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The Community Foundation Network has raised £17m for community projects with the aid of government match funding.
Over £1m in grants and training will be shared by 150 individuals each year in a new five-year programme devised to "build a force of community entrepreneurs", which launched today.
After 100,000 fake charity clothing collection bags bearing the charity name Cancer Relief UK were seized in Dover, the area manager for trading standards has said bogus charity collections are a "booming industry".
To make Payroll Giving mandatory for employers is totally the opposite of what our sector stands for; choice, aspiration, inspiration and voluntary. Slightly at odds with one of the key strands of the current proposals isn't it?
Acevo chief Sir Stephen Bubb has warned the government that charities may boycott the Giving Summit this year over the proposed tax allowance cap on donations.
The Charity Commission has ruled today that Liverpool City Council was in breach of trust in allowing an employee to live on charity property rent-free for over 20 years.
The Fundraising Standards Board has dismissed a complaint about a Smile Train mailing which promised not to mail recipients again if they donated.