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Month: December 2018

FREE Canva for work account for non-profit organisations

31st December 2018

Canva is a design and publish programme which helps people easily create their own presentations, social media graphics, posters, invitations and photo collages. The programme uses a simple ‘drag and drop’ feature and includes access to stock photos, photo filters, icons/shapes and a range of fonts. To be eligible for a FREE work account for … Read more

Insights and ideas to help voluntary and community organisations

27th December 2018

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) have put together insights and ideas from almost two decades of action research with voluntary and community groups. Their insights  are split into the following themes to make them useful and usable: Core funding: Ideas that may be useful when considering how to make your case Cross sector working: … Read more

Simpler reporting expected for grant fundees

20th December 2018

The Esme Fairbairn Foundation and the Institute for Voluntary Action Research organised of two workshops earlier this year for funders and funded organisations to develop a set of principles to make grant reporting a shared, more meaningful and mutually beneficial experience. The principles developed by the group were: Funders explain why they have awarded a … Read more

Proposed increase in regulatory fees for CQC registered providers – have you had your say?

18th December 2018

CQC have opened a consultation about their proposed fee increases in 2019-20 for CQC registered community care providers. The proposed increase also affects dental specialists and residential social care. CQC are asking for your views on their proposals by 17th January 2019. You can tell CQC what you think about their proposals by filling in a … Read more

Pro bono legal support and advice available to qualifying social enterprises

18th December 2018

Not for profit law firm and social finance consultancy Prime Advocates are running a programme called Social Finance Hot Desk, providing pro bono legal support and advice on non-time sensitive issues from top law firms to qualifying social enterprises. Examples of the support undertaken include: Corporate: updating constitutional documentation, corporate deal documents e.g. articles or mission … Read more

Development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises

17th December 2018

The Fore, a partner of the Big Lottery Fund, is the only open-access funder in the UK offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises. The Fore makes grants of up to £30,000 over one to three years and provides access to business expertise to help grantees achieve their goals. The Fore … Read more

Developing your safeguarding policy training

12th December 2018

Voluntary Action Leeds are offering a ‘developing your safeguarding policy’ training day on 8th January. The training is FREE for Leeds based organisations and groups. The training is for: Individuals in organisations or small groups who just need a basic safeguarding awareness People that want a basic understanding of safeguarding in organisations People in leadership … Read more

Local Community Projects Fund by Greggs

3rd December 2018

The new round of Greggs funding for community projects supporting people in need is now open! What type of project do Greggs support? Greggs are interested in projects that improve resilience within your community. This can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks. They are also interested in new approaches … Read more

Social Enterprise and Creative Care (BA Hons) – a new degree at the University of Hull

3rd December 2018

Are you interested in a career where you use your ideas and energy to help people to find solutions to social issues and problems? Perhaps you are already a volunteer in an important social project? Maybe you are looking for a challenging and rewarding role that has a positive impact in your community? The University … Read more