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VARB DBS Online Checks

I am currently in the process of setting up our online checks, however the organisation that will be providing VARB with this service require a list of the job roles, so they can be selected from a drop down menu when applying online.   If you wish to use our DBS service can I ask…Read More


Volunteering and the law – NCVO

Some guidance from NCVO to help you understand your legal rights and obligations when managing volunteers   Volunteering and the lawRead More


Serious incident reporting – NCVO

All charities are obliged to make a Serious Incident Report to the Commission for certain matters involving: Loss of your charity’s money or assets   Damage to your charity’s property   Harm to your charity’s work, beneficiaries or reputationRead More


Misuse of funds and financial controls – NCVO

Although the recent Oxfam story does not allege direct misuse of charitable funds, it is a good reminder of the need for a charity to have robust internal financial controls on expenditure to minimise risk. Financial procedures template manual – a helpful start for smaller organisations   Internal financial controls for charities – Charity Commission…Read More


NCVO Disciplinary procedures

In the event of an allegation of misconduct anywhere within an organisation, an organisation should be supported by robust HR policies and procedures. Guidance on the disciplinary process   NCVO have temporarily opened up our editable template disciplinary procedure for all to access.   NCVO’s HR Advice Line is free for NCVO members with up…Read More


NCVO Whistleblowing resources

One of the issues raised in the Oxfam reports was a culture that prevented openness and reporting. A clear whistleblowing procedure should enable staff and volunteers to freely alert senior managers or trustees to their concerns. NCVO’s sample whistleblowing policy (usually premium member-only content temporarily freely available).   Charity Commission has guidance for charity staff wishing…Read More


NCVO Safeguarding resources

Due to recent events in the media there is a lot of focus on safeguarding and related issues.  NCVO have provided us with some useful guidance on this key topic. Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities, regulator reminds trustees – Charity Commission press release, 5 February 2018. Writing a safeguarding policy –…Read More


Nesta Launch Awards for ‘Good Help’

Nesta are seeking applications from organisations that demonstrate they are helping people transform their lives through 'good help' activities. 'Good help' is core to many organisations trying to help people take action and improve their lives. Yet too many people receive 'bad help' which can have acute consequences, such as homelessness or addiction, but also…Read More


The Merstham Mix is crowdfunding!

The founder of Loveworks had a dream to one day see her vision of a community café come to life. Nearly ten years on, we have The Merstham Mix. A new kind of community café for everyone. Once inside, you will find low-cost, healthy food in an environment where the aim is to do something…Read More


LARGE ROOMS AVAILABLE FOR RENT – CENTRAL REDHILL LOCATION

Two large rooms are available for rent around the beginning of April 2018; the unfurnished office space is in a central Redhill location with easy access to public transport. Both offices are suitable for use as office space, training or workgroups. The space is available 5 days a week and some evenings to be agreed.…Read More


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Nesta Launch Awards for ‘Good Help’

Nesta are seeking applications from organisations that demonstrate they are helping people transform their lives through 'good help' activities. 'Good help' is core to many organisations trying to help people take action and improve their lives. Yet too many people receive 'bad help' which can have acute consequences, such as homelessness or addiction, but also…


Gatwick Airport Community Trust 2018 Funding Programme

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 GRANTS PROGRAMME Gatwick Airport Community Trust’s annual grant funding programme is open for business. Local community groups and organisations looking for funding for special projects or community facilities are encouraged to make an application before this year’s deadline of Monday 26 March 2018. The independent charity has been awarding grants annually…


Entries Open for National Lottery Awards 2018

The Awards are open to authorised representatives of projects that have received Lottery funding at any time since the National Lottery began in 1994. The main beneficiaries of the project must be based in the UK. Entries can be made in the following Award categories: Best Arts Project. Best Education Project. Best Environment Project. Best…


RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund Opens for Applications on 5 February

The Skills and Opportunities Fund was set up in 2015 by the Royal Bank of Scotland in support of organisations that help people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves, skills that will enable them to get into work or start a business, now or in…


Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity Opens for First Round of 2018

The Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity is designed to try and break the cycle of debt. It aims to fight financial and consumer illiteracy and is dedicated to educating and informing adults and children about consumer and debt issues. The Charity holds two funding rounds each year with a different theme for each round. The…


Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Announces Changes for 2018

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is a medium-sized grant making foundation that gives grants to small, well-established charitable organisations in the UK who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities. Groups that are intending to apply for funding from the Foundation should be aware of the following…


Home Office Relaunches Building a Stronger Britain Together Fund

The Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) programme was set up in September 2016 to help deliver a key strand of the Government’s Counter-Extremism Strategy. The programme aims to promote and strengthen positive mainstream voices across Britain. The Building a Stronger Britain Together Programme, available in England and Wales only, offers both grant funding and…


Garfield Weston Foundation Celebrates 60th Anniversary with One-Off Charitable Fund

The Garfield Weston Foundation has reached its sixtieth year of grant giving in the UK and has chosen to celebrate with a new one-off fund that offers grants of between £30,000 and £150,000 to registered charities, CIOs, places of worship and state schools. The Fund is exclusively aimed at supporting capital costs. Groups in need…


Wren’s Community Action Fund Opens for 2018 Applications

Grants of between £2,000 and £50,000 are available for projects that can demonstrate how they fall into Object D of the Landfill Communities Fund. Object D shows commitment to the protection of the environment, and the provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or another public amenity. WREN’s definition of an amenity is something…


Scott Bader Trust Inviting Applications for UK and International Charitable Projects

Scott Bader, the global chemical company, provides funds for charitable projects in the UK and internationally through three different programmes. The charity awards funds in the following: Large Project Funding – grants of up to £25,000. Between two and four large community based environmental or education projects that benefit young or disadvantaged people, anywhere in…


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Add your voice to the Charity Digital Skills Report

Add your voice to the Charity Digital Skills Report As follow-up to the 2017 Charity Digital Skills Report, Skills Platform and partners are looking to analyse the latest trends and report on improvements made in the sector. You can share your views by taking part in the 2018 survey. Please share this amongst colleagues and…


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Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex Vacancy Group Facilitator

Group Facilitator - Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex are looking for an experienced Group Facilitator to work with women who have experienced any form of sexual violation and who have completed a year of one to one trauma therapy. Candidates will need to demonstrate at interview an understanding of family…


Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex Vacancy Counselling Coordinator

Counselling Coordinator - Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex Are you passionate about improving the lives of women and girls affected by sexual violence? Rape Crisis Surrey & Sussex (RCSAS) are looking for an experienced Counselling Coordinator to play a key role in managing and developing our busy counselling service. Hours: Part time (three days a week)…


Saturday Supervisor – Furnistore

SATURDAY SUPERVISOR Furnistore currently have an exciting vacancy for a Saturday Supervisor at their warehouse in Redhill.  This will involve selling furniture directly to the public and managing two junior staff. Furnistore is a small, vibrant local charity providing pre loved furniture to people on low incomes and therefore provides a much needed service that…


Saturday Assistant – Furnistore

SATURDAY ASSISTANT Furnistore is a small local charity providing pre-used furniture and household goods to low income families across the South East of Surrey.  They have a vacancy for a Saturday Assistant, starting immediately, at their warehouse in Redhill. The ideal candidate must be a good communicator, IT competent, capable of accurate cash handling and…


Healthwatch Surrey

Healthwatch Surrey are currently recruiting two exciting posts. Below is a brief description of each role and this is a link to the website for more details, job description and person specification. https://www.healthwatchsurrey.co.uk/work-with-us/   Events & Administration Officer (Permanent/Full Time) We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide administrative support to our busy team…


Volunteer Coordinator Surrey

KSS CRC has a well established volunteer unit hosting over 100 volunteers.  Within this role as Volunteer Unit Co-ordinator you will recruit, train and coach volunteer Mentors. You will work in close association with both the Volunteer Unit Manager and  Responsible Officers. The role offers the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, working…


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