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This page contains material of practical benefit to the development of VCS organisations. Content includes information on training, resources, quality standards, governance and fundraising.

Review of sector finances

A review of charity sector finances has been jointly launched by the NCVO and a coalition of sector bodies including the Charity Finance Group, the Institute of Fundraising, Navca and the Small Charities Coalition.

New audio podcasts for trustees

The Charity Commission, the regulator of charities in England and Wales, has published two new audio podcasts, designed to help trustees understand their duties under charity law.

Bursaries for Midlands charities to study with Anglia Ruskin University

Charity and social enterprise managers in Derbyshire, Leicestershire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire can study for a specialist university qualification at Anglia Ruskin University and save 50% on fees.

New guidance on setting up and registering a charity

The Charity Commission has published revised guidance on setting up and registering a charity.

The Queen's Speech 2014

A draft bill to give more powers to the Charity Commission was among the measures announced in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday 4 June.
 

Charities SORP approved

On 22 May, the Financial Reporting Council approved the new Charities Statements of Recommended Practice (SORP) for publication.

Understanding the third sector

Local government think tank LGiU has published the first of two summaries of the Third Sector Resource Centre’s report Understanding the third sector: the work of the Third Sector Research Centre 2008–2013.

Third Sector Knowledge Portal

There are now over 6,600 works on the sector catalogued and classified with helpful keywords in the Third Sector Knowledge Portal, a free to use e-library of research, evidence and analysis.

Charity sector workforce grows by 35,000

The number of people employed in the voluntary sector rose by 35,000 in accounts and annual returns filed in the year to March 2014 with the Charity Commission.

Revised conflicts of interest guidance

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has published revised public guidance on conflicts of interest for charity trustees.

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