Lloyds Bank Foundation – Enable Programme

Enable grants are awarded to charities which have identified clear development needs, and provide a great opportunity to strengthen charities to deliver more effectively.Read More

Volunteers’ Week, 1-7 June

Volunteers' Weeks takes place from 1-7 June, when we come together to show volunteers exactly what they mean to voluntary and community organisations, the individuals and communities they support.   There are lots of resources available to support your activities on the Volunteers' Week website, where you’ll also find examples from other organisations and planned…Read More

Should your charity be in the Cloud?

Office 365 vs Office desktop: which is really best for your charity? This is the topic of a recent article from Charity Digital News which offers some impartial tips about Microsoft cloud and desktop services. Give it a read if you are considering whether to ditch the traditional desktop-based versions of programs like Word, Excel…Read More

Help the CQC work better with VCSE sector

The Care Quality Commission is asking voluntary and community organisations to take part in a survey which will help them to shape guidance on how the Commission will work with the sector. This will include what to expect from the CQC and how VCSE organisations should share information with them. The CQC is looking to…Read More

Working with your trustees one-to-one: new guidance from the AoC

The Association of Chairs (AoC) has released a new guide about working with trustees for its members and participants of the Beacon Programme. The guide features the AoC’s new trustee cycle and practical ideas and suggestions as to how you can work with trustees from recruitment through to departure. You can find out more about…Read More

Free mental health training and resources for small charities

Mind has launched a free e-learning programme designed specifically for small organisations. Mental Health for Small Workplaces is made of three modules: Building your awareness, Looking after yourself and Supporting each other. You can find a link to the eLearning and a selection of supporting resources here.Read More

Patient Round-Up May 2019

We have been asked to publish this Patient Round Up  of  local and national news and opportunitiesRead More

Support the Age Concern Banstead runner in the upcoming London Marathon

Age Concern Banstead have a runner in the London Marathon on the 28th April Age Concern Banstead are delighted to announce that Chad Champion is coming all the way from North Carolina, USA to run the 2019 London Marathon and help raise much needed funds for Age Concern Banstead.  Please sponsor him by visiting Virgin…Read More

Patient Round-Up April 2019

We have been asked to publish this Patient Round Up  of  local and national news and opportunitiesRead More

Struggling with Trustee Recruitment? New Guide available now

Getting on Board is a national charity that supports board level volunteering.  They have just launched an excellent new guide on Trustee Recruitment which is aimed at small charities.  The Guide takes you step by step through the recruitment process and has lots of practical tips and examples that you can use. See the Getting…Read More

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