The Money Advice Trust’s Chief Executive, Steve Vaid, on how the charity supports people and small businesses in financial difficulty. Take a look here.

“With Labour winning a landslide victory in yesterday’s General Election following 14 years of Conservative rule, sector leaders have been sharing their response. In an open letter published on the NCVO site, Chief Executive Sarah Elliot promised the sector’s support but said that charities were more than just ‘delivery partners’ and must be equal partners to the state, alongside business…” Take a look here.

“New Pro Bono Economics (PBE) analysis of the Cabinet’s pre-parliamentary CVs reveals that eight have worked in the charity sector: a quadrupling of charity experience at the top of government…” Read more here.

The results are in, and Labour has won the UK General Election in a landslide victory, with the Conservatives facing their worst defeat since 1832.

Where will a Labour government make the most impact?

Writing for charity think tank NPC, Leah Davis, Head of Policy and External Affairs, says that there are five areas which offer “most obvious potential for effective partnerships for change”. Those areas are young people and mental health, criminal justice, health, regional and social inequalities, and the environment. Read more

‘David Holdsworth joins the Charity Commission as CEO on Monday 1 July, taking over from Helen Stephenson, whose term has now ended. Stephenson held the role for seven years. Holdsworth was announced as Stephenson’s successor earlier this year, set to take over the role …’ Read more here.

‘More than half of small charities are now using AI – and they also account for two thirds of charities using it for grant fundraising, according to a snapshot of results from this year’s Charity Digital Skills report…’ Read more here.

In our new blog, Tereza Litsa explores some ways that charities can advance their charities mission by using LinkedIn. Take a look here.

In this newsletter you will find information about:

➢ Alliance highlights and news about partner activities
➢ Digital Signposting Platform for H&F
➢ Survey on the local Voluntary and Community Sector
➢ Extension of the Household Support Fund
➢ Alliance Summer Conference – 11 July 2024

We recently published the findings of research we commissioned to investigate the public’s experience and expectations of charitable fundraising. The aim of this research, from strategic insight agency Opinium, was to help build on our understanding in this area to inform our regulation and to add to our evidence base to help promote best practice to fundraisers. You can read the full report on our website which shares valuable insights.  

Additionally, with the our code review now entering its final stages, our Policy Manager Conor Gibson has written a blog to provide an update on the review process so far, the response to the public consultation and what the next phase in the process looks like which you can read on our website.    

The prime minister Rishi Sunak has called a general election on 4 July, saying that only the Conservatives will be able to keep the country secure and ensure economic stability. Read more