Tag Archives: VCS

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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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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Independent Inquiry Publishes Findings

Charities and other civil society organisations must make radical changes and behave differently to ensure they are fit for the challenges of the future, or risk becoming irrelevant, a two-year study has concluded. Civil Society Futures, an independent inquiry led by … Continue reading

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Free Event: Briefing On Key Changes Under General Data Protection Regulations

Book your place via vcsassembly@shropshire.gov.uk

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National Updates: The General Election 2017

Following the election, the government has announced a replacement for Rob Wilson, the former Civil Society Minister who lost his Reading East seat. Rather than a straight replacement the charities brief has been given to Tracey Crouch MP who is … Continue reading

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Funding Round Up

O2 Announces Grants for Young Digital Entrepreneurs Addressing Environmental Improvement The Environment Now initiative has been set up to support young people with developing their own digital ideas to help the environment, in areas such as recycling, reducing waste and … Continue reading

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Commissioning And The Voluntary Sector

Are commissioning practices a problem for VCS organisations? The Lloyds Bank Foundation recently published a report called Commissioning in Crisis. It explores how current contracting and procurement processes threaten the survival of small charities. Over 120 tender exercises were reviewed … Continue reading

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News For Commissioned VCS Services

Over the coming months Shropshire Council will be responding to guidance produced by the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) designed to improve the recording and handling of complaints. The LGO would like all local authorities to adopt a more robust approach … Continue reading

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What Is The Current State Of The Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector? Deadline 16th December!

Voluntary organisations working with offenders or their families are asked to complete the state of the sector survey being run by Clinks. This gathers the evidence they need to support the voluntary sector and lobby on your behalf. See their … Continue reading

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Active Places Convention

Wednesday 1st February 2017. 9am – 1pm. Organised by Energize, the County Sport & Physical Activity Partnership. University Centre Shrewsbury Tickets cost £20 each if booked during December. Community buildings, village halls, parks and other green spaces all have the … Continue reading

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