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Hilton in the Community Foundation

5 Apr 2012 - 10:03 by michelle.foster

The Hilton in the Community Foundation aims to make a real difference to those most in need. It supports projects within the UK and Ireland that focus on Young People and Education, and Young People and Health.

There is no limit on the amount of money that a charity can request; however, the Foundation is a small charity and generally will not make awards of over £30,000 (per year). Funding can be requested for up to two years for any particular project.

Grants can be awarded for medium to long-term projects or for one-off causes.

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Nominet Trust

5 Apr 2012 - 10:00 by michelle.foster

The Nominet Trust will provide funding to organisations to carry out UK-based or international projects to improve and encourage the safe use of the Internet for educational, inclusion and other charitable purposes.

To make sure they achieve the greatest impact, their focus is on supporting projects and organisations that use digital technology to improve lives of the disadvantaged and vulnerable and to strengthen communities.

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Carillion Dragon’s Den

30 Mar 2012 - 14:15 by michelle.foster

Carillion, a UK Construction Company, are committed to enhancing the environment and communities in which they work. Carillion focuses on those areas where they can contribute most, using their knowledge and expertise, reflecting the priorities of their stakeholders.

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Guides to Help with Tendering

30 Mar 2012 - 14:11 by michelle.foster

Tendering for Care (TfC) have produced a Handy Guide to Tendering and Procurement and a Public Procurement Glossary that are available to download for free.

When facing their first public sector tender for a health or social care contract many providers find the whole prospect daunting. The secret of success is not to leave finding out what it is all about until the tender is published, prepare and plan early, leaving plenty of time to deal with the requirements and the documents themselves.

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NCVO Campaign - Give it back, George - drop the charity tax

28 Mar 2012 - 14:48 by michelle.foster

The cap on income tax reliefs that George Osborne announced in the Budget will negatively affect many voluntary sector organisations, both large and small.

It will discourage the major donors that give large, one-off donations to many charities. And it's important to remember that today's gifts are also tomorrow's grants. These donors are behind many of the grant-giving trusts and foundations that support frontline organisations.

It's also worrying that the Treasury are now equating giving to charity with avoiding tax.

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Become a Trustee at Macc

26 Mar 2012 - 13:20 by michelle.foster

Would you like to get involved with supporting and developing the thriving voluntary sector in Manchester?

Macc is a charity which works with the voluntary and community sector in Manchester. Macc are a growing organisation in terms of size, turnover, reputation and influence.

Macc want to recruit new members to their board, to strengthen the diversity of their membership and bring a fresh new approach to their work.

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Manchester City Council helps residents hold Jubilee parties

22 Mar 2012 - 12:50 by michelle.foster

Manchester residents wanting to organise street parties for the Queen’s Jubilee or other events this summer can apply for cash from the City Council.

Under the Manchester Diamond Celebrations scheme, the City Council will make it as easy as possible for residents to hold street parties by providing funding for people hoping to arrange neighbourhood events on or around the Jubilee weekend, running from 1-5 June.

The announcement comes as Her Majesty the Queen prepares to visit Manchester on Friday 23 March, as she begins her Diamond Jubilee tour of the country.

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