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Introduction to Voluntary Sector Collaborations

This event will take place on Tuesday 18th April, 10.30am - 12.30pm via zoom.

VAL and the Open University are jointly organising this virtual workshop as an introduction to collaborations in the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector. The session is intended to introduce a wider audience to the concept and practice of collaboration, building on VAL’s ongoing work supporting the voluntary sector, including experiences of collaboration both between voluntary sector organisations themselves and between those organisations and partners from other sectors.

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Charities and Volunteering

This event will take place on Wednesday 19th April, 2.00 - 3.15pm via zoom.

This meeting is an opportunity to hear from charity regulators about their plans for the year ahead, and for you to put your questions to them.

You'll be hearing from:

  • the Charity Commission, which oversees charities in England and Wales

  • the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)

  • the Fundraising Regulator, which oversees charity fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Key things you need to know about DBS checks


This event will take place on Thursday 27th April, 11am - 12pm via zoom. 


In this webinar, Catherine Taylor from the government’s Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) will be providing responses to common questions including:

  • do I need to DBS check our trustees?

  • how much do DBS checks cost?

  • what shows up in a DBS check?

NCVO’s new campaign on climate change

This event will take place on Thursday 6th July, 11am - 12pm via zoom.

You'll be joined by inspiring activists, campaigners, and charity leaders to hear about their actions to secure a more sustainable future for their communities.

At the launch event, you'll:

  • learn more about our new campaign and the stories of change from across the voluntary sector.

  • discover the actions you can take within your organisations.

  • be inspired to join the campaign.

£100m to support charities

The Spring Budget was announced and support for the sector showed the power of our collective voice. You’ve been helping to influence greater help and recognition from the government. We are delighted the Chancellor recognised the vital role that charities play in supporting communities. He announced £100m to support charities with service delivery and energy efficiency.


Volunteers' Week 2023: Celebrate and Inspire

This vent will take place on Thursday 1st Wednesday 7th June 

Volunteers’ Week is a UK wide campaign that takes place from 1-7 June every year to thank volunteers and celebrate volunteering efforts. This year's theme aims to highlight that our diversity is our strength, show that there is more than one way to volunteer and encourage people to be the change that we want to see.



Growing the social enterprise community  

Ebay for Change is on a mission to drive the growth of the social enterprise sector. Learn more about support packages, including specialist training, marketing activity and a range of promos and discounts. 


Payroll – annual reports and tasks

This event will take place on Monday 3rd April – 9.45-10.45am

This webinar explains the steps employers need to take at the end of the tax year and how to set up their payroll records for the new tax year.


  • Sending your last Full Payment Submission

  • Confirming your final submission

  • Updating your software for the new tax year

  • Issuing P60s 

  • Entering tax codes for the new tax year

Statutory Sick Pay

This event will take place on Wednesday 12th April 9.45 - 10.45am

This webinar explains the steps that employers need to take when employees are off work  longer than 3 consecutive workdays but less than 28 weeks and who normally pay National Insurance contributions due to sickness.

Find out about:

  • What to do when an employee is sick

  • When to pay Statutory Sick Pay

  • How to calculate Statutory Sick Pay

Statutory Maternity and Paternity Pay

This event will take place on Monday 17th April – 11.45 - 12.45pm

This webinar explains the steps employers need to take in regards to maternity and paternity pay. 

This webinar gives employers an overview of:

  • Pay for employees who've had or are having a baby

  • What payments you can make

  • How to calculate payments

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