Monthly Archives: October 2011

WREN – Important Eligibility news for community projects in the north of Buckinghamshire

WREN is a not-for-profit business that helps benefit the lives of people who live close to landfill sites by awarding grants of up to £50,000 for community, conservation and  heritage projects. Projects in Buckinghamshire have to be within 10 miles … Continue reading

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RBS: Community Business Loan Fund for Social Businesses

The Royal Bank of Scotland has set up a loan fund for social entrepreneurs who are unable to access finance through the normal mainstream channels. The fund offers loans for starting or expanding a community-based business. Flexible terms are available … Continue reading

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An Extra £50m available via Awards4All and Reaching Communities -Big Lottery Funds to shelter the VCS from funding cuts

The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has announced an extra £50 million of funding to support the voluntary and community sector deal with funding cuts. The extra funding will be made available through the existing Reaching Communities and Awards for All … Continue reading

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Third sector Apprenticeships | brand new training programmes specifically designed for charities and social enterprises

New apprenticeships have launched which are designed specifically for the third sector. The apprenticeships develop practical skills in three key areas: Campaigning Fundraising Volunteer Management. The programmes can be tailored to meet the particular skills that your organisation needs. You … Continue reading

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Grant Applications to the Church and Community Fund now closed until 2012

The Church and Community Fund (CCF) have announced they are not accepting applications until 2012. As reported earlier this month; the funds overarching aim, funding priorities and guidelines will change in 2012. The new funding themes will support projects that: … Continue reading

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Communitybuilders Fund | Large scale capital loan investment funding for deprived neighbourhoods

Communitybuilders are looking for up to six established organisations that are promising examples of sustainable, community regeneration projects in England to be pioneer investees of the new era of the Communitybuilders Fund. Investment of £250,000 – £750,000 is available. Communitybuilders … Continue reading

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New Third Sector Knowledge Portal: A valuable source of research information to support voluntary and community sector activities

The Third Sector Knowledge Portal is a new destination site for research and information on the third sector. It is a free to use online library and web catalogue with a unique indexing thesaurus, developed in partnership with the British … Continue reading

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