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Apr 27 2021

Have your say in the Kreston Charities Group survey!

Categories: Charities

To help us understand the impact that the pandemic has had on your financial position and ability to deliver your planned objectives in the short-term, we are conducting a short survey. In order to get a more informed picture, our EQ Charities team are running the survey as part of Kreston UK, a network of more

Apr 14 2021

Audit & reporting for charities

Categories: Audit & ReportingCharities

As Chartered Accountants, audit, reporting and accounting forms a large part of our day-to-day activities. At EQ, we focus our attention on delivering significant value to clients through these services and not simply achieving compliance. We pride ourselves on working together, where you see us as an extension of your charity, gaining your trust and more

Mar 31 2021

Is it time to update your governing documents?

Categories: Charities

With the country having been in lockdown for over a year now, it has been a challenge for charity trustees to have their management meetings which are so important for the proper governance of an organisation. Fortunately, the ability to have virtual meetings has enabled many charity trustees to keep on top of their roles more

Aug 19 2020

Phase two of the Third Sector Resilience Fund

Categories: CharitiesCOVID-19

Due to the high level of demand, the Scottish Government pledged additional funding to support a second phase of the Third Sector Resilience Fund. As mentioned in our previous article, the Third Sector Resilience Fund is an emergency fund for charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations working in Scotland who are facing financial difficulties, directly more

Jun 23 2020

HMRC updates guidance on Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme during COVID-19

Categories: CharitiesCOVID-19

Many churches are currently facing severe financial pressures as a direct result of COVID-19 as traditional income streams from lettings and face-to-face fundraising dry up. Concerns have been raised by the Charity Tax Group (CTG), which makes representation to the government on charity taxation issues, about the operation of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme more

May 15 2020

Small Business Grant Scheme to provide support for charities

Categories: CharitiesCOVID-19

The Scottish Government has announced that they are extending the Small Business Grant Scheme to eligible charities who occupy rateable properties and meet the specific criteria. This will allow charities to apply for grants of up to £10,000 for properties which are in receipt of any Charitable Rates Relief or Sports Relief, but are otherwise more