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The Buzz is back…and we are absolutely ‘buzzing’ about it…!

5th April 2021

Today we relaunched The Buzz and we will be sharing a new exciting activity video every day throughout April and beyond. The new videos have been made possible through a Small Good Stuff grants scheme funded by Community Catalysts which has seen grants of up to £500 distributed to 23 small community enterprises from across … Read more

Funding opportunity to encourage being outdoors

23rd March 2021

The Alpkit Foundation has ongoing funding available for organisations and groups that work to remove the barriers to getting outdoors and experiencing wild places. They like to support projects that: Encourage responsible outdoor activity Have longlasting benefits Introduce new people to get outdoors Demonstrate value for money Find out more Read more

Free business planning course

19th March 2021

Our friends at City Business Library are running a free online business planning course, starting at the end of March. The course consists of 45-minute webinars looking at the objective of a business plan and how to write one. Along the way, they’ll cover how to get started, sales and marketing, financials, and outside impacts. … Read more

Covid-19: Registration open for tests for employees

15th March 2021

The Government has opened registration for free employee covid-19 tests. Registration closes on 31st March. Sign up here Read more

COVID-19: Job Retention Scheme information

15th March 2021

The Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has now been extended until 30 September 2021.  From 1 July 2021, the level of grant will be reduced each month and employers will be asked to contribute towards the cost of furloughed employees’ wages. For more information on the Scheme click here. Step by step guide for employers … Read more

Funding search tool for charities

11th March 2021

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

Small Good Stuff grant winners announced

9th March 2021

We are pleased to announce our grant winners, following the launch of two grant programmes for Small Good Stuff members last month. Small Good Stuff members run tiny community organisations or groups that offer help and care for others – we call these very small ventures community enterprises. In total, 40 of these amazing community … Read more

Digital Lifeline funding open for devices and data for people with learning disabilities

9th March 2021

Applications are now open for Digital Lifeline funding. This is an emergency response project to get devices, data and digital skills support to people with learning disabilities within tight timescales. Applications are welcome from organisations operating in England that support people with learning disabilities, including self-advocacy groups, community-based organisations and those that provide support to … Read more

North Yorkshire funding opportunity for individuals

5th March 2021

Social Vision is sharing an opportunity for individuals working in North Yorkshire (excluding York) to apply for a grant of up to £5000 from a local philanthropist. Find out more Read more

COVID-19: recovery loan scheme

5th March 2021

The government has now released information on a new loan scheme to support access to finance for UK businesses as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out more. Read more