Organisational updates: youth support, community finance, independence

The Community Development Finance Association has changed its name to Responsible Finance, and has a new website.

Two youth support charities, YouthNet and Get Connected, are set to merge.

The National Coalition for Independent Action is closing down after nearly 10 years defending independent voluntary action against co-option by the state. Continue reading Organisational updates: youth support, community finance, independence

Trustees discretion upheld by Charity Commission statement

The recent judicial review on whether the Charity Commission acted beyond its powers, when it demanded that the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JCRT) would not provide any more funds to the advocacy group Cage, has been dropped. This follows all three parties (Cage, JCRT and the Commission) agreeing a statement that the Charity Commission “has no power to require trustees to fetter the future exercise of their fiduciary duties under its general power to give advice and guidance”.

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