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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…

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.

The Ministry of Housing,…

New figures (PDF) released by the Department for Education show that there has been a 24% fall in apprenticeship…

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…

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…

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 …