The Duties and Responsibilities of Being a Charity Trustee
To celebrate Trustee Week (7th – 13th November 2016), VAS are holding a Trustee Networking & Advice Session on Wednesday 9th November at 12 noon. The session will be held at VAS (1 John Street, SN1 1RT) and will include a talk by Tessa Hennessy, a solicitor who specialises in advising a range of voluntary and community organisations on governance and regulatory issues.
In this one hour workshop, charity solicitor Tessa Hennessy will explore the principle duties and responsibilities of being a charity trustee, the different types of legal structure of charities and how this impacts on trustees plus a look at the Charity Commission’s approach to charity regulation. There will be an opportunity for questions. The workshop will provide a good introduction to those new to trusteeship and useful reminder to those who are already in the role.
The session will begin with light lunch and networking, followed by Tessa’s talk at 1:15pm. Booking is required for this session, limited to two trustees/committee members per organisation.
Local Charity Through To Next Round of Aviva Community Fund Awards
Local charity SWADS are pleased to announce that they are through to the next round of the Aviva Community Fund Awards.
The Aviva Community Fund offers the chance to get funding for an important cause in your community.
Projects say what a difference additional funding will make to them and if the project gets enough votes from friends, family and supporters in their community the project could be entered into the Finals, where a judging panel will award the funds.
In total the Aviva Community Fund will finance over 800 projects across four different fund levels and six categories, spreading the awards to communities throughout the UK.
Stay Well This Winter – Tips for Keeping Warm
Cold weather can be bad for our health, especially for people aged 65 and older. As we age it takes longer to warm up, which raises the risk of increased blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes.
Age UK have produced a useful information leaflet which gives advice on how to keep warm.
More winter wellness tips can be found on the NHS website