Charity Commission – updated guidance for the sector

Article date
14 April 2020
Primary interest
Voluntary sector

The Charity Commission has updated its guidance for the sector, initially published in March. The format of the guidance has been updated and now contains these following sections:

  • Charity objects: objects that allow you to support coronavirus response and when you might need to adapt your objects.
  • The government financial support for charities, linking to the Chancellor’s Announcement on 8 April (see our funding page for updates on this funding).
  • Using reserves and restricted funds.
  • Holding AGMs and other meetings.
  • Reporting serious incidents.
  • Safeguarding.
  • Working with companies and businesses to help with coronavirus, and how to avoid conflicts of interest.
  • Updated SORP guidance for charity accounting taking into account potential impact of Covid-19.

For further advice on any of the above and how it might apply in your charity’s situation, please contact