News: National News

Review of volunteering passports

4th August

NCVO and Volunteering Matters have completed a joint review of volunteer passports, to inform recommendations to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and 10 Downing Street.

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Advice on travelling to and from the office

4th August

As businesses prepare for employees to return to workplaces, the Department for Transport has issued updated guidance for passengers on how people can travel safely.

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National Disability Strategy published

4th August

The strategy aims to transform the lives of disabled people across the UK, tackling the barriers that prevent many disabled people from fully benefiting from, and contributing to, every aspect of our society.

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Health and disability green paper open consultation

4th August

"Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper" explores how the benefits system can better meet the needs of disabled people and those with health conditions.

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New report reveals extraordinary impact volunteers make to communities

4th August

A new report published yesterday by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, reveals the extraordinary social and economic impact volunteers make to communities.

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Looking after employee health, safety, and wellbeing on returning to the workplace

29th July

This new guide from Zurich Insurance's Local Community Advice Service covers risk assessment and safe working procedures as well as looking at how to manage a hybrid (or agile) approach or a permanent move to home working.

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Re-opening Village Halls

28th July

ACRE, who support village halls and rural communities,  have updated their Information Sheet on opening up to reflect the change in Covid regulations now that village and community halls are looking forward to helping their communities get back together.

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National Lottery Community Fund Data Breach

26th July

Data provided to the National Lottery Community Fund over a period of six years by UK Portfolio, England funding and Building Better Opportunities customers could be at risk after a data breach.

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The Charities Bill, explained

26th July

Bates Wells released a guidance document on what steps charitable trusts and other unincorporated associations will need to follow when amending their governing documents under the proposed Charities Bill.

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Applications now open for CSJ Awards 2022

26th July

Running since 2005, the CSJ Awards is an annual award that honours the best grassroots, poverty-fighting charities and social enterprises across the UK. Next year, four winners will receive a £10,000 grant and be recognised nationally

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