Category Archives: National News

Grant-giving charities face increased demand for help, says Association of Charitable Organisations

The number of people seeking help from charities following an unexpected change in circumstances has risen over the last four years, according to research from the Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO). ACO, which represents more than 120 charities that provide financial … Continue reading

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NCVO – The future of our sector

The world around us is changing rapidly and people have more choices than ever when it comes to getting involved in a cause – be that shaping the world around them for the better, protecting the things they think are … Continue reading

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Loneliness Annual Report: the first year

Everyone will know someone who has been lonely. The vast majority of us will feel this way at some point in our lives. Since the world’s first minister responsible for tackling loneliness was appointed by the government in January 2018, … Continue reading

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There are fewer charities in the most deprived areas of the country, says NPC report

There are fewer charities in the most deprived areas of the country, says NPC report There is a stark divide between where charities are most needed and where they are actually located, according to a new report published today by … Continue reading

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Rural Services Network – Regional Seminar Programme 2020

The Rural Services Network is excited to launch their RSN 2020 Seminar Programme Each year they provide a range of seminar/networking events across the breadth of the country, with one event taking place in each region. They recognised that not all … Continue reading

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Public sector volunteers ‘less satisfied’ than their charity counterparts, research shows

Figures published by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations indicate that people find volunteering in the public sector more bureaucratic. People who volunteer in public sector roles are less satisfied with their work than those who give their time to … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities

Severn Trent Launches New £10m Community Fund Severn Trent has worked with customers to better understand their needs, and as a result, the water company has decided to focus its new five year, £10 million fund on improving the well-being … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities

Patagonia’s Environmental Grants Programme – First 2020 Deadline The outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia is offering grants of up to US $12,000 (around £9,100) for non-profit organisations with a non-governmental status in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. … Continue reading

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John Tizard: 14 critical questions that charity boards should be asking post-election

John Tizard says charities must think about how to hold the new government to account and has 14 questions to prompt discussion at board level. The start of any new year is the time to reflect and plan for the … Continue reading

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Charity leaders recognised in New Year Honours List 2020

A number of charity sector professionals and volunteers have been recognised in the New Year Honours List, which was published by the Cabinet Office on 27 December 2019. Those recognised include a father and son duo, a 92-year-old volunteer and a … Continue reading

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