Category Archives: National News

Highlights from Small Charity Week 2019

      Last week marked the tenth Small Charities Week, celebrating the achievements and impact of smaller charities across the country. Here are some of the highlights. Small Charity Big Impact Awards The Foundation for Social Improvement, the charity behind Small Charity … Continue reading

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People need a university degree to understand charity reports, research shows

A university level of education is needed to understand most charities’ annual reports, according to new research. Writing for Civil Society Media’s Charity Finance magazine, Precious Sithole, a former student at St Mary’s University in Twickenham, shared findings from her … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities

UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme Accepting Applications Capital-improvement grants of up to £5,000 are available to charities and not-for-profit groups that run theatres in the UK. Provided by the Theatres Trust and supported by funding from the Andrew Lloyd Webber … Continue reading

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Government strategy needed to protect rural buses

Baroness Randerson writes in the parliamentary magazine This House to argue that a government strategy is needed to support council funding and increase passenger numbers on rural bus services. She argues that deregulation of the bus industry in the 1980s … Continue reading

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Small charities: we need your views on the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy

Homeless Link and Homeless Justice are working in partnership to reach out and hear directly from small charities (under £1m income), community groups and/or faith-based groups working on homelessness. They want to hear about your experiences locally, your views on the … Continue reading

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Carers Week

Carers Week runs from the 10th to 16th June 2019.  This year, the focus is Getting Carers Connected. Carers UK (2019) reports there are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. They will be looking after a family member or … Continue reading

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Volunteering can be a catalyst for social change

Oonagh Aitken –   Volunteering can be a catalyst for social change – if all three sectors play a part The sector must build long-standing collaboration with other charities and companies to ensure the future of volunteering opportunities Oonagh Aitken Volunteers’ … Continue reading

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Winners of Charity Awards 2019 are unveiled

The winners of the 20th annual Charity Awards, organised by Civil Society Media, were announced last night at a black-tie event at the Pavilion at the Tower of London. There was a winner in each of the ten categories and … Continue reading

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Charity sector needs a ‘cultural upheaval’, says Charity Commission chair Baroness Stowell

The charity sector as a whole is not meeting its potential and organisations need to rethink how they deliver their objectives to meet the challenges of the future, Baroness Stowell, chair of the Charity Commission, said this week. She delivered … Continue reading

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National Countryside Week 2019

National Countryside Week 2019 National Countryside Week is The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s annual awareness week and in 2019 will take place from Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th August. Every year the campaign aims to raise awareness and celebrate the values … Continue reading

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