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in News September 8, 2017

Charity Commission Training

On Wednesday 6th September, The Charity Commission delivered a training session to our regional SFI Consultants on how to ‘Register and Run your Faith Institution as a Charity’. The session covered the following topics: What makes a charity  According to the Law,  a charity is an organisation that is set up to fulfil one or more purposes that the… Read more

in News September 7, 2017

The FSI’s next series of 1.5 hour Fundraising webinars is open for booking

Following FSI’s recent announcement of the launch of the Small Charity Training Programme, supported by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, they are offering the next series of 1.5 hour webinars. These online learning opportunities focus on a variety of essential fundraising topics to help support your organisation. Please note, spaces are limited to 20 attendees per… Read more

in News September 5, 2017

New Funding Opportunities

Comic Relief’s Core Strength – Local Communities Grants Programme Opens This programme offers grants to help cover the day to day costs of small locally led and based voluntary and community sector groups that are doing ‘much needed’ work in their local communities. Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 or between £1,000 and £10,000 (depending… Read more

in News September 5, 2017

Cyber security in charities

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published a report on Monday which concludes that charities lack skills and understanding about cybersecurity.  The report says that charities face many barriers when it comes to engaging with the issue, including competing priorities for time and resources, and staff not necessarily being equipped with the knowledge and skills… Read more

in News September 5, 2017

Charity Commission inquiry report reveals safeguarding failures

The Commission recently published its inquiry report into Manchester New Moston Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  As always with the Commission’s inquiry reports, it is useful to consider the ‘Issues for the wider sector’, some of the key points are: Charities which carry out activities with children or vulnerable adults, whether regular or otherwise, need to ensure that… Read more