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Norfolk VCSE Sector Leadership Group Election

Community Action Norfolk is holding an election for the Norfolk VCSE Sector Leadership Group.

VCSE Devolution Round-Table 20th June

Community Action Norfolk are hosting a devolution round table event in partnership with Norfolk County Council. The event will take place on Monday 20th June 1000-1200 at Community Action Norfolk’s offices in Dereham

Staff Handbooks and Employment Contracts Advice for Organisations

In light of a recent court case, it has been ruled that provisions in a staff handbook that are incorporated into employee contracts could not be changed without employee consent.

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 

Grants are good!

Grants from the public sector now make up only 5.5% of charity sector income, declining from over 60% since 2004. At that rate, public sector grants could disappear entirely by 2020.

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.

NHS Health Advocacy in Norfolk

The NHS Complaints Advocacy service is free, confidential, and independent of the NHS and, in Norfolk, is provided by a partnership of Age UK Norfolk, Equal Lives, Community Action Norfolk and POhWER.  It’s free, independent and confidential.

Managing and retaining volunteers - advise for VCSE organisations

Recruiting and retaining volunteers is a key issue for many VCSE organisations.

Not-for-profit organisations finding a new balance

The Charity Finance Group has launched the results of its Finance Counts 2016 report. A notable finding is that charities are struggling to generate income from public service agreements and contracts, with many charities making significant losses on contracts.

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