Monthly Archives: April 2012

Portas Pilots Round 2: Town Teams – Regeneration and economic growth

The Government has announced that it has received applications from 371 different towns in a bid to become one of the 12 Portas Pilots areas, with the chance to receive a share of £1.2 million to help redevelop their high … Continue reading

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MSE Charity – Up to £5K for debt advice projects

The MSE Charity was set up by Martyn Lewis, ‘money saving expert’ in various media. Its next grant round  opens for community groups on 1 May. Only the first 40 applications that meet the criteria will be considered, so prepare … Continue reading

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Buckinghamshire Community Foundation: Social Opportunity Fund reopens £1,000-£5,000 available

The Social Opportunity Fund is aimed at helping adults with care and support needs within Buckinghamshire.  Funding is provided as a maximum one year, one off grant and can be used for operating and/or capital expenditure to include the set-up, … Continue reading

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Environment Agency – Catchment Restoration Fund for cleaning up rivers

The Catchment Restoration Fund for England is open for charitable organisations to apply for funding to clean up local rivers by tackling pollution, restoring wildlife habitats and enabling fish to migrate. £10million is available each year for the next three … Continue reading

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Free Webinar- 10 Ways To Get Better Results for Your Charity on Facebook

According to a recent survey by NTEN, 89% of charities are currently using Facebook to expand awareness around their cause, and grow their fanbase. This webinar will give you 10 specific ways that you can attract and engage Facebook users. … Continue reading

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Explore Fund – Helping Kids discover Nature’s playground.

Through the North Face – Explore Fund, grants are available to not-for-profit organisations for projects that encourage youth outdoor participation and reconnect children with nature, to inspire and enable the next generation of explorers and conservationists. Financial support of up … Continue reading

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Free consultancy support for ‘Anchor’ community organisations

Community Matters and Locality (the Community Alliance) are able to offer  free consultancy support over this financial year to a number of ‘community anchor’ organisations (organisations providing a wider range of services to all sections of the community) to help improve … Continue reading

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Cable & Wireless Foundation: Up to £10K for ICT projects to assist people with special needs

The Cable & Wireless Worldwide Foundation is inviting organisations that work with people who have special needs to apply for grants of up to £10,000. The foundation said charities must fulfil two sets of criteria: to be an organisation or … Continue reading

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Community Rights | New Govt. website giving power to communities to transform their neighbourhoods

The Government has launched a new Community Rights website to help communities know about their rights under the Localism Act. The new rights allow local people and communities a bigger say about what happens to local amenities, the delivery of … Continue reading

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Ministry of Defence | Funding for local projects strengthening ties with armed forces personnel

The £30 million Community Covenant Grant Scheme will support local projects that aim to strengthen the ties between members of the armed forces community and the wider community in which they live. Grants of £100 – £250,000 is available, and … Continue reading

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