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A national report has been published giving data on the children and young people’s voluntary sector. Clearly as this is national data, it does not completely reflect the situation in particular areas, such as Bradford. Also due to basing the data on charity Commission data it uses 2012/13 figures. However this is the most authoritative data available on children and young people’s charities and does give a good indication of trends and key statistics. Almost half of organisations have an income of under £100,000. 42% of funding comes from local and national Government (higher than for other types of charities) but 44% comes from individuals (This includes the fundraising and voluntary giving but notably reflects the real efforts and success as children’s charities increase their capacity to sell services, membership, training and much more.) The trend of an overall drop in income continues.
Cf 270 contains information on fraud, including 10 top tips to avoid fraud, report on Grants and Beyond conference in Sheffield in June including short report on applying to grants and trusts and summary of the present Voluntary sector and its' future by Sir Stuart Etherington head of NCVO.
While the infographic doesn't distinguish between types of charity (fundraisers, information providers, service deliverers), it does show that this is an area where the public has expectations. They expect to be able to research charities, often using mobile devices. Do our websites respond well to mobile searches? Are they up-to-date? Do they encourage people to contact or engage with our group and the activities it carries out? Definitely food for thought
Information of People's Health trust and Bfunded news. Report on what to do if the Reaching Community Lottery turn down a bid. Election results local and national. Poverty report and Equality Commission. Charity Commision news sheet on trustees
NAVCA has published the findings of the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Survey, the largest charity survey of 2014. The findings show that local health bodies need to do more to engage with charities.
The survey was conducted by NAVCA and the Health and Care Voluntary Sector Strategic Partnership, involving more than 50 charities spanning the breadth and depth of the voluntary sector.
The 720 charities that took part in the survey collectively work with over 11 million people. They ranged from very small to large - 20% had incomes less than £10k and nearly 4% said they had an income over £10 million. Overall, a third of respondents were from charities with an income of less than £50k.
Neil Cleeveley, Chief Executive of NAVCA, said;
"The number and range of charities taking part in this survey means its findings must be taken seriously. It seems that despite some really good examples of local health bodies engaging with charities it isn't happening consistently across the country. Too many areas are missing out on the benefits of working with charities. That means missed opportunities to improve people's well being and reduce the demand on expensive acute services."
News on VCS in Bradford
Sedbergh centre refurbishment
Bolton Woods Community Centre relaunches
List of council officers in Neighbourhood office
Trustees questions they should ask themselves
ESIF European Funding launched
Bfunded list 2nd April