National media briefing: Crisis loans cut criticised; Comic Relief; Envirosearch; and Sentebale

Charities in today's national news

National media briefing
National media briefing

Crisis loans for the poor, small cash awards that tide over people in dire need, are to be cut in a move criticised by charities including the Child Poverty Action Group

See The Guardian for full story

George Michael is releasing a cover version of New Order's True Faith to raise money for Comic Relief.

See The Independent for full story

A new 'environmentally friendly' search engine, called Envirosearch, will donate its profits to charity.

See The Independent for full story

Prince Harry has pulled out of a trip to Dubai where he was to play in a polo tournament to raise £1m for his African Aids charity Sentebale, because of turmoil in the region.

See The Sun for full story

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