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NCVO, the Charity Finance Group and the Association of Charitable Foundations have made a joint response to a consultation on plans by HM Revenue and Customs to create a new definition of charity in order to prevent tax avoidance. They call for this approach to be abandoned and instead for HMRC to focus on working with the Charity Commission and the voluntary sector to enforce existing legislation.
See news article at http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/finance/news/content/17255/.
The National Diversity Awards 2014 in association with Microsoft is a celebration of outstanding achievements of Positive Role Models, Entrepreneurs and Community Organisations across the UK.
If your organisation is a strong representative of true diversity or you would wish to nominate then please do not hesitate to get involved with this initiative. Read more by clicking on the link below.
Are you looking for accredited training? SkillBase can arrange this for you, some of which is free for certain groups of people.
If you are interested in discussing this, either to bring into your organisation or to join up with other organisation to fill a course then SkillBase would like to hear from you.
There is a range of courses on offer including Peer Mentoring, Information, Advice and Guidance and Horticulture.
There is already a Certificate in Horticulture course planned with an Taster Day on April 29th, and the course starting at Baileys Farm in Stoke-on-Trent on May 6th and will run for 12 weeks.
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The infrastructure umbrella body Navca has urged the statutory health and care consumer champion Healthwatch England to make sure voluntary sector organisations have places on local health and wellbeing boards. Want to know more click on the link below
Unity Trust Bank and the Community Development Finance Association are developing a crowdfunding scheme that will encourage people to invest in their local communities. To read more click on the link below