What Impact are Lockdowns Having on Children and Young People’s Mental Health?

When: Wednesday, 17th March 2021      Where: Royal National Hotel, London      Time:  08:30 – 16:00


Our seventh national CPD accredited conference will assess how the crisis’ in children and young people’s mental health services have been compounded by COVID-19, identifying solutions and the transferable benefits provided by virtual platforms – such as streamlining access to clinicians, as well as benefits to CAMHS service providers, including strengthened multidisciplinary working as a result of more regular meetings between teams – that can be carried over to the post-COVID world; both for service users and professionals.

The programme will also equip delegates with knowledge of emerging trends in the interaction between online platforms for gaming, gambling and addiction in children and young people, as well as tackling issues with access to services, funding and legislating to support CAMHS and service users.

If you are interested but are not quite ready to book then why not ask us to hold you a place using the button below while the funding is approved. If you are good to go why not register your place(s) today to ensure that you do not miss out.

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FSI Updates

As we are getting back into the full swing of 2021, the FSI would like to keep you updated with some news and opportunities to support you and your charity to start the new year right.

Survive and Thrive 2021
Charity excellence framework has had a major upgrade to provide the free tools, help and support charities need to manage the charity crisis. Survive & Thrive gives you the tools, help and support you need to make 2021 a great year for your charity, despite the crisis; everything is free. See here more more details.

Free 90-minute Webinars for small charities
Don’t miss out our January 90-minute webinar sessions from 20th to 22nd January. The topics will include: Project Management, Risk Management and Digital Fundraising. These are all free to our charity members thanks to National Lottery Community Fund, click here to book a place.

Free 2-day National Online Charity training event
The FSI has just launched our latest 2-day online national training event on 9th and 10th February, offering over 180 free training places so that our small charities members, wherever they are, can access the skills they need to become self-sustaining. Choose from 9 interactive full and half-day webinars covering popular topics such as: Capital Campaigns, Stewardship, Fundraising Strategy and Digital Fundraising. Click here to secure a place.

VCSEs: Winning Central Government Contracts and the New Social Value Model
This free online event, hosted by VCSE Crown Representative Claire Dove CBE, is aimed at VCSE organisations interested in finding out more about the new Social Value Model and the opportunities it brings to the sector. Click here for dates and more details

New E-learning course and Bursary places available for International Development members
To celebrate the launch of our new E-Learning course, focusing on ‘Major Donor’, the FSI are offering 25 bursary places for 25 international development charities to access this interactive online course entirely free of charge. In order to be eligible for this opportunity your charity must be an International Development organisation who is also FSI member and have an annual turnover of less than £250,000. To apply please click here.

New £4m fund for charities and community groups tackling loneliness
Local Connections Fund is now open for application from charities and community interest groups that are working to help social isolation across their communities. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund are investing £2 million each. This will be used to fund hundreds of ‘microgrants’ between £300 and £2,500, so small, local organisations. See here for more details on how to apply.

Community Business Renewal Fund now open for application
Power to Change has launched the Community Business Renewal Initiative, in response to the COVID-19 crisis and this £3million Community Business Renewal Fund is part of this support package for the community business sector. Application will be closed on 19th January. Click here for more details on how to apply.

Small Charity Guide to Cyber Security
It’s more important than ever to ensure your charity is as protected as possible from cybercrime threats and fraud. A good place to start is the National Cyber Security Centre’s Small Charity Guide. Click here to access the guide.

The Impact that Covid-19 has had on Student’s Mental Health

When: Thursday, 22nd April 2021      Where: The Royal National Hotel, London       Time:  08:30 – 16:35


COVID-19 has intensified dislocation amongst campus communities, propelled healthcare students onto the front line of a global pandemic and upended traditional teaching models; but it will pass – and when it does, preexisting issues will resurface compounded. This conference will break-down the cultures, economic factors, social and institutional pressures that contributed to dramatic rises in disclosures of mental health issues and student suicides at universities in the UK – providing delegates with the knowledge and tools to ensure that students return to campuses better equipped after the pandemic.

