Category Archives: National News

Welfare Reform News

Benefit Mythbuster Launched Online Benefit Mythbuster is a new online web tool designed to help address commonly held myths and misconceptions about universal credit. People can choose from three options – ‘Starting a New Claim’, ‘Managing your Claim’, and ‘Solving … Continue reading

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VCS and the Cabinet reshuffle

The recent Cabinet reshuffle could have implications for the relationship between Government and the VCS. More change means new relationships now need to be formed. Jeremy Wright replaces Matt Hancock as Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport … Continue reading

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Macmillan Mobile Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support is offering people the opportunity to find out more about cancer and speak to their team of specialists at a number of locations around Shropshire. No appointment is necessary and the sessions are open drop in events. … Continue reading

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Grants News

Postcode Lottery – Dream Fund Charities in England, Scotland and Wales can apply for funding to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. All applications must come from at least … Continue reading

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Policy News

Government Publishes Brexit White Paper The Government has published its long-awaited Brexit strategy White Paper: The Future Relationship Between the United Kingdom and the European Union. Described as ‘a detailed proposal for a principled and practical Brexit’, the aim of … Continue reading

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Informing Research On Change In The Voluntary Sector – An Invitation

Researchers at Birmingham and Sheffield Hallam Universities are conducting a long-term study looking at change in the voluntary sector, based on ongoing case study research with a small number of groups and organisations. The research asks what things are changing … Continue reading

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Have Your Say On The Charity Digital Code Of Practice

Charities from across the UK are invited to contribute to the UK’s first Charity Digital Code of Practice which is due to launch in November this year. The code, which will aim to help charities improve their digital skills and … Continue reading

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Policy News: Government Publishes 75-Point LGBT Action Plan in Response to World’s Largest National LGBT Survey

The Government has published a comprehensive action plan setting out the steps it will take to address some of the biggest issues facing LGBT people in the UK. The action plan was published in response to the findings of the … Continue reading

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Funding Round Up

£19m Fund for Domestic Abuse Services Building on £20 million allocated in 2016 to 2018, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched an £18.8 million fund to help local authorities in England to support the provision … Continue reading

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Social Value Act Reform

The government has committed to strengthening the Social Value Act and to use more voluntary sector organisations to deliver public services. David Lidington, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster announced the plans during a … Continue reading

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