News

This section features news, events and staff and Trustee vacancies from across the museum and heritage sector.

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Charity Finance Group events – helping you to build finance skills and resilience

“I’ve found access to expert advice and support through CFG hugely useful.” Stephanie Fuller, Director CEO, Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft. As…

More than £18 million awarded in final grants from first round of Culture Recovery Fund

22 heritage organisations and 33 independent cinemas are the latest to receive support from the Culture Recovery Fund. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced the fina…

Free consultation on Exhibition Tax Relief from Azets

AIM’s newest Associate Supplier, Azets, has over 25 years’ experience providing high quality compliance, governance, taxation and advisory services to a wide range of charities and NFPs.…

UK’s largest heritage funder re-opens grants  of up to £5million

National Lottery funding available now to help UK heritage thrive again Applications open for National Lottery grants from £3,000 to £5million Priority give…

CFG calls for Emergency Support Package at the upcoming budget

Charity Finance Group’s Policy Manager Richard Sagar shares his insights on the latest sector updates you need to know, and how CFG is working to support members at this crucial time.…

Business rates – the fight goes on

If you have been following the progress of appeals for business rates you may be forgiven for believing that the argument over how museums should be valued for is over. Unfortunately, as Colin Hunt…

Apply now – AIM Pilgrim Trust conservation grants

Applications are open for the latest round of AIM Pilgrim Trust Conservation grants, which support small to medium sized museums to care for their collections more effectively and efficiently and t…

Putting finance first

As we face a difficult financial environment together, it’s important finance managers and leaders are feeling supported with expertise and connected to peers from similar organisations, so we’…

Updated Charity Governance Code

A new, refreshed Charity Governance Code was launched in December – with significant updates to the Diversity and Integrity principles in the Code. Boards of Trustees should aspire to achi…

Update on VAT issues and case law from Buzzacott

AIM Associate Supplier Buzzacott, recently held a webinar session at the CFG annual conference to share recent case law and VAT issues for the charity sector. This session is relevant for al…

Merchant Services 101

Although taking card payments is now paramount for all museums, industry data suggests seven out of ten of all businesses pay unnecessary Merchant Services fees. But what are Merchant Services? How…

A challenging year for business insurance

Ben Leah, Director of Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers, reflects on the current Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) business interruption “test case” and its implications for museums in a …

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