Emily Harle

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Major support charities set to merge

The organisations collectively employ about 2,600 people

Helen Pattinson

War Child UK appoints new chief

Helen Pattinson has been promoted from director of fundraising and communications to succeed Rob Williams, who will lead the newly-formed War Child Alliance

Halima Begum

ActionAid UK chief to take reins at Oxfam GB after just six months

Halima Begum says the move to Oxfam is a ‘natural next step’

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Charity launches new 'sonic logo'

The charity says its new range of audio branding aims to better engage the sight loss community

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New immigration policies risk worsening social care staff shortages, umbrella body warns

The National Care Forum says tighter regulations are ‘unsustainable’ for the social care sector

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English National Opera to create 'main base' in Manchester

The organisation plans to move into the city by 2029

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Criminal justice charity rebrands after expansion of services

Hope After Harm’s new name is part of a £2,000 rebrand

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Charity leaders need to ‘spearhead’ lived experience work, think tank urges

A strategic approach led by senior leaders is essential to avoid tokenism, NPC says

Kate Markey

Foundation appoints new chief

Kate Markey will join the Nationwide Foundation in early 2024

‘Inundated’ grant-maker only able to meet 30 per cent of applications

The Leeds Community Foundation says there has been a ‘much higher rate of grant applications’ in 2023, with organisations ‘particularly anxious’ to secure core funds

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Farmer arrested for vehicle theft amid bitter row between charity and community workers

Simon Fairlie says he maintains the vehicle and uses it for his work; the charity says he was driving it ‘without authorisation and without insurance’

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Charities urged to ‘equip’ themselves with campaigning code before general election

The Electoral Commission has published guidance on what charities need to know about campaigning in a pre-election period

Housing support charity to close after making more than 100 unsuccessful funding applications

The charity plans to redistribute its remaining £100,000 in funds to other tenant-related charitable causes

Christian charity has assets frozen

The Scottish charity is under investigation due to concerns the church it serves is no longer acting as a place of worship

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People of colour twice as likely to feel excluded while volunteering, research finds

Volunteers belonging to global majority groups are also less likely to continue voluntary activities, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations says

Fraud against charities on the rise, research indicates

Polling shows there has been a seven percentage point increase in the proportion of charities that have experienced fraud or attempted fraud over the past year

Heidi Travis

Sue Ryder chief to 'semi retire'

Heidi Travis says she will 'semi retire' in the spring after 14 years with the palliative care charity

Comic Relief chair resigns after charity calls for Gaza ceasefire without consulting board

Eric Salama says the charity's management 'took an approach to an issue which I thought was profoundly wrong'

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Arts charities merge after funding loss put jobs at risk

Culture 24 and The Audience Agency say the decision to merge came after Arts Council England dropped them from its funding portfolio