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The New Patient Safety Programme

When: Tuesday, 18th May 2021     Where: The Royal National Hotel, London      Time: 08:30 – 16:45


Delivering the Patient Safety Strategy: Making the NHS the Safest Healthcare System in the World”

The Patient Safety Strategy was designed around an ethos of learning and acting when things go wrong. The ambition is to make the NHS the safest system in the world to receive healthcare and it is thought that the implementation of the strategy could save nearly 1000 extra lives per year from 2023/24, whilst saving £100 million in care costs

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The NHS Long Term Plan/Vision

When: Tuesday, 25th May 2021     Where: The Studio, Manchester   Time: 08:30 – 17:00


“A national conference programme that will provide comprehensive updates on the Long Term Plan’s”

Our sixth annual CPD accredited national conference reviewing delivery of the NHS’ overarching strategy will explore how elements of the LTP – particularly digital innovation, have been uber-accelerated by the pandemic; whilst others have been consigned to the paperwork.

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The Government Strategy – Roadmap Policy Priorities

When: Thursday 13th May 2021    Where: The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester      Time: 08:30 – 17:00

“The Government Strategy – Roadmap Policy Priorities”

The government has committed to turning the UK into a ‘science superpower’ and has outlined its strategy to do so in the new UK Research & Development Roadmap. This CPD accredited conference programme will explore the new Roadmap – a long-term plan to make Britain a global centre for world-class research and dynamic innovation, supported by initiatives such as the R&D Place Strategy, Global Talent Visa and Office for Talent.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from and pose questions to the Minister for Science, Research and Innovation, in addition to exploring how the UK R&D Place Strategy can make the fullest contribution to unlocking local growth and societal benefit from R&D across the UK, as well as exploring the role of universities and the research community in driving economic and social recovery post-covid.

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Free Webinar: Ageing & Ageism in the Commonwealth

Weds 30 September 2020, 15:00pm to 16:30       

The COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the rights and needs of older persons. While everyone has been affected, evidence shows that older people are among those most at risk of complications from the disease, with fatality rates for those over 80 years of age five times the global average. They are also at greater risk of poverty, discrimination and isolation. Older persons have been hit particularly hard by the virus itself but it has been the failure to protect their rights in the response that has led to unnecessary deaths, unmet health and care needs, increased isolation, discrimination and stigma.

This webinar will:

  • Recognise the impact of COVID-19 on the wellbeing and dignity of older persons across the Commonwealth
  • Raise awareness of ageism, stigma and discrimination against older people in the COVID-19 response and the need to foster intergenerational connections across the Commonwealth
  • Reflect on how The Commonwealth needs to adapt to ensure the rights of its citizens of all ages are respected

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View This Year’s Charity Accountants’ Conference Content Streams Online

New for 2020, there will be:

  • Bonus Learning Sessions in small groups

Catch the trainers from previous seminars and workshops during bonus learning sessions and ask the questions you want answered in small groups.

  • More varied breakout sessions

Attend one-hour seminars to get compact updates and overviews on a range of topics and two-hour interactive workshops to dig deeper.

Super early bird residential tickets from £499 are available

Super early bird residential rates are available until 31 March 2020 and include:

  • Both days of the conference
  • 4* en suite accommodation for one night (day one)
  • Three course dinner with wine and entertainment (day one)

We’re still fine-tuning the event and creating the sessions, but for now you can book, without making session choices, and we’ll contact you when it’s time to select your sessions.

In the meantime, you can view this year’s content streams online

Remember there are only 22 days left before super early bird expires…

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2020 Charity Accountant’s Conference – Book Early for Discounts!

Bookings for the 2020 Charity Accountants’ Conference have opened! It will be held on 17-18 September at the Nottingham Crowne Plaza

In partnership with our friends at Sayer Vincent, this will be our 29th event and we’re really excited about it. New for 2020, there will be bonus learning sessions in small groups, more varied breakout sessions and more.

We’re still fine-tuning the event and creating the sessions, but for now you can book, without making session choices, and we’ll contact you when it’s time to select your sessions. In the meantime, you can view this year’s content streams online.

Here’s some even better news – until 31 March, super early bird residential rates of £499 (charity rate) are available. So… Ready, steady, book!

Charity and Social Business Seminars

Our upcoming seminars will be taking place in London’s Diamond District – Hatton Garden. The venue is under 10 minutes walk from Farringdon and Chancery Lane stations, we hope you can join us.

These events are free of  charge, however places are limited. To secure your place, register here.