Category: Charity

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Charity Commission Guidance on Changing Your Charity’s Financial Year

Charity Commission Guidance on Changing Your Charity’s Financial Year

New guidance was published on 12 November 2018 regarding how to change a charity’s accounting reference date (or accounting year end as it it’s more commonly known). The guidance differentiates between Rules for charities that are not companies and Rules for charities that are companies Rules for charities that are not companies If your charity … Continued

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Liverpool Council Resource Grants 2019/20 – Application Now Open

Liverpool Council Resource Grants 2019/20 – Application Now Open

Liverpool City Council is now accepting applications from Liverpool-based, constituted not-for-profit organisations for Community Resource Grant funding for 2019/20. £625,000 is available for organisations who can help us deliver the Inclusive Growth Plan. £100,000 is available for organisations who can help increase the capacity of Liverpool’s charity and voluntary sector. The closing date is 12 … Continued

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Update Bulletin 2, Charities SORP (FRS 102) Published

Update Bulletin 2, Charities SORP (FRS 102) Published

Bulletin 2 for the Charities SORP (FRS 102) has been published on 5 October It can be found on the Charities SORP microsite here. The bulletin is a summary of the changes to the Charities SORP following the triennial review of FRS 102. These changes apply to all reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January … Continued

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BWM Charity Autumn Update Seminar- Tuesday 2 October

BWM Charity Autumn Update Seminar- Tuesday 2 October

BWM Chartered Accountants are hosting a Free Charity Autumn Update Seminar on Tuesday 2 October from 9am. Full details are provided here With so much going on in the charity sector we have invited an excellent line-up of speakers (including the Charity Commission & the CEO of the Charity Finance Group) to provide the latest … Continued

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Liverpool City Council Community Resource Grant 2019/20 Consultation

Liverpool City Council Community Resource Grant 2019/20 Consultation

Liverpool City Council will be hosting consultation events across the city to discuss potential changes to the Community Resource Grant. If you would like to attend one of the following consultation events please register by emailing corporate.grants@liverpool.gov.uk by 4 pm on Wednesday 10th October. Salvation Army, Cavendish Drive, Walton, L9 1NB Mon 15th Oct 10 … Continued

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Charity Online Annual Return Service

Charity Online Annual Return Service

Charities can now see all of the questions that will appear in this year’s charity annual return, ahead of the online service becoming available at the end of the month. The online 2018 charity annual return service will become available at the end of August, with the Charity Commission this year introducing a tailored return … Continued

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Watchdog ‘Shows its Teeth’ in Crackdown on Poor Practices, Charities Warned

Watchdog ‘Shows its Teeth’ in Crackdown on Poor Practices, Charities Warned

Charities and voluntary organisations across the Liverpool city region have been warned the Charity Commission is now “showing its teeth’ following a number of high-profile scandals such as Kids Company and Oxfam. That was the clear message from experts at the Spring Charity Update seminar held by accountancy firm BWM in Liverpool city centre. Many … Continued

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BWM Charity Spring Update Seminar- Tuesday 24 April

BWM Charity Spring Update Seminar- Tuesday 24 April

BWM Chartered Accountants are hosting a Charity Spring Update Seminar on Tuesday 24 April from 9am. Full details are provided here. With so much going on in the charity sector we have invited an excellent line-up of speakers to provide the latest updates and share their expert opinions on some of the key topical issues: … Continued

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Consultation Proposing Amendments to the Charities SORP (FRS 102) Now Open

Consultation Proposing Amendments to the Charities SORP (FRS 102) Now Open

The Charity Com­mis­sion for England and Wales (‘Charity Com­mis­sion’) and the Office of the Scot­tish Charity Reg­u­lator (OSCR) have issued a joint con­sulta­tion on pro­posed amend­ments to the Char­it­ies State­ment of Re­com­men­ded Prac­tice (FRS 102) (‘Char­it­ies SORP FRS 102) fol­low­ing recent amend­ments to UK ac­count­ing stand­ards. SORPs are in­ten­ded to sup­ple­ment ac­count­ing stand­ards and other legal … Continued

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Safeguarding in Charities

Safeguarding in Charities

Following recent events, the Charity Commission issued an alert to remind ALL trustees to take safeguarding extremely seriously. Safeguarding should be a key governance priority for all charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk. The Charity Commission has four clear expectations of trustees: Provide a safe and trusted environment. Safeguarding involves … Continued