Tag Archives: Voluntary Sector

Funding Round Up

Largest 300 UK Foundations Awarded £2.9 Billion in Funding According to the ‘Foundation Giving Trends 2017’, grantmaking by the top 300 foundations reached a record high for the second year, totalling £2.9 billion. This reflected growth of 12%. Groups that … Continue reading

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The Living Wage Foundation Survey

        The Living Wage Foundation need your help to measure the impact of the Living Wage Foundation scheme. This scheme aims to end low pay in the Voluntary and Community Sector. Can you complete a short survey … Continue reading

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A Shared Society? The Independence Of The Voluntary Sector In 2017

The commissioning and regulatory environment is continuing to discourage charities from campaigning, according to ‘A Shared Society?  The independence of the voluntary sector in 2017′ which is the latest publication from Civil Exchange.  In it the think tank calls on … Continue reading

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Invite to Shropshire Health and Social Care Forum

The date of the next Voluntary Sector Health and Social Care Forum is on thr 3rd May at 2pm.  The meeting will be held at Shropshire Rural Communities Charity, 4 The Creative Quarter, Shrewsbury Business Park, SY2 6LG. Kevin Mansell, … Continue reading

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National News Round Up

BBC to run charity-focused radio programmes The BBC is set to run a series of programmes on local and national radio focused on charities, a spokesman said. The programmes will “look at the scale and scope of the sector” and … Continue reading

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Deadline Soon: Invitations To Tender For Contracts To Support Special Educational Needs (SEN) And Disability In 2017-18

The Department for Education has published seven Invitations to Tender for contracts to support special educational needs (SEN) and disability in 2017-18.  The seven contracts will provide total funding of up to £4,812,000 in 2017-18.  They are open to voluntary … Continue reading

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Invitation to COG Launch

You are invited to the launch of the new COG (Chief Officers’ Group) Drop-in between 11.30am and 2pm on Tuesday 1 November 2016 Meeting Point House, Southwater, Telford. Come along and meet the third sector working at its best. “TOGETHER” … Continue reading

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Number 10 Launches New Policy Unit

New policy unit designed to improve relations with the voluntary sector Number Ten has set up a new policy unit to improve relations with charities, faith organisations and businesses. Charlotte Lawson, who was previously development and strategic partnerships director at the … Continue reading

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The State Of The Criminal Justice Sector

Clinks, the body for organisations working with offenders and their families, has published ‘The state of the sector 2016‘ (pdf, 1.5MB). The executive summary leads with: The survey responses show that the voluntary sector continues to be diverse – in … Continue reading

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NCVO Blog: A Budget Full Of Implications For The Voluntary Sector

Read NCVO’s Blog regarding last week’s budget annoucement: “Today’s Budget will have far reaching implications for charities and their beneficiaries, despite few new measures directed specifically at the voluntary sector. The rate of spending reductions will be the same as … Continue reading

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