Charity Update - 1 November 2011
31 October 2011
National Trustees' Week 2011 raises awareness of trusteeship and encourages people from a broad range of backgrounds to volunteer as trustees.
31 October 2011
Research shows the Scottish third sector is unsure about the future and uncertain over funding and what future government policy might hold.
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
27 October 2011
The Charity Commission publishes updated guidance on Charities and Investment Matters which describes the legal duties and principles that apply to charity investments and the risks that trustees must address.
26 October 2011
The Big Lottery Fund announces a funding lifeline of at least £50 million to support hundreds of vital Voluntary and Community Sector projects and services in England.
Big Lottery Fund
25 October 2011
“Social Franchising: A Guide for Franchisees” provides a general introduction to social franchising from the perspective of the franchisee, and gives practical advice on how to decide if franchising is the right course of action, on selecting a franchise, and on building a successful franchise relationship. Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP has one of Europe’s leading franchise, licensing and distribution practices. Further information is available from our web-site and from Chris Wormald, Partner, and joint head of our Franchising & Licensing Group.
Social Enterprise UK
14 October 2011
The Upper Tribunal (Tax and Chancery Chamber) publishes its decision regarding the public benefit requirement for charitable independent schools following a Judicial review by the ISC and a reference from the Attorney General concerning the Charity Commission's guidance.
11 October 2011
Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd sets out in an open letter the strategic framework for the programmes and work of the Office of Civil Society.