Conference boost for Peterborough's many charities

More than 150 people turned out to get an insight into the challenges facing charities in Peterborough.

Monday, 25th June 2018, 1:48 pm
Updated Monday, 25th June 2018, 2:54 pm
Mark Jackson, partner at Rawlinsons, addresses the charity conference.

The annual charity conference was hosted by city accountants Rawlinsons and tackled a range of issues.

Features of the event included a national perspective from Lloyds TSB Foundation on the state of the charity sector, the results of the Rawlinsons charity benchmarking survey, a look at the new data protection rules and the importance of having a digital strategy, applying for funding, reclaiming tax under the Gift Aid scheme and mental health awareness.

Mark Jackson, partner of Rawlinsons, said: “The agenda was designed for employees and trustees of charities as well as new and potential trustees.

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“Delegates were positive about the event and really benefit from the opportunity to network and share challenges and ideas with other charities.

“Peterborough has a thriving charity sector from small community based groups to the big household names – which is one of the reasons this annual event is always so well supported.”