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...


Voscur appoints new CEO

10 January, 2018 - 16:29
Voscur is delighted to announce that Sandra Meadows has been appointed as the charity’s permanent CEO.  
 
Sandra, who has been serving as Voscur's intermediate CEO since July 2017, is a committed advocate for both the sector and the city which has been her home for the...

Bristol secures funding to celebrate 100 years of votes for women

10 January, 2018 - 11:50
Bristol is one of 7 areas across England which will benefit from a share of £1.2 million to fund projects in 2018 to mark 100 years since women were first allowed to vote.
 
Bristol’s strong history of activism has helped secure £173,056 from the ‘Centenary Cities’...

Diversity the big challenge for participation says NCVO

8 January, 2018 - 15:31

People in the UK remain willing to become involved in society but attracting people from more diverse backgrounds remains a challenge, says a new report from NCVO.

The report,...


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