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New vaccine toolkit for employers

The Department for Health has launched a new toolkit for employers to help ensure employees get reliable information about COVID-19 vaccines. Several major employers have already pledged to promote vaccine uptake with their employees and to allow flexibility for staff … Continue reading

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Government Report Shows Improving Vaccine Confidence Among Ethnic Minority Groups

As the Government publishes a third report on COVID-19 disparities, the Minister for Equalities Kemi Badenoch MP, and GP, Dr Farzana Hussain, issued a joint call for everyone to take the vaccine when they are offered it. Evidence shows vaccine confidence … Continue reading

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More than 800 organisations receive funding from DCMS to tackle loneliness

More than 840 organisations across England have received a share of a £4m government fund to tackle loneliness. The charities, community groups and grassroots organisations will use the money to tackle social isolation. This comes one year on from the … Continue reading

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More than a quarter of charities faced cyber attacks last year, government figures show

Figures from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport indicate that 26 per cent of voluntary sector organisations had a cyber-breach or attack in 2020. More than a quarter of charities have suffered cyber security breaches or attacks in … Continue reading

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DCMS – For Info – Roadmap out of lockdown in England

Roadmap out of lockdown in England Following the Prime Minister’s announcement in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon, the government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’, setting out the roadmap out of the current lockdown for England. The … Continue reading

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Civil Society Update

Updated government volunteering guidance GOV.UK guidance for England on how volunteering can be done safely and effectively during the pandemic has been updated in line with the national lockdown restrictions.  This includes guidance for formal and informal volunteers, and for volunteer-involving … Continue reading

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Guidance on volunteering during national lockdown in England

An initial summary of what the national lockdown means for volunteering in England the outlined steps we will be taking to update guidance on GOV.UK relating to volunteering is listed below. There is separate guidance on coronavirus in Scotland, Wales … Continue reading

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DCMS and the National Lottery Community Fund add £9m to the #iwill Fund

Additional funds of £9m have been made available for the #iwill Fund, a programme jointly funded by DCMS and the National Lottery Community Fund to support youth-led social action programmes. The #iwill Fund currently works with 25 funders, who match the … Continue reading

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Loneliness Annual Report: the first year

Everyone will know someone who has been lonely. The vast majority of us will feel this way at some point in our lives. Since the world’s first minister responsible for tackling loneliness was appointed by the government in January 2018, … Continue reading

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A Handbook For Good Governance In A New Mutual

A handbook on how to set up governance structures in new Mutuals has been published by the DCMS. This governance handbook outlines how to set up good and robust governance structures in new mutuals. It will be a useful resource … Continue reading

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