Category Archives: National News

NCVO launches free online safeguarding guides for charities

NCVO has launched a range of free online safeguarding resources, in conjunction with several other charities, to outline how voluntary organisations can prevent beneficiaries, staff and others from suffering harm. The resources were created to deliver phase one of the Safeguarding … Continue reading

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Heritage sector bodies declare environmental emergency as public protest in London begins

Charities and individuals from the heritage sector have declared an environmental emergency in the wake of mass campaigning from the likes of Extinction Rebellion, which starts two weeks of protests in London today. By making a public declaration, the heritage group aims to … Continue reading

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Ludlow Library – Human Library Event 09.10.2019 – 2pm to 4pm

The things you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask… this is a social change event with a difference. Join our Human Library and take out one of our Living Books. Just like in a real library, a … Continue reading

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Government’s work on tackling loneliness

Tackling loneliness matters to everyone: individuals, employers, communities, educators and health professionals. Supporting people to have meaningful social relationships is not just crucial to people’s physical and mental health. It also affects their engagement in the workplace and wider community … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities

Music for All – Community Project Funding Grants are available to UK-based community groups that aim to bring musical projects to their local communities. The Community Grants programme is administered Music for All, which is the charity of the UK … Continue reading

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Institute for Economic Affairs republishes Brexit paper

The Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) has republished a version of its controversial discussion paper on Brexit, with a number of changes to comply with charity law. Plan A: Creating a prosperous post-Brexit UK, authored by Shanker Singham and Radomir … Continue reading

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Funders should ‘show confidence in small charities and encourage honesty’

Funders need to show confidence in small charities and create an atmosphere of honesty to help bulid resilience, a report by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has said. The report, titled How funders can do more to support the resilience … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunites

Community Business Trade Up Programme A business development learning programme and match trading grant are available to support community businesses across England to become stronger and more sustainable. The Community Business Trade Up Programme is provided by Power to Change, … Continue reading

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Which charities took part in last week’s climate protests?

Millions of people marched at climate strikes on Friday, ahead of today’s UN Climate Action Summit. There were rallies in cities including London, Manchester and Glasgow, and #ClimateStrike, #SchoolsStrike4Climate and #ClimateAction were all trending on social media. Much of the action was led … Continue reading

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‘Mass market’ fundraising techniques are no longer working, finds report

Large charities have been warned they need to change how they fundraise, as it was revealed that the number of regular givers to a sample of 21 large charities has fallen. The second annual Charity Benchmarks Sector Report 2019 looks … Continue reading

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