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Ideas and Pioneers Fund from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

2nd August 2019

The Ideas and Pioneers Fund from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation supports people with unusual or radical ideas to improve the life chances and opportunities of people in the UK. Grants of up to £10,000 (and up to £15,000 in exceptional circumstances) are available to individuals, partnerships or small organisations. The Fund wants to work with … Read more

The big population health conversation by The King’s Fund

26th July 2019

The King’s Fund are running a free-to-attend virtual conference focusing beyond health and social care to areas where there is untapped potential for local and national action to support healthier lives. The King’s Fund will explore how a wide range of organisations – across local government, the voluntary sector, the private sector and local communities … Read more

FREE focus on funding fair in Barnsley

25th July 2019

The Yorkshire & Humber Funders’ Forum is holding the region’s largest funders’ fair with regional and national funding organisations confirmed to attend. Date And Time: Wed, 9 October 2019 at 13:30 – 16:30 BST Location: Barnsley Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2TA The FREE Focus on Funding Funders Fair 2019 will give Yorkshire & Humber … Read more

FREE ‘Road to Growth’ seminars from Charity Bank

23rd July 2019

The Charity Bank are hosting a series of FREE half day seminars for charities and social enterprises. In the sessions you will: Hear the latest analysis on the state of the sector and on the issues that matter Gain practical insight and guidance to help your organisation thrive in a changing world Engage with leading … Read more

Charity governance code for micro-organisations & know how for charities, social enterprises and community groups

19th July 2019

The latest edition of the Charity Governance Code was published in 2017. There are two versions for larger and smaller charities falling above and below a £1m a year income. Since publication of the there has been feedback from some micro-organisations that although the small version of the code’s principles apply to them the recommended … Read more

Suffolk And Norfolk Business Networking

16th July 2019

Looking to network in Suffolk or Norfolk ? MENTA are running networking sessions in the Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Woodbridge or Haverhill areas and across Norfolk. The sessions, called Coffee Means Business, are fuss-free and welcoming business events that are open to all business sectors. The Suffolk networking events are held in Woodbridge, Bury St … Read more

Community Business Challenge – business support and funding in Bristol and Bradford!

4th July 2019

Marks & Spencer and Power to Change are working together across England to support thriving local economies through community business. As part of the project they are offering community businesses in Bradford and Bristol the chance to win a package of business support and funding to bring your ideas to life through the Community Business … Read more

Working with volunteers events in Somerset

28th June 2019

Spark Somerset are offering two free training sessions in July for people employing or thinking of employing volunteers: Involving Young Volunteers This workshop is aimed at organisations who are interested in recruiting a Duke of Edinburgh Student. The session will look at the paperwork involved, types of roles which could attract a young person, the conduct … Read more

Jelly Networking

27th June 2019

Jelly is an informal co-working event where freelancers, home workers and small/micro business owners bring their laptop or other work and work, chat and collaborate with other small business owners. The ethos of Jelly is to be accessible to all so the venue, wifi and parking are provided FREE of charge, with small charges made … Read more

First Steps Enterprise Fund by the ASDA Foundation

24th June 2019

What is the Fund? First Steps Enterprise Fund (FSEF) is a £300,000 pilot finance fund to support community organisations. We manage this fund on behalf of the ASDA Foundation. Who is it for? Community organisations (charities and social enterprises) based in England that are looking to take on their first loan to help them grow and … Read more