna Pudelek

A cross-sector alliance of charities has formally launched the Understanding Charities Group, aimed at improving public trust and confidence in charities.

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Concessionary water charges for the voluntary sector made law

Charity campaigners have finally won concessionary water charges for the voluntary sector after a two-year battle led by the Scout Association and church groups.

Northern Ireland Charity Commission appoints chief executive

Frances McCandless, former director of policy at the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action, has been confirmed as the first permanent chief executive of the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland.

New regions added to community asset transfer scheme

A further 20 local authorities and their civil society partners are to develop plans for community asset transfer after being chosen for support through the Advancing Assets for Communities programme.

Zoos back in Angela Smith's firing line

Angela Smith may be minister for the third sector but there's one particular kind of charity she seems intent on getting rid of.

So B&B operators cannot refuse gay couples a bed in their own home yet banks can assume muslim organisations might be laundering money for terrorists without any criminal act being proved. Its a strange world.

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Intelligent Giving resurrection beset by funding difficulties

Intelligent Giving may yet be consigned to the history books as New Philanthropy Capital struggles to secure funding to revive the charity comparison website.

CAF commissions report on modernising gift aid

The Charities Aid Foundation has commissioned a study on how technology can be used to make the gift aid process more manageable.

Home Office announces over £265,000 in funding for anti-hate crime charities

The Home Office has announced it will give more than £265,000 of funding to help charities run projects that prevent hate crime and provide support to victims of hate crime.

Hedge fund charity overtakes Wellcome Trust in Charity 100 Index ranking

Hedge fund supremo Chris Hohn’s charity the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation has continued its unstoppable growth into one of the biggest UK charities by income, overtaking the Wellcome Trust to become the fourth-largest constituent of the Charity 100 Index.

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