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November 25, 2021

Charity Commission updates its safeguarding guidance for charities

The Charity Commission has updated its ‘Safeguarding for charities and trustees’ guidance.The new wording stresses that trustees must make sure that their charity fulfils its responsibility to sa...


November 22, 2021

Turn Black Friday 2021 into ‘Give Back Friday’

easyfundraising is turning Black Friday into Give Back Friday this year. More than 3,000 churches nationally are now using easyfundraising to keep money coming in during these unprecedented times....


November 17, 2021

ECCR launches new Ethical Buying Guide for Churches

The Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility – ECCR – has launched its new ‘Ethical Buying Guide for Churches’ resource. ECCR’s vision is to see money used in a wa...


November 5, 2021

Major debate launched to safeguard the future of the UK’s churches and chapels

THE National Churches Trust has launched a national debate to help safeguard the future of the UK’s local churches – and it would like ACAT’s members to take part. With an increa...


November 3, 2021

ACAT’s new course specifically for those mulling church treasurer role

ACAT will launch a new course on December 1 entitled ‘The Church Treasurer: Insights into the role and responsibilities’. The hour-long training session has been devised by Robert Scot...


October 5, 2021

Nine insurance considerations when planning a church event

With the onset of autumn, many Churches are entering the season of light nights and firework events – and many of us might even be starting to think about Christmas… Whilst these event...


September 29, 2021

CCLA to appraise ‘good investment’ specifically for church treasurers

ACAT is delighted to be welcoming Andrew Robinson MBE, CCLA’s Executive Director of Market Development, as one of the keynote speakers at our 2021 virtual conference. Andrew’s webinar ent...


September 18, 2021

ACAT reveals Sponsors for our 2021 Virtual Conference

ACAT is delighted to announce the sponsors for our 2021 virtual conference entitled ‘Mission-Driven Finance: The Way Forward Post-Covid’. CCLA – the UK’s leading fund manager for Christian...


September 10, 2021

ExpensePlus receives HMRC Gift Aid recognition

ExpensePlus has launched a new updated Gift Aid module which enables churches and charities to submit Gift Aid claims directly to HMRC. ExpensePlus is an easy-to-use, cloud-based fund accounting p...


September 3, 2021

ACAT launches 2021 Conference with a host of outstanding speakers

ACAT is delighted to announce the official launch of our 2021 virtual conference entitled “Mission-Driven Finance: The Way Forward Post-Covid”. Outstanding speakers from the worlds of faith an...


August 26, 2021

easyfundraising to donate almost £1m to churches and other charities

easyfundraising is about to donate almost £1m to churches and other charities nationwide. easyfundraising is a a free to use online fundraising platform where leading retailers make cashback dona...


August 23, 2021

Charity Commission to host free ‘Trustee Duties’ webinar

THE Charity Commission has scheduled a free webinar entitled ‘Trustee Duties in a Faith Charity context’. Hosted by the Charity Commission’s Faith Charities Outreach Team (FCOT), the event w...


August 10, 2021

ACAT Chairman John Chastney passes away

IT is with great sadness that ACAT must share the news that our Chairman John Chastney has passed away. In addition to serving as one of our trustees for many years, John was also known to countle...


July 23, 2021

Data Developments launches new Independent Examination service

Data Developments has launched a new Independent Examination service.The company, which specialises in administrative software for churches and charities, has made this service available to its Finan...


July 21, 2021

ACIE launches its first virtual conference

THE Association of Charity Independent Examiners – ACIE – is hosting its first online conference this September.One of ACAT’s longstanding Partners in Ministry, ACIE works on behalf of those wh...


July 9, 2021

Liberty Accounts creates new software feature for churches and cathedrals

Liberty Accounts has launched a new feature that handles the banding method of VAT for churches and cathedrals. The company – which is one of ACAT’s Partners in Ministry – specialises in pro...


July 3, 2021

ACAT Conference 2021: Title and Dates for our first hybridised event revealed

ACAT is delighted to announce that the title of our 2021 conference will be “Mission-Driven Finance: The Way Forward Post-Covid”. This year’s event will also be hybridised for the first time...


June 16, 2021

Allchurches Trust administers £160,000 of new grants

DOZENS of churches and Christian charities have benefitted from a total of £160,000 in the latest round of grants administered by the Allchurches Trust. Among the beneficiaries was the St John th...


June 9, 2021

Increasing number of ACAT members now using easyfundraising

HUNDREDS of ACAT members have already discovered how straightforward it is to raise money for their church when shopping online through easyfundrasing. It’s a free-to-use online fundraising plat...


May 20, 2021

Five changes to charity law announced

SEVERAL technical – but important – changes have been made to charity law. The changes have been welcomed as a way to make life simpler for trustees while simultaneously helping them t...