Your News

Please share your news and events with other members of Shropshire VCS Assembly. As a member of Shropshire VCS Assembly, this is your newsletter. Please feel free to send information through for inclusion. We love to share your updates with … Continue reading

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National Charity Coalition

Representatives from a number of charities, infrastructure organisations and membership bodies have  signed up to a commitment to “rethink how the social sector works with partners, communities and causes”. The declaration commits the signatories to “advocate and begin to campaign … Continue reading

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Charity Awards 2019 – Now Open

The Charity Awards have opened for 2019. The Awards identify charities which have original and effective ideas that the rest of the sector can learn from, and is open to any type of project or initiative, from any charity in … Continue reading

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Research into Large Charities Published

Research findings have been published by NCVO. The research focuses on large charities but it is interesting to understand how the sector is changing. Data for the period 2009/10 – 2015/16 shows that charities with an annual income of £100m … Continue reading

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Developing Volunteering Strategies

NCVO has been exploring the importance of developing robust volunteering strategies. NCVO’s workshops and training have highlighted that very few people from VCS services can confidently articulate why volunteers exist in their organisation. This often brings confusion about the role of volunteers, as well … Continue reading

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Consultations News

Shropshire Council Consultations Shropshire Council has a number of open consultations covering a range of issues. Main consultations are listed below with links and closing dates: Business Regulation Consultation – Shropshire Council, Shropshire Fire & Rescue and the Marches Local … Continue reading

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Grants News

Funding for Communities to Create Pocket Parks The Government has launched the Pocket Parks Plus fund to support local community groups to develop their own small plots of land which provide an oasis from urban life and that help improve … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

Shropshire VCSA: Translating the Civil Society Strategy into local action A facilitated workshop: 9.15am to 12.30pm Monday 11th February 2019 Council Chamber, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury Find the invitation here: Shropshire VCSA – Civil Society Workshop Please book your place … Continue reading

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An Invitation – VCS Assembly Workshop

Shropshire VCSA: Translating the Civil Society Strategy into local action A facilitated workshop 9.15am to 12.30pm Monday 11th February 2019 Council Chamber, Shirehall Up and down the country, charities, social enterprises and community & voluntary organisations bind society together—and are … Continue reading

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Your Foreign Coins Needed

Unspent foreign coins in your purse or in your drawer? Please pass them onto Shropshire RCC! Some 64% of travellers return from abroad with foreign currency and this year the average holidaymaker is coming home with just over £28 in notes … Continue reading

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