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Accountancy firm shares its skills with the community

Last updated: 12 December 2018

A CHESTER accountancy firm has been busy sharing its knowledge with future business owners.

Senior accountant Alison Howell and PR & marketing manager Natalie Tomlinson from Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers held a ‘SkillShare’ training session organised by Chester Voluntary Action. Click here for the full article from Chester Voluntary Action.

Find your local CVS

Last updated: 12 December 2018

A CVS is a key resource and information point for local voluntary and community organisations. Such support can make the difference between a community need being identified and responded to, or not. Support can be wideranging. Key elements may include:

  • funding information
  • employment / financial services and advice
  • legal / constitutional information
  • meeting space and office accommodation
  • office services
  • regular mailings
  • training and / or information about other training providers
  • general advice and guidance
  • recruitment and placement of volunteers.

Click here for a map of CVSs in the North West. Click on the one closest to you for website and contact information. 

December 2018 eBulletin

Last updated: 7 December 2018

Click here to get the lastest from TCC. 

Job Opportunity - CHURCH AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - Wirral Circuit

Last updated: 7 December 2018

Claremount Methodist Church, Wallasey, has recently carried out a period of discernment on the way forward to grow the Kingdom through the activities of the Church. This role is a pivotal aspect in that development. The basic details for the role are: annual salary £21,000 plus up to 6% pension – basic working week will be 37½ hours which will be flexible and will include evening and weekend work.
We would expect the applicant to already be an active member of a mainstream Christian Church and to be prepared to be in sympathy with Methodist Doctrine. We are an equal opportunities employer but there is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be a practising Christian in accordance with the Equality Act 2010: part 1, schedule 9.

For more information and the application form, please download the following documents.

LAY EMPLOYEE - TCC - Claremount - Application Form - Dec 2018.pdf

LAY EMPLOYEE - TCC - Claremount - Application Form - Dec 2018.docx

LAY EMPLOYEE - TCC - Claremount - Person Specification - Dec 2018.pdf

LAY EMPLOYEE - TCC - Claremount - Job Description - Dec 2018.pdf

LAY EMPLOYEE - TCC - Claremount - Advertisement details - Dec 2018.pdf

LAY EMPLOYEE - TCC - Claremount - Terms and Conditions - Dec 2018.pdf

Small charities are sleepwalking into a risk management crisis, report finds

Last updated: 3 December 2018

Small charities from across the UK are ‘sleepwalking’ into a risk management and governance crisis, a new report has revealed. 

The report, Under the radar: risk management in small charities, commissioned by PolicyBee from the University of Suffolk, revealed only half of small charities are confident in identifying and tackling risk. 

Findings revealed 60 per cent of small charities have never received any risk and governance training, while 87 per cent have just one risk management measure in place. 

Read more of this article on the Charity Times website by clicking here.

TCC can help with risk assessment and goverance so do not hesitate to contact us if this is something you are concerned with. 

Charities must do more to support older volunteers

Last updated: 28 November 2018

Charities and funders must do more to support older volunteers, and government will pilot measures to help, according to a government-backed report published by the Centre for Ageing Better.

This includes formal volunteering, such as regular charity work or serving as a school governor, as well as informal volunteering like holding a cake sale or helping a neighbour with their shopping.

The above exerpt is from the Civil Society Website

Socially responsible investing: a guide for charity trustees

Last updated: 28 November 2018

Victoria Hoskins, an investment director from Rathbones Greenbank, has written this comprehensive guide to provide charity trustees with an overview of what socially responsible investing means and what you might consider when defining your charity’s investment policy.

Click here to view the publication. 

Brexit Civil Society Alliance launches website to protect sector interests in EU withdrawal

Last updated: 28 November 2018

The Brexit Civil Society Alliance is a UK wide alliance of charities, voluntary and campaigning organisations, all working together to ensure that the voices of civil society are heard in the Brexit process.

NCVO publishes free guide for charities about preparing for Brexit

Last updated: 28 November 2018

NCVO has published a free guide to help charities prepare for when the UK leaves the European Union next year.

For you copy of the free online guide, visit the Civil Society website by clicking here.

You can?t delegate culture. It starts with trustees

Last updated: 28 November 2018


Charity trustees must ask themselves tough questions about whether their organisation lives up to its values and has the right culture, NCVO’s trustee conference heard yesterday.

Janet Morrison, chief executive of Independent Age and chair of the Baring Foundation, said that the public had started to ask questions of charities because they questioned whether the moral stance of charities was consistent across everything they did.

“When they discern a difference between what we say and what we do, they question our ethics and our morals,” she said. “We do have to ask really tough questions of ourselves. We have to ask if our morals really underpin every aspect of our behaviour. How do we use our power? Are we using all of our assets to make the world a better place?

To read the full story visit the Civil Society website by clicking here


Stewardship introduces feature for \'instant Gift Aid\'

Last updated: 28 November 2018


Christian charity Stewardship has announced the introduction of a new feature to add Gift Aid instantly to charity donations.

The charity, which helps Christian charities and churches to process donations, has introduced the feature to help speed up Gift Aid donations by underwriting the value of reclaimed tax to account holders of the donor advised fund (DAF) when receiving donations.

The charity will be able add the tax relief instantly to all gifts up to £25,000 to its 30,000 account holders, making it available to distribute to causes immediately.

Read the full article by visiting the Charity Times website -  click here


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