Further Reading

A couple of interesting reads from the latest newsletters of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA)  that you may find interesting / useful.

Procurement bill
The procurement bill was published on 11th May and is currently making its way through Parliament.

Read NCVO’s recent blog to understand how the bill could affect charities; what they are doing to influence it and how you can get involved.

Community Ownership Fund
The government has launched an updated prospectus for the Community Ownership Fund, which is providing £150m across 2024/25 to help communities take ownership of assets at risk of closure. You can submit a short expression of interest from 10 June 2022. Successful applicants will be invited to submit a full application at a time that suits their project.

My Community: All the latest tools, tips and ideas to make your community an even better place to live

My Community is a website for people and organisations who are passionate about their communities. Whether setting up a foodbank or planning finances, we all need a little help at times. My Community is the go-to place for this support.

Importantly, these are resources you can trust. All the content on My Community has been curated, written, designed or hand-picked by leading voluntary sector organisations who truly understand what communities need to survive and thrive – including NAVCA!

Check it out here.

Neighbourly – connecting charities with businesses
Neighbourly is a community investment and engagement platform that connects 20,000 local charities and good causes across the UK and Ireland with local businesses that want to give back to their community. Through their three giving streams: food and product surplus, volunteer help or financial grants, our platform is free to use for charities, schools and good causes. Their focus is on helping small, local charities and causes receive tailored and targeted support to help build strong communities.

https://www.neighbourly.com/service/good-causes /