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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Legal update: Employment

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.

To join the legal updates email list, contact legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk.

Statutory redundancy pay, unfair dismissal and other awards

Annual changes to the statutory maximum “weekly pay” for calculating certain statutory entitlements, including statutory redundancy pay and basic compensation for unfair dismissal, take effect on 6 April each

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Legal update: VAT (2)

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.

To join the legal updates email list, contact legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk.

Making tax digital for VAT

New rules on “making tax digital” (MTD) for most VAT-registered organisations come into effect for VAT return periods starting on or after 1 April 2019, or on 1 October 2019 for organisations which have been

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Legal update: VAT

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.

To join the legal updates email list, contact legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk.

Very quick intro to VAT

VAT is an extraordinarily complex tax, but organisations which ignore it do so at their peril. Any organisation, including a charity, which does not register when it has to will face substantial

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Disadvantaged and disengaged young people – Peter Cruddas Foundation

The Peter Cruddas Foundation offers grants to projects that benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the UK.

Priority is given to programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Grants to support women in the fight for gender equality – Rosa

Rosa is the UK fund for Women and Girls. Through their Voices from the Front Line programme,  not-for-profit organisations that are run predominantly by, for and with women can apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 to support women at the front of the fight for gender equality.

The funding is available support

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Grants to combat abuse and violation of human rights – A B Charitable Trust

The A B Charitable Trust (ABCT) supports UK-based charities who are working to combat abuse and violations of human rights and to support the disadvantaged.

In particular, the Trust is seeking applications from charities working to support:

Refugees and asylum seekersPrisoners and penal reformThose addressing the needs of the most marginalised and neglected groups in society.

Grants range

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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Grants to enable young people to challenge social injustice – Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s £3.2 million Act for Change Fund is open for applications.  The Fund, which is a joint initiative between Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (EFF) in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund, provides resources for young people to challenge social injustice, find ways of overcoming inequality and give

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Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Legal update: Brexit

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert: www.sandy-a.co.uk.

To join the legal updates email list, contact legalupdate@sandy-a.co.uk.

Brexit

Sandy Adirondack has shared a useful list of sources to keep up-to-date with Brexit developments and implications for our work:

Weekly e-newsletters, briefings and other resources from the Brexit Civil Society Alliance: https://www.brexitcivilsocietyalliance.org/. The weekly newsletters are essential

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Thursday, March 14th, 2019

BBC Children In Need Small Grants

Through the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme, funding up to £10,000 (per year for up to 3 years) is available for projects that combat disadvantage and improve the lives of children and young people.

The grants are available for projects that help children and young people experiencing disadvantage through:

Illness, distress, abuse or neglect;Any kind disability;Behavioural

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Thursday, March 14th, 2019

Research and projects addressing severe learning disabilities – Baily Thomas

The Baily Thomas Charitable Fund provides project funding in the area of learning disability. The Trust considers under learning disability the conditions generally referred to as severe learning difficulties, together with autism.

They consider supporting projects concerning children or adults. The type of activities currently funded include:

Capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schoolsEmployment schemes

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