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The Coalition government has stepped up its process of decentralisation and devolution of power to local authorities and their communities. Local authorities will have the liberty to make decisions about allocation of resources free from central government guidelines. An increasing role for the VCS to deliver public services is expected. VCS organisations are expected to have a key role to play in identifying needs as well as delivering services. This page deals with policies that have an impact on funding, commissioning and procurement for the VCS.

Preparing to Collaborate: To Access EU Funding

One East Midlands Reach & Impact project, in partnership with ACEVO, are running five free half day workshops across the counties of the East Midlands to help third sector organisations, funding advisers and development workers start to prepare and think about how taking advantage of opportunities in the next EU Structural and Investment Funds 2014-20 programme.

UK sixth in league table of most charitable countries

The UK has climbed two places to sixth in a league table of the most charitable countries in the world, according to research by the Charities Aid Foundation.

Big Lottery Fund Power to Change scheme

The Big Lottery Fund has announced the Power to Change scheme, a new £150million fund, which aims to help community enterprises, including charities, to provide sustainable solutions to social and economic issues.

Unity Trust Bank offers reduced lending fee to Living Wage accredited employers

To support Living Wage Week, which took place from Sunday 3 to Saturday 9 November, Unity Trust Bank is offering new and existing customers that are accredited Living Wage employers a 50 percent reduction in lending fees to 0.75 percent.

Autumn Statement 2013 in regard to the VCS

The government has pledged to set up a new working group to revise the model gift aid declaration and develop new marketing collateral to try to increase take-up of the tax relief by donors, as part of its Autumn Statement.


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