Advice and guidance for running your charity – from the Charity Commission, and other sources. you may not be a for-profit business, but you have to keep things ship-shape!
The Charity Governance Code has recently been updated, with a new principle on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. What is is, and why does it matter?
Digital resources for charities – how to choose and use the different online meeting platforms, plus CRCC’s advice on how to get your community group online, and what to do with them when they’re there!
EU, EEA and Swiss nationals have to apply for settled/pre-settled status to continue living in the UK after June 2021. Citizens Advice Cornwall has support available to help people with that – make sure colleagues & service users know.
The rules around disclosure of convictions, and DBS checks, have changed. Make sure you’re aware of what these changes mean, if you’re taking on new staff.
The latest from the Charity Commission – Trustees info, fraud awareness, COVID guidance, and the Revitalising Trusts funding resource.
Cornwall Advocacy is launching a new project called ‘be heard’, to support people with learning disabilities, especially around the pandemic, which is affecting this group more than others.
For Trustees Week next week, see a selection of offers and resources to support organisations, trustees and potential trustees.
Digital safety: safety against scams, where to report COVID-scams, a new app to help stop Loan Sharks, and Domestic Abuse news around sexting and smart devices.
Burnout in the voluntary sector is increasing, as people have been in ‘crisis mode’ for so long. Make sure you take time out for your own mental health and check on your colleagues. Click here for more resources.
Add your voice to a campaign calling for a temporary rise in the gift aid amount, to 33%, to benefit charities as they struggle to operate at this time. #GiftAid
Cornwall Community Accountancy Service (CCAS) is offering help for voluntary sector organisations which need support with furlough schemes. Contact them soon, as the deadline to claim is 31 July.
If you have a charity shop, you need to know what the Charity Retail Association’s latest guidance is, around how to manage social distancing and safe practices.
Making good decisions around strategy, fundraising, creating sustainable services, digital safety, and good governance – Charity Digital Code has a checklist for Boards and charity leaders.
A Fair and Just Future for Cornwall, Cornwall Poverty Forum’s new report, contains 21 essays from key local stakeholders, articulating their visions for the future. Helen Boardman, our CEO shares her thoughts on page 46.
Summer newsletters from Neighbourhood Policing (scams, doorstep crime), Citizens Advice Cornwall (listing their services, and their value), CRCC and the Growth Programme.
There are a number of campaigns around rebuilding better, subsequent to the crisis caused by the pandemic – have a look and see if these are something you want to put your organisation’s name to.
A useful resource around organisations offering free or discounted support to charities, including business support,
Benefits sanctions are reinstated from today, for people who don’t fulfill their conditions around looking for work and attending meetings at their local jobcentre. Check support resources here.
Following the emergency Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 passed last week, check here for how this relates to charities which are struggling to keep afloat in these times.