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Sport England - Inspired Facilities 2014

19 Mar 2014 - 10:29 by michelle.foster

Inspired Facilities is a Sport England £110 million programme that funds the renovation and modernisation of local sports facilities.

Inspired Facilities can fund formally constituted not-for-profit organisations and statutory bodies. This might include sports clubs, voluntary organisations, local authorities, schools or governing bodies of sport.

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New Research from ACEVO shows ‘Charity Safety Net Stretched to Breaking Point’

19 Mar 2014 - 09:51 by michelle.foster

New research from ACEVO, the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, has warned that communities face a crisis point in the ability of local services to keep pace with rising levels of need in society.

The findings emerge in the first survey from ACEVO’s 2014 Social Sector Tracker, the charity sector’s annual flagship surveys of senior social leaders and charity chief executives.

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Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

14 Mar 2014 - 09:49 by michelle.foster

If you've got an idea for a project to improve your local community, this programme can help make it happen.

Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland are offering a fully funded year of learning and a grant to help you get started on a new idea or scale up an existing social enterprise.

During the programme you will develop as a leader and obtain the skills needed to take your organisation to the next stage.

The programme is incredibly practical and students can expect to learn from their peers, build new networks and be challenged by practitioners.

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Our Big Gig 2014

14 Mar 2014 - 09:45 by michelle.foster

Our Big Gig is a community music celebration which will take place across the UK from the 11 -13 July 2014.

Presented by Superact, this annual event brings communities together to improve community cohesion and inspire more people to take part in music making opportunities in their local area.

All Our Big Gig events are organised by local volunteers from Community Groups with support from Superact’s Project Managers. All events need to be at least four hours long, free to attend and present opportunities for people to participate in a range of musical activities.

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Fair Chance Fund Launches for England

13 Mar 2014 - 15:12 by michelle.foster

The Cabinet Office (CO) and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is offering an innovative £15 million payment by results programme that aims to improve outcomes for young, homeless people.

The Fair Chance Fund aims to move at least 2,500 homeless, young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) into sustainable accommodation and at least 1,000 of those into sustained employment, education or training over 36 months - from January 2015 to December 2017.

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The Community Investment Fund

7 Mar 2014 - 10:39 by michelle.foster

The Community Investment Fund invests debt and equity into community based social enterprises and charities in England. The Fund’s investors are the Social Investment Business Foundation and Big Society Capital.

The Fund invests between £250,000 and £1m in community based, locally led organisations which are providing essential support and services to improve the well-being of local residents, developing the local economy and creating positive social change for all individuals in the community.

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Big Lottery Fund launches £10 million fund to get sector investment ready

28 Feb 2014 - 09:34 by michelle.foster

The Big Lottery Fund has announced the launch of Big Potential, a £10 million fund to help charities and social enterprises get investment ready. The ultimate aim of the fund is to improve the sustainability, capacity and scale of VCSE organisations so they can deliver greater social impact.

The Big Lottery Fund has chosen the Social Investment Business in partnership with Charity Bank, Social Enterprise UK, Locality and the University of Northampton to deliver the much needed support to the VCSE sector.

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BBC Children in Need - Small Grants Programme 2014 Deadlines

28 Feb 2014 - 09:32 by michelle.foster

BBC Children in Need give grants for children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect, any kind of disability, behavioural or psychological difficulties and living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Organisations are funded who work to combat this disadvantage and to make a real difference to children and young people's lives.

BBC Children in Need's Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations.

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