News and comment

This page brings together the latest news and blogs for charity facilities managers.

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FMs and the future of our offices

How will charity facilities staff manage changes to the workplace? Sean Bridge, facilities manager at Business in the Community, says consultation will be key.

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Call for urgent action on workplace ventilation

British Council for Offices calls for action to address poor building ventilation ahead of staff return to offices.

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A calendar showing June 2021.

COVID-19 roadmap: key dates for charities

Charity facilities managers will need to note key dates in the government roadmap and start planning for how their organisations will reopen.

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National Lottery Heritage Fund resumes grants for heritage

The Fund says new funding round is not a return to ‘business as usual’ and announces new priorities for the 2021-22 programme.

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Charity Retail Association calls for help in 2021 Budget

The Charity Retail Association has written to the Chancellor asking him to introduce new measures to safeguard charity retailers, the wider charity sector and the high street.

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Science Museum Group plans accessibility review

Consultants will also look at ways of ensuring accessible reopening with COVID-19 measures in place.

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Christmas lights in Regent Street.

Crown Estate commits to net zero by 2030

One of London’s most significant property owners announces plans to reach zero emissions by 2030.

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CIBSE launches COVID-19 achievement award

Award aims to recognise the contribution of building services professionals in responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

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New COVID-19 guide for reopening community centres

Free illustrated reference guide aims to help community centres and village halls to reopen safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Retail crisis sees nearly 14,000 shops shut

Transformation of the high street will impact organisations operating charity shops, charities that own properties and charity investors.

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New COVID-19 Digital Response fund for charities

The National Lottery Community Fund has opened a new fund to help charities scale-up their digital capabilities in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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