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Category: Resources

How to use your data and evidence effectively – tools, resources and programmes from the National Lottery Community Fund

20th August 2019

The National Lottery Community Fund has put together a list of guides, tools and other resources to help charities and community organisations to improve their ability to capture, process, use and share data and evidence that is meaningful and insightful. The Fund also supports a range of UK wide programmes and expert organisations that can … Read more

The Village Survival Guide by The Prince’s Countryside Fund

14th August 2019

The Prince’s Countryside Fund have put together a village guide with a difference. The guide has been produced to get rural communities up and running and is filled with tips and advice on how to build a strong community. It has case histories, checklists, business tips and practical advice to enable those living in the … Read more

GDPR toolkit for small and medium sized organisations now available from the ICO

12th August 2019

If you are a sole trader, small organisation or business owner, the toolkit from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will help you to assess your compliance with different aspects of data protection law. The toolkit includes advice to ensure your customers can exercise their rights under the GDPR. Find out more and start your self-assessment … Read more

Online toolkit to help you set up a care or wellbeing co-operative in Wales

7th August 2019

Wales Co-operative Centre have put together a useful toolkit for people who are thinking about setting up a care or wellbeing co-operative in Wales. The toolkit is free to access but requires an online log in. The toolkit includes a course, ‘How to Start a Co-operative’, which will tell you about co-operatives, important laws that … Read more

FREE online resources from the Small Charities Coalition

5th August 2019

The Small Charities Coalition have an excellent online library of FREE resources, handouts, templates, tools and helpful links – it’s a one stop shop for the small charity sector. Library categories include: Accounts and finance Campaigining Databases Evaluation and impact Facilities Fundraising Governance Human Resources Insurance and risk Legal Marketing and media Property Recruitment Support … Read more

Charity governance code for micro-organisations & know how for charities, social enterprises and community groups

19th July 2019

The latest edition of the Charity Governance Code was published in 2017. There are two versions for larger and smaller charities falling above and below a £1m a year income. Since publication of the there has been feedback from some micro-organisations that although the small version of the code’s principles apply to them the recommended … Read more

Launch of pop-up digital hub in Bridgwater

3rd June 2019

There is a new pop-up digital hub coming to Bridgwater, Somerset! The launch event will be on 6th June at 12 o’clock midday at St Mary’s Church, Bridgwater and will then be running every week. The hub is free and will be for anyone who needs help around the internet or learning to use technology. … Read more

Free management consultancy for not-for-profits from The Cranfield Trust

14th May 2019

The Cranfield Trust are offering free management consultancy to formally constituted non-profit organisation whose primary purpose is to address issues of poverty, disability or social exclusion which includes tailored business advice and solutions. As part of the offer The Cranfield Trust will offer support in the following areas: Leadership and strategic direction (Charity governance and … Read more

Transforming Healthcare Together – FREE toolkit for health, care & VCSE leaders

10th May 2019

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) have put together a new support offer designed to equip health, care and VCSE leaders to build relationships that will transform the healthcare system – with a practical focus on working together to achieve joint action. Free to access, this support is jointly funded by NHS England and … Read more

iPad lending and help for the people you work with to get online in Leeds

24th April 2019

A lack of digital skills can have a huge negative impact on a person’s life, and it’s those who are already at a disadvantage – through age, income, disability, unemployment, or education – that are most likely to be digitally excluded. Leeds Libraries and Good Things Foundation – the UK’s leading digital inclusion charity – are working together … Read more