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Think tank says regulator should tell sector to consider mergers more seriously

Think tank says regulator should tell sector to consider mergers more seriously

A report published today says many charities that would be helped by merger refuse to countenance it because they see it as a sign of failure

Age UK Newcastle closes down

Age UK Newcastle closes down

One of the oldest charities in north-east England, it had been loaned £120,000 by the national brand partner Age UK

Lymphoma Association becomes Lymphoma Action

Lymphoma Association becomes Lymphoma Action

The cancer support charity has rebranded because it believes the old name held the charity back

NHS Tayside will repay £2.7m of charity funds spent on IT systems

NHS Tayside will repay £2.7m of charity funds spent on IT systems

The new chairman, John Brown, says giving the money back to Tayside Health Fund is the right thing to do

Charities failing disadvantaged youth on digital tech, says NPC report

Charities failing disadvantaged youth on digital tech, says NPC report

A report based on 12 months of research says the sector should develop apps to help young people find the support they need

Charity Futures surveys charities on priorities for research

Charity Futures surveys charities on priorities for research

The think tank lead by Sir Stephen Bubb is using the consultancy Giving Evidence to carry out the consultation, starting with focus groups around the country

Impact for Growth fund awards last £680k to charities and social enterprises

Impact for Growth fund awards last £680k to charities and social enterprises

The Impact Management Programme has made a total of £1.8m in grants to 41 organisations to help them improve their social impact

Digital round-up: Fundraising Regulator runs website survey

Digital round-up: Fundraising Regulator runs website survey

Plus: Sage Foundation donates licences for people-management software; and digital marketing agency celebrates seventh birthday with fundraising campaign

Scottish government urged to investigate NHS board's use of charitable funds

Scottish government urged to investigate NHS board's use of charitable funds

NHS Tayside has been criticised for using more than £2m from the Tayside Health Fund to pay for an IT system

Former officer jailed for stealing £216,000 from Christian charity

Former officer jailed for stealing £216,000 from Christian charity

Lee Patterson, 51, pleaded guilty to taking the money from the Bramley Family Support Project, where he was a project manager