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We keep up to date, constantly scanning the horizon via our professional memberships and newsletters, and of course, the internet, for any news items affecting our sector: third sector issues and sustainability, funding, business news and trends, and self-employment issues and any developments that may be useful for our clients.

Social media guidance for charities

The Charity Commission has issued new guidance on charities' use of social media. The guidance recommends that every charity using social media should have a social media policy in place and ensure it is followed. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

£76 million support package for charities

Charities and community organisations that are supporting vulnerable people during the cost of living crisis can apply for grants as part of a £76 million Government support package. Grants between £10,000 and £75,000 are available to cover project and core costs, including rent, utilities, staff and volunteers. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Review of legislation on co-operatives and friendly societies

The Law Commission will review the legal frameworks governing co-operatives and community benefit societies, and friendly societies. The review will consider whether the current law which governs these organisations is fitting to their nature and needs, and whether the regulation is proportionate. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Changes to Charities Act come into force

Changes introduced by the Charities Act 2022 have come into force. The changes include simplified legal requirements that charities must comply with before selling, transferring or leasing land, and new spending and borrowing rules. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Lloyds Bank Foundation support for Charities

Lloyds Bank Foundation help charities to grow stronger and more resilient so they can thrive beyond the lifetime of their funding. They do this by building relationships and working alongside charities, sharing LBF's tools and resources, and drawing on their connections with Lloyds Banking Group and other partners. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Grants for small specialist charities

Small and local charities can apply for grant funding from Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. Specialist charities with an annual income between £25,000 and £500,000 can apply for a three-year, unrestricted grant of up to £75,000. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Charities Act 2022 comes into force

The first set of changes introduced under the Charities Act 2022 are now in force. The changes include powers for charities to pay trustees for providing goods and a reduction in the procedures surrounding fundraising appeals. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Key Fund’s new Flexible Finance Fund

This fund will be for established community and social enterprises, to complement our existing blended funds. It is a revolving facility available up to £150,000 that can be drawn and repaid flexibly, as needed for an initial period of up to five years. Any balance at the end of five years then converts into a standard loan, repayable over three years.  Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Relief from Business Rates in Leeds

Leeds City Council launched a new discretionary relief from business rates scheme and are keen to target this financial support at Young Businesses and Social Enterprises. This scheme will enable these businesses to access up to 50% off their rates bill, up to £15k per annum. Read More...( Opens in a new tab)

Social Value & Civil Society event – 29th November

What does 'social value' mean to charities & social enterprises across the 4 nations in 2022? Is it still the lever for change that many of us hoped it would be - or has that moment passed? Social Value UK are holding an online event on 29th November 9.30am - 12pm. Book via Eventbrite link: Read More...( Opens in a new tab)
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