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Volunteering

JVN – JEWISH VOLUNTEERING NETWORK WHICH VOLUNTEERING IS RIGHT FOR YOU? Leonie Lewis, Director of JVN, offers advice on volunteering in the Jewish community. For further information contact 020 8203 6427 or visit www.jvn.org.uk TRADITIONAL This is how most people think of volunteering. Volunteers commit on a regular basis and roles can be extremely diverse. […]

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Online Giving to Jewish Charities

UK Toremet: Supporting the Causes that You Believe In Jonny Cline, founder of UK Toremet, explains how the Jewish Charity Guide website DONATE buttons work and how UKT helps donors manage their philanthropy. For further information contact him at jonnyc@uktoremet.org.uk – www.UKToremet.org.uk Many of the advertisers and Israeli charities featured in this guide can now […]

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Foreword

Foreword While there is some evidence of an improvement in the UK economy, it is beyond doubt that UK charities will continue to experience enormous strains on their finances due to a number of factors, including population shifts and declines, the raising of the minimum wage and continued cutbacks at local councils, resulting in even […]

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Tracing Jewish Charities

Click here for the Foreword ‘MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS’ Jewish charities that have merged with, or been amalgamated into, other organizations. A number of Jewish charities are well over 100 years old, and in that time, their activities and services have changed in tune with the needs of their clients. Homes and hospitals, soup kitchens and […]

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Jewish Helplines and Funding

Click here for the Foreword HELP! JEWISH TELEPHONE HELPLINES / ENQUIRY DESKS / SUPPORT GROUPS / GRANT MAKING TRUSTS In an age when most people have access to a telephone, the helpline has become an important addition to the range of services Jewish charities can offer the Community. Anonymous, confidential, safe and easily accessible, helplines […]

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Charity Shops / Donations

Click here for the Foreword We Also Need… The editors of the Jewish Charity Guide are often approached for details of charities or organisations that accept ‘good as new’ clothing, furniture, bric-à-brac and other goods for sale through charity shops or to be distributed to the needy. Jewish museums and art galleries are also delighted […]

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Searching for Heirs

Click here for the Foreword What Happens if You Die Intestate? The term ‘Bona Vacantia’ literally means ‘vacant goods’ and is the legal name for ownerless property, left by someone who dies intestate (ie. without making a will), without known kin and whose property, by law, then passes to the Crown. The work of Bona […]

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Good Governance Guidelines

CHARITY TRUSTEES – GUIDELINES FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE Barry Leigh FCA CTA, Partner, and Pinny Olsberg ACCA CTA, Tax Manager at Cohen Arnold summarise the essential guidelines that apply to charities and their trustees. Rather unfortunately, charities have recently come under increased scrutiny – media indignation towards often-inappropriate fundraising techniques and use of charities in tax […]

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