Category Archives: National News

DCMS Youth Review: call for views from young people

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is reviewing the programmes and services it supports for young people outside of school (including the National Citizen Service, youth clubs, youth volunteering opportunities and local sports/arts groups). We want to … Continue reading

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February news from Stop Ecocide – EU supports recognition of ecocide

In an amendment to its report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World 2019, the European Parliament voted to urge “the EU and the Member States to promote the recognition of ecocide as an international crime under the Rome … Continue reading

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Comic Relief unveils ten funders to share £2.8m for projects tackling racial inequities

The Africa Academy, Muslim Charities Forum and Migrant Centre Northern Ireland are among ten organisations that have been awarded a share of £2.8m. This is the second phase of Comic Relief’s Global Majority programme, which is run in partnership with … Continue reading

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Farming and Rural Mental Health Mind Your Head 15 – 19 February

Keeping Mentally Well Resources for farming communities 2021 Mind Your Head Toolkit Resources aimed at the Farming Community 1. The Little Book of Minding Your Head: Developed by the Farm Safety Foundation specifically for the farming community and linked with … Continue reading

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NCVO Respond, Recover, Reset survey

As we approach the end of the financial year, we are interested to explore in more detail the impact that Covid-19 has had on the financial position of different VCSE organisations and your expectations for the next financial year starting … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

Random Acts of Kindness Foundation are upholding the annual tradition of celebrating kindness because we know everyone can use more kindness in their lives. Scientific evidence shows us the positive effects of doing kind acts for others as well as … Continue reading

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Local government and place-based partnerships

Integrated care systems and place-based partnerships (virtual conference) With April 2021 marking the deadline for all areas in England to be part of an integrated care system (ICS), this virtual conference looks at the future of place and how building … Continue reading

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NCVO response to recent news about their EDI journey

NCVO has approached our work on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) with integrity and transparency. Following receipt of the report into EDI in NCVO, we shared with staff and spoke publicly. We were open that it had revealed deep-rooted cultural … Continue reading

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NCVO volunteering round-up for January

Updated Knowhow covid guidance We’ve updated our coronavirus Involving Volunteers guidance to help you be clear about the national lockdown for England that came into effect on 6 January 2021. Volunteering from home: expenses With the current national lockdown, where possible, volunteering … Continue reading

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Consider charging for your services, charities urged

A paper from the research consultancy nfpSynergy says that although it is a potentially controversial subject, it can help improve outcomes Charities that have seen their income levels fall should consider the idea of charging their service users, according to … Continue reading

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