The government is to convene a working group to look at the implications of counter terrorism legislation on the funding and delivery of humanitarian assistance, including the closing of charity bank accounts. The working group will include charities and NGOs as well as members of the banking sector and key government departments.
A Local Charities Day to celebrate “local charities and community groups” was announced in a speech by the minister for civil society on 15th July. While it will “take place later this year” there are currently no further details.
A selection of items relating to the vote to leave the European Union, various sources and times. (Link to our initial news coverage).
NCVO has followed on from its initial briefing about the implications of Brexit for charities with ‘five things charities can consider doing in response‘.
The future of fundraising regulation for Northern Ireland has so far been left to one side in the developments for England and Wales, and separately for Scotland.
Northern Ireland’s sector body NICVA has now said that it
A good place for Scottish charities
Scottish voluntary sector body SCVO has created a new website as “a space where good causes and the public can come together, share and learn from each other”.
Two publications have come out of a ‘Helping in hospitals’ project run by innovation charity Nesta, working with ten hospitals to help them build significant impact volunteering programmes.
There is a final evaluation report ‘Measuring the impact of Helping in Hospitals‘ (download is 56 page pdf, 3.5MB) and also ‘Helping in Hospitals: A guide to high impact volunteering in hospitals‘ (download is 98 page pdf, 1.9MB).