This page brings together the latest news and blogs for charity facilities managers.
Small charities are optimistic about their prospects in 2019, despite increasing uncertainty. The majority (84%) of small charity chiefs expect to maintain or increase organisational income in 2019 and over three quarters say they plan to help more people.
But at the same time, as two…Read more
Community groups can bid for funds to make a new small ‘pocket park’ or to refurbish an existing park under a new scheme opened by the government.Read more
New figures (PDF) released by the Department for Education show that there has been a 24% fall in apprenticeship…Read more
The government has announced a number of tax changes in the 2018 budget which may benefit charities.
Charities with shops could benefit from the new a business rates Retail Discount scheme. The scheme applies to occupied retail properties with a rateable value of less than £51,000. It…Read more
Round Two of the London Community Energy Fund offers London-based community groups grants of up to £15,000 to help design solar PV installations and community energy projects.
The fund does not provide capital money towards the purchase and installation of the measures, but grants can…Read more
Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has announced that the government will ban flammable materials on the outside of new buildings.
Brokenshire announced the ban at the Conservative party conference. He said the government will ban the use of combustable materials on the outside of …Read more
The RICS is reporting that costs of maintenance, cleaning, and energy have all risen faster than inflation over the past year.
The BCIS Maintenance Cost Index, which…Read more