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Discusses the mix of office, home and hybrid working to ensure employers are being inclusive and retain their staff.
A step-by-step guide for employers on conducting effective workplace inquiries
Employers should beware applying a single criterion for redundancy selection, warns CIPD. And a recent judgement finds airline made length of service the ‘de facto selection criterion’, putting younger employees at a disadvantage.
New blog from ACAS.
The HSE has published new principles and guidance to support employers to create an inclusive approach to workplace health. Employers can use the simple principles to create an enabling workplace culture, where disabled workers and workers with long-term health conditions feel valued and thrive.
This free guide from COIF will help you ensure your approach to fundraising meets your charity’s legal and ethical responsibilities as well as best reflect the values of your organisation.
As the new Charities Act is implemented, you might be interested in this blog from the Fundraising Regulator examining how the Act could make life easier for trustees dealing with defective trustee appointments; seeking remuneration for providing goods to charity or payment for work already done where payment was not authorised; as well as reducing red tape for corporate trustees needing trust corporation status.
The Charity Commission has published an update recognising that some charities may feel uncertain as to whether the recent High Court judgment (Butler-Sloss and others v Charity Commission) has changed trustees’ legal duties. They consider that the judgment offers welcome clarification of how existing legal principles should be interpreted by trustees in a modern context, but that it does not fundamentally alter those principles.
All trustees have a responsibility to look after the finances of their charity. But what does that mean and how should trustees carry out they role legally and responsibly? This course will go into detail about roles, responsibilities and good practice using presentations and activities to help you develop better knowledge and skills in this area. It is suitable for any trustee who wants to know more about financial governance especially if they are a treasurer or sit on a finance committee. There will be plenty of chances for Q&A. December 5th, 7-9pm on Zoom.
Steve Place is running his next highly regarded course on 8 February 2023 online from 7-9pm.
Join Liz Rathbone from Groundwork on Monday 5th December to hear more on the BBC Children in Need funding programme and how you can apply. To register for your free place on this webinar, please click here.
Due to popular demand, additional places have been released for the Poole (Wednesday 7th December) and Bournemouth (Wednesday 30th November) Awards for All workshops. The sessions will be led by Kirsty Main from the National Lottery. To secure your free place, please click here.
Tesco Community Grants fund local projects across the UK, giving out over £90 million since 2016. Find out about their eligibility criteria and how you can apply by attending our free webinar on Tuesday 17th January. Click here to book your place.
The Comic Relief Community Fund is supporting community led organisations with an income of less than £250,000 to deliver projects within four strategic themes. It will provide grants of up to £10,000, supporting project delivery and organisational capacity building, helping organisations flourish.
Applications must sit within one of the four key themes:
· A Safe Place To Be: Supporting people to rebuild their lives because of homelessness or forced migration.
· Children Survive & Thrive: Every child has the right to the best start in life.
· Fighting Gender Justice: Supporting safety and equality for women and girls.
· Mental Health Matters: Supporting better mental health in your community.
For more information and how to apply click here.
Grants of up to £5,000 supporting local community groups whose work addresses social issues, poverty and disadvantage in Dorset. DCF welcomes applications from groups supporting diverse communities including communities who may be facing discrimination. In addition to the above broad objectives of the fund, there are two particular areas of interest:
More information here. Closes 13 January 2023.
Grants up to £7,500 to support households impacted by the rising cost of living this winter. Opens 9 November and closes 28th November.
Round 4 opened on 4 November for a sports, arts, or heritage project or event or looking to support disadvantaged communities in the Dorset Council area. This fund could provide up to 80% of your total project costs up to a maximum of £5,000. If successful, you must be able to deliver your project, activity or event within 12 months of a grant being awarded to your group. You will also need to secure a minimum of 20% of your total projects costs. Applications close 9 January.
Fundraising website easyfundraising turns online shopping into money for your voluntary organisation, charity or community building. When anyone connected to your organisation shops online with any of over 7,000 well known retailers, every purchase they make results in a free monetary donation for your organisation. Find out more here.
Charites can trade! In this free webinar, 25 November 10:00-11am, Steve Place, CAN’s Senior Advisor, will cover the rules about trading and how best to structure it within a charity, as well as checking if your trading idea will make money. There will be opportunities for Q&A.
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