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Developing the third sector business case for health improvement services

One East Midlands and Public Health England are currently working in partnership on an innovative project to support third sector organisations delivering health improvement services across the East Midlands.

Other news

Draft Protection of Charities Bill

A draft of the Protection of Charities Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech in June, has been published by the government.

Charity commission funding

David Cameron, the Prime Minister, has announced £9million in new funding for the Charity Commission over the next three years to allow the regulator to streamline lower-risk work and improve its capacity to identify abuse and mismanagement in charities.

20 percent tax on direct mail

Charities which have single sourcing contracts for production and postage of their direct mail will have to pay 20 percent VAT on those contracts from 1 October, HM Revenue & Customs has confirmed.

Fundraising at train stations

Only charities that are members of the Fundraising Standards Board and file their annual returns on time with the Charity Commission will be able to fundraise at more than 1,000 train stations in England and Wales under a new initiative to promote safer giving on the rail network.

Increased demand for infrastructure services

Almost two-thirds of infrastructure organisations have experienced an increase in demand for their services over the past year, according to research published by Navca.

People Count Third Sector Report

The voluntary sector is experiencing a post-recession high of 22 percent for employee turnover levels, according to a People Count Third Sector Report published by Agenda Consulting.

Making the most of digital donations

The Institute of Fundraising and Charity Finance Group have launched a free guide to selecting and using online giving platforms, entitled Making the most of digital donations.

How good are websites at helping charities to be transparent?

Charities are better at talking about transparency than actually being transparent, according to a new report from the nfpSynergy, which examines how easy it is to find information on the websites of 50 charities.

Blue, Red and Yellow Books of the Voluntary Sector

At the recent Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrats party conferences ACEVO and the Charities Aid Foundation launched Blue, Red and Yellow Books of the Voluntary Sector featuring essays showcasing the parties thoughts on the sector.

Financial Inclusion Awareness Training  {23 Oct 2014} shimAdd News1304 to Scrapbook

Financial Action and Advice Derbyshire (FAAD) will be holding a ‘Better Signposting’ event in South Derbyshire to raise awareness of the issues for people who are struggling financially and to increase local knowledge of how to support them better.


If your organisations supports people who are on low incomes or at risk of financial exclusion Claire Thornber from FAAD would like to hear from you so that she can discuss how the event might best support your organisation and benefit your members. If you would like to be involved please complete the attached form click here and return it to Claire, whose contact details are on the attached flyer click here and registration form.

Social Media Projects  {21 Oct 2014} shimAdd News1302 to Scrapbook

Dear colleagues,


Hopefully you are aware of the Futures Award which recognises any extra-curricular activities students undertake whilst studying at the University of Derby. The award is growing and this year we have launched the Futures Award in Social Media. At Leadership level students will learn how to plan and run a social media campaign for a charity or not-for-profit organisation and then put this learning into practice.


We are inviting organisations to host a student to enable them to plan and run a social media campaign. This could be to:

·         Assess what your social media is currently doing

·         Run a specific campaign, e.g. to promote an event taking place in 2015

·         Set up social media accounts if your organisation does not have them


The social media project must be a minimum of 50 hours to qualify for the Leadership level of the award. You would be encouraged to suggest a maximum number of hours or an end date with the student to ensure the requirements are clear and the project is completed.


Social media projects will commence late January/ early February as students will receive training with us before the Christmas break and teaching begins again on 20th January.


The number of spaces on the Futures Award in Social Media at Leadership level is limited. If we receive more requests from organisations than the limit allows, we can work with you to promote your social media requirements as a regular volunteering opportunity and encourage students to gain recognition of this through the Futures Award in Volunteering strand.


To express your interest in this opportunity to develop and improve your social media and give students a valuable volunteering experience, please reply to volunteering@derby.ac.ukwith brief details on what you would hope to gain from hosting a Futures Award in Social Media student in your organisation.


Please respond by Tuesday 11th November if you are interested.


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.


Kind regards,




Telephone: 01332 592455

Email: l.dean@derby.ac.uk

Web: www.derby.ac.uk/careers

Community Voices Newsletter  {20 Oct 2014} shimAdd News1298 to Scrapbook

Click here to view the latest edition of Community Voices, South Derbyshire CVS newsletter.

Free Flu Vaccination for Carers  {20 Oct 2014} shimAdd News1300 to Scrapbook
Click here for further information.
Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund  {20 Oct 2014} shimAdd News1296 to Scrapbook

GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund launch on November 3 2014. Through the Fund, we will be donating eighty awards of £300 over a 16 week period to warm hearted community projects and people.


For further information click here.

LD Carers Event  {20 Oct 2014} shimAdd News1299 to Scrapbook

Click here to view the leaflet for information about a series of roadshow events for carers of people with learning difficulties.

Links CVS winter Warm  {20 Oct 2014} shimAdd News1297 to Scrapbook

Do you have anyone you support who would be eligible for a Winter Warm Pack this winter?  If so please let NDVA know

For more information please click here.

