NCVO and the Charity Finance Group have both announced partnerships with other sector bodies this week.
Yesterday NCVO said it has partnered with the humanitarian volunteering membership organisation, Rotary, to help manage its Volunteer Expo initiative which aims to connect volunteers to charities.
NCVO will support the Volunteer Expo which will connect 6,000 volunteers with 110 charities and community-interest groups by 2020, following research by the two groups that shows that volunteering can mitigate against loneliness.
Amanda Watkin, general secretary of Rotary Great Britain and Ireland, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with NCVO and welcoming them on board as Volunteer Expo’s official Charity Partner and encourage all NCVO members to join us at the event as exhibitors, visitors and as part of our exciting programme of workshops and seminars.”
As part of the partnership, Rotary clubs in England will also be eligible for free NCVO membership.
Meanwhile The Heritage Trust Network (HTN) has become a member of the Charity Finance Group (CFG) network, meaning CFG will help its members with financial management.
CFG will support the finances of some 250 members of HTN, a membership organisation for heritage charities, and will offer the network discounts for events and training, collaboration on policy areas and charity finance news.
Caron Bradshaw, chief executive of Charity Finance Group, said: “We are delighted to welcome Heritage Trust Network members to the CFG community. Heritage organisations are not a ‘nice to have’ – they are essential in developing a sense of identity for both the UK its citizens. This partnership will help the network’s members and their trustees to promote financial leadership and make decisions with the very best information to hand.”
Liz Bates, chair of Heritage Trust Network, added: “Our members across the UK, as a grass-roots community, deliver an incredible range of regeneration projects giving heritage at risk new lease of life. Ranging from national organisations to start-up community groups, members will enjoy new training opportunities in to make every penny go further and provide greater certainty for the management of assets in years to come.”