Setting up a new charity just got easier

From the New Year, starting a new charity will be much simpler.  The government has agreed a new one-stop process enabling a voluntary organisation to combine charity and company registration.  The Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) is a new legal form for a charity.  Applications are open from today, 10th December 2012, and registration will begin on 2nd January 2013 for new charities only.  The full guidance has yet to be published, but some details are available on the Charity Commission Website.  Watch this space for more details as they become available.

NHS changes to be revealed at Health & Wellbeing Forum

What are the changes happening around the NHS locally in 2013 and how will they affect the Voluntary and Community Sector in Greenwich? Find out by coming to GAVS’ Health and Well Being Forum on the 5th December 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm at the Forum at Greenwich

The NHS is being re-organised and Public Health staff will be moving into Royal Borough Greenwich (Council) in Spring of 2013.  As yet it is still not clear what impact this will have on Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations, but the change appears to have opened up the whole NHS to greater engagement with our sector.  Presentations will include: Update on Greenwich Partnerships, Safeguarding, and Changes in the NHS.

Contact   Pauline O’Hare or tel 020 8858 1363 to book your place