Evaluation Support Scotland resource to download

Charting the waters is a resource from the third sector for the third sector and is now available to download on the Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) website.

Open Learn – free Open University short courses

Want to learn more about the voluntary sector in just 3 hours (or less) a week for 8 weeks?

Then take a look at these short, free online courses.

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/introducing-the-voluntary-sector/content-section-overview

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-business/working-the-voluntary-sector/content-section-overview

 

OSCR publishes guide to reserve policy for small and medium sized charities

This factsheet is aimed at charity trustees of small to medium sized charities looking to produce or update a reserves policy. It explains:

What is meant by the term reserves.

The charity trustee’s responsibility to consider whether their charity needs reserves.

Key points to consider when developing a reserves policy. 

Having a reserves policy is not a legal requirement but it can help you to meet your legal requirements and fulfil your charity trustee duties.

 

This factsheet is aimed at charity trustees of small to medium sized charities looking to produce or update a reserves policy. It explains:

·         What is meant by the term reserves.

·         The charity trustee’s responsibility to consider whether their charity needs reserves.

·         Key points to consider when developing a reserves policy.

Having a reserves policy is not a legal requirement but it can help you to meet your legal requirements and fulfil your charity trustee duties.

M&S Community Energy Fund

Funding is available to enable communities in Great Britain to generate renewable energy and become environmentally and financially sustainable
 
The Community Energy Fund Competition is open to applications for 2017.
 
M&S Energy, which is owned by the retailer Marks & Spencer, is providing a total funding pot of £300,000 for 2017.
 
The Fund aims to enable more communities to generate renewable energy and become environmentally and financially sustainable.
 
Not-for-profit organisations in Great Britain can apply for funding for renewable energy projects that can demonstrate they have the support of their local community. Grants can be used for all capital costs relating to the installation of the specified technology.
Shortlisted applicants will need to organise support from their community to vote for their campaign on the competition website.
 
The deadline for applications is 23 June 2017.
 
For full information please visit thier website here

safeTALK training cancelled!

Training session CANCELLED.
safeTalk Training
Tuesday 27 June, 10am – 12 noon, VAO Boardroom, Anchor Buildings, Kirkwall.

This session has been cancelled due to low bookings. A session will be organised for later in the year, following the summer holidays.

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