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The Home Office has announced a new round of funding through The Places of Worship Protective Security Scheme.

The Home Office has announced a new round of funding through The Places of Worship Protective Security Scheme. Applicants will be able to apply for funding for additional protection and security measures for their places of worship. 

£1.6 million will be available. Applications can be…

The Coastal Revival Fund supports regeneration of ‘at risk’ coastal heritage assets

Worthing has secured £48,500 from the Government’s Coastal Revival Fund to kick-start a five year renovation programme for the town’s iconic Pavilion Theatre

The…

New trust will secure workspaces for artists

Arts Council England has launched a new independent land trust bringing together public, philanthropic and social investment funds to support affordable creative workspaces for artists.

The Creative…

The Charity Retail Association says it is delighted to get government confirmation that charity shops will still be allowed to sell second hand goods marked with the CE label if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.

The CE label shows that goods confirm  with health, safety, and environmental protection standards for products sold within the European Economic Area. Charity Retail Association members were alarmed by government plans to replace the CE marking with a UK-only equivalent in the event of a no…

Fund aims to support charities to reuse historic buildings

The Architectural Heritage Fund has launched a new £7m loan fund that that will help charities deliver economic and social impact from re-using heritage buildings.

The Heritage Impact Fund will offer tailored loan…

Arts Council England has published a guide to help arts and cultural organisations prepare for the UK exiting from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement.

The new Arts Council guide provides information on Brexit implications for the arts, museums and libraries. It provides references to Government notices and papers on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Future arrangements for projects funded under EU programmes
  • Employing EU…

Brexit survey reveals widespread uncertainty in the voluntary sector

A survey of Charity Finance Group (CFG) members and charity leaders has revealed that 92% have either a partial understanding or no understanding about what a no-deal outcome would mean for their charity.

The survey found that over a third of…

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…