Rare species discovered at ‘lost world’ estate near Loch Ness

Surveys at Trees for Life’s Dundreggan Conservation Estate near Loch Ness have revealed a range of rare species, including a midge never recorded in the United Kingdom before – underlining the site’s growing reputation as a ‘lost world’ for biodiversity.

The discovery of the non-biting midge (Chironomus vallenduuki) by entomologist Peter Chandler last August brings the total of UK biodiversity firsts found at the estate in Glenmoriston in Inverness-shire to 11. » Continue reading news item ... “Rare species discovered at ‘lost world’ estate near Loch Ness”

HARCVS launch innovative new volunteering directory

Designed with volunteers and volunteer managers in mind HARCVS are thrilled to announce the launch of the new Harrogate District Volunteering Directory (www.harcvs.org.uk/volunteer/opportunities)

The new platform was designed in consultation with volunteer managers and took over a year to develop. The service is free of charge and open to all local and national charities who wish to recruit volunteers in the Harrogate District. » Continue reading news item ... “HARCVS launch innovative new volunteering directory”

New health and wellbeing centre opens in Somers Town

The first community centre to be built for more than 15 years in one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in London opened today (Wednesday 15 February).

The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre will help improve the health and wellbeing of people living near King’s Cross. The Living Centre is a unique partnership between the Francis Crick Institute, a new biomedical discovery institute that opened in King’s Cross in 2016, and Living Centre partners, a group of Camden charities that the Crick has commissioned to run the health and wellbeing centre for local people within its new building. » Continue reading news item ... “New health and wellbeing centre opens in Somers Town”

Sayer Vincent’s W Midlands seminar series for charity finance professionals

Sayer Vincent, the award-winning firm of auditors and chartered accountants specialising in charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations, is hosting five charity finance seminars in Birmingham during 2017.

The first event, ‘SORP Made Simple’ took place on 9th February and is followed by a seminar on ‘Preparing Charity Accounts’ on 9th March, ‘Reading Charity Accounts’ on 25th April, ‘How to be a Good Trustee’ on 7th June and ‘Charity Tax Made Simple’ on 15th November 2017 at etc Venues, Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, B4 6TB, Birmingham. » Continue reading news item ... “Sayer Vincent’s W Midlands seminar series for charity finance professionals”

Surveys record highest numbers of three dolphin species in Hebrides

Record numbers of three dolphin species off Scotland’s west coast were recorded by conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in its marine research expeditions in 2016.

From the trust’s specialized research yacht Silurian, volunteers and scientists recorded 2,303 individual common dolphins, 42 bottlenose dolphins and 94 Risso’s dolphins – the figures for all three species being the highest ever recorded in its annual survey seasons. » Continue reading news item ... “Surveys record highest numbers of three dolphin species in Hebrides”

Sayer Vincent launches London seminar series for charity finance professionals with ‘Preparing Charity Accounts’

Sayer Vincent, the award-winning firm of auditors and chartered accountants specialising in charities, social enterprises and not-for-profit organisations kicks off its 2017 series of London training events for charity finance professionals with a seminar focusing on, ‘Preparing Charity Accounts’ on 21st February 2017.

This one-day workshop at Shelter, 4 Garrett Street, London, EC1Y 0TY, is the first of a series of eleven seminars that will be hosted by Sayer Vincent this year. » Continue reading news item ... “Sayer Vincent launches London seminar series for charity finance professionals with ‘Preparing Charity Accounts’”