5 Jul 2016
Sector bodies have criticised minister for civil society Rob Wilson for talking "total nonsense" about grant funding, and have said he has lost sight of the purpose of his department.
The “vital work” of charities has been damaged by aggressive fundraisers at some charities which had lost their way, the chair of the Charity Commission has written today in an article for The Times.
Direct debit lotteries are performing “much better in terms of attrition” than door to door and private site face-to-face donor campaigns, according to research released by Decaid Consulting.
Sales from the National Lottery hit a record of £7.6bn in 2015/16, with £1.9bn going to good causes, including around £760m going to the Big Lottery Fund.
Overall giving to charity fell by 5 per cent to £9.6bn in 2015, with medical research charities receiving the biggest proportion, according to the Charities Aid Foundation’s latest report.
The move to longer term funding is great; this is one of the biggest complaints we get from the young people that we work with; they often ask "why is it that as soon as they get a project/activity that we like and benefit from, it gets taken away."
A charity given government backing to run a fundraising platform paid half its income last year to its founding trustee's companies, causing the Charity Commission to offer it "advice and guidance".
Facebook is looking to roll-out its ‘donate’ button feature to all charity pages at some point this year, a fundraising conference was told last week.
The chief executive of donation processing firm Valldata has confirmed that its management team has purchased the organisation from its private equity owners for an undisclosed sum.