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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

FREE Community Connector signposting workshop in Somerset

19th December 2018

What is a Community Connector? Community Connectors are citizens who provide an important link between their friends, family, neighbours and colleagues, and the support available to them in their community. They help people access support, advice and activities that could improve their health, wellbeing, and quality of life. How do I become a Community Connector? … 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

Financial skills for small social enterprises – free webinars!

4th December 2018

Social Enterprise UK are running a series of free webinars this month about financial skills for small social enterprises. The webinars will cover the following topics: Webinar 1 Basic Budgeting: Wednesday 5 December – 12:00-13:00.  Register for webinar 1 here Webinar 2 Management Accounts: Thursday 13 December – 12:00-13:00. Register for webinar 2 here Webinar 3 Cash Flow: Friday 14 December 12:00-13:00. Register for webinar 3 here The webinars … Read more

The Fellowship Programme by the School for Social Entrepreneurs has launched!

4th December 2018

You’ve got an idea for a project that helps other people or the environment. How do you get it up and running? That’s where the Fellowship Programme comes in. The School for Social Entrepreneurs support you as you start up a social enterprise, charity or business to help people. You come along for practical learning – … Read more