Pack should hopefully be available from the beginning of November

Artcore News letter  {13 Oct 2014} shimAdd News1295 to Scrapbook
Click here to view the latest news letter from Artcore.
InTouch with One EM - 8 October 2014  {13 Oct 2014} shimAdd News1294 to Scrapbook


New minister for civil society

Rob Wilson MP has been installed as the new minister for civil society following Saturday's resignation of Brooks Newmark in response to a Sunday Mirror scandal.

Review of Social Value Act

The Cabinet Office has announced a review of the Social Value Act, which will look into the potential for it to be extended more widely.

Registering of merged charities

The Charity Commission has updated its information on when merging charities should inform the commission of their merger.

2014 State of the Not-for-Profit Industry report

The proportion of UK charities reporting no income from gift aid increased eight percentage points to 50 per cent this year, according to the 2014 State of the Not-for-Profit Industry report.

Give A Day scheme

Cybercrime experts are offering to volunteer at charities for a day to give them a better understanding of data protection and information security and ways to combat cybercrime as part of the Give A Day scheme.

Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

Galaxy is looking to help small, local community groups and community-minded people through their Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund.

DLDC AGM   {8 Oct 2014} shimAdd News1293 to Scrapbook

Derbyshire Learning & Development Consortium


would like to invite you to our Annual General Meeting on


Thursday 13th November 2014



At 9:30am at

Lumb Farm, Derby Road, Marehay,

Derbyshire, DE5 8JN


If you would like to book a place then please complete and return the attached form alternatively telephone 01332 265960.

DLDC Require additional board members   {8 Oct 2014} shimAdd News1292 to Scrapbook


Are you passionate about the community and voluntary sector?

Do you have experience of managing or working in the sector?

Is your organisation a member of DLDC?


If you answered yes to all of the above then this is an exciting opportunity to bring your expertise to a local support charity with other 200 members. As a Trustee you will help to provide governance and direction for our work.

Derbyshire Learning & Development Consortium (DLDC) exists to support Voluntary and Community Sector organisations across Derbyshire to develop and deliver high quality learning and development opportunities for their staff, volunteers, clients and learners.

We ask for a minimum commitment of attendance at four Board meetings plus an additional twenty hours supporting the Charity and that you have a passion for our work. You will need to understand the role of trustees and have skills, experience and commitment that will help us achieve our objectives.


For further details and an application pack, please contact Jenna Shaw on

jenna.shaw@consortium.org.uk .


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Our Young People are working hard to put on an event to mark World Homelessness Day on Friday, 10th October, Derbyshire Dales District Council, Matlock, 10:00am – 1:00pm

It would be great if you could come along and support them, they have worked hard to put this together, the event theme is represented by our young people’s interpretation using contemporary art and should be a fun and thought provoking event with guest judges Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles and Derbyshire’s High Sherriff David Coleman”.


To book a place please Ctrl + click directly on the invite below or alternatively  Respond Here 




DLDC October Newsletter   {7 Oct 2014} shimAdd News1288 to Scrapbook

Dear all,


Please find attached the DLDC Newsletter for October. Please feel free to contact me regarding any of the articles included within the newsletter.


Click here to view.


Kind regards,



In Focus with One East Midlands   {28 Sep 2014} shimAdd News1289 to Scrapbook

New minister for civil society

Rob Wilson MP has been installed as the new minister for civil society following the resignation of Brooks Newmark in response to a newspaper scandal.

Amended lobbying act guidance

The Electoral Commission has made amendments to its original guidance on the lobbying act.

Lobbying act regulated period for 2015 general election begins

The first pre-election campaigning period regulated under the lobbying act started on Friday 19 September.

Review of Social Value Act

The Cabinet Office has announced a review of the Social Value Act, which will look into the potential for it to be extended more widely.

Call for evidence on religion and belief issues

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a major call for evidence to collect first hand experiences from individuals and organisations about how their religion or belief, or that of other people, have affected them in the workplace and in using the services and facilities they need in everyday life.

Charity Commission website

The Charity Commission website will move to GOV.UK at the end of September.

Reporting of serious incidents

Charities are being reminded of the need to report serious incidents to the Charity Commission, the regulator of charities in England and Wales.

Analysis of Transforming Local Infrastructure

The government’s £30million Transforming Local Infrastructure programme created many successful projects, but did not share the lessons learned among participating organisations effectively, according to a new report published by NAVCA.

Compact Voice annual survey

The Compact Voice Annual Survey is open until Friday 17 October and all completed entries will have the chance to win a Kindle Paperwhite e-reader.

Niace Members update  {26 Sep 2014} shimAdd News1290 to Scrapbook
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DLDC September 2014   {15 Sep 2014} shimAdd News1287 to Scrapbook

Dear all,


Please find attached the DLDC Newsletter for September. Please feel free to contact me regarding any of the articles included within the newsletter.


