News & Opportunities

Here you will find all the latest news and opportunities from around the region and nationally. Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.

Security Review 'sharing day'

Accredited museums must obtain expert and objective security advice for collections at least every five years and plan to implement any recommendations.  We are interested to find out if there are museums in west Kent who are due a review of their security arrangements and would benefit from a 'sharing day' with a consultant security advisor to help meet the Accreditation requirement. Please contact joanna.low@brighton-hove.gov.uk to register your interest.

How will the new Charities Act affect your Charity?

The Cabinet Office has published a timetable that explains when the different sections of the new Charities Act are going to take effect. Many of the act’s provisions will only affect a relatively small number of charities and individuals. However, it also makes a few significant changes - most notably on disqualification - of which all charities will need to be aware”, Nick Mott, Head of Policy Development Guidance and Review, says. The blog by the Charity Commission looks at 5 ways the new act will affect charities, and their regulation including the consultation on how the commission will use its new powers.

CFG Small Charities Finance Bulletin - June 2016 

Click here to read the June bulletin.

They are working to develop knowledge and to support infrastructure organisations who deliver financial services. This bulletin is a part of CFG’s Small Charities Programme which shares useful and relevant financial information and resources for your small charity.
 
This month’s finance update includes:

  • The importance of good financial management for small charities 
  • Moving towards sustainability: the top key issues for small charities
  • Managing risk and preventing fraud: Turning strategy into success
  • Free accountancy resource by West Yorkshire Community Accountancy Service 
  • Updated Charity Commission guidance on ‘Managing a charity’s finances: planning, managing difficulties and insolvency'
  • Further resources and information

You can read the Small Charities Finance Bulletin here, and also sign up to receive it directly from CFG.