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Have your say on the Government’s new Civil Society Strategy

The Government has launched a public call for evidence which is open to anyone to share their views on how government can work with and for civil society to tackle challenges and unlock opportunities to build a stronger society now and in the future. This consultation closes on 22 May 2018, and you find out how to … Read more

The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2018

Applications are open for the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2018, run in partnership with School for Social Entrepreneurs, and jointly funded by Big Lottery Fund. This programme helps people to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations, and it offers a year of free support including a learning programme, … Read more

Support for charities on AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same selection of products, and shopping features as on amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when customers shop through the URL smile.amazon.co.uk, AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisations selected … Read more

Grants from the Ashworth Charitable Trust

Registered charities can apply to the Ashworth Charitable Trust for a grant that normally does not exceed £3,000. Priority is given to smaller charities, and you can find out more by clicking here. Read more

Good Help Award from Nesta

Nesta’s Good Help Award will reward an organisation or team that demonstrates they are helping people transform their lives by helping them develop their sense of purpose and confidence to take action. There are three awards available – one £15,000 winner, and two £5,000 runners up.  The winners of these awards will be asked to spend … Read more

Enable grants from the Lloyds Bank Foundation

The Lloyds Bank Foundation award Enable grants to charities which have identified clear development needs, and provide an opportunity to strengthen charities to deliver more effectively. Enable grants are up to a total of £15,000 over one or two years, and can reinvigorate charities through funding organisational improvements, development of areas such as leadership and … Read more

Comic Relief: Core Strengths Local Communities Grants

The Core Strength Local Communities programme for 2017/18 is a partnership between Comic Relief and UK Community Foundations. This 12 month programme is responding to the growing need of small locally led groups to cover their day to day costs.  The aim is to provide funding for groups’ core costs – meaning expenditure that is … Read more

Development grant funding and strategic support for early-stage charities and social enterprises

The Fore have opened applications for their spring round of funding. They are offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises – unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 are available to organisations with a turnover of less than £500,000. The closing date for the spring 2018 round of funding is 30 April.   The autumn 2018 funding … Read more

Guidance for small and micro organisations to the forthcoming changes in Data Protection Law

Data Protection law is changing on 25 May 2018 and organisations need to be ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Information Commissioner’s Office has produced a package of tools on these changes which is aimed at small and micro organisations, including charities, and which can be viewed here. Read more

Grants for new or improved community facilities from the Weston Anniversary Fund

The Garfield Weston Foundation is celebrating its 60th Anniversary by setting up the Weston Anniversary Fund which will award grants ranging from £30,000 up to £150,000 to provide new or improve existing community facilities. The closing date for applications is 30 June 2018 and you can find out more by clicking here.     Read more