Amnesty charity reserves fell to 18 days' spend

Amnesty charity reserves fell to 18 days' spend

23 Apr 2014 | Finance | David Ainsworth

The charitable arm of Amnesty International UK had 18 days' worth of free reserves at the end of 2013, less than half the charity’s minimum target, according to accounts filed last week with Companies House.


Amnesty charity reserves fell to 18 days' spend

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Camelot says new Health Lottery games 'bear no relation' to traditional charity lotteries

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Judy Robinson, Invovle Yorkshire & Humber

The chief executive of umbrella body Involve Yorkshire & Humber has said sector funding is “topsy-turvy”, with too much attention paid to a minority of charities which can take on social investment and a emphasis on the ‘vast majority’ of charities' funding needs.

Spot on Lucy, if a charity doesn't have a clear ambition, its absence will infect every fundraising ask they make. And that's daft.

» What would your charity do with a social fundraising windfall?

Vast majority of CRUK’s smartphone gamers are not in the UK

Cancer Research UK's smartphone game to help find a cure for cancer has opened up a new international audience for the charity, with 70 per cent of downloads coming from outside of the UK.

CES partners with WCVA to make Welsh quality mark

Charities Evaluation Services has announced that it will be partnering with Wales Council for Voluntary Action to establish a framework of good governance in Wales.

Charities must prepare for new pension accounting standard

David Davison reminds charities that FRS102 is just around the corner and it is essential that they prepare for it now.

Lisa Nandy, shadow minister for civil society

Shadow minister for civil society Lisa Nandy has warned that charity leadership needs to tackle the problem of unfair pay ratios in charities, saying she has found a gulf between what people at the top and those on the frontline in charities say about pay.

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