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We run a Food Hub from a Community Centre and want to invest in some safeguarding training for the leaders and key volunteers who are working with the vulnerable adults who come.  Can anyone recommen...
Harrison Brown
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We are a counselling charity. We're pretty well established now and financially secure for the moment. My director is really keen to set up a training course. This would be quite involved, not a week...
Charlotte Bilton
Happy Sunday everyone from Glasgow. Since receiving our SCIO status in May 2023 we have been active establishing the academy for those who choose to join us. The charity was orchestrated by homeless...
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Good morning, i am looking for examples of safeguarding risk registers for our charity.  Does anyone have any examples of such a template that you are willing to share? Bets wishes, Anthea
Hi everyone! We're a small charity working in Uganda.  We currently use Google Drive for our file storage, but it's not working for us very well with our photo organisation.  Does anyone have a good...
Joanna Black
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: We need to rent an office in London. Our budget is £900 a year, with 2 desk spaces around the Tower Hamlets, Hackney,...
Ocean King
Greetings from Glasgow. This is my first post on the Charity connect platform, I pray my communication finds you and your loved ones safe and well. We are in urgent need of setting up an 0800 number...
Seumas Oniwaasu Omowale Duibhin
Hi! Does anyone know of any service providers, or indeed individuals, who can help with policy review work pro-bono?  We need to update ALL of our policies, which we intend to do by creating a policy...
Lucy Owen
Hi everyone, I'd love to hear suggestions on the best way to track projects and record all the info so it's in one place and all relevant people can see it.  The info I need to record and track is: a...
Ellie Nova
Hello I am currently looking at the services we can offer to young people (under 25s) who access our charity and hoping to be able to set up a message board/online forum service. I have a few questio...
Claire Cripps
Hello good morning. Dose anyone have any advice on storage space for charities.
Vikki Kempster
Hello! My name is Sierra and my partner and I are co-founders of QueerSwap, a non-profit events production company that creates sustainable events for the LGBTQ+ community. These include clothing swa...
Sierra Slaughter
I am looking for free (low) cost event space in Central and or Greater London area that is a safe space for a women only event for the charity I am an administrator for (Her Equality Rights and Auton...
Shelley Spence
I am looking for recomenations on providers for staff training.  The charity have seven staff and they need the following courses: Accident Reporting Fire Awareness Refresher H&S Essentials Manual H...
D'Arcy Myers
We are a mental health charity based in Toxteth Liverpool and have been supporting the communities for over 32 years.  We have been fortunate to be able to use another community building but needed t...
Kellie Rostron
We are a CIC company looking for stalls or space to share during November and December to create awareness and to sell our products. Any suggestions, please?
janet BAKAR
Our charity gets donations of goods furniture, which can be distributed to those in need.  We have recently been given the offer of a nearly new electric oven. Before accepting it, I'm wondering how...
Monica Chidgey
We still have a stock of plastic cutlery, cups, etc. and wondered if we are allowed to use them up or do we have to dispose of the immediately. We are a charity that amongst other things hosts a fort...
David Nickson
Tips on opening a charity bank account? I've been struggling on opening one for a while now.
Lois Dikko
I just came back from Philippines and need an office or shop where people can drop donations including clothes and other things. My organisation is registered in my personal address which is a block...
James McQueen
Hi, Can someone suggest A DPO service please?
Mehreen Mir
I work for a national disability charity supporting people affected by Spinal Cord Injury. All of our services are peer-led and we ran a number of training and development events on an annual basis,...
Ally Ward
Is anyone conducting operational activities in high-risk jurisdictions, e.g. Palestine, Iran or Afghanistan? FCDO (an advice service of HMG's foreign Office) advise against visiting these places. The...
ROGER CLARK
Hi, has anyone got a sample or a template of the following policies they would be happy to share? Fundraising policy Database policy IT Disaster recovery plan Covid Risk plan Fraud policy
Sabrina Franklin
My name is Justin, and I’m the CEO of a charity called Stand as One. Stand as One is a non-profit organisation working with Immigrants (Refugees and Asylum seekers) for the advancement of education a...
Justin Espoir Machongo
Hi there all,  I wonder if anyone can recommend any UK-based printers that would be willing to support a small charity on the south coast? We need things like booklets and business cards printed, but...
Emily Woffindin
This question is from a member of our community that wishes to remain anonymous: We have recently registered a new charity. We are looking forward to setting up a charity shop. Can anyone suggest a...
We are being gifted a new 9 seater minibus. It will be driven by volunteers to take families to activities.  This a new area for us, can anyone help with processes we should have in place. Many thank...
Gwen Lightfoot
Hi everyone, I wondered if anyone had any recommendations for a digital staff handbook. At the moment, we're uploading key policies to a shared drive on google. However, I have heard of other systems...
Rob Deeks
Hello We are a charity who are looking to hire out our spare offices within our refugee support hub to bring in some finance.  We obviously have our own public liability insurance and will ask to see...
Deborah Phillips
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