Chief executive, Charity Finance Group
Caron Bradshaw is chief executive of the Charity Finance Group. Bradshaw is a trained lawyer who was previously head of charities and the voluntary sector at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).
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After a year in which a number of CIFs have closed, Ian Allsop assesses the future of pooled funds in the charity sector.
Charity Finance Group raided its free reserves to the tune of £187,510 last year to carry out a change programme and move offices, its latest annual report and accounts reveal.
The government has scrapped plans for a new definition of charity for tax purposes over fears it could hamper legitimate charities, a Treasury minister announced yesterday.
The Charity Commission faced with eye watering cut backs, doesn't have a choice in the matter. This is a great opportunity for the voluntary sector to rise up and work together to fill the vacuum created by the cuts.
A proposal for a general power to make it easier for charities to participate in social investment has received broad support from sector representatives.
Church charities have missed out on £16m of funding under the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme – more than twice as much as the scheme has actually paid out – because the rules have been applied too strictly, the Charity Finance Group annual conference heard yesterday.