​CVS Volunteering​ Update ​25 April 2017



CVS Volunteering have launched their new online volunteering recruitment system. Potential volunteers are now able to browse and register online for local opportunities 24/7. If your organisation has volunteering roles you want us to promote, then email Paul Atkin today (paul@cvsbeds.org.uk) to get set up. To look at the current list of opportunities online click here


Universal Credit - 11 May and 18 May (10am - 4pm) – A full-day course from Bedfordshire Advice Forum, is aimed at people who give advice on benefits to clients, and who want to know the essentials of Universal Credit. Some knowledge of current benefits is required. Click here for more details and prices.

Small Charity Week (19-24 June) is the biggest event in the small charity calendar, providing free initiatives, competitions and support over six days, for charities or local community organisations with an annual turnover under £1.5 million. See www.smallcharityweek.com for more information and follow @SCWeek2017 for breaking news.


Central Bedfordshire Council wishes to invite tenders for the supply of Client Transport services in Central Bedfordshire. The services currently provide transport for over 6300 pupils per day through the delivery of over 540 routes using a mix of vehicle types including cars, minibuses, wheelchair-accessible vehicles, coaches and buses. The services provided include home-to-school transport and transport for adults and children with social or welfare needs. Deadline 18 May. Click here.

Invest is a flexible, long-term core funding programme from Lloyds Bank Foundation for organisations delivering clear, targeted outcomes for disadvantaged people (Grants up to £25k per annum, up to six years). The programme is open for applications between 22 May and 16 June. Click here. 


The Charity Commission has launched a new accounts templates pack for small charitable companies, to help trustees of charitable companies with an income of under £500,000 to prepare their accounts. The new charitable company accounts templates are the product of a close partnership between Companies House and the Charity Commission, to ensure that the templates reflect the regulatory requirements, current guidance and best practice. Click here.

General Election 2017 – What charities can and cannot do. This is a useful article setting out how charities can play an important role during elections, as long as they follow the guidance. Click here.




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Community Voluntary Service
43 Bromham Road
MK40 2AA
Tel: 01234 354366
Fax: 01234 214880

Email: info@cvsbeds.org.uk
Web: www.cvsbeds.org.uk

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