Charities encouraged to have their say on changes to the Annual Return

The Charity Commission has launched a formal consultation on proposed changes to the Annual Return, designed to ensure the regulator is collecting the right information in the years ahead. The Annual Return is an online form that all charities with yearly incomes of £10,000 or more must complete within 10 months of the end of their financial reporting period. The return has not changed significantly since 2018, but after a comprehensive review, the Commission is proposing to update the question set which charities will need to complete from 2023 onwards.…

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£1m-Plus Funding Boost To Help UK Charities Transform Lives

UK charity projects to tackle food poverty, break down barriers for people with physical and learning disabilities, support better mental health and help people into jobs and training will be able to reach more people than ever before thanks to a funding boost of more than £1 million from the ScottishPower Foundation. A total of 19 of the UK’s most inspiring and innovative charities have been awarded £1.1 million from the Foundation’s 2022 funding allocation to drive positive change across England, Scotland and Wales and give people and communities the…

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Lloyds Bank Foundation opens its Racial Equity funding for charities led by and for Black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales is to launch its Racial Equity funding for small and local charities that are led by and that support Black, Asian, and ethnic minority communities. This funding strand will open on 20th April, when charities can apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 alongside development support. The funding will be open year-round, meaning charities can apply at a time that suits them and will not be restricted by deadlines. The Foundation is looking to support charities where more than half of their Trustee…

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Charities’ “blown away” by the public’s support, as a record-breaking £20m has been raised in the Big Give Christmas Challenge

The UK’s biggest coordinated Christmas fundraising campaign, the ‘Big  Give  Christmas Challenge’, has broken its fundraising record, as it reveals that a staggering £20.1m has been donated during the  week-long matched funding campaign, which ended  on Tuesday 8th December. The money  raised will be a vital lifeline for the 764 charities that  took part this year, including homeslessnesss/refuge charities, which were the hardest hit by Covid-19. These charities saw the greatest demand in their services, up 81% since the pandemic hit, it was revealed in an  industry-wide report conducted by the…

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Amazon Donates Millions of Items to More Than One Thousand Charities Worldwide this Holiday Season

Amazon has announced that it will support more than a thousand charities around the world with product and monetary donations to help them get millions of items they need. Organizations in the U.S., U.K., Spain, Singapore, Japan, Italy, India, Germany, France, China, Canada, Australia and more will receive donations starting today. To help distribute the donations, Amazon will team up with celebrity friends, including Gabrielle Union, Mitch Marner from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Singaporean actor and musician, Nathan Hartono, among others who will continue to be announced throughout the holidays.…

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