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Annual General Meetings (AGMs) and COVID-19 – can we postpone?

The short answer is, yes, you can postpone your AGM in the present circumstances. The government and Charity Commission recognise this and offer precise advice on how to go about postponing or cancelling AGMs and other critical meetings.

Charities making donations to other VCSE organisations. Can we do that?

Many charities across Norfolk have recently received donations in response to the pandemic.  We have received several enquiries from trustees asking if they can make donations to help community support groups and local charities which are helping vulnerable local people through the Coronavirus crisis. 

Back to normal? Returning to the regular work environment – webinars for VCSE organisations - 12th and 15th June

CAN is hosting two Zoom webinars to discuss the practical issues to consider when returning to offices and other working environments. The first, this Friday, 12th June, is aimed at voluntary organisations and community groups based and operating in West Norfolk. The webinar will be repeated on Monday 15th June for organisations in North Norfolk.  

Good Neighbour Response Schemes in action - a close-knit community gets closer still

Like many Norfolk parishes, Great Hockham is a close-knit community – and has become even more so during the Coronavirus pandemic. Community-spirited individuals got together early in the crisis, determined to help and support the vulnerable residents in and around their village.  They contacted CAN via the Parish Council, knowing that through our existing Good Neighbour Scheme network we would be able to offer advice and practical support in setting up a structure, quickly and effectively. 

Planning a funding strategy

Finding funding to carry out your VCSE organisation’s activities can be stressful - because It’s crucial to your organisation's ability to deliver its services.  But a proper funding strategy will help secure the income needed to run your organisation now and in the future.

Running an effective 'virtual' meeting

Working from home under lockdown has become the ‘new normal’ for many voluntary and community organisations. Many of us are now learning to meet via video-link, and it brings new challenges in running an effective meeting!

 

Charity Commission update on services and operational status

The Charity Commission is offering guidance on running your charity during the Coronavirus pandemic, with useful information about meetings, postponing AGMs, using reserves and keeping people safe. 

How helpful is the Chancellor's Charity Support Package to rural communities?

CAN is an member of the national ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) network.  ACRE is very active at national level in helping formulate government strategies for supporting community groups. Right now ACRE is working with other national charities to help Government get to grips with the impact of Covid-19 on rural people and community organisations throughout England.

National Village and Community Hall survey - deadline extended to 30th April

Norfolk’s hundreds of village halls and community venues are often at the heart of local life and, at this difficult time, it’s more important than ever that their value is realised. The National Village and Community Hall Survey deadline has been extended to 30th April to allow everyone to participate.

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