Category Archives: National News

NVCO – Developing a contingency plan

Shropshire VCSA are in the process of compiling a library of documents to aid organisations’ recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic. If you have discovered anything really useful, we would love to hear from you at vcsassembly@shropshire.gov.uk NVCO have complied the … Continue reading

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Update from the Office for Civil Society

Charities receive over £32 million from dormant trusts Funding has been announced for the Revitalising Trusts programme, which takes funds lying dormant in the accounts of inactive or ineffective charities and puts them to charitable use. Since its launch in … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities

BAME Infrastructure Support Fund Accepting Applications The UK Community Foundations (UKCF) has launched this new fund to support Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups who have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. The funding is intended to support … Continue reading

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NHS Volunteer Responder scheme will continue to offer support beyond the end of July

From Saturday 1 August, clinically extremely vulnerable people will no longer be advised to shield, however the NHS Volunteer Responder scheme will continue to help people who are at greater risk from coronavirus or who may be cautious about the … Continue reading

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Are charity staff as confident in their trustees as they are in themselves?

So earlier this week Civil Society News set up our own poll to see what charity staff think about their trustees. Huge caveats that this is a simple, unscientific, poll of our readers and we had 101 responses.  It should … Continue reading

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The King’s Fund – Free online course – How does the NHS in England work?

Our free online course, The NHS explained: how the health system in England really works, is open for enrolment now. The four-week course will provide you with a broad understanding of the NHS – its inner workings, how it all … Continue reading

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News from Stop Ecocide – France to champion international crime of ecocide

Some really positive news from Stop Ecocide, who some of you may remember speaking at Shropshire VCSA’s climate change workshop. The possibility of establishing ecocide as an international crime has just come significantly closer.   President Emmanuel Macron this week … Continue reading

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Nearly £8.5m allocated so far from government’s small charity coronavirus fund

Just under £8.5m has been allocated to small charities so far from the government’s coronavirus emergency fund, six weeks after the £200m scheme opened. The National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) said that almost 500 organisations in England have now been … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities

Government’s New £40m Green Recovery Challenge Fund to Open in ‘Due Course’ The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has announced that as part of the Prime Minister’s wider package to boost the economy, it will be … Continue reading

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97% of trustees are confident in their role, finds poll for the Charity Commission

The overwhelming majority of trustees feel confident in their role, according to research carried out for the Charity Commission. A report titled Charity Trustee Survey was published by the regulator yesterday, showing that 55% of those surveyed felt “very confident” in their … Continue reading

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