On Monday 8 December, Community Scrap Shack, based in Stoke-on-Trent, were intereviewed on BBC Radio Stoke.

 

On Tuesday 2 December, Glynis & Margaret from Wilts Play were interviewed on BBC Radio Wiltshire.

According to a new report published by Keep Britain Tidy, recycled litter could generate £15 Million however the direct cost of cleaning up litter in the UK were calculated at £1 Billion.

Scrap Leeds was visited by Leeds Inspired, a local website about what's on in the Leeds area, on Monday 1 December.

The Charity Commission has now brought Safeguarding for all charities to the fore. To assist busy Trustees, SAFE has developed a free handy resource for charities to easily check what they need to have in place to be legally compliant.

 

 

The Charity Commission has launched a consultation on its updated guidance for trustees.

The regulatory commission for England and Wales has made some changes to its guide, The Essential Trustee (CC3), in an effort to make the guide as clear as possible and easier for trustees to use so that they are clear on how to comply with their duties as trustees.

The most significant change is a new explanation of what the Commission expects of trustees.

The current guidance distinguishes between what trustees 'must' do (legal requirements) and what trustees 'should' do (good practice). This difference has been unclear for some trustees who considered good practice as optional. The new guidance makes it clear that trustees must comply with specified good practice or be at risk of breaching their legal duties. The exception is when a trustee can justify why they are not complying, such as complying in a different way.

The Charity Commission says that the changes will help it deal more effectively with cases of negligence or deliberate wrongdoing.

Other changes include:

The introduction of the Charitable Incorporated Organisations.Better layout for reading online (printable version available).Linking to other guidance to avoid repetition.Reflecting the commission's current position and priorities as charity regulator.Highlighting what can go wrong and how to avoid it.Emphasising that it is for all charity trustees, not just trustees of registered charities.

The consultation can be found on the GOV.UK website

Responses are due by 17 February 2015.

The final version is expected to be published in spring 2015.

Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund are looking for looking to help small, local community groups and charities across the UK and Ireland by donating cash awards to support warm hearted people and projects.

The Charity Commission has launched a consultation on its updated guidance for trustees.

Arts Council of Northern Ireland Chief Executive Roisin McDonough today called on the NI Executive to implement no more cuts to the arts sector, warning that any further reduction to an already fragile budget will have a devastating impact on arts provision.

More than 100 designers, educators and arts patrons have have signed an open letter backing a manifesto from the UK's Crafts Council and calling on the government to protect craft skills, as protestors try to save a degree course at one of Britain's leading arts universities.

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