National Volunteering Forum: Incentivised volunteering and rewarding volunteers

Highlights from this month's National Volunteering Forum which focused on methods and challenges for rewarding and recognising volunteers. Continue reading

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Savings that support your social mission

Justin Hort, Head of Savings at Charity Bank, calls on charities and social enterprises to save with a bank that supports the social sector.  Continue reading

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The inside track: October 2018

This month's political round-up includes threats to vote down the budget and more speculation on Brexit votes. Continue reading

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Plan A+ or Super Canada: What is the brexiteer vision for Brexit?

With the prime minister's Chequers plan still in turmoil, we look in more detail at the alternative proposals from pro-Brexit MPs Continue reading

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The Charity Commission’s ‘Statement of Strategic Intent’: what it says, and what it should say

The Charity Commission's new five-year strategy is ambitious and laudable, but there could be more focus on regulatory basics. Continue reading

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The new long-term plan for the NHS

Consultations have been taking place on the best way to spend additional funding for the NHS. NCVO, with VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance responded with plans for the sector. Continue reading

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Public services news round-up: September 2018

This month's roundup includes the last chance to feed in the open government consultation, important news on the European Social Fund, and upcoming events and training courses. Continue reading

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A big idea to support small charities

The National Fund is a £500m charity that legally can't spend a single penny. What can we do about it? Continue reading

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Public policy round-up: September 2018

This blog provides an overview of the key policy and regulatory changes of interest to charities for the month of September 2018 Continue reading

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Volunteering does not need to stop for over 75s

Rates of volunteering fall sharply in the over-75s, yet evidence shows that older volunteers may benefit a lot from it. This blog presents the key findings from an evaluation of the Residents as Volunteers project, which aimed to support over-75s living in Abbeyfield care homes to volunteer. Continue reading

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