Bursary scheme available for VCSE sector career development

Civil Society Media is offering professional development support worth £500 each to 10 individuals who may struggle to access such opportunities in the VCSE sector. The bursary scheme has been…

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Charity Commission publishes Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

The Charity Commission has published new guidance to help with running your charity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Understandably, charities are concerned about what to do during the Coronavirus (COVID-19)…

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Responding to Coronavirus

In the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic charities and communities groups across the country are pulling out all the stops to support some of our most vulnerable residents whilst…

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Working With the VCS: how can we make North Tyneside an even safer place to live?

The March 2020 Working With the VCS event, hosted by Whitley Bay Big Local, focused on the vital work of voluntary and community organisations in creating safe, cohesive and resilient…

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Charity Commission urges charities to “listen and learn” when they receive complaints

Charities continue to play a vital role in our society, as they have for centuries. Most charities rely on the goodwill of volunteers, including their trustees, to carry out their…

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New digital portal to strengthen safeguarding guidance for charities

The Government has launched a new online portal that will strengthen its support to charities handling safeguarding concerns or allegations. Every organisation that delivers charitable activities has a responsibility to…

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Free online suicide prevention training

The Zero Suicide Alliance has developed a free online suicide prevention training course – suitable for everyone –  which could help you to save a life and become better prepared…

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National helpline to support people experiencing domestic abuse

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, or worried about your partner’s behaviour, you can call the National Domestic Abuse Helpline run by Refuge, for free and in confidence. The helpline…

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HMRC updates guidance on recognising phishing emails

The government has updated its official guidance on recognising genuine HMRC contact and identifying phishing emails. Phishing is the fraudulent act of emailing a person to get their personal or…

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HMRC updates guidance on recognising phishing emails

The government has updated its official guidance on recognising genuine HMRC contact and identifying phishing emails. Phishing is the fraudulent act of emailing a person to get their personal or…

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NALC and LGA launch new guide to tackle loneliness

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has launched a new joint guide with the Local Government Association (LGA) on tackling loneliness. In October 2018, the government launched its first-ever…

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Groundbreaking new platform launched to support mental health – Every Mind Matters

We don’t need to wait until we are struggling with our mental health; there are lots of things we can do to protect ourselves and prevent problems escalating, just as we…

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Get help with savings if you’re on a low income (Help to Save)

The Help to Save scheme is the Government’s initiative has helped over 130,000 people save over £35 million. However there is still over 3 million people that are eligible for…

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Charity regulator issues email scam warning

The Charity Commission has issued a warning to donors to be on their guard against emails scams claiming to be from charities. Donors are being warned to be on the…

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Safeguarding report-handling toolkit

BOND, a UK network for organisations working in international development, has published a toolkit to strengthen safeguarding report handling, to address the issue of under-reporting and provide best practice guidance. The…

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Charity regulator concerned by quality of external scrutiny of charity accounts

A new study published today by the Charity Commission, has found that only around half of charity accounts reviewed met the regulator’s external scrutiny benchmark. This follows reviews of the quality of charity…

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Charities could become ‘de facto state’, warns Newcastle CVS

A paper from Newcastle CVS argues that years of austerity have seen the state retreating from all services in the region and charities have been assumed to be able to…

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National Lottery Community Fund launches free impact tool

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new index tool of existing outcome frameworks and indicators as an open resource for the sector. Small and medium-sized charities, community groups and voluntary…

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Digital and small charities: a collection of resources

If you are responsible for digital in your charity, this brilliant resource from The Developer Society titled ‘The guides I wish I had when starting digital work in charities’ or ‘all the best resources…

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Fundraising Regulator New Code of Fundraising Practice

The Fundraising Regulator has published the new Code of Fundraising Practice due to come into effect in October 2019. The changes are designed to make it easier for fundraisers, charities and…

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