||Information and Communications Technology – . computer hardware and software, connections to the internet etc., intended to fulfil information processing and communications functions.
|ILM (Intermediate Labour Market) Project
||ILM’s are usually not-for-profit companies providing training and work experience for the long-term unemployed.
||The broader or longer-term effects of a project’s or organisation’s outputs, outcomes and activities.
||A charity which is also a company, usually a company limited by guarantee. An incorporated charity has a legal personality separate from its trustees/members. This means that an incorporated charity can enter into contracts, hold the title to land, sue and be sued in its own name. Trustees of an incorporated charity are better insulated from financial liability than those of an unincorporated charity, although trustees remain liable for breaches of trust.
||A less rigorous financial examination than a full audit used by charities with income of less than £500,000 or which do not have assets of more than £2.8 million. It can be carried out by anyone who the trustees reasonably believe has the ability and practical experience to carry out a competent examination of the accounts, although for charities with income over £250,000 the independent examiner must be appropriately qualified.
||An independent person who is reasonably believed by the charity trustees to have the requisite ability and practical experience. For charities with an income of over £250,000 and less than £500,000, the person must have an appropriate qualification to carry out a competent examination of its accounts.
||A measure of achievement
|Industrial and Provident Societies
||An Industrial and Provident Society (IPS) is an organisation conducting an industry, business or trade, either as a co-operative or for the benefit of the community, and which is registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965. A community business, housing association or voluntary organisation that trades or produces goods can become an IPS.
||Voluntary work undertaken outwith an organisational setting.
||The physical facilities, structures, systems, relationships, people, knowledge and skills that exist to support and develop, coordinate, represent and promote front line organisations, thus enabling them to deliver their missions more effectively.
||Often called ‘Second tier’ or ‘Umbrella’ organisations, they support frontline organisations
|Intellectual Property Rights
||The legal protection for creative works such as writing (copyright), inventions (patents), processes (trade secrets) and identifiers (trademarks). It is important to check that the materials used by your organisation are owned by your organisation or that you have the rights to display materials owned by third parties. This content may be in the form of text, photos, graphics, cartoons, video or audio. It is often not quite as simple as obtaining permission to use a copyright work which someone else owns.
|Investing In Volunteers (IIV)
||Investing in Volunteers is a volunteering quality standard and accreditation system
||Set by trustees, this should be recorded in writing. It will help trustees to show that they are making good use of the charity’s funds. The policy will address:
- the need for enough resources for the charity to carry out its present and future activities effectively
- the level of acceptable risk and how to manage it
- the charity’s stance on ethical investment