UNW approved as a Big Potential provider

North East chartered accountants and business advisors UNW is urging VCSEs to get in touch after being accredited as a Big Potential provider.

Launched in 2014, the £10m fund is aimed at eligible voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSEs) to improve their sustainability, capacity and scale and help them deliver greater social impact for communities across England.

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Research into third sector ‘can help shape charity communications’, says Public Knowledge

New research into the third sector by a North East-based market research company is to support the way charities interact with their supporters to help alleviate criticism in the industry.

A report by Public Knowledge, a North East-based market research company, found that 20% of people felt overwhelmed and under pressure from the level of unsolicited contact from charities, while 39% felt that charities spend too much on their communications.

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Enhancing Community Transport

Community transport is fast becoming the backbone of local communities. The transport services mobilise and engage communities and meet the needs of people who do not have easy access to cars, taxis, busses and other forms of transport. The services usually cater for taking disabled people to work, children to school, sick people to healthcare appointments as well as to shops and clubs. Community transport is a safe, accessible, cost effective. Schemes are generally run by charities and voluntary organisations which are local to the community they serve.

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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.

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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.

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