Charities from across the UK are invited to contribute to the UK’s first Charity Digital Code of Practice which is due to launch in November this year. The code, which will aim to help charities improve their digital skills and increase their take up of digital activity, is being funded by Lloyds Banking Group and the Co-op Foundation. It will be voluntary and free to access and as part of the steering group, we’d encourage our members to take part in the consultation to inform the Code’s development.
NAVCA has contributed to the drafting of the Code, representing our members and the unique challenges and priorities they have. Some of our members have also had chance to comment on the early draft stages of the Code, with particular relevance to the small and local charities they support. Any Code of Practice needs to be accompanied by practical support for it to be relevant to charity and voluntary sector organisations. That is why NAVCA and our members play a vital role in making sure practical support is available to all organisations in the community.
The feedback already given has influenced the current version of the code but we would still encourage all members to get involved with the consultation to help give the Code even more meaning and relevance to you, and the charities you support.
You can see the resources that have been developed so far and take part in the consultation here.