Charity Commission clarifies its view on accepting donations

The Chair of the Charity Commission has shared his priorities at its recent Annual Public Meeting and you can read the speech in full at

Several commentators have picked on the philanthropy section, where new guidance will be issued regarding the Acceptance and Refusal of Donations. The tone suggests that the Commission expects charities to accept monies where they are available, and not to refuse or return them without good reason.

Whilst this makes natural sense, we wonder if it could come into conflict with your charities or trustees values?