Join us over May Half Term

Join us over May Half Term Come along and enjoy lunch and activities in the May Half Term

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May Half term Ross Street

May Half Term 2017 Colderidge

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Governance of your village hall training event.

Cambridgeshire ACRE's Community Buildings Service

Understanding your Governing Document

Would you like to know more about your role as a charity trustee?  Or understand your governing document better? What process do you have in place to welcome new trustees?  Well this course may be just what you are looking for!

Description of course – This course is open to all trustees, especially those volunteers who are new to the role. Experienced trustees will also find this course useful as a refresher to their knowledge but also to support their management committees in developing an induction process for new trustees or to learn more about understanding or amending your governing documents.

Topics covered by this course

  • Governance structures
  • Amending your governing document
  • Types of trustee
  • Trustee roles and responsibilities
  • New trustee induction

Course fees

Cambridgeshire ACRE Members: Free of charge for 1 delegate per hall/building. Additional places for delegates from the same hall/building will be charged at £15 per person…

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New service available to help you search for funding.

Support Cambridgeshire has invested in a new initiative called SupportCambridgeshire 4 Communities.Support Cambridgeshire 4 Communities is a self-service funding portal which any community organisation, Town or Parish Council can access free of charge.Organisations can browse or search for funding based on a number of differing criteria, including subject matter or amount.When first browsing or searching, organisations will be required to register, and upon activation of the link can then undertake unlimited funding searches.Help and advice is available via a separate menu – and Support Cambridgeshire has listed a series of frequently asked questions hereIf any organisation requires support or training in using SupportCambridgeshire 4 Communities please contact Support Cambridgeshire. So why not give it a go…. you may just find that pot of gold your charity needs to complete its latest project!

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Under-insurance. Is it time to get a valuation for your hall?

Source: Under-insurance. Is it time to get a valuation for your hall?

Thanks to Cambridgeshire ACRE for this.

This week I attended the national ACRE conference for Village Halls Advisors.  This event brings together all the advisors from across the country to share knowledge and best practice, as well as hearing speakers from various organisation to increase our understanding and knowledge to support community buildings in our areas.

One of our speakers at the conference covered valuation of community buildings and the risk involved in under-insurance of your facilities.  I have attached here two documents which may be of interest to trustees.

Desktop Valuation FAQ

Desktop Valuation – ACRE

For further information of this service you can also take a look on the Norris and Fisher website.  For our members we also provide a comprehensive information sheet on insurance matters, to access a copy either login to the members area on our main website or drop me a line and I can email you a copy.

 

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Free Guide to Data protection

2040 information law blog

Last September, I was on holiday in Greece, full of the joys of ancient architecture, sunshine and Greek food. I decided that having spent too much of my time having a pop at charities and fundraisers and the Institute of Fundraising, I would do that thing that people always tell negative smart-arses like me to do. WHY DON’T YOU DO SOMETHING HELPFUL INSTEAD OF SNIPING FROM THE SIDELINES. I decided that they had a point.

I decided to write a clear, plain English guide to fundraising and charities based largely on the first data protection principle, setting out what Data Protection really requires from Data Protection. I wrote a blog asking for questions that charities and fundraisers really wanted the answers to, planning to write the guide over Christmas and publish it in January. Initially, I had lofty ideas for something interactive, but it came to nothing, so a guide to DP…

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