Charity and Voluntary Sector

CSJ: The Centre for Social Justice has urged the Chancellor to rethink Government plans to cap tax relief on charitable donations in an open letter sent to the Treasury. With the backing of more than 70 effective poverty fighting charities, the CSJ argues that the proposed cap would reduce the funds given directly to frontline groups by the most generous Philanthropists.

In the letter to the Chancellor, Christian Guy, Director of Policy at the CSJ, wrote;   ……. “We know that 8% of donors give nearly half of all donations and with the limitations imposed by this cap, those donors will face either a higher tax bill, or the prospect of giving less to charity in order to maintain their current overall tax burden”.   …………….
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BIG: Rural villages across the UK are being offered grants of up to £50,000 from Big Lottery Fund’s Village SOS scheme, which aims to inspire a rural revival across the UK and support rural communities.
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DUK: Every child & young person with diabetes in England can expect an improvement in their level of care from last Monday, as a landmark funding agreement for paediatric diabetes services comes in to force. The Best Practice Tariff for Paediatric Diabetes sets out 13 mandatory care standards for paediatric diabetes service teams to meet – See ‘Guidance Notes & Best Practice Guides’ section for more information.
BHF: Someone who has had a cardiac arrest but who can’t be helped with a defibrillator is more likely to survive if given Hands-only CPR, researchers say. – See ‘Guidance Notes & Best Practice Guides’ section for more information.
APM Conference 2023 - Change Changes: Thursday 8th June, The Vox, Birmingham