Click here to view.


Kind regards,



Women’s Work needs your vote in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund  {11 Sep 2014} shimAdd News1286 to Scrapbook

Women’s Work has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 in Derbyshire. By encouraging the public to vote, Women’s Work has a chance to be awarded a grant of up to £3,000 from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.


Women’s Work is a National Award-winning charity based in Derby, that aims to improve the wellbeing of disadvantaged women with complex needs in the local community. Offering confidential support, advice, counselling and delivering workshops, drop-in sessions, street outreach, skills training and more, Women's Work primarily targets services at Women who are affected by substance misuse issues or domestic abuse, and their children. Working holistically to address the causes of certain behaviour, Women’s Work considers the whole person and not the presenting problem.


Your vote could help us to win the funding to enhance our essential skills-training sessions in IT, Maths , English, Assertiveness and Family-focused skills. This would enable us to help raise women's aspirations, support women suffering at the hands of an abusive partner, and help to improve the lives of their children. 


The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to up to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities. Voting is open now, and members of the public can vote for their preferred community group on-line, by SMS or Twitter, or in a branch of Lloyds bank up to 10 October 2014. The local good cause that receives most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000, with the other groups receiving £2,000, £1,000 or £500 depending on the votes received.


You can find out more about the Community Fund and Women’s Work and cast your vote for us by visiting https://lly-cf.com/GFL


Voting for the 2014 Community Fund is open until Friday 10 October.

Lloyds Community Fund - vote for local groups  {8 Sep 2014} shimAdd News1285 to Scrapbook

Four local voluntary organisations have been nominated for an award of up to £3,000 from Lloyds Bank Community Fund – but they need your votes.


The Lloyds Bank Community Fund helps local people to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to local good cause.  There are four good causes shortlisted in each community and Lloyds Bank is inviting everyone to vote for the causes they’d most like to support.   Members of the public can vote for their preferred community group on-line, by SMS or Twitter, or in a branch of Lloyds bank from 2 September to 10 October 2014. The local good cause that receives most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000, with the other groups receiving £2,000, £1,000 or £500 depending on the votes received.


The four local groups shortlisted are:-

Me and Dee
We support children and adults with terminal and life-threatening conditions through respite and bereavement support. An award would allow 15 families to access our Special Memories seaside holiday scheme as part of the grieving and healing process, and help to create very special memories of their lost one.

P3 Midland Lodge
We work to build aspirations and offer long-lasting routes out of social exclusion and homelessness. We would use an award to buy equipment for structured sessions – to learn to cook, grow their own produce or use a computer to seek employment. Such projects lead to a brighter future. Help us to change lives.

We are a friendly, inclusive group for adults with additional needs.  Our members are increasingly keen to go out into the community and try new things. We would use an award for community-based social activities, outings and recreational opportunities to help them gain confidence, develop friendships and become more independent.

Swadlincote Villagers CFR Group
We are a community first on the scene response service. Our aim is to save lives before the emergency services arrive at scene. With an award we would be able to run our own vehicle, making our volunteers less reliant on their own and able to offer additional hours saving possibly more lives.


How to vote
Voting is open until 10 October 2014. You can find out more and cast your vote by visiting the Lloyds Bank Community Fund website at: www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund(enter a local postcode) or you can vote in your local Lloyds Bank branch.

Or to vote by text message:

·         Mee and Dee: Text VOTE TRY to 61119

·         P3 Midland Lodge:  Text VOTE TRP to 61119

·         Shoutout: Text VOTE TRT to 61119

·         Swadlincote Villagers CFR Group: Text VOTE TRW to 61119

In Focus with One EM - August 2014  {1 Sep 2014} shimAdd News1284 to Scrapbook

One East Midlands 2014 MEP Guide

Following the success of our first annual East Midlands MEP Guide, One East Midlands are now publishing our second East Midlands MEP Guide, featuring updated information following the May 2014 European elections.

Social value Hub

A new online portal, the Social Value Hub, aims to bring all resources relating to social value in the UK together in one place, making it simpler for those interested in delivering and commissioning for social value.

HMRC rules for bulk mail

Charities engaged in direct mail campaigns could be charged extra for postage following guidance from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs on how it will implement VAT rules for bulk mail.

New Direct Marketing Association code of practice

The Direct Marketing Association’s new code of practice, which comes into force on 18 August, will encourage charities to avoid calling people at anti-social times and urge them to take responsibility above and beyond compliance with the law.

Cipfa to provide secretariat to Sorp committee

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy will now provide the secretariat to the committee, which advises on the Statement of Recommended Practice governing charity accountancy.

Social Investment Awards

The Cabinet Office has launched the Social Investment Awards scheme in partnership with the bank RBS.

Proposed EU data protection rules

Proposed EU data protection rules could destroy mailing lists relied on by charity fundraisers, and would present “the biggest challenge in fundraising for a generation”, according to a report published by marketing agency Medialab.

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