How charities have difficult conversations and fundraise during difficult times. Read Third Sectors Christmas fundraising series here.
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The Southchurch Project has now launched The Wire, a newsletter sharing updates on initiatives and news from the organisation. This newsletter will be published each season, with extra editions for specific events & issues affecting Southchurch.
Click here to read The Wire.
Third Sector is taking Tech Summit online!
They will be bringing together senior leadership specialists to discuss how you can operate a successful modern charity by leveraging the power of technology.
To register your interest in the summit, click here.
As part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Essex County Council is reaching out to the
local community and voluntary sector with opportunities for grant funding. There are two funds
available: one-off small grants, which can be used for small organisations to offer support to their
own workforce; and larger one-off grants to target key groups identified as having additional
needs for wellbeing support.
Click here to read the full information.
More than 20 per cent of charities have less than a month’s worth of expenditure in reserve, new research has found.
A paper by David Clifford of the University of Southampton and John Mohan of the Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham says that of the approximately 12,700 charities in England and Wales studied, 21 per cent held less than one month’s spending in reserve.
About 10 per cent of charities in the sample held virtually no reserves, the paper says.
Read the full article here.
At Third Sector’s next briefing, industry leaders, HR and recruitment experts will present wellbeing initiatives that they have implemented in response to employees suddenly being forced to work from home.
Wellbeing in the third sector will be taking place on 10 December. Join us to learn how to best support your employees during this time of crisis.
Register for a free place.
This session has been designed to help explain what insurance requirements community groups, small charities and not for profits should consider, how an insurance policy would work, what are the most important elements of covers needed and what kind of claims could be brought against them.
The presentation will also include practical tips on how groups can understand their risk, measure it and mitigate against it, linking to the recently developed risk assessment templates.
Learning outcomes – At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Understand what charity insurance consists of
- What considerations to make when purchasing an insurance policy
- What claims could be brought against a charity of any size and the costs that may be faced without an insurance policy
- How to identify and understand a charity’s risk
- How to mitigate against the risks a charity faces
- How to protect trustees
Book your tickets now.
Free online Asset Based Community Development training programme delivered by Nurture Development, it is aimed at people in the Uttlesford Community who want to start something in their communities in an exciting new way.
This programme is aimed at local volunteers, community leaders, people who are community-minded but don’t know where to begin and people who want to develop their knowledge in this area of Community development are encouraged to register for this training opportunity.
Click here for more information.
Volunteer Essex are looking to understand how volunteering involving organisations have been affected by the COVID pandemic, what they predict for the next 6-12months challenges and opportunities as well as how Volunteer Essex can help as an infrastructure network.
Please complete the survey and circulate it to others.
We have a vision to develop Sustainable Communities with people in Essex. Our vision is “to transition the council from service-led to a citizen-led approach to improve Health and Wellbeing, with sustainable shared approaches led by communities themselves.”
Please continue to circulate the paper and invite your membership so that we can ensure we broaden the discussion into our VCS colleagues, which is imperative to ensure this reflects the system as a whole.
You can read the full paper, here.