Major charity diary dates for 2016

A ‘social change’ communications agency has published, for a second year, a diary of UK charity events for 2016. ChangeStar’s ‘What’s on in the Charity World 2016’ lists charity and health awareness days and fundraising events.

While it can’t be considered comprehensive at five A4 pages, it is certainly of use and also open to further additions. (Other sources of event calendars have a significant charge.) » Continue reading news item ... “Major charity diary dates for 2016”

Scottish sector award entries invited

This year’s Scottish Charity Awards from SCVO, their ninth outing, are open for entries. They look to reward those from the third sector who have made an exceptional impact on their communities and throughout the country.

Organisations can apply in the Charity of the Year, Celebrating Communities, Perfect Partnership, Cracking Campaign and Digital Dynamo categories, while individuals have the Charity Champion and Exceptional Employee options. » Continue reading news item ... “Scottish sector award entries invited”

Civil society shadow minister – not as first advised

The Labour Party shadow cabinet appointed by new leader Jeremy Corbyn can be found on the party website, see news release or The Guardian’s coverage. There has of course been plenty of other news coverage, with more on some appointments.

Anna Turley, MP for Redcar, gets the shadow Civil Society brief, within the Cabinet Office remit, covering the voluntary and community sector. Her Twitter feed and website. » Continue reading news item ... “Civil society shadow minister – not as first advised”

Awards time

This year’s Guardian Charity Awards have recently opened for entries. They are open to registered (social welfare) charities in the UK, with turnovers of less than 1.5 million pounds. Judging is based on

  • Innovative aims and objectives
  • Evidence of having made an impact
  • How an award would boost sustainability and growth
  • Overall contribution to social welfare

See the introductory article, with links to further details on how to enter. » Continue reading news item ... “Awards time”

New awards to address social problems

A new awards programme set up in memory of prominent sector lawyer Stephen Lloyd wants to find and nurture innovative ideas and projects that can lead to practical, sustainable social change. The awards committee is particularly interested in supporting ideas that address social problems at a systemic level.

The Stephen Lloyd Awards will bring together of experts that can deliver practical  support to shortlisted candidates as well as award winners. » Continue reading news item ... “New awards to address social problems”

Latest material added to VolResource

There is a new round up of many of the most recent additions to our VolResource listings, http://vr.volresource.org.uk/updates/recently-added-to-volresource/.

These include support for new and established community cinemas from Neighbourhood Cinema, Communities Channel Scotland from Scottish Community Development Centre, a Collective Action Toolkit, Funding Eye’s fundraising resources, and Irish organisation Centre for Effective Services, which focuses on “implementation science”.