Category Archives: National News

Local Charities Day – 14 December

Local Charities Day returns this year on Friday 14 December, celebrating the fantastic work that local charities do to build thriving communities across the country. This year there are even more ways you can show your support for #localcharitiesday. People … Continue reading

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National Charity Coalition

Representatives from a number of charities, infrastructure organisations and membership bodies have  signed up to a commitment to “rethink how the social sector works with partners, communities and causes”. The declaration commits the signatories to “advocate and begin to campaign … Continue reading

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Charity Awards 2019 – Now Open

The Charity Awards have opened for 2019. The Awards identify charities which have original and effective ideas that the rest of the sector can learn from, and is open to any type of project or initiative, from any charity in … Continue reading

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Research into Large Charities Published

Research findings have been published by NCVO. The research focuses on large charities but it is interesting to understand how the sector is changing. Data for the period 2009/10 – 2015/16 shows that charities with an annual income of £100m … Continue reading

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Developing Volunteering Strategies

NCVO has been exploring the importance of developing robust volunteering strategies. NCVO’s workshops and training have highlighted that very few people from VCS services can confidently articulate why volunteers exist in their organisation. This often brings confusion about the role of volunteers, as well … Continue reading

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Grants News

Funding for Communities to Create Pocket Parks The Government has launched the Pocket Parks Plus fund to support local community groups to develop their own small plots of land which provide an oasis from urban life and that help improve … Continue reading

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Independent Inquiry Publishes Findings

Charities and other civil society organisations must make radical changes and behave differently to ensure they are fit for the challenges of the future, or risk becoming irrelevant, a two-year study has concluded. Civil Society Futures, an independent inquiry led by … Continue reading

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Grants News

Windrush Day Grants Grants are available for local authorities, charities and community groups to celebrate, commemorate and/or educate about the history of the Empire Windrush and the contribution of the Windrush Generation to British economic, social and cultural life. The … Continue reading

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Age UK works to influence the BBC

Age UK is working nationally to promote a new BBC consultation on TV licences due to the potential impact on older people. The campaign is also being promoted by local Age UKs across the country. The Age UK campaign aims to ensure the … Continue reading

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Grants News

VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations can apply for funding to run projects focused on improving children and young people’s mental health. The introduction mentions applications from exisiting schemes – this appears to relate … Continue reading

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