13 Sep 2016
The Royal National Institute of Blind People has appointed Sally Harvey as acting chief executive officer with effect from October, to replace Lesley-Anne Alexander who will be retiring from the organisation.
Nesta has announced a further 16 awards totalling £1.07m from the £10m Innovation in Giving Fund, which aims to find and back innovative ideas for increasing volunteering and charitable giving.
Organisations involved in delivering aid and development overseas appear to be holding their ground in the fragile economic climate, while arts and culture groups are struggling, according to the annual ranking reshuffle of the UK’s largest 100 charities.
The Church of England has written to the Chancellor to request an exemption for places of worship in the extension of VAT to alterations in listed buildings, claiming the Budget measure could cost the Church up to £20m per year.
There needs to be a complete rethink on board selection, responsibility and business knowledge - after all, a charity is still a business.
A CAF and NCVO-led campaign calling on the Chancellor to exempt charitable donations from a cap on personal tax reliefs has gained over 340 official supporters, including 171 organisations.
A one-third cut in its funding has forced the Charity Commission to review all its operations. By Sam Younger.
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