Category Archives: National News

Over 100 MPs and peers back charity sector’s plea for emergency funding

More than 100 MPs and peers from across the political spectrum have urged the chancellor to provide emergency funding to frontline charities at risk of collapse. Stephen Doughty, Labour and Co-op MP for Cardiff South and Penarth, co-ordinated a letter … Continue reading

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Funding News

£6 Million of Extra Flood Recovery Funding for England’s Farmers The Government has announced new measures to help farmers in England recover from the recent flooding, including a £6 million pot of new funding through an extension to the Farming … Continue reading

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Indigo Trust pledges £2.5m to support charities during coronavirus crisis

The Indigo Trust is making £2.5m available through emergency grants to help charities respond to the coronavirus emergency. The trust responded to an initiative from charity think tank New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), which has published guidance for philanthropists on how to … Continue reading

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Regulator promises to be ‘flexible and pragmatic’ during outbreak

The Charity Commission will take a “flexible and pragmatic” approach to regulating the charity sector in light of the coronavirus pandemic, new guidance says. The statement comes after the withdrawal of previous guidance, which reminded charities they might have to make serious … Continue reading

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Charities warn Covid-19 will hit vulnerable as some foodbanks struggle for supplies

Food charities are preparing for an “unprecedented challenge” as some foodbanks say they are already low on supplies. Panic-buying in reaction to coronavirus has meant a drop in donations for some foodbanks, while some are also struggling to buy supplies from … Continue reading

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New inquiry launched ON THE DECLINE OF RURAL BUS SERVICES

The County All Party Parliamentary Group (County APPG) and the County Councils Network (CCN) have launched an inquiry into the decline of rural bus services This inquiry will investigate the decline of rural bus services and make recommendations to Government … Continue reading

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British Red Cross to be Team GB’s official partner for Olympics

  The British Red Cross has been named as the official charity partner for Team GB for the Tokyo Olympics this summer. It is the first time that Britain’s Olympic athletes have had an official charity and the partnership aims to … Continue reading

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How charities celebrated International Women’s Day 2020

How charities celebrated International Women’s Day 2020 We’d love to hear some stories of how our VCS organisations in Shropshire celebrated International Women’s Day. Please send your stories to vcsassembly@shropshire.gov.uk if you would like them to be featured in next week’s … Continue reading

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COVID-19 (coronavirus) – local UPDATE

Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council have been working closely with Public Health England West Midlands and local NHS partners to prepare and respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus). As yet, there have been no positive local cases confirmed in either … Continue reading

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Tristan Blythe: Read all about it – the press, charities and ethics

More charities are examining their wider impact and taking an ethical approach. If you know a lot about a subject then you will often find coverage of it in the general media wanting. There may be inaccuracies, unfounded assumptions or … Continue reading

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