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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


Preparing for GDPR changes in May
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 with legislation covering how you store and use personal data. We have put together some useful resources to help you prepare.


Training: Property Management for Non-Property Managers
Free training from The Ethical Property Foundation, in association with The Harpur Trust, on unlocking the mysteries of property management. 18 April in Bedford. This is for charities working in Bedford Borough.


Related Events

Volunteer Recruitment Session

  • Thursday 22 March 2018

To start volunteering locally, come along to this recruitment session and speak to an advisor about the available opportunities in the Bedfordshire area that might suit your interest and availability.



  • There is a permanant, full-time post available as a Bistro Assistant at Emmaus Carlton. Apply by 19 March.