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VoluntaryNews gets new features

Item dated: 13/03/2006 The latest news from VolResource has moved and gained an 'add your news' facility.

Charity legislation for Ireland

Item dated: 10/03/2006 Details of charity law reform for Irish Republic are published.

Volunteering for all - new government initiative

Item dated: 10/03/2006 The Home Office has announced a two-year, three million pound strategy to identify and remove barriers to volunteering.

Volunteer management qualification

Item dated: 10/03/2006 Students wanted for summer start in Diploma in Volunteering Management.

National Youth Volunteering Service

Item dated: 10/03/2006 High profile for forthcoming national youth volunteering programme.

Last months for heritage scheme

Item dated: 10/03/2006 Local Heritage Initiative funding programme ends this year.

Guide to commissioning accessible websites

Item dated: 10/03/2006 An official standard on how to commission (not design) websites which are accessible by all.

Spending EU funds on sustainable development

Item dated: 08/03/2006 Consultation to identify the top UK priorities for EU Structural Funds spending.

Surveying ICT funding

Item dated: 08/03/2006 Survey on ICT funding for voluntary organisations provides some cash of its own.

Cooking up democracy

Item dated: 08/03/2006 New ducational resource pack to give young people a taste of how politics works.

Sure Start Evaluation

Item dated: 08/03/2006 Web site for anyone concerned with or interested in the evaluation of Sure Start.

Postal pricing in proportion

Item dated: 08/03/2006 Information packs on the changed postage pricing system from August available now.

Scotland sees charity registration gap

Item dated: 06/03/2006 Scottish charity registration 'transition arrangements' full of holes.

Involving employees in health and safety

Item dated: 06/03/2006 Official support to involve workers in health and safety management.

Bicycles for staff

Item dated: 06/03/2006 Providing bicycles for use by staff has got simpler.

Lower registration at InKind Direct

Item dated: 06/03/2006 Lower registration costs to access surplus stock set aside for charities.

Personal data in professional opinions

Item dated: 06/03/2006 Data protection good practice around personal information recorded in professional opinions.

New debt advice helpline

Item dated: 05/03/2006 Pilot of a new national helpline for those with debt problems.

Action speaks louder than democracy

Item dated: 05/03/2006 Re-engaging people in the political process involves the community (surprise!).

Next steps in Scottish charity regulation

Item dated: 05/03/2006 Board members for OSCR announced, plus registration transition arrangements and launch event in April

Sector funding gets official review

Item dated: 03/03/2006 Commons committee reports on central and local government funding processes for voluntary organisations, with recommendations for improvements.

Working with children and the vulnerable

Item dated: 03/03/2006 More changes in checking new employees working with children or vulnerable adults.

Social Enterprise in Greater Manchester

Item dated: 03/03/2006 More help for social enterprises in the north west.

Volunteering for the homeless

Item dated: 03/03/2006 Outer London remit on making volunteering more accessible to homeless people.

More support for working with the public sector

Item dated: 03/03/2006 Further guidance to come for public sector bodies on how best to work with voluntary and community organisations.

Volunteer brokerage comes to Barnet

Item dated: 01/03/2006 New service promoting volunteering in Barnet is launched.

Volunteering in sport

Item dated: 01/03/2006 Comments wanted on facility to provide navigation through the array of opportunities for sport volunteering.

Impact of revised campaign guidance for charities

Item dated: 01/03/2006 Input wanted to survey to see what impact revised guidelines on charity campaigning have had.

Preparing for age discrimination rules

Item dated: 01/03/2006 Useful introductory guide to age discrimination regulations coming in from October.

Pay scale information

Item dated: 01/03/2006 The 2006/07 pay increases for the widely used local government NJC scales are now published.

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