Latest resources

In this section you will find all the research, guidelines, data and resources that we have included in the LAHF newsletter. You can filter these by type of resource, or by theme using the tags on the right hand side of this page.

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Code of Good Governance for smaller organisations

‘Good Governance – a code for the voluntary and community sector: smaller organisation version’ was launched during Trustees Week, to provides a framework for smaller organisations to govern in a way that is appropriate to their size.

This version of the code has been written to meet the needs of smaller organisations without staff.

London Poverty Profile

The latest London Poverty Profile 2011 commissioned by Trust for London and conducted by the New Policy Institute has been published.

The key findings include:

Fundraising activity in arts, culture, heritage and sports organisations: A qualitative study

A research report produced through the DCMS CASE programme on fundraising activity in the cultural sectors.

A fair share - direct funding for individual artists from UK arts councils

A new report published by A-N, by Dany Louise, finds that few individual artists apply for funding in their own right from UK Arts Councils and even fewer are successful.

Business models in the visual arts

Arts Council England and the Turning Point Network have just published this report by Susan Royce on sustainable business models in the visual arts. It is designed to help arts organisations respond to the current, challenging economic environment and to generate debate about different approaches and new ideas to making arts organisations more resilient.

The Prison Arts Directory

The Prison Arts Directory is cataloguing prison arts programmes around the world, organising and documenting existing resources, and will be providing a space for dialogue and greater networking across the sector.

Unlocking value: The economic benefit of the arts in criminal justice

A new report published by NPC, by Hanna Johnson, Sarah Keen & David Pritchard. The criminal justice sector in particular is often targets-driven, and arts charities working with prisoners and ex-offenders are under increasing pressure to provide evidence of their impact.

How to…promote mental wellbeing

This resource has been designed for people and agencies wanting to actively promote and improve the mental wellbeing of their community.

This project has been led by the Public Mental Health Special Interest Group (SIG) of the UK Public Health Association (UKPHA) with part-funding from the Department of Health.

Commissioning for wellbeing and population mental health

A leadership briefing for the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector from the National Mental Health Development Unit.

An Overview of the Health Transition

Regional Voices has updated its briefing about the health transition and the implications for the voluntary and community sector (VCS), following the outcomes of the first Future Forum listening exercise. The briefing outlines the 'emerging' clinical commissioning groups, Health & Well Being Boards, HealthWatch, PCT clusters, the NHS Commissioning Board and the transition timeline.

LVSC launches On the Radar database

The online database contains in-depth information about voluntary and community sector organisations that deliver public health services in London.

Mencap: In the Moment

In the Moment is about the arts and working with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. It aims to break down some barriers and inspires people to deliver more arts activities in this area.

New website for Arts and Health

The Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) and Create, the Irish national development agency for collaborative arts in social and community contexts have launched , the first national independent arts and health website in Ireland.

Taking Part update

The Department for Culture Media and Sport has released the latest update of its ongoing Taking Part survey reviewing levels of participation in cultural and sporting activity. The research indicates a continued increase in accessing arts opportunities. Over the past year over 76% of adults engaged in the arts.

Making Music, Music and Wellbeing Resources

A range of links, resources and presentations from Making Music’s recent conference on the theme of Music and Wellbeing are now available.