Charity Commission issues insolvency advice

Charities in financial distress will have access to new rules on insolvency, which have been rushed through parliament in the last month. The Charity Commission has issued guidance reminding charities that the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act, which was passed into law on Friday and aims to address financial problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic, will apply to voluntary organisations as well as private companies. New rules The new rules include giving charities the right to apply for more time to avoid debt enforcement action, and limits the rights of contractors to terminate supply agreements with charities. The Act also temporarily suspends some provisions in order to reduce the risk that trustees are personally liable during the crisis, and places restrictions on winding up petitions where a charity cannot pay its bills as a result of the pandemic. It also introduces new procedures to help viable charities restructure if they are struggling

Thank You Volunteers

Today is Volunteer Recognition Day and we want to celebrate our volunteers for the tremendous work they do all year round. We are extremely thankful and enjoy working together with you.

Tackling domestic abuse remains a priority in Hertfordshire.

Despite on-going measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, tackling domestic abuse remains a priority in Hertfordshire. Help and support for people affected by it is still available.If you are in immediate danger but are afraid to speak, call us on 999 then press 5 and 5 to alert us. There is no need to speak. Or if the matter is less urgent use our webchat service found at can also speak to someone from the Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline, free and in confidence, for help, advice and support on 08 088 088 088 (open weekdays 9am-9pm and weekends 9am-4pm). A new email is also available at: To read more about how domestic abuse services in Hertfordshire are responding to the current situation read here.

Room / Venue Hire in Hatfield

Kingdom Light Church is a charity organisation based in Hatfield.  We are located near Hatfield Town Centre. We have been engaging with the local community organisations to providing the rooms for training or meetings and we offer affordable cost for the room hire. Room hire rate for voluntary/community organisations Main hall – £35 per hour – up to 90 people Large room – £15 per hour (1st floor) – up to 20-25 people Small room – £15 per hour (Ground Floor) – up to 10 – 12 people Wifi, Flip Chart, Kitchen and Toilet facilities available. We can take evening or weekend booking. Also for the companies and private hire. If any organisations are interested to book our rooms or to visit to see the venue, please contact us: Kingdom Light Church, Address : Unit2, 184 St.Albans Road West, Hatfield, AL10 0TF

GDPR Compliance Opt In Notification 

As part of the new data legislation coming into force on 25 May, Welwyn Hatfield CVS needs to obtain your express permission to continue to communicate with you. By Opting In you will be giving your written consent to Welwyn Hatfield CVS to process and store your data.  We will not share your data with any third party organisations and we will only communicate with you in respect of relevant business information and information in relation to events and services that may be relevant to your organisation. Please click Opt In here and complete the short form to enable us to retain your organisation on our communication list. Completing and sending this form gives us permission to use the data you provide for the purposes of responding to your enquiries, sending you news, information and communicating with you as and when necessary. We will not share your personal data with any third parties.

Be vigilant against email scams offering rebates

These emails convincingly appear to be sent from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), and ask you to click on a link to retrieve a rebate. Scammers can use bank details or other security information they obtain to steal your money. The government have reiterated that they never use texts or emails to tell us about a tax rebate or penalty, or to ask for personal or payment information. If you receive one of these emails, you should avoid clicking on any links and instead delete the email immediately. If you have any questions about rebates, you should contact HMRC directly via contact details found on their website. If you think you may have already fallen victim to this scam, report it straight away by calling Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use the online fraud reporting tool