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Do you wish to volunteer to help a charity?

The Royal Voluntary Service has launched a new advertising and recruitment campaign to increase volunteering by older people in local communities. The campaign will encourage people to offer whatever skills and experience they have to help in their local areas. Check out their website to find out more.https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Seeking volunteers for your charity?

Seeking  volunteers for your charity? The normal methods of recruitment will be : word of mouth personal recommendation advertising in national or local press Websites where you can advertise volunteer roles include Volunteering England, Reach and TimeBank and Do-it.org. KnowHowNonProfit has guides on where to find volunteers and the volunteer recruitment process. Make Criminal records […]

Charity accounts – common problems found by Charity Commission

The main reasons why charity accounts submissions do not meet the basic benchmark  are: failure to evidence that accounts had been subject to independent scrutiny by an auditor or independent examiner, as required by law not providing meaningful information about their charity’s purposes or the activities carried out to achieve those purposes   Further  just […]

Charities in Scotland are being offered grants of up to £1,000 to help strengthen their cyber security.

The Scottish Government has launched a grants scheme to help Scottish  charities boost their cyber security. Managed by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the scheme will support charities with grants of up to £1,000 to help them achieve cyber essentials accreditation. The Scottish government said cyber security was an important issue for the […]

New rules disqualifying from acting as trustee

From 1 August 2018, new rules extend the criteria disqualifying certain individuals from acting as trustees or holding senior management positions in charities. The Charity Commission has published guidance on this which can be read in full here, but the basic details  are summarised below. The New Rules There are currently rules in place which […]

Press release from Charity Commission regarding insider frauds at charities

The Charity Commission, the regulator of charities in England and Wales, has published the findings of a study which has found that cultural factors, such as placing excessive trust or responsibility in individuals, or the lack of internal challenge and oversight, contributed to 70% of insider frauds within a sample of charities analysed by the […]

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