The Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator are issuing an alert to all charities reminding trustees that they must, in addition to following charity law requirements, ensure that there are systems in place at their charity to identify and comply with any data protection laws and regulations that apply to its activities.
New rules for charity fundraising start on 1 November 2016. They affect the trustees’ annual reports of larger charities that fundraise from the public, as well as the contents of the agreements that must be in place when professional fundraisers or other businesses (‘commercial participators’) raise money for charities.
The Charity Commission (‘the Commission’), the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, is issuing this alert to inform fundraisers and the trustees of charities affected by the new provisions about what they have to do to comply.
Cheshire Wildlife Trust is looking for a creative partner to help people understand and celebrate the amazing wildlife, history and heritage of Dee Estuary. We are preparing a stage 1 application for a Heritage Lottery Fund landscape partnership scheme for the Tidal Dee Catchment Partnership. The scheme will develop a suite of projects focusing on the heritage of the area with a particular emphasis on:
The special habitats and wildlife associated with the estuary
The relationships between land and people, how people change the land and how land changes the people
The Dee Estuary as a changing landscape – past, future and future: geomorphological, economic, social, climate
We want to make art a key element of the scheme and are looking for creative individuals or organisations to help us engage with a wide range of audiences around the estuary through sight and sound to inspire people to take a fresh look at the estuary and gain a new appreciate of its value and special qualities. If you have ideas about how to do this we would love to hear from you.
Monitoring and Evaluation Masterclass – 18 November 2016
This workshop is for Trustees and Staff of Community Organisations, Charities and Social Enterprises who wish to understand and introduce Monitoring and Evaluation to their organisation.
We will be holding the workshop on Friday 18th November 2016) at the St James Centre in the conference room. This is a half day workshop starting at 9.30 am prompt and finishing at 1 pm. Participants should arrive from 9:15 am onwards. The cost per person attending the course will be £50.
The workshop is designed to help you to plan and introduce effective monitoring and evaluation to your projects or organisational delivery.
Good Governance: a Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector (the Code) is just as it says, a code of governance…
Delivered by social enterprise Cause4 in partnership with the Clothworkers’ Company, the programme provides a summary of the key duties and responsibilities of a charity Trustee including:
• an overview of the charity sector and the importance of Trustees;
• governance and strategic planning;
• financial management; and
• an introduction to fundraising.
The day will culminate with a charity matching evening, where delegates will meet charities who are seeking new Trustees. There will also be the opportunity to network. The programme is aimed at individuals who wish to become a Trustee for the first time, together with existing Trustees who would like a refresher. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis.
This a one-day accelerated course
The ‘Small Fundraisers’ next meeting is on the 19th October 2016 from 12 noon to 2pm at the Heart of Egremont Community Centre. There is no need to register, just turn up. Kirsty Wright from Claire House who is going to share her knowledge and experience of Legacy Fundraising, and give the group some skills to look at Legacy Fundraising for themselves.
Alexis Fairclough (Cancer Research) and Chris Done (Clatterbridge Cancer Care) will be coming on behalf of Legacy Liverpool to tell us about Legacy Liverpool and how it might be something for Wirral groups to look at joining.
Applications for our Social Tech Seed funding programme open on 14th March 2016
Social Tech Seed offers entrepreneurial organisations early-stage investment to develop innovative projects harnessing the power of the internet and digital technology to deliver significant social change. The programme supports projects tackling pressing social challenges such as the environment and sustainability, education, employment and healthcare.