Monthly Archives: November 2011

Marks & Spencer | Charity and community funding

Marks & Spencer are supporting a large number of local charities through their store charity budgets. These budgets give donations of up to £50 to local charities. Stores are not able to support: Personal appeals on behalf of individuals, including … Continue reading

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Forestry Commission – English Woodland Grant Scheme

Operated by the Forestry Commission, the English Woodland Grant Scheme (EWGS) provides grant support for landowners wanting to create new woodland and carry out sustainable woodland management, particularly where it protects and enhances the woodland’s environmental or social value. The … Continue reading

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The Space | Arts Council commissioning programme now open for expressions of interest

The Arts Council’s £2.5m Lottery-funded commissioning programme has opened for expressions of interest. The fund is open to  arts and cultural organisations, large and small. Museums and libraries can also apply for work that is primarily arts focused. Artists can … Continue reading

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Advice Services Fund now open for applications

As announced last week, this scheme is now open via the BIG fund, web link below. Here is a recap of the post from last week: A new £16.8m government funded scheme has been announced by the cabinet office to … Continue reading

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Remember, while shopping online #CyberMonday, You could be contributing to a local charity or cause

Easyfundraising is the simplest way to raise funds for your good cause. You shop online with your favourite stores and you raise money at the same time. It’s that easy. Easyfundraising works with thousands of well known retailers including Boden, … Continue reading

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Parks for People | Lottery funding available for public parks of local heritage value

What is it for? Regeneration of public parks Who can apply? Park managers, community groups What is available? Up to £5million Details Parks for People offers grants for projects that regenerate public parks of national, regional or local heritage value. … Continue reading

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Biffaward – Looking for a small amount of funding that will make a big difference?

Often groups only need a small amount of funding to make a real difference to their community, whether it be transforming a community building, protecting a precious nature reserve, renovating a cultural facility that sits at the heart of their … Continue reading

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AFTAID – Individual Grants for older people in need

Aid for the Aged in Distress (AFTAID) provides grants for older people in need. Individuals, or their family and neighbours, can apply. Caring professions and voluntary organisations can also make referrals. The individual receiving the grant must be: Of state … Continue reading

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The National Hockey Foundation – Grants available to develop and grow the sport

Capital and revenue funding is available from the National Hockey Foundation to support the development and growth of hockey. The Foundation focuses on the following areas: Young people and hockey Young people and sport in Milton Keynes Enabling the development … Continue reading

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How can charities adapt to difficult economic conditions? | Guardian Voluntary Sector Network article

Linda Cantillon-Guyatt, chief executive of ASK, a Wiltshire-based charity that supports parents and carers, describes how overhauling the organisation ensured it survived funding cuts.  An interesting Guardian article worth a read via the web link below: via Guardian Professional.

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