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Water Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion Project through establishment of Women

1. To raise Hygiene and health awareness amongst target community peoples and schooling children health mobilization and health education program will be undertaken on a priority basis.

2. To access the community peoples to safe water facilities through the installation of 10 tube wells, 06 Ring well.

3. To improve the sanitation situation 40 sets (slab + rings+ safety tank) sanitary pit latrines will be installed under the project by the end of project duration towards achievement 100% coverage.

4. To improve the capacity and skills among the staff, Caretakers and Para Development Committee and Para Nari development Committee members necessary training will be provided within 3 months just after the inception of project activities.

The likely impact of these changes has been overstated because of misunderstandings about how the Charities Act framework operates. Once the changes take effect, we expect most disposals by registered charities that are also registered providers of social housing will be eligible for self-certification under the Charities Act. Self-certification is not onerous; it involves taking appropriate professional advice but does not require an order from the commission. The steps to be taken in order to self-certify are, on the whole, basic steps that you would expect responsible charity trustees to be taking.

Charities also need to remember that, whether their charity is registered with us or is exempt, they must comply with charity law. Any decisions they take must be in the charity’s best interests and in furtherance of its charitable purposes. Conflicts of interest need to be managed appropriately. Transactions with “connected persons” – such as individuals with a close personal or business connection to the charity or its trustees – may require consent from the commission whether a charity is registered or exempt.

None of this is bureaucratic red tape. The legal framework supports trustees in making responsible and well-informed decisions about charity property, and provides safeguards to deal with conflicts of interest and protect the interests of charity beneficiaries.

These are important principles to ensure that organisations which benefit from charitable status operate in a way which sustains public confidence, and that charitable assets are properly protected.

Bola Gibson, head of community engagement at TSB, says: “Unlike large organisations, which naturally have more resources at their disposal, small local charities really struggle to get their voice heard. The lack of awareness is greatly hampering their funding and operations.”