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West Norfolk drop-in advice clinics

In October and November Community Action Norfolk (CAN) will be holding free drop-in info sessions across West Norfolk for any voluntary and community groups that need practical support.

Annual Report Guidance for Small Charities - Available Now

Charities (Except Charitable Incorporated Organisations) with an income of less than £25,000 do not have to file annual report and accounts with the Charity Commission (although they are still required to complete an Annual Return), but should be prepared to make these available if requested. 

Registering with the Fundraising Register

The Fundraising Regulator has been established following the Etherington review of fundraising self-regulation in 2015, as the independent regulator of charitable fundraising.

Fundraising Guidance for Trustees from the Charity Commission

The Charity Commission has published new guidance for Trustees addressing how they oversee their charities fundraising.

DIY Committee Guide - A useful resource for governance guidance

The DIY Committee Guide website has been relaunched, and includes a new version of the Code of Good Governance 

Charities and tax - useful information

It’s important to be aware of financial obligations that draw upon hard-earned income – but there are also benefits to be had. As a charity you can get certain tax reliefs but you must be registered with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Charities and Reputation - Some Guidance

Voluntary sector activity is based upon trustworthiness, reliability, integrity and goodwill, and the value of a strong reputation should not be underestimated. Your public image influences partnership and contract prospects, campaigning, donation levels and the ability to attract volunteers.  Charities need to be aware that almost every activity carries reputational risk, whether that’s responding to an increased demand for services or a changing operating environment.

Great Yarmouth Charity and Volunteering Summit - Friday 8th April

Brandon Lewis, Member of Parliament for Great Yarmouth, is holding a Charity and Volunteering Summit Friday on Friday 8 April, between 10.00am and 3.30pm, at the Priory Centre, Priory Plain, Great Yarmouth, with a light lunch provided for attendees.

SORPs - Accounts Guidance for Charities

Many UK charities annual reports and annual accounts have to comply with the statement of recommended practice for charity accounts (Charities SORP).

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