Common Reporting Standard

ACF has led a coalition of sector bodies in expressing serious concern that the Common Reporting Standard, which requires endowed funders to collect and report tax information on grant recipients, will have a negative impact on thousands of organisations and individuals.

26 May 2016 Read the full article

Guidance on funding non-charities will inhibit vital capacity building

A coalition of sector bodies led by the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) have expressed serious concern that draft Charity Commission guidance on the funding of non-charities risks inhibiting vital capacity building of social purpose organisations. In a joint consultation response, ACF, Charity Finance Group (CFG) and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) have outlined a number of issues, focusing on the Commission’s attempt to draw tight boundaries around how grants may be used to cover the running costs of organisations that are not charities.

7 April 2016 Read the full article

Future funding of the charity commission

ACF has co-signed a letter coordinated by the Charity Finance Group designed to resist potential moves to introduce charging for Charity Commission registration and services. Due to the short deadline, ACF was unable to consult members on this issue and our decision to sign the letter was based on pre-existing member views articulated in the course of Lord Hodgson’s 2012 review of the Charity Act. If at a future point the Government or Commission bring forward specific proposals for consultation, ACF will of course seek members’ views and feed them into any formal submission.

3 March 2016 Read the full article

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