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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Anti-bullying charity links up with Elmer for online schools pack

Kidscape has linked up with childern’s book character Elmer for a free online resource pack available for schools to help teachers prevent bullying among primary school children. The pack is…

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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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Scheme launches to improve data skills for small charities

Superhighways has linked up with organisations including DataKind UK to offer small charities a greater understanding of how they can use data. An initiative is launching to help small charities…

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Charity Digital Skills Report 2019

The new Charity Digital Skills report 2019 is now available. The report reveals the temperature of the charity sector and, more specifically, how it’s using digital. The report – produced…

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New Code of Fundraising Practice

The Fundraising Regulator has launched a new Code of Fundraising Practice which comes into effect in October 2019. The changes are designed to make it easier for fundraisers, charities and third-party organisations…

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Free guide to improve trustee recruitment

Getting on Board has launched the downloadable guide to help charities improve the diversity and skills of their trustee boards. A free guide has been made available online to help…

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NCSC launches cyber security toolkit for charity boards

The National Cyber Security Centre’s latest roundtable event highlighted its new toolkit for boards – a manual for charities to develop their cyber security strategies and create the right dialogue…

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New guide to supporting older volunteers

A new online guide has been released to help charities support age-friendly and inclusive volunteering. The Centre for Ageing Better’s Age-Friendly and Inclusive Volunteering guide sets out key principles to avoid…

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New web app helps people find mental health services

The Hub of Hope is a first of its kind, national mental health database which brings together organisations and charities, large and small, from across the country who offer mental…

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Charity Commission alert on cyber crime

Cyber crime has a number of definitions but will usually involve attacks on, or through, computer systems and networks. It often includes theft of data or disruption of systems to…

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Helping your charity track its digital progress

People’s expectations of how easy it is to interact with organisations digitally are increasing all the time, and this applies to charities as much as any other organisations. We expect…

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