News round-up around work and careers, a Real Living Wage increase, changes to bank charges and debt management, and gambling addictions.
Updates, plus hints and tips for voluntary organisations that use Facebook and Instagram – changes being introduced and how to make the most of your followers.
The government has just launched a safeguarding portal, which curates information about how to handle safeguarding allegations in a charity.
The Charity Commission has published new guidance around reporting major incidents, although commentators say that it adds nothing to previous guidance.
New and established social enterprises are invited to gain Social Enterprise Accreditation, including tailored support via the Social Enterprise Mark @SE_Mark.
8 common mistakes that organisations make with Gift Aid. Are you falling into any of these pitfalls? How can you get the most out of your Gift Aid scheme?
A new code of practice from the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors has been published, giving guidance for organisations around auditing good practice.
How is your organisation set up around data protection? Could you handle a Subject Access Request? What about data breaches? Protect yourself through Aquila Consulting.
Urgent request for responses to a short VSF questionnaire on Cornwall Council commissioning and procurement practices – deadline Thursday 9th Jan. Please help!
Awareness raising for January – Veganuary, Dry January, plus Cervical cancer prevention week, Big energy saving week, Chinese New Year, Holocaust Memorial Day, young carers, leprosy and Brew Monday.
Remember to vote tomorrow!
Some types of benefits will be paid early over Christmas and New Year, but this varies depending on the type of benefits. Check our handy list to find out what’s due when.
Here are 4 very niche consultations open at the moment – suicide prevention in middle aged men, illegal encampments, heat network metering & billing, and child friendly food packaging.
Another election update, with manifestos from the parties standing in Cornwall, including Easy Read versions where available. Plus a list of all the candidates.
The updated web page listing all Cornwall VSF’s Member organisations has been made live, following our comprehensive audit and update. Check it out now!
Voting in the General Election – registering, looking athte key areas for the charity sector, choosing who to vote for, and the Swing Seats in Cornwall.
Miscellaneous useful information: ONS population figures, localism recognition, apprenticeships, how to change your mobile phone provider, and free organisation resources.
Useful information about ESF funding, including some bragging about local projects!