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How to use your data and evidence effectively – tools, resources and programmes from the National Lottery Community Fund

20th August 2019

The National Lottery Community Fund has put together a list of guides, tools and other resources to help charities and community organisations to improve their ability to capture, process, use and share data and evidence that is meaningful and insightful. The Fund also supports a range of UK wide programmes and expert organisations that can … Read more

Funding form the Hilden Charitable Trust for community based initiatives for disadvantaged people

19th August 2019

The Hilden Charitable Trust was established in 1963 by Joan and Tony Rampton as a grant making foundation which is registered with the UK Charity Commission. The Fund awards grants to projects both in the UK and in developing countries. The aim of the fund is to address disadvantages, notably by supporting causes which are … Read more

The Village Survival Guide by The Prince’s Countryside Fund

14th August 2019

The Prince’s Countryside Fund have put together a village guide with a difference. The guide has been produced to get rural communities up and running and is filled with tips and advice on how to build a strong community. It has case histories, checklists, business tips and practical advice to enable those living in the … Read more

Wee grants for wee groups in Scotland

13th August 2019

The Robertson Trust have launched a new pilot grant to help smaller charities and community groups who are doing good work in their communities that fits one of their funding strands: Care and Wellbeing – Improving the quality of life for those affected by physical and/or mental health issues and their carers Strengthening Communities – … Read more

GDPR toolkit for small and medium sized organisations now available from the ICO

12th August 2019

If you are a sole trader, small organisation or business owner, the toolkit from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will help you to assess your compliance with different aspects of data protection law. The toolkit includes advice to ensure your customers can exercise their rights under the GDPR. Find out more and start your self-assessment … Read more

Funding for individuals, groups of individuals, small businesses and local organisations or community groups in Pembrokeshire

9th August 2019

Pembrokeshire Sustainable Development Fund are offering funding of up to £150k for individuals, groups of individuals, small businesses and local organisations or community groups in Pembrokeshire. Objectives of Fund The Pembrokeshire Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) supports projects that provide social, environmental, economic and cultural benefits, to improve the quality of life for communities in the … Read more

FREE business start up workshops by ‘Kick off in business’- multiple locations and dates available

8th August 2019

Kick off in business are a team of business start up experts who offer the only free, nationwide, field based business start-up support service available to everyone. Working with a range of partners from Premier League Football Clubs to HM Prisons, Kick Off in Business run short events and courses which are fun, engaging, practical … Read more

Online toolkit to help you set up a care or wellbeing co-operative in Wales

7th August 2019

Wales Co-operative Centre have put together a useful toolkit for people who are thinking about setting up a care or wellbeing co-operative in Wales. The toolkit is free to access but requires an online log in. The toolkit includes a course, ‘How to Start a Co-operative’, which will tell you about co-operatives, important laws that … Read more

Community Business funding from Power to Change

6th August 2019

Power to Change have today launched a Bright Ideas fund for aspiring Community Businesses What is The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund? The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is  delivered by a consortium including Co-operatives UK, Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK, led by Locality and jointly funded by Power to Change and the Department for Communities and Local Government. It aims to … Read more

FREE online resources from the Small Charities Coalition

5th August 2019

The Small Charities Coalition have an excellent online library of FREE resources, handouts, templates, tools and helpful links – it’s a one stop shop for the small charity sector. Library categories include: Accounts and finance Campaigining Databases Evaluation and impact Facilities Fundraising Governance Human Resources Insurance and risk Legal Marketing and media Property Recruitment Support … Read more