New guidance on charity grants to non-charities

first_imgNew guidance on charity grants to non-charities The Charity Commission has issued draft guidance for trustees of charities that want to make grants to non-charitable organisations.The guidance brings together existing commission guidance that sets out the key principles that trustees must follow when making decisions about grant funding non-charitable organisations.The guidance states that trustees must be able to show how any grant to another organisation (whether a charity or not) furthers their charity’s purposes.In addition, a charity grants can only be made for activities that in principle it could carry out itself.Trustees must also comply with the powers and restrictions in their charity’s governing document and ensure that the recipient of the grant understands and agrees the aim of the grant, how this is expected to further the charity’s purposes, and what the grant can and can’t be used for.Sarah Atkinson, director of policy and communications at the Commission said:“Trustees have clear responsibilities when deciding where their funding goes, but it is particularly important that they recognise any risks that come with making grants to non-charitable organisations. We want this guidance to set out clear boundaries for trustees to ensure that charity funds are applied properly and to help them if things go wrong or circumstances change during the life of a grant.”The draft guidance is available on the .gov site and is under consultation until 8th April. Comments can be emailed to [email protected] Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via  165 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  164 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Melanie May | 18 February 2016 | News Tagged with: Charity Commission Law / policy trustees AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6last_img read more

Exhumation begins at Rathkeale as gardai investigate murder probe

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL Advertisement Previous articleVisitor numbers soar at eagles’ viewing pointNext articleNew support group for Limerick women experiencing separation Staff Reporter Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April NewsBreaking newsExhumation begins at Rathkeale as gardai investigate murder probeBy Staff Reporter – September 16, 2014 542 Linkedin Facebook Shannondoc operating but only by appointment center_img Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Print No vaccines in Limerick yet TAGSfeatured Andrew Carey in [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE exhumation of a woman found dead in her home over 20 years ago has begun at St Mary’s Burial ground in Rathkeale this Tuesday morning. Limerick woman Margot Seery was found dead in her apartment following a night out and at her inquest, it was found that she died of asphyxiation after choking. However, in a new development to the case, gardai and detectives attached to the cold case unit in Terenure were given new information into the possible circumstances surrounding the woman’s death. Following the granting of an application to the Minister for Justice earlier this summer seeking permission to exhume the body, more than a dozen gardai from the technical crime scene investigation unit and the cold case unit arrived shortly after 7am this Tuesday to begin the work of exhuming the remains of Ms Seery. A garda cordon was put in place at what has been deemed a crime scene as gravediggers started their work. The family plot at St Mary’s Burial ground also has the remains of Ms Seery’s parents as well as her late aunt. A second post mortem is expected to be carried out later at University Hospital Limerick as gardai further investigate this murder probe which is being led by Det Insp George McGeary West Limerick coroner Brendan Nix arrived on scene and said that he had “nothing but the height of praise for what is being done in these difficult circumstances”. More to follow. First Irish death from Coronavirus last_img read more

Tyson slams Andy Ruiz over weight loss

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Mike Tyson says Andy Ruiz Jr does not need to lose weight to fight Anthony Joshua as “it can affect power”.The pair will face off in Saudi Arabia this December.AJ was left stunned by the man who replaced Jarrell Miller for the fight in New York.It saw the Brit lose his IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO heavyweight title.And the 30-year-old has made some drastic changes, such as cutting his weight .The Mexican, who has only lost one fight in 34, has also been dropping mass in preparation for the rematch.But Tyson, who remains the youngest fighter to win a heavyweight title at 20, has suggested this is not a good idea for Ruiz.Speaking to Parimatch, the 53-year-old said: “There have been rumours he has lost weight.“I don’t like that.“I believe losing the weight can affect power sometimes.“If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.“He did well at that weight, so he should stay at that weight.And the former heavyweight champion believed the Mexican’s power was a big asset.Tyson added: “In the first fight, Ruiz put the pressure on him so fast that he didn’t know what to anticipate.“And there were some hard punches.”This footage was shared on Iron Mike’s official Twitter account earlier today, where it has been viewed nearly 30,000 times.It was soon shared on Instagram, where fans supported the 53-year-old’s theory.“I agree with Mike here,” one said.“That weight can help with leverage.” Tags: Parimatchlast_img read more