Awareness-raising for breastfeeding, allotments, water poverty, youth, left-handers and humanitarian issues taking place during August.
Make sure the sector’s views are heard in the Government’s consultation on Preventable Ill Health.
Useful information – an online donations platform, handling legacies from dubious sources, and digital strategy advice for not-for-profits.
The Charity Commission is seeking to help charities which are dormant, or ineffective, either to revitalise, or wind up (with their assets being used to benefit others).
Are you just beginning your journey into social enterprise? A new accreditation for social enterprises, encouraging good practice, has been launched for £150/y #SocEnt
Tackling scam and fraudulent adverts on Facebook, and bullying on Instagram – new measures on both channels.
Make sure you’re informed about the Community Governance Review, and have your say on Cornwall Council’s climate change policy, and adult advocacy services.
News aroun d UniversL Credit – the two-child rule forcing families into poverty, how ill is ‘terminally ill’, and a new UC scam doing the rounds.
How To guides for getting the best out of Press and PR in the voluntary sector – working with celebrities, the media or a PR agency, creating case studies, and more.
The Institute of Fundraising has introduced new codes of conduct and procedures, to combat the rise in sexual harassment experienced by fundraisers.
Funding info – how to use social media for fundraising, how to measure your impact, population figures for use in applications, and a report on from a funder about what worked!
News articles around money – the whole free TV licences question, combating financial abuse, bank fraud and excessive overdraft fees, plus stats on income and benefits.
Another selection of useful information that might be applicable to everyone: Tax advice, research organisation, fundraising advice and what could you do with an old train carriage?
Catch up on the changes for contacting the Charity Commission, plus their new whistle blowers hotline number, the Fundraising Regulator’s revised Code of Conduct, and the annual survey of charity shops.
Free items: Emergency Essential programme for families, hydration system for vulnerable people, Hidden Stories book, about living with invisible disabilities, and CEA card to get carers into the cinema for free.
A quick roundup of news around benefits – looking at older people’s benefits vs younger people’s benefits, GPs and ESA ‘fit notes’, and the rising use of foodbanks.
Charitable giving is reducing, year on year – look at the facts behind the headlines, and also why that might be, and action that organisations can take.
Bosence Farm is looking for trustees, to strengthen the board of this charity that works with people who misuse drugs and alcohol.
Useful info – changes to the Making Tax Digital requirements around fundraising events (you’ll like it), how to apply for a waiver to someone barred from trusteeship, plus news outlets that welcome good news stories.