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Category: Resources

FREE safeguarding resources from NCVO

15th October 2019

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) have produced FREE online toolkit of safeguarding resources which include information, checklists, advice about training, how to get help now and much more. Take a look at the resources here Read more

Find a business finance option

25th September 2019

Smallbusiness.co.uk and Funding Options have partnered together to offer a tool to help small businesses find business finance opportunities. There is no obligation to take forward the finance but it provides relevant options based on your needs whether you’re looking at purchasing equipment, buildings, refurbishments or expansions. The tool only takes a couple of minutes … Read more

Preparing for Brexit – a guide for adult social care providers

11th September 2019

The Government have put together a guide for adult social care providers in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The guide includes information about: Supply of medicines, medicinal devices and clinical consumables Supply of non-clinical consumables, goods and services Business continuity plans Workforce Professional qualifications Data sharing, processing and access Useful contacts The guide is … Read more

New service to help you find trustees in North Yorkshire

29th August 2019

The new Hands Up for Trustees campaign, co-ordinated by Community First Yorkshire, aims to match volunteers looking for trustee positions with voluntary organisations looking for skilled and experienced trustees across North Yorkshire, working in partnership with Reach Volunteering. The aim of the project is to bring people and skills together to grow local communities. Find out … Read more

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