Tagged with voluntary and community arts groups

Funding: Calor Rural Community Fund

Communities that are not connected to the Mains Gas Grid can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 through the Calor Rural Community Fund.  Projects that can apply for funding could be anything from redecorating community centres or village halls; to new equipment for youth clubs, sports teams or scout groups; etc. Projects will … Continue reading

Funding: Jewson’s Building Better Communities

Jewson’s Building Better Communities will reopen in 2018 to support more community building causes across the UK. The Fund awards a Top Regional prize of £50,000 (split equally between labour and building materials costs) and multiple prizes ranging from £500 to £10,000 from a total pot of £250,000. Local Trade Heroes (which seeks to celebrate … Continue reading

Job: Community Engagement Officer, Melksham Town Council

Melksham Town Council is seeking to recruit a Community Engagement Officer to drive forward a new Town Team initiative to support voluntary and community groups within the locality, co-ordinating activities and harnessing goodwill that will promote the delivery of the Town Council’s corporate plan. Responsibilities will include enhancing and co-ordinating local community engagement activities and … Continue reading

Charity tax and reliefs – call for evidence from NCVO

NCVO has established the Charity Tax Commission. It’s reviewing and assessing how the charity taxation and reliefs system can be modernised to help charities make an even greater contribution to society. Tax reliefs for charities are estimated to be worth £3.77bn a year, the main ones being business rates relief, Gift Aid and VAT relief, while reliefs for … Continue reading

Funding: Co-op Local Community Fund

Funding: Co-op Local Community Fund

Any not for profit organisation or group with an idea for a project that will make a difference to the local community can now apply to be a Co-op local cause. The Co-op Local Community Fund awards cash generated from Co-op own brand products and carrier bag sales to local good causes chosen by its … Continue reading

Funding: BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme

Funding: BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme

Charities and not for profit organisations such as schools; registered charities; voluntary organisations; churches; and community interest groups; etc. can apply for grants of up to  and including £10,000 per year for up to three years through the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme. Grants are given to projects working with children and young … Continue reading

Funding: BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme

Funding: BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme

The next closing date for applications to the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is the 17 May 2018. Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through: Illness, distress, abuse or neglect Any kind of disability Behavioural or psychological difficulties … Continue reading

Resource: Guidance on volunteers and the law, NCVO

NCVO, together with the support of Bates Wells Braithwaite, has released updated guidance on volunteers and the law. The purpose of the guidance is to help organisations understand their legal rights and obligations when managing volunteers: it covers a range of important issues we get asked about all the time, such as employment rights, DBS checks, … Continue reading