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News
0 GOOD NEWS FOR THE THIRD SECTOR – Regarding Membership fees for Wirral Chamber.

As we know, the Third Sector is diverse and includes large multi-million pound national charitable organisations as well as small self-funded groups and organisations. It is because of this diversity that the Chamber has had some anomalies in applying their fee structure, which is based on number of paid employees.

Community Action Wirral has been working in partnership with Wirral Chamber to agree a fee structure that takes the needs of the sector into account. After exploring several models, we have decided that a generous discount would be the best outcome. This is less complicated than applying a ‘pick and mix’ of services and benefits that may or may not be useful. This way, the sector can benefit from the whole package that membership offers, even if not all services are utilised.

Third Sector members will therefore receive a 50% discount off their annual Chamber membership effective 1st March 2017.

Development
0 Clear Lessons Foundation just launched – creating free video learning for the charity sector.

We’ve created and sourced more than 1,200 free bite-sized learning videos produced specifically for charity workers.
Our videos feature experts sharing open and honest stories about what they’ve learned, covering everything from fundraising to digital to management.

Think of us as a mentor in your pocket, offering you advice, best practice and tips, helping you learn anytime anywhere.

Funding
0 Pilotlight

Pilotlight is a unique, capacity building charity offering free tailored strategic planning support to charities and social enterprises that are tackling disadvantage in the UK. Through the Pilotlight Programme, we match directors from charities and social enterprises with teams of senior business people and facilitate a year long engagement to plan for sustainability, development and growth.

Funding
0 Feedback on the recent John Moores Foundation update – 19th July 2017

Phil Godfrey – Grant Administrator for the John Moores Foundation recently came to Wirral to deliver a presentation on their funding as well as take part in a Q & A.

Phil covered the background, and context to the fund, and also mentioned the 50th Anniversary celebrations. He told us that the fund is in constant review, and showed us the new grant application guidance booklets.

Funding
0 Charities Act 2016: new fundraising rules

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.