Category Archives: National News

Volunteering News

New Research Published – Demand for Volunteers The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) commissioned the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) to undertake a qualitative study into what drives demand for volunteers across England. The research examined … Continue reading

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Ethical Property Foundation – Support Available

Shropshire VCS Assembly has had offers of support from the Ethical Property Foundation in the past and they are currently working to provide online information and advice to charities and community groups across England and Wales. In addition to their … Continue reading

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News from the Kings Fund

New publication – Understanding Integration The Kings Fund has published a new report named ‘Understanding integration: how to listen to and learn from people and communities’. The move towards integrated care has been the defining policy in health and care … Continue reading

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NCVO Respond, Recover, Reset – New Survey

Shropshire VCS Assembly encourages members to participate in this vitally important study by NCVO, Nottingham Trent University and Sheffield Hallam University. The Centre of People Work and Organisational Practice at Nottingham Trent University, together with NCVO and Sheffield Hallam University … Continue reading

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It’s Antisocial Behaviour Week

The 19th to 25th July marks the first ever antisocial behaviour (ASB) awareness week. The national organisations supporting the event include the Home Office, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Local Government Association (LGA), National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) … Continue reading

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News from the Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has updated is guidance to support charities in responding to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and its impacts. The guidance includes: Government financial support for charities Charity meetings Insolvency help for charitable companies and charitable incorporated organisations Mergers … Continue reading

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Funding News

The Culture Recovery Fund – Arts Council England A Culture Recovery Fund Emergency Resource Support for England’s Cultural Organisations has been launched. It is aimed at those cultural organisations that were financially sustainable before the pandemic but are now at … Continue reading

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Food insecurity in the UK

Around 8.4 million Britons struggle to get enough to eat, according to the latest figures from the UN, which puts the UK on a par with countries like Latvia and Hungary. Food insecurity has been on the increase since the … Continue reading

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Grant Funding News

Youth Centre and Youth Work Recovery Fund UK Youth Launches New £1.36m Fund in Partnership with Julia & Hans Rausing Trust The Covid Resilience Fund is provided through a partnership between the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust and UK Youth. … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

Please vote for The Friendly Bus The Friendly Bus has been nominated for the Voluntary Community Group Hero Award at the Broseley Festival for its work to support people through the pandemic.  Voting opens on 1st August. You can find … Continue reading

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