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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Have your say on the future of charity tax relief: 9 July

    The Charity Tax Commission wants to explore bold ideas for reform on how the charity tax system can be used more strategically to generate the maximum public benefit.…

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Tackling low pay in the charity sector: An action plan

          The Living Wage Foundation has launched an action plan to tackle low pay in the charity sector, caused by government funding cuts. In a report…

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New resource for trustee boards: Legal Compliance Checklist

        NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) has published a useful legal compliance checklist for trustees of voluntary organisations. The document contains a list of legal aspects…

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GDPR Toolkit for North Tyneside groups

        VODA has updated our privacy policies and reviewed how we collect, process and store your data in line with new GDPR legislation. Further details can be…

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NCVO publishes Civil Society Almanac for 2018

    The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has published its latest UK Civil Society Almanac. Published annually, the almanac is the definitive reference publication for anybody interested in the voluntary…

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Give safely this Ramadan – advice from the Charity Commission

        The Charity Commission has produced a short video and published advice to help people check that they are giving safely during Ramadan. The Muslim Charities Forum…

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North Tyneside CCG Bulletin: June 2018

        In a new regular update, North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group has rounded up health-related news stories of relevance to the VCS. The June 2018 issue includes…

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Trustees welcome pack from the Charity Commission

            The Charity Commission has designed a welcome pack for new charity trustees. Focusing on the main duties of the role, the pack provides essential…

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Consultation on government’s Integrated Communities Strategy

        The Integrated Communities Strategy green paper invites views on the government’s vision for building strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work,…

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Getting Started with Impact Management

          The Impact Management Programme has recently published very useful tools and guidance for charities and social enterprises to help them get started with impact management.…

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Launch of Volunteers’ Week 2018 website

          Taking place from 1 to 7 June 2018, Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make. During the…

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Civil society strategy consultation launched

          Tracey Crouch, the Minister for Civil Society has launched a 12-week consultation with a public call for evidence to inform the new civil society strategy. The…

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Free guide to cyber security

          Small charities are increasingly reliant on IT and technology. We all know how disruptive it is when emails or phone lines are down for a…

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