Charities across England can apply for £630,000 from Big Lottery Fund to help the sector access EU funds

Voluntary organisations can apply to the Programme Development Fund now, and should get ready to apply to European Structural and Investment Funds programme. Continue reading

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Is a Council Tax rebate for volunteering an incentive too far?

The LGA has suggested reducing volunteers’ Council Tax. This shouldn't be immediately dismissed, but we must look at the possible pitfalls. Continue reading

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Stepping Stones – the voluntary sector’s role in future welfare to work schemes

Why the Work Programme is failing many people with complex or multiple needs and is underutilising the skills and expertise of the charity sector. Continue reading

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Painting a picture: Funding Review 2014’s ‘call for evidence’

Last month NCVO launched a review into the financial sustainability of the voluntary sector. Now we are launching a call for evidence to find out how the recession has impacted voluntary organisations. Continue reading

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Summer Reading List

Wondering what to read this summer? Take a look at Parliament and NCVO's reading lists for recommendations. Continue reading

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Making social investment tax relief work for charities

Social Investment Tax Relief has now become law and the government is holding a consultation on improving the relief, but what do charities need to know about it? Continue reading

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Getting to grips with…Twitter

It’s easy to forget that not everyone uses Twitter. Here's a quick exploration of what Twitter is and what it could do for you. Continue reading

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How social investment can work for you

Geetha Rabindrakumar answers the questions raised by charities at Evolve 2014. Continue reading

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Why we shouldn’t get too worried about declining rates of volunteering

What the latest figures from the Community Life survey for 2013-14 (don’t) mean. Continue reading

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The SARAH Bill – is it OK to change the law for a PR stunt?

Is there still value in the social action, responsibility and heroism bill, even if it won't make any difference in a courtroom? Continue reading

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