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GDPR Resources

Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by 25 May is not the end of the story. Far from it, good practice; and ensuring you meet the requirements of the GDPR will continue. It provides individuals with an extended and ongoing set of rights in relation to the collection and processing of their personal… Continue reading GDPR Resources

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Governance & Funding

What you should know before applying for trust or grant funding

Re-blogged from Citrus Consultancy…

 

File 30-10-2016, 11 20 16 Fundraising…where do I start?

So you want to make a difference, but need trust or grant funding to get your project off the ground. A good place to start is with one or more of the many funding organisations, of which the Big Lottery is perhaps the most well-known. There are a wide range of trust and similar funders, from the small to the large; and all will consider suitable applications for funding.

But is it as easy as it appears?

Sadly, seeking trust or grant funding generally requires more than a well-written letter. Even those organisations who have no formal application process, and who will accept written requests, have criteria that must be met before an application is considered. To complicate matters, some funders, albeit a minority, do not make their criteria particularly clear; and your fundraiser may need to delve deeper before you can proceed.

How then should…

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Governance & Funding

It isn’t always easy, but paid staff and charity trustees must work together

Charity trustees have come in for some stick recently. Inept trustees are driving chief executives out of the sector,  they interfere in fundraising, and as one anonymous chief executive put it, powerful trustees are a nightmare. Clearly the role of volunteer charity trustees invokes strong views. But the issue is nothing new, nor is it unique.… Continue reading It isn’t always easy, but paid staff and charity trustees must work together

Civil Society, Governance & Funding

Paying a realistic living wage in the voluntary sector is a step in the right direction

I think most of us would agree that overall, the voluntary sector is not well paid. It was therefore refreshing to learn that a number of large funding organisations are now enabling charities to pay a proper living wage as a result of the Living Wage Friendly Funder scheme. Run by the Living Wage Foundation,… Continue reading Paying a realistic living wage in the voluntary sector is a step in the right direction