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Big Lottery Announces £50 Million Investment for VCS Sector

28 Oct 2011 - 11:35 by michelle.foster

Funding of at least £50 million to support hundreds of vital Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) projects and services in England has been announced by the Big Lottery Fund (BIG).

Demand for services is expected to increase and BIG is planning its £50million cash injection in response to be awarded before the end of the financial year, bolstering the sector as it deals with the developing impact of funding cuts.

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Trustees Week 2011

28 Oct 2011 - 10:13 by michelle.foster

Trustees Week 2011 runs from Monday 31 October to Sunday 6 November.

Trustees’ Week 2011 is the second annual celebration of trusteeship, to highlight the work that trustees do and to draw attention to the opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

The Trustees’ Week website lists events that are taking place around the country and has inspirational stories from other trustees, visit: www.trusteesweek.org.uk.

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Free Membership for small community organisations with Community Matters

27 Oct 2011 - 14:18 by michelle.foster

Community Matters represents the largest network of grassroots community organisations in the UK. Their programmes and services aim to support grassroots community organisations and the people they serve, and to create the conditions in which communities can thrive.

Community Organisations with an annual turnover of £15,000 or below can now access Community Matters’ support services for free by becoming a member.

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Trustee Case Study 2 - Manchester Alliance for Community Care

Name: Beth Plant
Organisation: Macc

Macc was formed in 1981 as an alliance of voluntary and community sector organisations; seeking to challenge inequalities in health and social care. Since that time, it has evolved to become a specialist development agency which works with voluntary and community sector organisations.

I have been a trustee / Board member with Macc for about two years.

An Introduction to Succession Planning

There is more to being a trustee than attending meetings.

By now you will have realised that your ideal team of trustees is working well, the project is on track, its managing its resources and its making the difference it intended. What could possibly go wrong?

Have you considered what might happen if one of the trustees decides that they no longer wish to continue? Have you identified the ideal replacement? Have you got a job description, have you identified skill sets that you might need? Have you got a clear plan for working with trustees?

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