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Welcome to Voluntary Sector News

Welcome to CMY's new Voluntary Sector Newsletter. We hope this is helping to fill the gap left by the closure of the long running "Voluntary News" (which we used to subscribe to). While Voluntary News was produced weekly, we decided after careful consideration that to maintain a regular schedule with current resources, we would aim for newsletter production Monthly (on or near  30th of the month).  We are pleased to be continuing a valued service and hope you find it useful too!

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If you have any information or stories you would like to be included in future issues please get in touch at

Best wishes from all the team at CMY

Sector News

A rescue, recovery and reform programme for charities is essential
Recent reports indicating that many charities are facing enormous challenges, including  today’s analysis by Pro Bono Economics analysis projecting up to 60,000 job losses in the sector, because of Covid-19 are deeply alarming. Read the full article here.
Over 5,000 redundancies announced in the charity sector since May
More than 5,300 redundancies have been announced by charities over the last three months, research by New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) has found. NPC is collating data on job cuts and redundancy consultations at charities, which have become increasingly common over the past few months as the financial consequences of the Covid-19 lockdown become apparent.
Read the full story here.
Charity Governance Code steering group plans ‘refresh’
This week it published the summary of the responses to the consultation that took place between November 2019 and February 2020. Almost 800 people responded, and 85% agreed with the proposal to “refresh” the code this year. Read the full story here
Social investment is valuable but needs subsidy, says report on Futurebuilders
Social investment needs subsidy to be most effective but brings substantial benefits in organisational resilience, employment growth and social impact, according to a new report.
Read the full story here.


COVID Secure E-Learning
We have been negotiating for access to some computer based e-learning to support organisations as they return to work. This training should take 30 to 40 minutes to complete and is designed for staff and volunteers to do before the organisation re-opens.

The course covers:
  • Coronavirus
  • Risk assessment – hand-washing, surfaces, seating arrangements
  • Getting to work – travelling there and moving round the premises
  • Common areas
  • Working and meeting with customers, colleagues and visitors
  • Cleaning – before, during and at the end of the working day
  • Face and body coverings
  • Deliveries
  • Accidents & incidents
  • Raising concerns
At the end of the e-learning the participant receives a certificate.  The organisation can also receive a certificate to help give confidence to your users. The course will be regularly updated as guidance and legislation changes.

There is a charge of £5 per person for the e-learning,

If you would be interested in this e-learning opportunity, please email us at giving your organisation name and contact number, and an indication of how many people in your organisation may want to undertake the course.

Social Media 4G are a digital marketing agency based in the North of England who specialise in supporting small charities and social enterprises to develop their social media and digital marketing via coaching, training, consultancy and assistance with content production.

For further details please visit

Funding News

Government incentives such as Gift Aid encourage donors to give, poll finds
Government incentives encourage donors to give to charity, a survey commissioned by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has found. The survey was carried out by YouGov at the end of July and collected answers from 1,102 UK adults.Read the full story here
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