19 November, 2021

The Charity Commission for England and Wales has just released updated safeguarding guidance that now includes safeguarding online. The guidance is aimed at Trustees but covers a lot of areas that will be of use to senior paid staff.

To read the guidance, click here


Voscur’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021 will take place on Thursday 25 November. It will include highlights from this year from Voscur and the VCSE sector, and will launch the VCSE Academy.

This meeting will be online via Zoom; you will be sent the Zoom link via email after registering.

Further information

Voscur members will receive a formal notice of the AGM at least 21 days before the meeting.

Thursday, 25 November, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00
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5 July, 2021


As pandemic recovery rolls on, it may still be some time before you’re back in the workplace with all your colleagues and attending face-to-face events. Things might be a little too quiet right now, after 16 months of COVID-19 work patterns and solo coffee breaks.

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15 June, 2021


A new report from the Heritage Volunteering Group (HVG) has revealed that 40% of heritage organisations have no volunteering strategy, despite 45% of heritage organisations relying on volunteers to help with critical work, and 70% saying they could not function without volunteers. This suggests a huge gap between the need for volunteers and these organisations’ overall planning and sustainability.

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8 June, 2021


If your organisation has an office space (either a standalone office or a co-working arrangement), what should you consider about the return to office working as lockdown eases? And are there any differences between private companies and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations returning to the office?


This one-hour webinar shows why board diversity should be a priority for funding organisations and foundations in 2021, and the value young trustees can bring to an organisation, such as making an organisation more relevant. It will also explore the risk of nothing changing if your board does not add young trustees to the mix.

Thursday, 29 April, 2021 - 12:00 to 13:00


A skills audit is an important measure for any board of trustees, as it identifies the skills that existing board members have, and the skills that are lacking. This can help the board recruit trustees that have the skills you are currently missing, and you can use it to assess the know-how of new trustees during their induction.

There are many toolkits available to help you complete your skills audit, but these are some of the best we have found:

1 February, 2021


Attempting to consider Brexit, Covid, the breakup of the UK and Climate Change’s impact on the VCSE sector, The Road Ahead 2021 report is nothing if not ambitious. Examined through PESTEL analysis, NCVO offers a macro-level view of the collective response to the past 12 months, with questions that you and board might want to review over a Zoom coffee or Teams lunch.


The Coronavirus pandemic has significantly increased digital exclusion in our communities, and as a result many people already experiencing inequalities are struggling to access important services and support, particularly through this lockdown period. Many VCSE organisations are working hard to help to address the issue, and many other groups are interested in providing support and/or resources. This Digital Exclusion Update will bring VCSE organisations together to:

Wednesday, 3 February, 2021 - 10:30 to 12:00
23 December, 2020



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