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Physical activity grants available to support people with Parkinson’s to stay active

29th April 2022

Parkinson’s UK has launched a new grant to support people with Parkinson’s to stay active. Grants of up to £2500 are available. Application criteria ● You, or your group or organisation should be able to say how an award will help people with Parkinson’s become and stay active, or help people increase their levels of … Read more

Wanted volunteers for Pedal Power

28th April 2022

Pedal Power Cycling Club est. 2004, for people of all ages with learning disabilities, their families and support workers. Cycling is fun fitness and freedom for our members. We are an inclusive club and we have specialised cycles that cater for all needs from moderate to profound and complex. The volunteer role requires a friendly … Read more

Community enterprise project hits the radio waves

27th April 2022

Anna Tuck, Community Enterprise Catalyst in Cambridgeshire, hit the radio waves this week explaining how she can help you to set up your own small enterprise offering care and support to other local people. Anna works in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and her support is free. Watch the video to find out more or … Read more

Make your workplace carer-friendly – FREE online event – 9th June 2022

25th April 2022

During Carers’ Week, Carers in Bedfordshire are running a FREE webinar to help make workplaces friendlier for carers. When? 9th June 2022 – 10:00-11:30 am Where? Online Cost? FREE How do I book a place? Complete this short registration form – you’ll then be emailed a joining link for the session. The event will be … Read more

Giving back with our Small Good Stuff grants

8th April 2022

As a way of giving back and reinvesting in communities we launched a grant back in February for local people who run small enterprises offering care or support to other local people (we call these very small ventures, community enterprises). Our grant programme aimed to support the folk running these fantastic community enterprises through qualifications … Read more

Bev leaves the corporate world behind to launch her own community enterprise!

1st April 2022

This piece was originally published on 28th March 2022 by Oxfordshire County Council. You can read it on the Oxfordshire County Council website here. Tired and lacking fulfilment from her corporate career, Bev Martin knew she needed a shift in 2021 after years of high pressure had caught up with her. Now with a newly launched … Read more

Paid opportunity to help improve working conditions for people who offer support to others

28th March 2022

What is it? Engage Britain is looking for care workers from across the workforce to meet online and come up with ideas to improve working conditions. When is it? Engage Britain will be holding Zoom online workshops between April and July 2022. At the minute, it is expected to be two 2-hour sessions in that … Read more

Updated Covid information and resources from NCVO re: vaccines for employment

28th February 2022

NCVO have updated their Covid information portal to respond to the changes outlined in the government’s plan A which paused the policy requiring some workers and volunteers to have the vaccine as a condition of deployment. Find out more Take a look at the whole library   Read more

Sign up to a FREE speed networking session in Central Bedfordshire – 24th March

17th February 2022

Running a community micro-enterprise brings fantastic opportunities for enterprise leaders to work creatively and flexibly but it does bring challenges in that it can be hard to get known. At the same time, we also know it can be difficult for frontline workers to find appropriate support for people that they work with. Central Bedfordshire … Read more

New grant launched for Small Good Stuff members!

4th February 2022

Small Good Stuff is part of the wider Community Catalysts family and we’re all passionate about helping local people to help and care for other local people. Here at Small Good Stuff we give people, tiny community organisations or groups the help they need to help and care for others – we call these very … Read more