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Sector Connector Offers of the Month: April 2019

HSBC Financial Wellbeing Workshop

Wednesday 29 May, 10am to 12pm at VODA. HSBC is hosting a half-day workshop to be delivered at VODA. They are offering 12 free places to the North Tyneside Voluntary and Community Sector. The workshop is aimed at managers of staff and volunteers with responsibility for beneficiaries that might need assistance to make best use of their money. Read more here


Tait Walker Charity Sector Breakfast Briefing

Wednesday 1 May, 8am to 10am at Newcastle Racecourse. Tait Walker is running an update event for the Charity Sector, covering Charity Tax and VAT – what’s new; Making Tax Digital; and Insider charity fraud, as well as a general Charity Sector Update.  The event will provide a chance to explore how Making Tax Digital for Business – the government’s vision to have one of the most advanced tax systems by storing and sharing information digitally – will affect those in the Not for Profit sector and how you can manage this for your charity; and to discuss the methods of insider fraud and risks faced by charities, with case study examples and practical steps to remove opportunities for fraudsters.  Spaces are limited, so book your place at joanna.leach@taitwalker.co.uk

Team Volunteering – Do you Need Some Help?

Does your organisation have an outdoor area in need of attention? Is there part of your building that isn’t used because it needs tidying up, cleaned or redecorated? Is there a task that is constantly being postponed because you don’t have the staff or volunteers to deal with it? Are you running a particular event where extra hands are needed? Or is there an exciting and imaginative project that you have had to put on hold due to lack of manpower?

Sector Connector may be able to help you by tapping into the many large businesses in North Tyneside that are giving their employees two to three days per year to volunteer with local community groups. Team volunteering can be a good introduction to your organisation and will help local businesses to better understand many of the issues faced by their local communities. In particular, we’re interested in hearing from you if you would like to set a fundraising challenge for businesses, or would like them to deliver a social action project in your area. Please complete the attached form.

Discounted Web Hosting for the VCS

Solidblueliquid is offering voluntary sector organisations 50% off for life for web hosting. A £10 a month package would only ever cost £5 a month, including 24/7 support and a free SSL certificate (that could save from £50 to £1000 per annum).  If you are interested in discussing this offer, contact Solidblueliquid on nathan@solblu.uk

Digital, Marketing and Risk Management Support

ThirdSectorProtect, which provides a specialist service to meet the distinct insurance needs of charities, is offering assistance to North Tyneside voluntary and community groups to develop digital media strategies, assist with marketing strategies and help with risk management. If you are interested in any of these areas of support, please contact Ian Dodds.