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Transforming Healthcare Together – FREE toolkit for health, care & VCSE leaders

10th May 2019

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) have put together a new support offer designed to equip health, care and VCSE leaders to build relationships that will transform the healthcare system – with a practical focus on working together to achieve joint action. Free to access, this support is jointly funded by NHS England and … Read more

Wharfedale Foundation – Funding in Yorkshire and the Humber

7th May 2019

The Wharfedale Foundation is a Trust that has its roots in the Christian tradition.  The Turst recognises a common practical vision of a better world with those of other faith traditions and none supports initiatives that bring people together to gain understanding of other faiths and cultures and to work in partnership to improve the … Read more

Grant funding from Barchester’s Charitable Foundation

2nd May 2019

Barchester’s Charitable Foundation is accepting applications for grant funding up to £5,000 from small community groups helping adults over 18 with mental and physical disabilities and older people aged over 65. This year the Foundation’s focus is about connecting or re-connecting people with others in their local community, and applications that combat loneliness and enable people … Read more

FREE Basic awareness child protection training in Somerset

1st May 2019

Spark Somerset are offering free basic awareness child protection training sessions. The session will provide a basic overview of your safeguarding and child protection responsibilities. It includes information about the different types of abuse and what to do if you have concerns about a child, along with the latest information around legislation and local practices. … Read more

E-learning for health and social care by St Thomas Training

26th April 2019

St Thomas Training offer a range of e-learning for the health and social care sector. The e-learning courses are divided into five categories: Health and social care topics (including the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Safeguarding) Disability awareness (including Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome) Mandatory training (including GDPR, Health & … Read more

Leeds Fund: micro grants for individuals and small voluntary groups in Leeds

25th April 2019

The Leeds Fund Micro Grants support individuals and small voluntary groups to improve the lives of the people in their communities through volunteer led activities that aim to make a positive difference. Fund criteria The scheme can fund a wide range of items including volunteer expenses, publicity costs, equipment, room hire, materials for activities, etc. … Read more

iPad lending and help for the people you work with to get online in Leeds

24th April 2019

A lack of digital skills can have a huge negative impact on a person’s life, and it’s those who are already at a disadvantage – through age, income, disability, unemployment, or education – that are most likely to be digitally excluded. Leeds Libraries and Good Things Foundation – the UK’s leading digital inclusion charity – are working together … Read more

Bags of help grant by Tesco

17th April 2019

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised by the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across Great Britain. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community. How does Bags of Help work? Bags of Help is … Read more

Structures for social enterprises by DLA Piper and UnLtd

16th April 2019

If you’re thinking of setting up a social enterprise there are quite a few different legal structures to consider: Company Limited by Shares Company Limited by Guarantee Community Interest Company (CIC) Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) ‘Co-operative’ Industrial and Provident Society ‘Community Benefit’ Industrial and Provident Society Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Partnership Sole Trader/Unincorporated Association It’s … Read more

Guidance for charities with a connection to a non-charity

15th April 2019

A new guidance document has been published by the Government specifically for charities with a connection to a non-charity and applies to both trustees of charities connected to a non-charity and for organisations setting up as a charity that have this type of connection. The document details how to manage and review your charity’s connection … Read more