Community groups TV licensing reminder for summer events

Community groups and charities are being reminded to check that they are correctly licensed to share TV coverage, of summer sports or other events for instance.

TV Licensing has produced a new ‘Clubs and Community Group Viewing Guide‘ – single page pdf, 549KB.

“You need to be covered by a valid TV Licence if you watch or record television programmes as they’re being shown on TV at a club or community group.

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New online network for village halls

A new ‘National Village and Community Halls Network’ is taking over the role of the National Village Halls Forum as an online voice for the 10,000 village and community halls in England.

Launched by the national charity ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England), it will “act as a reference group enabling the grass roots expertise of knowledgeable village and community hall trustees, volunteers and councillors to feed into meetings with MPs, Government departments and Consultation responses”. » Continue reading news item ... “New online network for village halls”

Identifying key property issues for charities

The Ethical Property Foundation and the Charity Commission are running a joint survey to identify the key issues that are currently affecting charities in England and Wales with regard to the property that they own, lease or rent.

The results will be used by the Ethical Property Foundation to develop tailored guidance and support on property matters for charities. The responses will be analysed by an independent consultancy to ensure anonymity, and the survey should take around 5 minutes to complete. » Continue reading news item ... “Identifying key property issues for charities”

Scottish regulator wants help with village halls

Scotland’s charity regulator OSCR is looking for sector help in improving its understanding of the issues facing village halls.

OSCR is considering producing guidance for village halls, as there are several hundred village hall charities, many of which are seeking to make changes to either their legal structure or constitution, only to discover that they do not have the power to do so. The steps to address this problem can prove daunting to halls trustees. » Continue reading news item ... “Scottish regulator wants help with village halls”

Legal help around community buildings

New guidance on the law about buildings and land designed to help busy managers of community buildings has been published on the Building Assets website.

The resource has been developed by Russell Cooke Solicitors, and should also be useful “for trustees and members of management committees and all in the sector who want to check or improve their understanding of the law in this vital area”. » Continue reading news item ... “Legal help around community buildings”

New central London charity office space

Opening in March 2015, with viewings available throughout February, CAN Mezzanine have secured their next central London social office space in Borough, SE1.

The new building, which is at the start of Great Dover Street, opposite Borough tube station and just 10 minutes from London Bridge, will house up to 500 individuals working in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. It will incorporate meeting and conference facilities and will be of the usual high standards of CAN Mezzanine, where organisations are clustered together for cost efficiencies, fostering peer to peer learning, collaborative efficiencies / joint contracting and bids. » Continue reading news item ... “New central London charity office space”