General Data Protection Regulation: GDPR’s effect on Charities

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Data governance is concerned with almost every aspect of your data: data management, data security, data usability, data accuracy, and so on. This is a concept that should be present in absolutely every organisation, from a small local charity to a multinational corporation; this difference is found in the scale …

What does being a Charity Trustee involve?

Becoming a trustee can be a rewarding challenge for many. As well as affecting real change within an organisation that does good, becoming a trustee can allow you to network and meet new people, learn new skills, enhance your CV, and much more. With a recent push to make charity ...

5 Ways Your Charity Insurance Should Protect Your Assets

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Your charity insurance is a vital risk management tool. It’s there to protect your material assets including your staff, volunteers and trustees if something goes wrong. But what should you look out for? Here’s 5 ways that your charity insurance policy should support your organisation. Your Legal Requirements As we ...

Do Charities Need Insurance?

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There are almost 200000 registered charities in the UK, many of which are small and have very few (or no) employees. Do these small charities need insurance? The Charity Commission provide clear guidance on the legal minimums: “Charities that employ staff are required by law to buy Employers’ Liability Insurance. ...

Charity Data Governance: A CaSE Insurance Charity Seminar

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We brought together some great speakers for our charity data governance seminar hosted by Bates Wells Braithwaite. The aim of the seminar: to brief charity leaders on ‘data’, the regulations around data governance and security and to discuss the relevant insurance landscape where data is concerned. We started the afternoon ...

Aviva Community Fund

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We are extremely happy to be supporting one of our clients, Newham New Deal Partnership, in their application to the Aviva Community Fund. They are applying for vital funds to keep their effective and beneficial @Online Clubs running in the New Year. Newham New Deal Partnership is a charity established ...

Top Tips from the Charity Social Media Toolkit

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Many companies from large corporations to small businesses dedicate significant resources to social media. Money. Man hours. Expertise. So how can your charity compete? And if you want to, how do you learn? The charity world recently saw the release of the Charity Social Media Toolkit by Skills Platform (which ...

Safeguarding in Charities: A CaSE Insurance Charity Seminar

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On 5th July CaSE Insurance gathered at the Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB) offices with a number of Charity sector high-fliers for a seminar on Safeguarding. With talks from David Pearson, Founder Director of the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service (CCPAS); Val Floy, COO at The Children’s Society; and, Claire Whittle ...

“Friends of…” Schemes and VAT Implications for Charities

Ellen Main-Jeffrey of Buzzacott wrote this article about how a decision by the VATman will impact "Friends of" schemes. If you run such a scheme, you should read it. . If you know someone who runs one, suggest they read it. To contact Ellen, email her on mainjeffreye@buzzacott.co.uk "A recent court ...