Andy Ricketts

Northern Ireland regulator opens inquiry into homelessness charity

Northern Ireland regulator opens inquiry into homelessness charity

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland has concerns about governance and safeguarding at Morning Star House in Belfast

Theresa May announces £20m for charities to tackle loneliness

Theresa May announces £20m for charities to tackle loneliness

The Building Connections Fund, for which applications are opening next month, will hand out £11m, with the other £9m coming from the People's Postcode Lottery and the Health Lottery

Newlife benefits from cooperation with Co-op

Newlife benefits from cooperation with Co-op

Central England Co-operative expected the partnership to last two years - but it went on for five

Half of local community groups 'confident about the future', says report

Half of local community groups 'confident about the future', says report

But a survey of 1,500 groups by the Co-op also finds that a quarter are worried or very worried

Changes to IHT should not affect legacies, sector bodies warn government

Changes to IHT should not affect legacies, sector bodies warn government

A joint response by Remember A Charity, the NCVO and the IoF to a consultation on inheritance tax says the government should avoid changes that have 'negative consequences' for legacy giving

Giving in Scotland up by almost 50 per cent year on year, says CAF report

Giving in Scotland up by almost 50 per cent year on year, says CAF report

Total donations to charity grew to £1.2bn, says the report, but this was due to individual donors giving more, not an increase in the number of donors

Movers: Tony Hickson becomes chief business officer at Cancer Research UK

Movers: Tony Hickson becomes chief business officer at Cancer Research UK

Plus: Jane Powell to head the British Stammering Association and Margaret Cooney appointed the first chief of Hub for London

Poppy-seller for 97 years appointed MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours list

Poppy-seller for 97 years appointed MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours list

In a list light on top voluntary sector figures, 103-year-old Rosemary Powell is rewarded for services to the Poppy Appeal since it began in 1921

National Lottery achieves surprise rise in funds for good causes in 2017/18

National Lottery achieves surprise rise in funds for good causes in 2017/18

Operator Camelot says the lottery raised £1.66bn for good causes in the year to the end of March 2018, an unexpected rise on the previous 12 months

A third of largest charities 'have all-white senior leadership teams and boards'

A third of largest charities 'have all-white senior leadership teams and boards'

A study published today by the recruitment company Green Park says 34 of the biggest charities by annual turnover have no non-white people in their senior teams