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Month: January 2019

Community health service funding bids open to VCSE organisations in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

30th January 2019

£3 million of CCG Community Health Commissioning in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be allocated to the voluntary and community sector, under changes to how services are commissioned. The new commissioning model is expected to increase the choice of support on offer in local communities and take pressure off GPs and frontline services. Sandra Meadows, … Read more

Low cost training available in Somerset

29th January 2019

Spark Somerset are offering a raft of low cost training over the next few months in Somerset: 31st January, 9:30am to 12pm, Wincanton – Basic Awareness Child Protection – £40- More details 12th February, 9:30am to 12:30pm, Wells – GDPR and Cyber Security – £35 More details 13th February, 9:45am to 12:45pm, Burnham-on-Sea – Projects – … Read more

New resources from the School for Social Entrepreneurs

28th January 2019

The School for Social Entrepreneurs help 1,000 people a year develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems. They run courses that equip people to start, scale and strengthen organisations that make a positive difference and have a raft of free resources for social enterprises. The School for Social Entrepreneurs has … Read more

All you need to know about starting a social enterprise…

25th January 2019

The lovely people over at Social Enterprise UK have put together a fab guide to help you set up your own social enterprise. As well as background information about social enterprises and why you might want to set one up it also includes lots of useful tips and help about: Setting a mission Considering your … Read more

13 Free Digital Tools for Charities by NAVCA

23rd January 2019

NAVCA have created a guide to help charities access the free resources available to them. The guide is split into four sections covering: Design Communications Operations ‘All-in-one’ tools The guide provides a quick summary of each tool and also covers how they can best improve charities’ digital output. If you are a registered charity all … Read more

In Kind Direct – Supplies for charities, social enterprises and community groups at significantly reduced rates

18th January 2019

Founded in 1996 by HRH The Prince of Wales, In Kind Direct distributes consumer goods donated by companies to UK charities, social enterprises and community groups working in the UK and overseas. In Kind Direct work with not-for-profit organisations and companies to help ensure that everyone has access to life’s essentials and that no usable product … Read more

Funding search tool for charities

15th January 2019

If you’re unsure where to source funding for your charity or where to find pro bono goods and services it’s worth having a look at the funding search tool from the Charity Excellence Framework which includes over 100 links to other funding finders and grant giving organisations. The funding finder is split out into geographical … Read more

Transform Foundation – Facebook advertising grants for charities

15th January 2019

Transform Foundation have launched Facebook Advertising grants. What is the grant? £5000 grants to charities to spend on Facebook Advertising A free additional agency Facebook Advertising managed service through a technology grant partner, who can create the content, deploy and optimise the adverts Applications are accepted on a rolling basis each month following a successful … Read more

Publication of NHS Long Term Plan

8th January 2019

The NHS have just published a new long term plan which was developed by health and care leaders. The plan aims to make the NHS fit for the future, and get the most value for patients out of every pound of taxpayers’ investment. The plan has been drawn up by those who know the NHS best, … Read more