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March 13, 2019 | by Simon Hale

This is now referred to as “social investment” and was addressed by a law passed in 2016. The simple answer is that one charity (“A”) can give a guarantee e.g. to the bank for the borrowing of another charity (“B”)...

July 2, 2018 | by Beatrice Lowry

Horsecastle Evangelical Church has now successfully registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (“CIO”) with the Charity Commission. The church is well established in Yatton, Somerset and its registration as a CIO will strengthen its gospel work in this community. Horsecastle...

July 10, 2017 | by Ben Bourne

The responsibilities on charity trustees aren’t letting up. With intervention in or removal of charities by the Charity Commission for those repeatedly filing late returns, increased powers to suspend or disqualify non compliant trustees and its new weapon to issue...

June 20, 2017 | by Beatrice Lowry

We are pleased to announce that our Charity of the Year for 2017 is Ben’s Den, the Ben Parker Trust Fund. Ben’s Den is a local dedicated children’s charity based in Ilkeston, Derbyshire. They are set up in memory of Ben Parker, who sadly...

February 13, 2017 | by Beatrice Lowry

A group of visionary women from Stoke-on-Trent have been successfully awarded charitable status by the Charity Commission. Their charity, Voice of Hope, is run by a group of volunteers and exists to support human trafficking victims. They describe themselves as...

September 30, 2016 | by Ben Bourne

A Derbyshire community group has recently been successful in being awarded charitable status by the Charity Commission. Belper Clusters Heritage Group is run by volunteers from Belper in Derbyshire who, through local support and Heritage Lottery funding, have established a...

July 11, 2016 | by Ben Bourne

Public trust in charities is at a low ebb. Speaking recently at the launch of the Charity Commission’s Public Trust and Confidence in Charities report, Sarah Atkinson, the Commission’s Policy and Communications Director warned confidence in charities has fallen to...

January 22, 2016 | by Beatrice Lowry

Our charity for the year is “The Arches Project” which is based on Lenton Lane in Nottingham.  The Arches Project is a series of initiatives which seek to provide a place of compassion and care for those in need, providing...

January 22, 2016 | by Beatrice Lowry

Our Charity of the year is Hope Nottingham which began 5 years ago with a vision for Hope Café in Beeston as a one-stop community support café: a community of compassionate volunteers who welcome people with all kinds of needs...

January 22, 2016 | by Beatrice Lowry

Historic Pencil Museum and Factory Site acquired The Keswick Convention Trust which runs the annual 3 week Keswick Convention celebrated its 140th anniversary this summer and announced it had secured the historic Keswick Pencil Factory site in order to develop...