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Funding to help build better communities and reduce exclusion

12th February 2019

The VINCI UK Foundation is welcoming applications for funding from small and medium size registered community interest or non-profit organisations. To be eligible the project must fit into one of the following categories: Building better communities – Projects that aim to strengthen social links and fight social isolation of inhabitants of underprivileged neighbourhoods. Initiatives aimed at … Read more

NCVO Annual Conference 2019: Looking to the future

8th February 2019

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has announced details about their Annual Conference 2019…. When is it? Monday 1st April 9:30-17:00 Where is it? The Brewery, London, EC1 The event is aimed at chief executives, directors or senior managers of voluntary organisations and it may also be useful to trustees, chairs and anyone working closely with an … Read more

Funding for leaders with lived experience

7th February 2019

Leaders with Lived Experience is a pilot programme providing National Lottery grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 to support lived experience leadership. A lived experience leader is someone who uses their first-hand experience of a social issue to create positive change for, and with, communities and people they share those experiences with. At this stage … Read more

Postcode Community Trust grants available

6th February 2019

The People’s Postcode Lottery have just opened their Postcode Community Trust which offers grants of between £500 to £20,000 for initiatives involved in working to improve the health and wellbeing of communities, as well as those with a focus on reducing isolation. There are two funding rounds in 2019 as follows: Round 1 Stage 1: 6th … Read more

Funding opportunities in Somerset

5th February 2019

There are a whole raft of funding opportunities available in Somerset this month: The Somerset Fund – Unrestricted grants up to £1,500 for grassroots community groups across Somerset particularly those which focus on any of the following: Giving the best start in life to the most disadvantaged children Growing the life skills of young people Improving … Read more

Working Finance for Social Enterprises – workshop in Bristol

5th February 2019

Social Enterprise UK are running a programme funded by Santander UK plc which aims to support smaller social enterprises, with a turnover of below £1m, who have a successful business model but may have capacity issues and a lack of financial resilience. The programme will help to enhance financial skills and knowledge which will enable … Read more

Grants for community-based organisations working directly with older people

4th February 2019

The Dunhill Medical Trust have two funding schemes available for community-based organisations which work directly with older people who need some form of extra support to make everyday living that bit easier – click on the links to find out more: Project grants – Time-limited projects which focus on the development of care and support services for older … Read more

Community health service funding bids open to VCSE organisations in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

30th January 2019

£3 million of CCG Community Health Commissioning in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will be allocated to the voluntary and community sector, under changes to how services are commissioned. The new commissioning model is expected to increase the choice of support on offer in local communities and take pressure off GPs and frontline services. Sandra Meadows, … Read more

Low cost training available in Somerset

29th January 2019

Spark Somerset are offering a raft of low cost training over the next few months in Somerset: 31st January, 9:30am to 12pm, Wincanton – Basic Awareness Child Protection – £40- More details 12th February, 9:30am to 12:30pm, Wells – GDPR and Cyber Security – £35 More details 13th February, 9:45am to 12:45pm, Burnham-on-Sea – Projects – … Read more

New resources from the School for Social Entrepreneurs

28th January 2019

The School for Social Entrepreneurs help 1,000 people a year develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society’s biggest problems. They run courses that equip people to start, scale and strengthen organisations that make a positive difference and have a raft of free resources for social enterprises. The School for Social Entrepreneurs has … Read more