Charities urge Chancellor to allow furloughed charity workers to volunteer for their own organisation

24 April, 2020 - 16:10

 

More than 60 charity leaders have signed an open letter urging the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak to allow furloughed charity workers to volunteer for their own organisation.

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Fundraising Regulator publishes new guidance in response to coronavirus appeals

22 April, 2020 - 17:13

 

The Fundraising Regulator has published new guidance on setting up a fundraising appeal.

The guidance has been...


Coronavirus and the West of England – A voluntary and community sector response

14 April, 2020 - 14:55

 

The West of England Civil Society Partnership (WoECSP) has outlined the role that many Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations are playing in coordinated efforts to respond to coronavirus.

At...


Government reveals £750m aid package for charities

9 April, 2020 - 17:12

 

We are cautiously optimistic following the UK government’s announcement of £750m worth of aid to charities as part of its response to coronavirus, including £370m allocated to small and medium-sized charities.

Whilst it is...


Over half of charities could disappear in the next six months

7 April, 2020 - 16:34

Over half of charities could disappear in the next six months, according to a survey conducted by the Directory of Social Change (DSC).

Thousands of charities were surveyed in order to understand the impact of COVID-19 restrictions...


Council tax reduction scheme available to those with coronavirus-related financial difficulties

7 April, 2020 - 15:28

 

Bristol City Council has reaffirmed its support for those struggling to pay their council tax during the COVID-19 crisis.

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, the council already offered reductions to those who might be...


New scheme lends cars to volunteers and key workers

3 April, 2020 - 16:43

 

A new community initiative has been launched that enables people to lend their cars to key workers and the voluntary sector during the COVID-19 crisis.

The initiative, known as Karshare...


Making Tax Digital delayed

2 April, 2020 - 17:14

 

HMRC is postponing the digital links phase of its Making Tax Digital initiative due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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CQC releases interim guidance on DBS checks

2 April, 2020 - 16:42

 

The CQC has released interim guidance on DBS and other recruitment checks for providers recruiting staff and volunteers to health and social care...


Bristol City Council and CCG commissioners respond to Voscur’s request for flexibility

1 April, 2020 - 21:13

Updated: 03/4/2020

Bristol’s VCSE organisations are playing an important role in the city’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are working hard to maintain and adapt their services to meet communities’ needs. We had received feedback and some...


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