Charity News: The end is in sight!

For over a year now we have been working under exceptional circumstances as the country battles with the COVID-19 pandemic. The success of the UK’s vaccination programme though has contributed to the government’s roadmap for coming out of lockdown and returning to a more normal state, although it must be stressed that the situation is a fluid one and these plans are subject to change, and it looks increasingly likely that whatever the ‘new normal’ is, it won’t be the same as it was before the pandemic first took hold.

The process of coming out of lockdown presents its own challenges. The NCVO has recently updated its own guidance on planning for the easing of national lockdown which raises a number of questions for charities to consider before resuming activities that could influence how charities offer their services going forward. The NCVO has also recently updated their guidance on cyber security and data protection, coronavirus testing and volunteers, and self-isolating due to international travel, which may be of use.

Last summer as we emerged from the first lockdown the Fundraising Regulator issued guidance on supporting a safe return to fundraising, which will be equally relevant now. Many charities will be keen to recommence fundraising activities that have been put on hold as soon as possible to help restore their financial position, but they need to ensure that they do so mindful of the need to do so responsibly.

Guidance

NCVO

Fundraising Regulator

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About the author

Frank originally joined PKG in 2005 before it was acquired by Ward Williams in 2010.  Having started at PKG as a Trainee he qualified firstly as an Certified Accounting Technician, before moving on and becoming qualified with the ACCA.

Frank is based at our Uxbridge office as Corporate Services Manager. Frank manages a portfolio of both audit and non-audit clients in a range of different sectors and industries, as well as assisting with the running of the corporate services department.

He has extensive experience of providing Audit, Accounts preparation, Corporation Tax, VAT, CIS and Payroll. Frank also holds a solid experience with regards accounting and audit in a number of specialist areas, including charities, solicitors and pension schemes.

frank.harling@wardwilliams.co.uk

01895 236335