Your NCVO bulletin for September
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Your NCVO member update for September

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A big idea to help small charities

We think a donation from 90 years ago could be used to support small charities everywhere. Karl Wilding explains how a Community Wealth Fund could work.
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The last 10 years have seen a huge leap in the public’s understanding of mental health and a reduction in stigma. Charities have played an important role, says our director Sue Cordingley in this post to mark the launch of the new mental health at work website.
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Webinars on fundraising, HR, and Brexit

It's been a busy month for webinars, watch them all here:


Volunteering does not need to stop for over 75s
Lisa Hornung shares recent findings from the Residents as Volunteers project including the barriers of volunteering in later life, and ways of overcoming them. 

*Free webinar* Lisa will be presenting these findings in a webinar on 18 October, 14.30 - 16.00. Register here

An action plan for more open UK government
Andreas Pavlou, coordinator of the UK Open Government Civil Society Network, discusses the importance of open government in driving transparency and reform.

The great society lotteries debate: it goes on
Our head of policy Elizabeth Chamberlain sets out our response to the DCMS consultation on society lottery reform.

Managing employees and volunteers: your most common questions answered
HR and employment law specialist Croner reveal the most common questions answered about managing staff.

Using the law to bring about social change
Just for Kids Law's Shauneen Lambe shares why strategic litigation may help your campaign.


In our topical round-ups this month:

Volunteering | Highlights from the research and campaigning conferences, an update on volunteer experience research, and upcoming training.

Public policy | New guidance on safeguarding for trustees and research on how local government spending on disadvantage has changed since 2011.

Funding and finance | 'No deal' ESF technical notice, council spending analysis, and the latest grants on Funding Central.

Governance | Trustees role and contribution research plus the importance of telling your charity's story in annual reports.

The Inside Track | What's going on in Westminster that might impact charities.

Impact and evaluation | Insights from youth work impact measurement and tips on reviewing your impact practice.

Interested in using data for social good?

We are co-organising the UK's first national Data4Good conference on 14 November in Birmingham. It's the first event of it's kind, run by the voluntary sector, for the sector.

It will connect people from charities, social enterprises and funders interested in exploring the new possibilities of data.
Book your place


The benefits of following the Charity Governance Code

In Zurich Municipal's latest blog-post, two charities share their experience of using the Code to review and improve the way their board work.

On Funding Central

The Tampon Tax Community Fund are offering grants to local projects that improve the lives of disadvantaging women and girls in local communities across the UK.

Full details and how to apply on Funding Central

Upcoming training and events

NCVO/BWB Trustee Conference 2018, 5 November
Book now for the biggest event of the year for charity trustees and anyone interested in governance.  

Latest help from our Trusted Suppliers

Charity Bank invites charities to follow the money
Follow The Money, a new campaign by Charity Bank sends a documentary photographer to visit 38 inspiring projects to showcase how organisations and individuals can move their savings to a more ethical home.

New Trusted Supplier: Utility Aid
Our new utility brokerage Trusted Supplier Utility Aid are the largest energy broker for the voluntary sector in the UK. They have a unique offering for NCVO members who join the Utility Aid collective purchasing baskets.

Only pay for what you print: New printer offer from ICAN Copy
ICAN Copy are now offering free photocopiers and printers under a lease where you pay only for what you print. To take advantage of this offer, email ICAN Copy.

Factsheet: Pension advice allowances
There are now a range of options which allow you to assist your staff with the provision of pension advice. This factsheet by Lucas Fettes Financial Planning provides details of recently introduced options which allow individuals to meet the cost of pension advice in a tax efficient way.

Your career

The latest vacancies on our CharityJob page include:

Trustees, Our Lady of the Lilies
Manchester, Voluntary

Our Lady of the Lilies is seeking two trustees to help manage the charity and raise funds. They are a Christian charity who shelters and feeds those in need.

View all 47 CharityJob vacancies

Looking for a trustee postition?
There are 33 vacancies on our Trustee Bank (free for members to advertise on).

And here's a new opportunity from Trustees Unlimited: National Survivor User Network are seeking a chair and trustees with experience of mental distress or an interest in mental health, as well as fundraising and business strategy experience.

Charity digital conference, 21 November

CharityComms’ annual, sell-out digital conference is even bigger and better this year.

With a live hack, workshops, how-to sessions, peer discussions and talks on digital leadership, new tech and trends, tools and channels, and data and insight – this event is designed for charity digital and comms professionals at all levels. More details


Are you a youth or community organisation in the Yorkshire and Humber region and interested in delivering NCS from Summer 2020?

Please register your interest in our partner information events by emailing us and we will send you more information.

EFL Trust, an NCS delivery partner since 2011, looking to engage with more local organisations.

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Macquarie awards to address social need

Macquarie Group has announced the Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award, a $A50 million philanthropic commitment, to initiate or build on bold ideas to address social need.

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It is expected to be awarded to five non-profit organisations ($A10 million each) over a five-year period to fund projects globally that will have a lasting community benefit.
Apply by 16 November