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We are pleased to announce the successful completion of our transaction to sell the Clare Charity Centre. The Centre’s new owners are Maplefox Ltd a division of the MCR Property Group who will take over full responsibility for the building on 15th May 2018.

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In September 2017 The Clare Foundation began hosting monthly CEO Forum Lunches. Our CEO, Martin Gallagher, discusses the progress we have made so far:

Since the commencement of our CEO Forum Lunches, they have been very well attended. Many CEOs from across the region have attended and I am delighted at the requests we have received for more Forums featuring different speakers.

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Voluntary and community organisations have a crucial role to play in developing healthy and resilient communities. Today, a new strategic working group has been launched. This builds on the strengths of existing partnership work and helps make those vital links really effective. It will inject energy and fresh thinking.

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The Clare Foundation is pleased to announce a major change to its operating model and geographic reach. At a launch meeting presented to all staff and business partners today Mike Elliott and John Jeans (Co Chair of the charity) outlined this important change.

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The Charity Commission is clear that there is need to ensure the charity you run or are involved in is running for the purpose it was set up and is using its assets as effectively as possible is a legal requirement for charities. However, when and how to do such a review is not prescribed and falls normally to the trustees to monitor and review on a regular basis. But beyond this general overarching requirement the guidance falls away pretty quickly.

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​AVEX 2017 at the NEC – 12 – 13 Sep!​

AVEX 2017, the UK’s leading international exhibition for the vending, coffee and water industries, returns to the NEC, Birmingham on Tuesday with a fresh new look, fantastic exhibitors and some exciting new initiatives.​

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​The Clare Foundation was pleased to host the annual Summer Soiree on Thursday 13th July to celebrate local charities, not for profits and commercial organisations coming together.

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The Clare Foundation hosted it’s first inaugural Charity Leaders Conference on Wednesday 24th May with sponsorship from Sarasin and Partners.

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After 6 years as Founder and Chairman of The Clare Foundation Mike Clare will make way, stepping down as Chairman but remaining on the Board as Trustee and Founder – effective immediately this Autumn.

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Earlier this September Stephanie Kleyman, Managing Director of Kleyman Co. Solicitors, spoke at The Clare Foundation about business law and it’s effect on charities. The seminar saw various Buckinghamshire charities come together to understand the laws charities must sill abide to, and how this could affect them. Examples of this include understanding what the obligations are under the Data Protection Act, and what a charities terms of business should cover.

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