Blog: "Sorry, we don’t want your money!" - the importance of a robust donations policy

24 January, 2018 - 14:59

Written by Jenny Wildblood, Voscur’s Funding lead. Read more about Jenny ...


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Ready for GDPR? Read our helpful guide and FAQs for VCSE groups

23 January, 2018 - 11:32
By now, most people will have heard about the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is coming into force in May 2018, but do you understand what it means in practice for your group/organisation?
 

Following a number of inquiries from our members and other VCSE...


Legal system ‘failing’ women and in need of reform, says Fawcett in landmark sex discrimination law review

23 January, 2018 - 10:51
A ground-breaking report released by the Fawcett Society concludes that our legal system is failing women and needs fundamental reform. The report, which is the conclusion of the Fawcett Society’s Sex Discrimination Law Review (SDLR) Panel, also found that violence against women and girls is ‘...

Guest Blog: Loneliness can affect us all

18 January, 2018 - 14:38

This week, the Government announced the appointment of Tracy Crouch as the UK's Minister for Loneliness, a project first started by the late MP Jo Cox. An issue affecting about nine...


New Disclosure and Barring Service basic check service

18 January, 2018 - 12:36

If you need a basic disclosure check for a job in England and Wales, you should apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), which now provides the service for England and Wales. If you need a basic check for a job in Scotland, then you should apply to Disclosure Scotland. If you want a...


Charitable companies with an income of under £12,500 can now convert to CIOs

18 January, 2018 - 11:52
Charitable companies with an income of under £12,500 can now convert to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), and the Government has issued a timetable for the staggered introduction of this opportunity for larger organisations.
 
What is a CIO?...

Changes to the automatic disqualification law could affect your leadership team: make sure you’re prepared

17 January, 2018 - 14:46
From 1 August 2018, changes to the law will put greater restrictions on who can run a charity. The Government has published new guidance to help individuals (such as...

Getting it right: top tips for a stress-free annual return

17 January, 2018 - 12:03
Charities with an income of £10,000 or over* must submit an annual return to the Charity Commission within 10 months of the end of the organisation’s financial year. Ideally you should begin the process of pulling the information together as soon as you approve your latest accounts and the...

£90m for youth employment initiatives

16 January, 2018 - 14:32

 

Around £90m will be invested in projects to help disadvantaged young people into work.   The money is part of £330m from dormant bank and building society accounts that will be used to support good causes in the UK over the next four years,

The youth employment initiatives will...


Participate in nationwide pupil online-safety survey

16 January, 2018 - 14:01

 

The NSPCC and the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) are running a pupil online safety survey, free to all UK primary and secondary schools, to mark Safer Internet Day 2018 which will be celebrated globally on 6 February 2018. The online survey is open from  01-28 February, and is designed...


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