12 Feb 2015
The chief executive of Camelot has said that reducing the regulation around society lotteries may not actually increase money for good causes, as others have suggested.
The Big Lottery Fund is introducing a “lighter-touch” Reaching Communities application process for organisations seeking grants of up to £40,000 a year.
A coalition of some of the UK’s best-known charities have launched a campaign calling for a global tax on all transactions between financial institutions to raise money to fight poverty, protect public services and tackle climate change.
The RSPCA could pay more than £1m in legal costs after losing a high-profile High Court battle to keep a legacy worth around £2m.
I hope this is an example that other medical charities will follow as it is very difficult to explain to the public why there are so many charities for certain causes.
The Institute of Fundraising has revised its code of practice on telephone fundraising to help clarify whether charities can fundraise in cold calling control zones.
Islamic Help, a poverty relief charity in Birmingham, has ditched plans to build the UK’s biggest boarding school after an intervention by its local MP and a visit by the regulator. But an appeal for donations for the school is still on its website today.
OSCR has opened an inquiry into Scottish children’s charity the Sick Kids Foundation following press reports that its £15m New Pyjamas Campaign has spent more than £500,000 but raised just £60,000 in its first ten months.
Speaking at the Institute of Fundraising conference 'Ready for the recovery?', the shadow minister for charities, social enterprise and volunteering Nick Hurd laid out three areas that a new Conservative government would help the voluntary sector.