330,000 people live here on the Fylde Coast, many of them in smaller towns like Fleetwood and Cleveleys and villages like Wrea Green and Kirkham, each of which are lucky to still maintain a strong sense of community spirit. Along with community groups manned by willing volunteers, there are also charitable organisations aplenty – working in many different areas.
In fact, based here in Fleetwood we’ve acted as accountants for Fleetwood Festival of Transport for many years – on a pro-bono-basis of course as our contribution towards the largest community event of the year in our local town.
You’ll not be surprised then to learn that here at Jones Harris we act for many charities of varying sizes and have knowledge and experience of how to give the best advice for your particular circumstances.
However, community spirit alone doesn’t keep the charitable wheels turning, and with the reduction nationally in the availability of grant funding, there’s an understandable anxiety within the Third Sector about the future, with real fears around survival in straitened financial circumstances.
By all means if you are involved in a charity of any size and you think that you could benefit from our advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a no-obligation chat – don’t forget that we also have a huge network of contacts and associates at our disposal who might also be able to help you.
Anyone who is involved in the Third Sector might also find it useful to have a look at this new piece of information from Lloyds Bank.
Their new analysis published as ‘Facing Forward’ presents a candid analysis of the ten-upcoming political, economic, social and technological changes which will dramatically affect the operating landscape for the 65,000 small and medium charities working at the heart of communities across England and Wales.
It looks at the impact from Brexit, economic uncertainty and shrinking grant funding streams to provide you with a robust framework of how you could take action, adapt by diversifying, develop collaborations and sustain staff – before it’s too late.
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