Charity bodies have formed a steering group to create a digital code of practice to try to close the skills gap in the sector. The steering group has been convened with representatives from NCVO, Acevo, the Small Charities Coalition, the Charity Finance Group, Tech Trust, SCVO, WCVA and Charity IT Leaders, as well as the Office for Civil Society and the Charity Commission.
It will be chaired by independent digital consultant Zoe Amar. The project is being funded by the Lloyds Banking Group and the Co-op Foundation. The Co-op Foundation is giving the Small Charities Coalition a grant of £7,000 to help it develop a version of the code that is suitable for smaller charities and to cover its costs of participating in steering group.
Lloyds Banking Group would not disclose how much it had contributed to the project. A consultation with the wider sector will launch in the summer and The Charity Digital Code of Practice is then expected to launch before the end of the year. The code will include best practice guidelines and there will be different versions for larger and smaller charities.