Fundraising for creative groups

A new booklet from Voluntary Arts Scotland has been created to help cultural groups navigate the funding landscape. Details from the publication page for ‘Cash for Culture – a guide to fundraising for voluntary-led creative groups‘ – a 44 page pdf, 4.7MB download.

Voluntary Arts has also recently produced a 2 page briefing on ‘Applying to Trust Funds‘ (pdf, 786KB). Another useful briefing from them, not quite so new, is ‘How to write a successful funding application‘ – 7 page pdf, 765KB.

Local help to support smaller charities demonstrate impact

New research commissioned by local voluntary sector body NAVCA highlights difficulties smaller charities have when using data to demonstrate their value. The research from Think:Learn:Do also looked at how local sector support organisations (infrastructure) can provide support for this.

Public commissioners of services may find the lack of evidence a disincentive to work with smaller charities, potentially overlooking sources of value for money and the best outcomes. » Continue reading news item ... “Local help to support smaller charities demonstrate impact”

Rounding up info on sector impact of leaving EU

Northern Ireland’s sector body NICVA has created a web page to “collate relevant articles, statements, and questions relating to the process of the UK leaving the European Union”. The hub will seek to provide information and updates on the many unanswered questions around important EU issues such as rights, environmental protections, employment law and sector funding.

Most of the links on there so far have a Northern Ireland focus, but still worth those elsewhere in the UK keeping an eye out on NICVA’s web page. » Continue reading news item ... “Rounding up info on sector impact of leaving EU”

A Northern Ireland charity update

Three quite short items of interest to any charities operating in Northern Ireland, and a little for the Republic too.

Good Governance roadshow

The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, in partnership with the Developing Governance Group, is running a series of seminars offering charities advice and information on the latest developments in charity regulation.

The series began in Belfast at NICVA on 3rd October, and a further seven take place around NI from 19th October to 1st December. » Continue reading news item ... “A Northern Ireland charity update”

Report from faith social action conference

Third Sector Research Centre has published a report of the ‘Faith in Social Action: Where Next?‘ conference held at the University of Westminster in May 2016. The event fed back findings from the Centre’s Faith in Social Action research and explored the future role of faith and inter-faith work in austere times.

The conference was jointly convened by TSRC, Faith Based Regeneration Network and the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion (University of Birmingham). » Continue reading news item ... “Report from faith social action conference”

Sector newsletter open to new ideas

VoluntaryNews would like to highlight our newsletter announcement (September 2016) that the final edition of that publication is currently planned to appear on 8th December. The VoluntaryNews website should continue to exist for some time after that. Submitted news will still be welcome, and there may be some occasional news updates from us too.

VolResource/VoluntaryNews is inviting any interest in taking over production of the email newsletter from January, which may include any or all of the associated websites. » Continue reading news item ... “Sector newsletter open to new ideas”