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Sector bodies criticise plans on charity definition for tax purposes

Headlines - Tue, 22/04/2014 - 12:38pm

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/.


Tagged: charity, finance, information, Reports

The National Diversity Awards 2014!

Headlines - Tue, 22/04/2014 - 12:23pm

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.

2014 Nominations award 

 


Tagged: Awards / Recognition, event, information

SkillBase Training

Headlines - Tue, 22/04/2014 - 9:17am

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.

For further information about these great opportunities email sbadmin@sdvs.org.uk Tel 01785 279938 / 279930

 


Tagged: education, information, training

Charity Commission – new online register

Headlines - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 9:34am
The revamped register, which is expected to appear after Easter, will look different and will display information from the newly updated annual return form. See below for more details

Charity Commission to launch updated version of online register

 

Healthwatch

Headlines - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 9:26am
In response to a consultation, the infrastructure umbrella body says local charities and community groups are often aware of issues before they are widely recognised

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

Navca asks Healthwatch England to make sure local health and wellbeing boards include the voluntary sector

 


Tagged: community, health, information

Unity Bank & CDFA to develop a new crowdfunding scheme

Headlines - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 9:17am

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

Unity Trust Bank and CDFA behind crowdfunding plan for local social enterprises


Tagged: charity, community, development, finance, funding, information

Big Lottery Fund drop in income

Headlines - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 9:02am
Minutes of a BLF board meeting show members were concerned about financial and reputational issues after the National Lottery ticket price rose from £1 to £2

Big Lottery Fund board members warned of a possible “sustained drop in income” after the National Lottery operator Camelot doubled the price of Lotto tickets. Read more by clicking on the link below

Big Lottery Fund board feared ‘sustained drop in income’ after Lotto ticket price doubled


Tagged: Big Lottery Fund, dependency, development, information, Legal Updates

Two Employment Opportunities at East Stafffs CVS

Headlines - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 8:23am

Two Finance posts available in East Staffs CVS. Please see attachment below

Job vacancies at ESCVS


Tagged: charity, employment, finance, information

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