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Covid-19 peer support sessions for VCSE leaders

20th October 2020

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research are offering free online peer support sessions for VCSE leaders. Sessions will last 90 minutes each and will include up to 12 leaders. There are still places available on the November and December sessions. Find out more and book your place  Read more

Grants of up to £3000 for Small Good Stuff members from the ‘Tackling Equalities Fund’ – deadline extended

15th October 2020

Community Catalysts are working in partnership with Disability Rights UK (DRUK) who are managing a proportion of the Tackling Inequalities Fund on behalf of Sport England. The aim of the fund is to help reduce the negative impact of Covid-19 and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity across certain communities: people … Read more

Nominate a volunteer in Central Bedfordshire for a ‘Cheering Volunteering’ award

14th October 2020

Nominations are open for Central Bedfordshire Council’s Cheering Volunteering award. Unfortunately, the celebration and awards event cannot be held in the same way as it has been in previous years with the current pandemic. The Council still wants to recognise volunteers and their efforts and outstanding achievements in the community so the event will take place … Read more

Grants available in Central Bedfordshire for charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life

7th October 2020

The Masonic Charitable Origanisation are offering local and national charities that are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life. Charities can apply for a small (£500-£15000) or large (£20000-£60000) grant, depending on their income. Find out more and apply here   Read more

Share your community-led approaches to COVID-19

28th August 2020

New NHS Alliance are keen to hear your stories, experiences and observations about any of the community-led approaches you might have seen, been involved in or led during COVID-19. You can share your stories either on this questionnaire and emailing it to or by completing this Survey Monkey. The deadline for submissions is 16th … Read more

How can Health Education England best support you as a micro-provider?

21st August 2020

Health Education England (HEE) exists to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place. HEE has commissioned a piece of work … Read more

Second stage of Self-Employment Income Support Scheme claim service is now open

18th August 2020

If you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership and have been adversely affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) you can use the Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to claim a grant – eligibility criteria applies. Find out more here Read more

New Social Leaders

14th August 2020

Community Catalysts have launched a fresh and exciting development offer for emerging social leaders such as those in communities, charities and social enterprises. As part of New Social Leaders, small groups come together online to build collaborative connections, share learning and grow as a result of a series of structured workshops and brokered connections. New … Read more

Optional badges/lanyards to promote ongoing social distancing

14th August 2020

The Government have shared optional badges that people can wear who may have difficulties or concerns in maintaining social distancing. They can be used to signal to others around them that they need to pay attention and be given space. Find out more here Read more

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) illustrated guide for community and social care settings

6th August 2020

The Government have published a resource which outlines personal protective equipment (PPE) advice for health and social care workers working in the community. Read more here Read more