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Keeping you informed about the local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

New Restrictions on who can run charities

19 February 2018

New restrictions on who can run a charity will come into force in August and will affect people with unspent criminal convictions.

The Charity Commission has published some guidance here

For a quick overview of the restrictions that will apply, this flowchart from the charity Unlock is a great starting point. 


If you need support and advice regarding the governance or running of a voluntary group or charity in Bedfordshire, we are here to help you.  If you can not find the information you need in the Supporting pages of our website, please call us or email us with your query.

CVS supporting with advice on starting, running, funding and improving organisations


Call for Community Projects for Prince's Trust Team Programme
Bedford College are launching a programme for young people on 8 May and looking for community projects that will involve students for 10 days on-site.


Healthwatch Luton 5th Anniversary Coffee Morning
Healthwatch Luton is celebrating its 5th birthday with a coffee morning on Friday 23 March at the Luton Irish Forum between 10 am and 12 pm.


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