Scottish review of fundraising regulation launches

The informal review of fundraising in Scotland, which the Scottish Government called on the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations to undertake, has now been launched. It will seek to assess whether or not the current system of public charity fundraising self-regulation is working.

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Plea to reinstate old Charity Commission website

A petition to reinstate the free-standing Charity Commission website has been started on 38Degrees by the legal firm Withers.

The preamble says

 (the Commission website) is no longer bespoke, and, as a consequence, much of the very helpful guidance and information which used to be there is no longer readily available, which is to the detriment of those for whom it would have been useful.

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Simplifying community radio service commitments

Media regulator Ofcom is consulting on its approach to community radio ‘Key Commitments’, where each station is required to provide the service described in its licence.

Ofcom is proposing to adopt a new simplified approach to Key Commitments, requiring only those elements that are specific to the character of service of an individual community radio service to be set out in detail in the licence.

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CoStars play leading role in turning Cwmbran community around

A Cwmbran social enterprise is at the heart of a project revitalising the lives of thousands of people living in one of the new town’s biggest communities.

The CoStar Partnership has turned Greenmeadow’s Threepenny Bit Community Centre into a vital hub since the charity was established 15 years ago, and been hailed as playing an ‘unprecedented’ role in reducing anti-social behaviour, building community spirit and pride and improving the health and wellbeing of residents.

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