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This page brings together the latest news stories and views on issues related to managing charity workplaces and buildings.

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RICS government relations team sets out policy prioirities

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors will target three key issues in discussions with government policymakers during 2019/20.

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4th round Places of Worship security scheme opens next month

The Home Office has announced a new 2019 round of funding through The Places of Worship Protective Security Scheme.

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Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre secures funding as council decides to hand it over to charitable trust

The Coastal Revival Fund supports regeneration of ‘at risk’ coastal heritage assets.

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Charity shops get reassurance on selling goods with CE label post Brexit

The Charity Retail Association says it is delighted to get government confirmation that charity shops will still be allowed to sell second hand goods marked with the CE label if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.

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Arts Council issues guidance on no-deal Brexit

Arts Council England has published a guide to help arts and cultural organisations prepare for the UK exiting from the European Union without a withdrawal agreement.

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New £7m loan fund to help charities reuse heritage buildings

The new fund aims to support charities to reuse historic buildings.

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Charity Finance Group: Charities not prepared for no-deal Brexit

Brexit survey reveals widespread uncertainty in the voluntary sector.

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2019: optimism and uncertainty among small charity leaders

A new report tracks the mood of chief executives of small charities.

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Government announces £1m funding for community ‘pocket parks’

New funding offers up to £15,000 funding for small new parks and up to £25,000 for renovating existing parks.

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New apprenticeship starts fall, levy blamed

Construction apprenticeships not attracting young people, figures show.

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