Charity Annual Return Deadlines

DeadlineIt is coming up to the deadline for submitting your annual return if your financial year end was 31 March 2020. 

Your deadline is 31 January 2021

You can submit your annual return online here

You must submit your annual return within 10 months of the end of your financial year, but in these difficult and challenging times, when many people are on furlough, and many activities are closed, you may not feel able to do your return just now.

Charities that are due to submit an annual return imminently, but feel unable to do so, can email to ask for a filing extension.

Please include your charity name and charity registration number when you send your email:  filingextension@charitycommission.gov.uk

Some Sad and Some Happy News

Sad News

CondolencesDerby CAS is very sad to let you know that our President, Ted Cassidy, has died on January 8th 2021

It was Ted who set up and delivered the Community Accountancy Service in Derby between 1991 and 1997

The reputation he gained for our service was vital when we became an independent charity in 2002.

Ted continued to support us in the role as our independent examiner until 2018.

All those in the voluntary sector who remember Ted were as saddened as we were by the news.  They all spoke of their gratitude to Ted for all his help, and remember his great kindness. 

Not only was Ted a great accountant and a great businessman, he was, more importantly, a person who cared for others and did so much to help so many people.

We send our sincere condolences to his wife Una and all the family.  RIP Ted

Some Good News

Sophie Exam SuccessIn all the sadness and gloom it is good to report some really good news.  Sophie Shields has passed her final accountancy examinations!

Sophie joined us as a volunteer in 2014 to gain work experience.  After leaving us, Sophie found employment in the voluntary sector and started taking the qualifications to become a Chartered Certified Accountant, but still found time to come back to help out at Derby CAS!

Many congratulations to Sophie!! 

Winter Newsletter

Winter Newsletter Title Picture

Our winter newsletter has been posted out to those on our mailing list.

Articles in this issue cover

Congratulations to Annabel’s Angels, and how you can win the Andrew Buxton Memorial Award in 2021; Can Your Charity Help With Coronavirus Efforts?; Extension of the Job Retention Scheme (Furlough); People and Skills: The Minute-Taker 

If you have not received your copy, or you wish to be placed on the mailing list please let us know here

Click on this link to read all about it!

Newsletter Winter 2020

Happy New Year!

img078GOOD NEWS TO START 2021!

 We are delighted to let you know that our President, Ted Cassidy, who established Community Accountancy in Derby, is back home with his wife Una after being treated in hospital for COVID-19
 
We at DCAS always remember all he has done for us and the wider Voluntary Sector, and we are sure that you will want to join us in wishing Ted a speedy and full recovery.
 
PLEASE NOTE
The DCAS office is now open again from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
If you need to visit in person, you must have booked a  pre-arranged appointment.  This is so that we can keep you and our staff safe and well during these difficult times.
 
You can ring us on 01332 364784, or email us here
 
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year, and stay safe and well everyone.