Author Archives: Sarah Nelsey

Charities urge review of VAT

Four charity umbrella organisations have joined forces to urge the government to launch a fundamental review of VAT and other taxes paid by charities because of the “significant burden” it places on UK voluntary sector organisations. In a written submission … Continue reading

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Charities unclear about how the six-people rule will impact fundraising events

The government has been unable to clarify how the updated rules on social distancing will apply to fundraising events. From Monday 14 September, the law forbids groups of larger than six people to meet and socialise in England. However, there are many … Continue reading

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Charity completes £100,000 refurbishment with help of donations and grants

A Shropshire charity which helps people with life-changing physical disabilities live independent lives is celebrating the completion of a £100,000 refurbishment programme. The Ethos Group based in Oswestry provides transitionary housing for people in wheelchairs and funds a support team … Continue reading

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Zoe Amar: How to review your digital progress during Covid-19

Charities pivoted rapidly to digital in the first months of the pandemic – as we head into the next phase, it’s time to reflect. After the chaos of the past six months, September feels like a “back to school” moment … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities

ScottishPower Foundation Accepting Applications Charities registered with one of the UK charity regulators for at least one full year can apply for grants of between £35,000 and £200,000. Application must address at least one of the ScottishPower Foundation’s strategic aims: … Continue reading

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Procurement Opportunity

PMCV 018 – Sexual Health Services Shropshire Council is seeking tenders for the delivery of community based sexual health services that incorporates prevention, three levels of sexual health and contraception services to work with the newly commissioned digital offer. The … Continue reading

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Leading beyond Covid-19: transforming work and cultures

At this virtual conference we will share practical ideas about transforming work and workplace cultures. You will explore how good leadership and team-working influences people’s work experiences, releasing their full potential to drive improved outcomes for patients and citizens. Discuss … Continue reading

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Consultation News

Draft Housing Strategy (2020 -2025) – consultation The draft housing strategy (attached to this page) was approved for consultation by cabinet on 15 June. The strategy sets out our vision for housing for the next five years: That all homes are … Continue reading

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Help avoid a local lockdown in any of Shropshire

Shropshire Council is urging all residents to act now and avoid a local lockdown in any of Shropshire, following an increase in COVID-19 cases. In the week 1-7 September Shropshire saw a further 37 confirmed cases, and we are strongly … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

Families and individuals who have lost loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic are being offered free bereavement counselling. Run by Shropshire Council with support from Samaritans, Severn Hospice, Cruse Bereavement Care and Crane Quality Counselling, the Bereavement Support Service offers … Continue reading

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