How to recruit trustees

Action Planning, a specialist consultancy for charities and other third sector organisations, has published an interesting article about how to recruit trustees.  Worth reading in full, the main point is that Trustees shouldn’t be picked on the basis of...

Funding opportunities

Various funding opportunities are available for different groups of service users. The Royal British Legion Offering grants to organisations running, or planning, charitable activities in support of the Armed Forces community. Applications for projects supporting the...

Plastic Free Penzance

Penzance has become the first place in the UK to gain the new ‘Plastic Free Coastlines’ status. The group, Plastic Free Penzance, has been working hard to raise awareness about the impact of pollution on our coastline.You can find out more about Plastic...

The Truth Project

The Truth Project was set up for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse to share their experience in a supportive and confidential setting. It is part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, which is investigating institutional failings in the past,...

Strong support for VSF from its members

The AGM of Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum was held on Wednesday 22nd November at the Women’s Institute in Truro. 24 members, trustees and associates attended the meeting, with a further 15 members giving their support via proxy votes. In addition to the usual...

Volunteering at Christmas

Volunteer Cornwall has launched its Christmas Volunteering page for the 2017 season. The page can be found at www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/christmas The page has 2 functions: To provide an easy-to-access page for opportunities for people who want to get involved and...

Award for Nikki Markham

Congratulations to Nikki Markham, who came second in the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2017. She comes away with £6,000 for her charity Battling On, which supports veterans to reintegrate into civilian life. The veterans are trained and...