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About communityimpactbucks

My aim is to help Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise groups in Buckinghamshire to achieve their aims as effectively as possible. Most of the support I offer is free.

Voluntary sector on course to lose £3.3bn a year in government funding by 2015: Guardian article on Charities and online donations

Are you making the most of social media and electronic fundraising in general? Interesting article from the Guardian via the link below: Charities and online donations | Society |

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Lloyds Bank: Social Entrepeneurs Programme, urgent deadline warning.

The Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme is intended to support 750 social entrepreneurs from across the UK to start or scale-up their projects.  The programme comprises the following support strands: Start Up – For those who are in the … Continue reading

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Natural England – Funding for Paths for Communities in rural areas

The Paths for Communities scheme has been established to develop and enhance the network of Public Rights of Way (PROW) in England in order to deliver benefits to rural areas. The aim of the scheme is to: encourage and enable … Continue reading

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CIB Funding Advice Surgeries – places available in July

If your Buckinghamshire voluntary or community organisation would like a 45 minute one to one advice session on funding, we have places available at our funding surgery in  Denham. Details here.

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Government announces over £1 million to encourage people to support good causes

The Cabinet Office has announced two projects to encourage people to give time and money to local causes. One is a re-run of a scheme last run in March to match fund every pound given to local charities via the … Continue reading

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Legal Services Commission: Tender for legal advice activities

The Legal Services Commission has announced the tender process for face-to-face contracts and telephone legal advice activities from April 2013. This will award contracts for the following activities Face-to-face Legal Aid services in family, immigration, asylum, debt and housing Telephone … Continue reading

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Domestic Programme Fund: Supporting small charities to tackle forced marriage

The Domestic Programme Fund is a scheme from the Government’s Forced Marriage Unit. It has £150,000 available for funding to registered charities for small projects in the UK to protect victims and end the abusive act of forced marriage. Partnerships … Continue reading

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LLoyds Bank: Support for social enterprises plus £4K-25K

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and Lloyds Banking Group have joined forces to launch the Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs programme which will support 500 social entrepreneurs across the UK, as they start-up and grow social and community enterprises. … Continue reading

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Communitybuilders: 80% loan + some grant finance available soon for community enterprises

The Communitybuilders Fund aims to make sustainable investments in community enterprises to build their long term financial viability and increase their ability to deliver significant social impact in their communities. The investments will be at least 80% loan finance, so … Continue reading

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McDonald’s KickStart grants for FA recognised football clubs.

McDonalds have made £75,000 available through their Kickstart grant scheme, supporting community football. Football clubs applying need to be recognised by the FA, and have at least one team at or below junior level  (U18). They can apply for one-off … Continue reading

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