The Beacon programme – Support for Chairs of smaller Charities

The Association of Chairs had formed ‘The Beacon programme’ which is for Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities and non-profit organisations in England with an annual income of under £1 million.

By registering for the programme, you will have access to a wide range of events and resources tailored to the needs of smaller charities and non-profit organisations.

To find out more, please visit The Association of Chairs website here.

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‘More charitable funding should be given to deprived areas,’ Tory conference hears

There are fewer charities per head in deprived areas than elsewhere, which could hamper efforts to build stronger communities, the Conservative Party conference heard yesterday. 

Dan Corry, chief executive of the charity sector think tank New Philanthropy Capital, was speaking at a fringe event about town and city planning. He told the audience that when it comes to building successful communities with high levels of trust in those around them, “one thing that we do know that works is a strong civil society”.

But he added that the data shows that the more deprived an area, the fewer charities it has. With the caveat that the only data available is for registered charities, which doesn’t cover smaller scale community groups, Corry said that in well-off areas there are 2.3 charities per thousand people. 

In contrast there are 1.2 per thousand people in more deprived areas, with some places such as Blackpool having just 0.6 charities per thousand people. 

To read more, please visit the CivilSociety website here.

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Review of UK Grant-making 2019 and Annual Report

This report analyses learning from around 650 grants awarded by the Foundation since 2015. A rich data source for grantees and funders, the review reveals what we are learning about the challenges and opportunities emerging through our growing portfolio of grants across the UK. It shares analysis about the types of grantees being funded, common approaches and methods being used and the major outcomes that charities are focusing on. Alongside the review, we are publishing our latest Annual Report. Read the Review of UK Grant-making 2019 and the Annual Report

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The National Lottery’s 25th Birthday this year

The National Lottery Community Fund has revealed that it will be making a special £7.5 million pot of funding available to mark The National Lottery’s 25th birthday.

The fund, #CelebrateNationalLottery25, will help communities celebrate the extraordinary impact the National Lottery has had since its launch in November 1994. Thanks to National Lottery players, £40 billion has been raised for charitable causes to date, funding over half a million (565,000) projects across the UK.

Read more at the National Lottery website here.

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How to update your charity’s details on Charity Commission

The Charity Commission holds information on your charity. This is either:

  • shown on your charity’s page on the public register of charities, for example who your charity’s trustees are
  • only for the Charity Commission’s records, for example all trustees’ contact details

If anything changes, you need to let the Charity Commission know by updating these details online.

To view the guidance, click here.

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National Lottery Awards for All will be moving to a new online application form

on Tuesday 1 October 2019 at midday National Lottery Community Fund will be moving to their new Awards for All application form.

If you are intending to apply please be aware that: 

  • The final date and time for submitting an application using the current application form is 11:00am on Tuesday 1 October 2019.  
  • A new application form will be available at 12:00 noon (midday) on Tuesday 1 October, and you will be able to access it on their website from that point. 
  • Any information you’ve saved in a current application form will not transfer across automatically to the new form. So if you need this information after 11:00am on Tuesday 1 October, please copy it and save it to your own device before this date (for example, by copying the text into a Word document) 
  • If you wish to apply using the new form, you’ll have to set up a new account – any existing login details will not allow you to access it. 

To find out more please visit the NLCF website here.

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