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  • Promotion of voluntary sector to be a new charitable purpose

    first_img Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 14 October 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Promotion of voluntary sector to be a new charitable purpose AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img a local resource body which co-ordinates black and minority ethnic or lesbian and gay voluntary organisations;an organisation which identifies needs in the voluntary sector and establishes projects or policies to address them;an organisation providing a database of information about charities.The Charity Commission’s head of charitable status policy Joanne Edwardes said: “The voluntary sector is an important part of today’s economy and adds immense value to the community as a whole.“The efficiency and effectiveness of the charitable sector is something the public is concerned about and we have recognised for some time that organisations promoting this can themselves be charities. This new ./guidance sets out the criteria we will use to decide when such organisations are charitable. In particular, it sets out how we distinguish between a commercial provider of services to charities and a charitable provider.”The new ./guidance is consistent with the description of charitable purposes in the draft Charities Bill, in particular the advancement of citizenship or community development.The new purposes are described in Charity Commission publications RR13 and RR14.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Charity Commission has accepted the promotion of the voluntary sector for the benefit of the public as a new charitable purpose.Organisations that promote the voluntary sector can now be recognised as charities, according to new ./guidance from the Charity Commission. It gives examples of bodies which would now qualify for charitable status: Advertisementlast_img read more