NEWS: Free online ‘strength checker’ launched for charities

“The Big Lottery Fund has announced the release of a new online ‘strength checker’ tool aimed at helping voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations boost performance and sustainability.

Developed with the Cabinet Office, the VCSE Strength Checker can be used for free by organisations across the UK wishing to develop and improve their resilience.

The tool, which will be available from 1 February 2016, will produce a personalised report highlighting an organisation’s key strengths and areas to help them become more effective, including sustainability, marketing, strategy and planning, track record, quality and impact.

Organisations will also be signposted to other sources of support and funding including social investment. It’s hoped that information generated through the report will help organisations in planning funding bids to trusts and foundations. It is expected that it will be predominantly used by small-to-medium organisations but can also be used by larger VCSEs.”

Source: Charity Digital News (full article >)