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5 top tips for successful funding bids

Finding funding for your voluntary group or organisation or community project isn’t easy.  Here are five easy-to-understand top tips to bear in mind… 

Trust matters - how the public sees charities

‘Trust matters.’ The first two words in the introduction to the Charity Commission’s report ‘Trust in Charities’.   In the light of the emergence of corruption and scandal in some large national and international charities, many managers and staff in the third sector are rightly concerned about how the public views them and the way they work.

What's so hard about being a trustee then?

Here at CAN we’re often asked to advise on the duties and responsibilities of being a trustee.  People are often understandably confused about what being a trustee really involves and a good deal of our governance work entails resolving this for them.

Who needs an Energy Performance Certificate?

You almost certainly do if you run a community building or village hall. Energy performance Certificates (EPCs) state the energy efficiency rating of buildings. 

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 

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