Training Courses

Business-plan-2-690x450Business Planning Course

Thanks to all those who attended last week’s course, and many thanks to Margaret for organising the catering for the day.  This was much appreciated by all!

This is a very popular course, and will definately be repeated, so keep watching for new dates.

The recent cuts to funding may well mean that there will be a reduction in our training opportunities – more details later

Derby City Council Funding Cuts

http://thecustodyminefield.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/cuts-648x390.jpgWhat is happening?

In March 2016, Derby City Council (DCC) announced that it would no longer be funding the Voluntary Sector Organisations in Derby City.

What effect will this have?

This has huge financial implications for all charities in the city, and Derby Community Accountancy Service (DCAS) is no exception, as we also have lost our Support Grant from Derby City Council

What about DCAS?

For infrastructure organisations such as ourselves, grant funding to make up the loss of funding from DCC is not readily available.

Unlike a commercial accountancy company, we cannot use the profits that we make on the work that we do with commercial businesses to support our charity work, because ALL of our work is with charitable organisations.

We are actually at a commercial disadvantage to the private sector companies, because of all the charitable work that we do FREE OF CHARGE – this includes the training courses that we provide, and the one-to-one support that we give to charitable organisations.

How will this affect our service users?

Unfortunately, this means that we will have to raise tha charges that we make for our Independent Examination Services of between £50-£100 – this will still be far cheaper than any alternative commercial accountancy service

Will any services stop?

NO! – and we will still be able to provide the free training courses and individual sessions that we have made available to you all over the years.

Thank you all

Although we may no longer have the support of Derby City Council, we are proud to say that we still have the support of you all in the Voluntary Sector.  We greatly appreciate and admire all the work that you do for the people of this city, and we will do everything in our power to continue to support you.