10 October, 2019


Charities of all sizes can nominate their board for the Charity Governance Awards 2020, recognising the hard work of governing boards in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.


NCVO has launched a range of safeguarding resources to help organisations keep donors, service users, staff and volunteers safe. The resources, as part of NCVO Knowhow, include details of safeguarding policies and procedures, checklists, frameworks, and advice on whistleblowing and reporting abuse. 

7 October, 2019


The Charity Commission has published findings from its inquiry into Bristol Sheltered Accommodation & Support Ltd.

30 September, 2019


The Charities SORP-making body has set out plans to change the way that the charity accounting framework, the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP)*, is developed so that it better meets the needs of users of charity reports and accounts.

This follows a nine-month government review of the process, which recommended that it must change in order to meet “new public expectations”.

Looking at the range of responsibilities Board Members have in an organisation and building on the 'Being a Good Board Member' session, this course focuses beyond legal obligations and into best practice. Topics include resolving conflicts and working strategically.

What is this course about?
This course is about how to extend your skills and knowledge to work more effectively and to lead the delivery of best practice across your organisation.

Tuesday, 19 November, 2019 -
18:00 to 20:30

Becoming a Community Interest Company (CIC) is an exciting step forward for groups or organisations that want to be a business and have social impact. However, you will need to think about some key issues first, to make sure you're doing the right thing for you and your social enterprise.

This briefing covers why and how to set up as a CIC, and how to run well once you are set up.

What will you learn?

Wednesday, 4 December, 2019 -
12:30 to 14:00

Bristol Ageing Better has launched a new age-friendly business toolkit.

The toolkit is aimed at supporting local businesses that want to be more age-friendly.

The key mechanisms included in the toolkit are:

2 September, 2019


A new government consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace could have wide-ranging implications for VCSE organisations.

The consultation aims to gather evidence about whether the current laws on protecting people from sexual harassment in the workplace are effective.

This course provides basic information and understanding for new trustees or those who want to refresh their understanding, of what a trustee is, their legal obligations and their role and responsibilities within an organisation.

What is this course about?
It does what it says on the tin! This course gives an overview of the roles and responsibilities of trustees and what it takes to do the role well.

What will you learn?

Thursday, 16 January, 2020 -
18:00 to 20:30
Accounting audit Charity Commission
29 August, 2019


In a sample of 296 charities’ accounts, the Charity Commission found that 46% failed to meet the benchmark of auditing standards.


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