Andy Ricketts

Young people

Youth fund almost 10 times oversubscribed in just three weeks

UK Youth says it received an overwhelming number of applications for funding totalling £90m over three years for a £10m fund

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Charity pledges to review its guidelines after publishing images of 16-year-old rape survivor

Médecins Sans Frontières, which has taken down the pictures after an outcry on social media, says it wants to avoid such ‘misjudgements in the future’

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Complaints about adverts from non-commercial organisations up by more than quarter

The Advertising Standards Authority says the majority of the complaints in this bracket relate to charities

Regulator promises to 'fundamentally shift' how it communicates with charities

The Charity Commission says that over the next three years it will move away from communicating solely with organisations to engage proactively with individual trustees

Dr Claire Taylor

Macmillan Cancer Support makes senior appointment

Dr Claire Taylor will become the charity’s chief nursing officer in June

Ukrainian refugees at the Polish border (Photograph: Anthony Upton/DEC)

DEC's Ukraine appeal awarded world record

The £62m raised in the first week of the fundraiser has been recognised by Guinness World Records

Rebecca Sycamore

St Mungo’s appoints interim head after death of previous chief

Rebecca Sycamore joined St Mungo’s as part of its merger with the homelessness charity Broadway in 2014

Steve Douglas

St Mungo’s chief executive dies aged 57

Steve Douglas had led the homelessness charity for almost two years

Volunteers at a food bank in Ashton under Lyne, Greater Manchester (Photograph: Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

Put people, not processes, at the heart of volunteering, charities urged

The Vision for Volunteering, drawn up by a partnership of five charities, sets out what the activity could look like by 2032

Orlando Fraser

Commission will be tough on wrongdoing but ‘more benign’ about mistakes, new chair promises

Orlando Fraser was making his first public comments since being appointed in April

The Royal Courts of Justice in London

Charities can make climate-friendly investments even if it means lower returns, High Court rules

The judgment will enable trustees to exclude investing in areas that contribute to climate change