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Funding search tool for charities

15th January 2019

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

Transform Foundation – Facebook advertising grants for charities

15th January 2019

Transform Foundation have launched Facebook Advertising grants. What is the grant? £5000 grants to charities to spend on Facebook Advertising A free additional agency Facebook Advertising managed service through a technology grant partner, who can create the content, deploy and optimise the adverts Applications are accepted on a rolling basis each month following a successful … Read more

FREE courses running in Leeds

14th January 2019

2019 looks to be an exciting and busy year for the social enterprise sector in Leeds! If you fancy getting a head start there are a whole host of free courses run through Voluntary Action Leeds: 22nd January: Employment seminar – Why you need to consider Employment Law and employment practices. Find out more and book … Read more

Publication of NHS Long Term Plan

8th January 2019

The NHS have just published a new long term plan which was developed by health and care leaders. The plan aims to make the NHS fit for the future, and get the most value for patients out of every pound of taxpayers’ investment. The plan has been drawn up by those who know the NHS best, … Read more

Small grants available for voluntary and community groups in Telford & Wrekin

3rd January 2019

The application process is now open for the Grassroutes Grants (up to £250) by Telford and Wrekin CVS. The purpose of the grant is to support small voluntary and community groups. Eligible voluntary groups must: have an income of less than £5000 per year be based in Telford and Wrekin have a constitution have a … Read more

FREE Canva for work account for non-profit organisations

31st December 2018

Canva is a design and publish programme which helps people easily create their own presentations, social media graphics, posters, invitations and photo collages. The programme uses a simple ‘drag and drop’ feature and includes access to stock photos, photo filters, icons/shapes and a range of fonts. To be eligible for a FREE work account for … Read more

Insights and ideas to help voluntary and community organisations

27th December 2018

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) have put together insights and ideas from almost two decades of action research with voluntary and community groups. Their insights  are split into the following themes to make them useful and usable: Core funding: Ideas that may be useful when considering how to make your case Cross sector working: … Read more

Simpler reporting expected for grant fundees

20th December 2018

The Esme Fairbairn Foundation and the Institute for Voluntary Action Research organised of two workshops earlier this year for funders and funded organisations to develop a set of principles to make grant reporting a shared, more meaningful and mutually beneficial experience. The principles developed by the group were: Funders explain why they have awarded a … Read more

FREE Community Connector signposting workshop in Somerset

19th December 2018

What is a Community Connector? Community Connectors are citizens who provide an important link between their friends, family, neighbours and colleagues, and the support available to them in their community. They help people access support, advice and activities that could improve their health, wellbeing, and quality of life. How do I become a Community Connector? … Read more

Proposed increase in regulatory fees for CQC registered providers – have you had your say?

18th December 2018

CQC have opened a consultation about their proposed fee increases in 2019-20 for CQC registered community care providers. The proposed increase also affects dental specialists and residential social care. CQC are asking for your views on their proposals by 17th January 2019. You can tell CQC what you think about their proposals by filling in a … Read more