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Month: April 2019

E-learning for health and social care by St Thomas Training

26th April 2019

St Thomas Training offer a range of e-learning for the health and social care sector. The e-learning courses are divided into five categories: Health and social care topics (including the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Safeguarding) Disability awareness (including Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome) Mandatory training (including GDPR, Health & … Read more

Leeds Fund: micro grants for individuals and small voluntary groups in Leeds

25th April 2019

The Leeds Fund Micro Grants support individuals and small voluntary groups to improve the lives of the people in their communities through volunteer led activities that aim to make a positive difference. Fund criteria The scheme can fund a wide range of items including volunteer expenses, publicity costs, equipment, room hire, materials for activities, etc. … Read more

iPad lending and help for the people you work with to get online in Leeds

24th April 2019

A lack of digital skills can have a huge negative impact on a person’s life, and it’s those who are already at a disadvantage – through age, income, disability, unemployment, or education – that are most likely to be digitally excluded. Leeds Libraries and Good Things Foundation – the UK’s leading digital inclusion charity – are working together … Read more

Bags of help grant by Tesco

17th April 2019

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across Great Britain. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community. How does Bags of Help work? Bags of Help is … Read more

Structures for social enterprises by DLA Piper and UnLtd

16th April 2019

If you’re thinking of setting up a social enterprise there are quite a few different legal structures to consider: Company Limited by Shares Company Limited by Guarantee Community Interest Company (CIC) Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) ‘Co-operative’ Industrial and Provident Society ‘Community Benefit’ Industrial and Provident Society Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Partnership Sole Trader/Unincorporated Association It’s … Read more

Guidance for charities with a connection to a non-charity

15th April 2019

A new guidance document has been published by the Government specifically for charities with a connection to a non-charity and applies to both trustees of charities connected to a non-charity and for organisations setting up as a charity that have this type of connection. The document details how to manage and review your charity’s connection … Read more

Somerset Community Foundation Grants

10th April 2019

Introduction Somerset Community Foundation manages over 84 different funds on behalf of individuals, companies, and local government. Most of the grants that are made from these funds are called Foundation Grants. They are awarded every three months by a panel of local people. Grants are available from between £250 and £5,000 for projects and organisations … Read more

Skills for Care survey research: Individual employers and the personal assistant workforce, 2019

9th April 2019

Skills for Care have published their latest findings from their survey research into individual employers and their personal assistants. The report focuses on individuals who employ their own staff (also known as individual employers) and their personal assistants (PAs). There was previously limited knowledge about this part of the adult social care sector, so Skills … Read more

Do I need to register with the Information Commissioner’s Office?

5th April 2019

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Under the Data Protection (Charges and Information) Regulations 2018, individuals and organisations that process personal data need to … Read more

Free online courses to help you start or grow your business

3rd April 2019

Tech Nation’s Digital Business Academy are offering free online courses to help you start or grow your business. The courses are aimed at digital businesses but the content is suitable for all. There are 85 courses in total and topics include: Marketing and sales Ideas and products Brand and communications People and talent Operations and … Read more