Addressing lack of financial capability in small charities

Charity Finance Group and the Small Charities Coalition have produced a report into financial management in small charities. It takes a wide reaching look at financial management roles and practices in small charities, along with the challenges they face, and highlights key areas where additional support would be of most benefit.

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Changes to charity annual return and public register

The Charity Commission (England and Wales) is inviting comments on proposed changes to the Annual Return and the content of the Register of Charities for 2014 onwards.

The ten proposals include questions on whether the charity has particular policies in place, such as safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries, and whether the charity pays trustees for carrying out trustee duties. Charities with an income of £1million and above would no longer be required to complete a Summary Information Return. Additional information to be made public on the charity register would include noting membership of the Fundraising Standards Board.

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Explaining NI charity registration

The latest Charity and Social Enterprise Update from solicitors Bates Wells and Braithwaite has a useful article on the new registration process due in the autumn for charities operating in Northern Ireland. Other topics include a (legal) checklist on recruiting new board members, Property aspects of a charity merger, review of Community Amateur Sports Clubs.

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