News and blogs

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

Charities Buying Group conference

The Charities Buying Group is holding its annual conference at Sadlers' Hall in London on Tuesday, 7 November, 2017.

The event will feature a range of exhibitors offering products to charities. Attendance is free for charities and not-for-profit organisations and includes refreshments and an evening reception.

Government announces review of building regs and fire safety

The Government has announced an independent review of building regulations and fire safety. The review has been ordered in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in West London which killed at least 80 people.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) says the review will have a particular focus on high rise residential buildings. The review will report jointly to the Communities Secretary Sajid Javid and Home Secretary Amber Rudd.

The review will examine:

New toolkit offers charities help with records management

The Charity Finance Group has published a free toolkit to help charities manage records effectively.

The toolkit is designed to help charities assess how well they currently manage records within their organisation and how they can improve their practice. The toolkit also aims to help charities to identify issues and solutions that are appropriate to the size and scope of their organisation.

Sustainable Church Buildings Project to help Islington churches cut energy use

The Diocese of London and the Cloudesley charitable trust have launched a new project to help Islington parishes reduce their energy use through the care and maintenance of their church buildings.

Charity Finance Group launches anti-fraud guide

The Charity Finance Group (CFG) has published a guide to help small charities counter fraud. The CFG says hundreds of millions of pounds are being lost from charities every year due to fraud - money that charities can’t afford to lose.

June Charities FM Group meeting looks at FM & Wellbeing

The June meeting of the Charities FM Group was on the topic of Facilities Management and Wellbeing.

RICS and IFMA offer combined training and qualifications online

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have set up an online training platform, offering a combined suite of credentials and professional qualifications for facilities managers.

February deadline for church conservation award

Organisations caring for places of worship have until February to apply for a prestigious conservation award organised by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB).