Office for Civil Society: Preparing for EU Exit General News The Office for Civil Society aims to support civil society during the process of EU exit. They want to ensure the sector has access to all of the information the government has made available on preparing for EU exit and ensure that civil society sector organisations have an opportunity to let the government know any views or concerns it may have. They have published a special bulletin on preparing for EU exit which will be of interest to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector. 11 Feb 2019
VONNE supports Brexit Bill on health and social care Health and Wellbeing VONNE has added our name in support of Brendan O’Hara MP’s Private Member’s Bill, the European Union Withdrawal (Evaluation of Effects on Health and Social Care Sectors), focusing on concerns about the impact of Brexit upon the health and social care sectors across the UK. The Bill is not about whether or not Brexit is a good or a bad thing. 14 Jan 2019
2019: uncertainty and opportunity? VONNE News Many believe that 2019 is going to be historic for the UK, a year of continued uncertainty and challenge. However, with uncertainty comes opportunity.  The VCSE sector has a strong history of rising up to address new challenges in society, shaping the future and ensuring the voices of communities and individuals are heard. We are two weeks into January and we have already seen significant political and policy developments of interest to the sector and opportunities to build upon developments and announcements from the previous year. 14 Jan 2019
New programme launches to improve third sector access to European funds General News Civil Society Involvement (CSI) will work to help third sector organisations access European Funding ahead of Brexit and to shape future legacy funds. The new programme has launched to help voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations across England access European funding for the remaining 2014-2020 programme. The project will also work to influence the shape of future legacy funds post-Brexit, including the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). 7 Dec 2018
NE VCSE employers survey relating to post-Brexit migration policy North East Economy As part of preparations for Brexit, the Migration Advisory Committee have recommended that in order to limit immigration post Brexit the Government should adopt a salary level to decide which staff will need to seek approval to work in the UK under new visa arrangements. 6 Dec 2018
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund can help create a country where no place is left behind Funding and support This guest post is written by Robert Tinker, Policy and Partnerships Officer at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF). 30 Nov 2018
Brexit and UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Impact on extreme poverty and human rights Poverty On the 7th November I met with Philip Alston, the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights who was visiting the UK to seek evidence on poverty, inequality and the effect of austerity on local government funding.  Alongside our meeting, Philip Alston also met with civil society groups, academics, public authorities and people living in poverty and dealing with the consequences of austerity. 12 Nov 2018
Poverty, Austerity and Brexit: VONNE provides evidence to UN Poverty VONNE CEO Carol Botten met with the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston on Wednesday 7 November.  Carol talked about the likely impacts of Brexit on the region’s people and places and what we need to see in the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (the successor programme to European Funding) to address the needs of ‘left behind’ places and under-represented groups. 9 Nov 2018
Key Brexit messages from the North East Funding and support In her first post as Deputy CEO of VONNE, Lisa Goodwin outlines the key messages which were formulated by delegates at our Annual Conference in Sunderland, and how VONNE can continue to support the sector to manage the impacts of Brexit. * 7 Nov 2018


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