Author Archives: Sarah Nelsey

Commission does not understand the ‘day-to-day reality’ for small charities, says SCC boss

The Charity Commission does not understand the “day-to-day reality” facing small charities, Rita Chadha, chief executive of the Small Charities Coalition (SCC), has said. Speaking in an interview with Civil Society News, she said the Commission must “keep up-to-date with the … Continue reading

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Successful Human Library supports Shropshire residents and challenges stigma

As we approach the end of 2019, we mark the conclusion of the second year of Shropshire Libraries successful partnership with the Human Library Organisation. Since the first Human Library event in Shropshire in 2018, the council’s library service has … Continue reading

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Shropshire Culture… a strategy for our future

Shropshire Cultural Strategy Working Group (CSWG); a partnership of representatives of 16 organisations from across Shropshire’s cultural sector, has commissioned FEI (Festivals & Events International) to help the sector develop a cultural strategy for Shropshire. The final Strategy will be … Continue reading

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Lloyds Bank Foundation relaunches ‘simpler, more flexible’ grants programme

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has relaunched its grants programme “with a simpler, more flexible and transparent approach”. Core funding grants worth up to £100,000 are available for small and local charities. Those eligible are charities with … Continue reading

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Charity Governance Code refresh

The steering group, wants to continually improve the Code. Understanding of what is good governance evolves, as do the expectations of the sector’s various stakeholders. The Charity Governance Code’s intention was to review the contents and impact of the Code … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunites

National Churches Trust’s Foundation Grants Programme 2020 Opens for Applications Listed and unlisted Christian places of worship of any denomination in the UK are invited to apply for grants towards urgent maintenance works and small investigative works in 2020. Grants … Continue reading

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Community well-being workshop on 12.12.2019

Community Well-being and Social Prescribing workshop Are you a local organisation or a practitioner from the Health, Care, or Voluntary and Community Sector, contributing towards community health and well-being for Shropshire people? If so, please come to our workshop which will … Continue reading

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How is Home Care working in Shropshire?

How is Home Care working in Shropshire? Home care (also known as domiciliary care) is often seen as the ‘front line’ of social care delivery and is critical to the longstanding intention to enable people to ‘age in place’ and … Continue reading

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Bank Fraud and Cyber Crime

Bank Fraud and Cyber Crime The threat of a cyber attack to our clients is more real today. It is an indisputable fact that cyber crime is a huge risk to any business or individual with an online presence. You … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

Food Bank Plus – Christmas Hamper Scheme Referrals You may be aware that Food Bank Plus provide hampers (that include everything you might need for Christmas dinner and beyond) plus they provide gifts for children through the Christmas Shoe box … Continue reading

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