News from United Kingdom

 

The annual UK Giving Report found that donations to charity fell by as much as 20% in real terms during 2011/12, with the number of people and amounts given having fallen to £9.3 billion. 

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The Institute of Fundraising (Iof) has launched a new, single Code of Fundraising Practice for charities and voluntary organisations across the UK, merging the preceding 28 Codes into one definitive resource for best practice. 

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The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has joined forces with other sector leaders in lobbying the UK Parliament for improvements to the Small Charitable Donations Bill. 

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Many of the UK’s best loved and most important charities are among the first to be to be awarded a yellow plaque recognising the huge contribution made to charities by people who leave gifts in their wills.

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