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Month: February 2021

Online Funding Fair from Community Matters Yorkshire

25th February 2021

On 23, 24 and 25 March Community Matters Yorkshire is hosting an online funding fair to give funders a platform to share their available funding and advice on submitting an application. 23rd March is for Yorkshire-specific funders, but 24th and 25th March will be for national funders. This event is FREE to attend. Sign up … Read more

Tips for effective story telling

19th February 2021

Tips for effective storytelling is part of a blog series from the School for Social Entrepreneurs which features experts and influencers to support learning. This post features tips from Helen Mincher that you can apply to any type of storytelling to make it as engaging and effective as possible.   Read more

Bedfordshire & Luton Community Foundation – Stability Fund

19th February 2021

The Bedfordshire & Luton Community Foundation Stability Fund offers grant funding of up to £20,000 over a two year period. Applications are open to not-for-profit organisations in the Central Bedfordshire and Luton areas. The priorities for this fund are: mental health poverty equity Find out more Read more

LNER Customer and Community Investment Fund

15th February 2021

LNER will be opening  2021/22 applications for their customer and community investment fund between 22nd February and 2nd April 2021. The core themes the fund supports are mental health, education and employability skills amongst marginalised groups, diversity and inclusion, social mobility for vulnerable groups and environment, and sustainable travel. Find out more and apply  Read more

Keeping Well – Support for health and care staff

10th February 2021

Keeping Well has been set up to provide wellbeing and psychological support to all health and care staff in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes. Find out more Read more

Bounce Back Loan Scheme update

9th February 2021

The Government has updated guidance on the Bounce Back Loan Scheme which is designed to enable smaller businesses to access finance quickly during the coronavirus outbreak. The scheme helps small and medium-sized businesses to borrow between £2,000 and up to 25% of their turnover. The maximum loan available is £50,000. The update states that “a … Read more

COVID-19 vaccination programme

9th February 2021

Information is now available from the government on the Covid-19 vaccination programme, including leaflets and guidance for healthcare staff, older people and social care staff. All documents are available to read here. Read more

Active @ Home from Disability Rights UK

5th February 2021

The Get Yourself Active team at Disability Rights UK has launched a new section of their website which collates resources to support disabled people and people with long term health conditions to be active at home. Active @ Home brings together resources from their partner organisations as well as self produced videos which are also … Read more

Easy read information, poster and wordless book

5th February 2021

Learning Disability England have put together an easy read resource page to share information about the Coronavirus. Find out more and visit the page here Inclusion North have updated their easy read version of the Coronavirus guidance. See the updated version here There’s also a handy easy read poster about Coronavirus available here Beyond words … Read more

The Princes Countryside Fund – Rural Communities Grant Funding Available

3rd February 2021

On 2nd February The Princes Countryside Fund announced they have a fund of £100,000, with support from Barclays, which will be available in grants up to £10,000. Successful projects will build on the community’s responses to the Covid-19 pandemic and must show how they are contributing to the resilience of the community. Applications should be … Read more