Category Archives: National News

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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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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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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All the latest from Faith Charities Week 2020

Civil Society Media have put together a week of digital content which is aimed at connecting and inspiring faith-based organisations of all shapes, sizes and denominations. Creating opportunities to discuss and analyse the role that faith plays in furthering many charities’ … Continue reading

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The Slang Dictionary

The Children’s Society have brought out an informative dictionary of slang that children and young people may use. It could be useful in identifying people who need to be safeguarded. Slang Dictionary A5 Booklet

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Sector bodies urge government to lift state aid restrictions to help large charity retailers

The Charity Tax Group and the Charity Retail Association have urged the government to remove state aid restrictions on a grant scheme in order to free up funds for charity retailers. Some £1.32bn of the government’s Covid-19 business grants remain … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunites

A new grant to help Shropshire residents affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Shropshire Council has been allocated a ‘Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential Supplies’ to support people who are struggling to afford food and other essentials due … Continue reading

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UK Parliament launches free online workshops for community and youth groups across West Midlands

UK Parliament’s local outreach officers have now taken their community and youth group workshops online. Their sessions are designed to show groups in the West Midlands how the House of Commons and House of Lords work, as well as offering … Continue reading

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The King’s Fund – free course

Personalising digital tools for people with learning disabilities: challenges and solutions Supporting individuals with learning disabilities to access the care for their needs comes with a number of challenges. But could we finally put the people using services at the heart … Continue reading

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