Category Archives: National News

Independent report presents blueprint for expanding dormant assets scheme

The dormant assets scheme should be extended to other sectors such as investment and wealth management to benefit more good causes, a new independent report has recommended today. The industry-led report has made a number of recommendations on how to … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

  Shropshire Association of Local Councils and VCSA are running a Funding Workshop on Friday 21st June 2019 at Shirehall, so please save the date. There will be a variety of speakers from different organisations in attendance to offer their knowledge … Continue reading

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Digital Motivation: What, who and why?

At Good Things Foundation their vision is a world where everyone benefits from digital technology. Read  their latest research below: “But what about those people who have their own reasons for not using the internet? People’s lives are complicated and it’s not as simple … Continue reading

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Luke Fletcher: Where does the Charity Commission stand on the climate emergency?

Luke Fletcher, partner at law firm Bates Wells examines the Charity Commission’s role in combating climate change. On my locker at work, I have a chart showing the trajectory of global CO2 emissions. It shows where the global economy is … Continue reading

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Lloyds Bank Foundation to offer more support to charities it doesn’t fund

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales plans to offer more non-financial support to charities that are not part of its grantmaking programmes. Paul Streets, chief executive of LBFEW, said: “We’re going to offer more support to charities even if we’re … Continue reading

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Four new entrants in this year’s Charity 100 Index

Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is one of four new entrants in this year’s list of the largest charities. The haysmacintyre / Charity Finance 100 Index tracks the largest 100 charities, ranking entrants by their average annual income over the past … Continue reading

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Age UK responds to new poverty (Household Below Average Income 2017/18) figures out today

  Caroline Abrahams, Charity Director at Age UK said: “We are deeply concerned that 2 million older people are now living below the poverty line – a 1% rise on last year that means pensioner poverty is at its worst since 2007/8. … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities

Grow Wild Youth Project Funding Grants for young people (aged 14 to 25 years) in the UK to deliver a creative project that celebrates UK native wildflowers and fungi in exciting and engaging ways. Grow Wild is led by the … Continue reading

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Sector bodies begin project on relationship between large and small charities

Sector bodies begin project on relationship between large and small charities NCVO, Acevo and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales have announced a new project to help smaller voluntary organisations bid for and deliver public services. The project, Rebalancing the … Continue reading

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DCMS announces £1.2m for a charity safeguarding training programme

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced that £1.2m from the government and the National Lottery Community Fund will be used to develop safeguarding training for the sector. NCVO has been charged with bringing together a partnership … Continue reading

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