Chancellor Philip Hammond gave his first and, it turns out, last Autumn Statement on 23rd November. This news item attempts to round up material of particular relevance for the voluntary sector.
Forum for community project discussion
connects people who are who doing great things in their communities – from taking over pubs or green spaces, running local projects and making plans that will help shape the future of their neighbourhoods and communities.
New from think-tank New Philanthropy Capital is ‘User voice: Putting people at the heart of impact practice‘. The report explains how charities can best harness the views and needs of their beneficiaries in order to improve their impact. It gives a step-by-step guide, and highlights organisations already adopting various ways of involving and empowering their beneficiaries.
Welsh umbrella body WCVA has published two reports which show that a strong third sector in Wales has a vital role to play in securing a positive future for our society. However, action is needed now to prevent the sector becoming weaker and more fragmented.
Workplace relations experts Acas have published research which “reveals top tips … to better manage mental health at work”. The accompanying case studies focus on Mind Harrow and Brentwood Community Print.
The new fundraising regulation regime in Scotland is not going to follow the route taken in England and Wales of promoting the use of the imminent Fundraising Preference Service, which will allow people to opt-out of contacts with fundraisers.