2017 October 04

CIO conversion

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has announced that legislation to allow charities and community interest companies to quickly convert to charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs) has been put before parliament. The new legislation will allow community interest companies and charities with company structures to quickly convert into CIOs from January. This follows a recent consultation on the proposed changes by the department.

Millom – Local Recovery Group

As many of you will have seen on the news, there was some very heavy rain in South Cumbria on Saturday. Up to 300 homes in Millom were flooded (along with the GP Practice and some businesses), and smaller numbers of properties were affected in Haverigg and Windermere.

A Local Recovery Group – was set up on Monday to coordinate work in Millom and support the community in its recovery. If any third sector organisations want to be involved, they should contact Gillian Elliott (Cumbria County Council’s Area Manager for Copeland) who is chairing the group – Gillian.Elliott@cumbria.gov.uk

Rebuilding Together

October marks the first anniversary of Rebuilding Together  – a £1 million package to help Cumbrian communities become more resilient, led by Cumbria CVS and delivered in partnership with Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) and Action with Communities in Cumbria (ACT).
The package has supported a good number of local communities and organisations to be better prepared and further activity is planned for the coming year.