Tag Archives: Charity


Recognising and responding to abuse
October 26, 2021

Recognising and responding to abuse

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Recognising and responding to abuse It can be extremely difficult for children, young people and vulnerable adults to speak out about abuse. Often the fear of negative consequences from speaking to anyone outweighs the safety it could bring. Some may delay telling someone about abuse for a long time, while others never tell anyone, even…

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Are you covering your volunteers correctly?
October 6, 2021

Are you covering your volunteers correctly?

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Are you covering your volunteers correctly? Volunteers are the life and blood of many charitable organisations, but are you looking after them as you should be – and could you be leaving your charity exposed by not doing so? Under the Employer’s Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969, all employers are required by law to insure…

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Ascend are proud to announce our new charity of the year: Kids Inspire
August 5, 2021

Ascend are proud to announce our new charity of the year: Kids Inspire

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Ascend are proud to announce our new charity of the year: Kids Inspire We are delighted to announce that Kids Inspire (registered charity number 1129513) will be our Charity of the Year for the remainder of 2021, and 2022. Ascend will be raising money in aid of Kids Inspire through various fundraising efforts, from taking…

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Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of size
July 29, 2021

Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of size

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Why charities need cyber insurance, regardless of their size With all the challenges and changes Covid-19 is bringing, we have seen a sudden and near-total shift to remote working (and now a more measured transition to blended working), and many charities have had to re-examine their existing cyber security practices. In the past year, 20% of charities…

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The Ascend Forest Project – planting 10,000 trees
May 11, 2021

The Ascend Forest Project – planting 10,000 trees

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The Ascend Forest Project – planting 10,000 trees Ascend are helping to restore some of the world’s most threatened forests by planting a tree for every policy and vehicle insured in 2021. Where environmental change is concerned, everybody in the world benefits from trees, as they assimilate carbon dioxide (CO2) that in any case adds to a… Read more
Charity shops off to a flying start with restrictions lifting
April 21, 2021

Charity shops off to a flying start with restrictions lifting

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Charity shops off to a flying start following the lifting of restrictions Charity shops across the UK have seen an increase in donations, even the ones that have remained closed, with items being left outside the shops. Charities have requested that items are not dumped outside the front of the shops. Once items are dumped…

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Charities need to be fraud aware
March 25, 2021

Charities need to be fraud aware

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Charities need to be fraud aware The charity sector has an annual income of over £69 billion making the sector vulnerable from acts of fraud and financial crime. Charity trustees have a duty to manage their charity’s resources responsibly and ensure that funds are protected, applied and accounted for. Therefore they must make sure suitable…

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Abuse cover
March 17, 2021

Abuse cover

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Abuse Cover The Charity Commission released their safeguarding strategy in 2017. The strategy sets out the duty of care charities must display when it comes to preventing abuse, with one major point being that safeguarding should not only apply to those who are most vulnerable, but actually any party who comes into contact with the…

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Do you know why public liability is so important for your charity?
March 10, 2021

Do you know why public liability is so important for your charity?

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The importance of public liability for your charity Public liability insurance is an important insurance cover requirement for all companies, so what is it and why do you need it? As an advice-based insurance broker, we thought we would share our knowledge with you on public liability insurance:   Public liability insurance explained: Public liability insurance is… Read more
How could underinsurance affect your charity?
March 4, 2021

How could underinsurance affect your charity?

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Could your charity be underinsured?   The pandemic and the resultant hit to the economy has forced businesses to look at every cost to make savings and insurance is no exception. A major worry is that vital protection could be sacrificed for relatively small premium savings, making businesses more exposed. Recent research undertaken by Aviva… Read more