Discover Donate: Online charity hub

            DiscoverDonate is a Charity Hub, which gives you your very own dedicated newsfeed to show what everyone around you is donating. It empowers you…

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Sustainable Urban Development call for North East LEP

The government has issued a call to run a project supporting the shift towards a low carbon economy and promoting climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management in the North…

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You can now submit your 2018 charity annual return online

        The Charity Commission has announced that the 2018 annual return service is now available online, following the results of a consultation. You must send an annual return…

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Good Finance Live: Thursday 27 September in Newcastle upon Tyne

    Are you a social enterprise, charity or community organisation who are trading and are making an income from that activity? Are you currently exploring or looking for money…

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Training for chairs and vice chairs of smaller charities

      Chair or Vice Chair of a smaller charity?   The Association of Chairs has launched its Beacon Programme, providing support to Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller…

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Government publishes new Civil Society Strategy

        Following several months of consultation, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published a new Civil Society Strategy. The Strategy sets out how government will…

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service: Nominations open for 2018

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created…

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VCS Research partners wanted by final year Newcastle University students

      Final year politics students at Newcastle University are looking for VCSE organisations to co-design a research brief and provide a host to a student between October 2018…

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Government guarantees EU funding in event of a no-deal

    The government has recently made announcements on the extension of its guarantee of EU funding to the end of 2020 (in the event of a no deal) and…

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Consultation on draft charity code of ethics

        NCVO has been developing a set of principles that can act as a ‘code of ethics’ for the charity sector and has launched a consultation on…

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Charity leaders urged to commit to diversity principles

In a recently published report, ACEVO and the Institute of Fundraising urge charities to prioritise increasing diversity in their workforces in order to prevent groupthink, generate more income, operate more…

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Fundraising Regulator – new website launched

      The Fundraising Regulator has launched a new website as it publishes its second annual review. The website’s new strapline is: “Ethical fundraising, sustainable giving” and the site…

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New programme to develop the digital skills of charities across the UK

          VODA is delighted to support the launch of Media Trust’s new digital skills training programme. At a time when more than 45% of charities don’t…

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Advice for larger organisations: GDPR and employment references

        Our Operations Manager, Phil Bagnall blogs about an important aspect of GDPR for larger organisations: “If you employ staff then there is an important rule within…

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Changes to Charity Commission’s update service

          All charities must keep their details up-to-date by law. In order to make this process easier for trustees, the Charity Commission will be improving its…

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VONNE Conference 2018: Brexit and the effect on the VCSE

    VONNE is the regional support body for the voluntary community and social enterprise sector in the North East. VONNE’s annual conference for 2018 will take place on Thursday 18…

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Views wanted on The Charity Digital Code of Practice

        The Charity Digital Code of Practice has recently been launched, developed by a partnership of organisations including Zoe Amar Digital, Charity Comms, The Charity Commission, Office for…

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Benefit Mythbuster: Online tool to address misconceptions about universal credit

      Benefit Mythbuster is a new online web tool designed to help address commonly held myths and misconceptions about universal credit. People can choose from three options –…

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Carers Federation launch Virtual Learning Environment

Carers Federation are a City and Guilds Approved Training Centre and are investing in new technologies to improve and increase its training portfolio with the aim of making learning much…

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Report on Personal Health Budgets and the VCSE sector

        A new report from the Voluntary Voices partnership has found that Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations play a pivotal role in delivering personalised care.…

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