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This page contains material of practical benefit to the development of VCS organisations. Content includes information on training, resources, quality standards, governance and fundraising.

Volunteer charities required for strategy project

The Charity Commission is teaming up with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to conduct a project assessing strategy in the sector.

Restitution and the recovery of charitable funds

The Charity Commission has published its policy and approach to the recovery of property which has been lost to charity through a serious breach of trust.

Charity Fraud Line

Crimestoppers has launched a new service to take information anonymously from those who have information on charity fraud.

Recommendations from Public Administration Select Committee

The Public Administration Select Committee has recommended to the Government that the public benefit provisions in the Charities Act 2006 are critically flawed and should be repealed.

Local campaigning in a digital world toolkit

The Young Foundation, which works to make positive social change happen, has designed the Amplify: Local campaigning in a digital world toolkit to help community organisations use the free and low cost web tools already widely available.

Financial management in small charities

Research published by the Charity Finance Group and the Small Charities Coalition has found that small charities face significant difficulties with effective financial management, including staff and trustees who do not have enough financial expertise.

Changes to Disclosure and Barring Service

On 17 June the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will launch its new service Update Service.

New charity commission website

The Charity Commission has launched its new, easier to use, website at

Big Potential fund

The Big Lottery Fund will be launching its £10million Big Potential fund this summer to help small charities and social enterprises attract social investment.

East Midlands Local Infrastructure Symposium – 26 June, Leicester

One East Midlands and BIG Assist are hosting a joint event for Local Infrastructure Organisations across the East Midlands to look at the future direction and new opportunities for local infrastructure. 


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