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Protecting Playing Fields

28 Feb 2014 - 09:20 by michelle.foster

Playing fields are one of the most important resources for sport in England but many of them are waterlogged or in a state of disrepair, so Sport England are investing £28 million of National Lottery funding into improving community sports fields.

The programme is being delivered via eight funding rounds with approximately £4 million being awarded to projects in each round. The first five rounds of funding has benefited 336 projects who have been able to either create new natural turf pitches or improve existing ones that needed leveling or drainage works.

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Applications open for ITV’s Text Santa 2014

27 Feb 2014 - 14:44 by michelle.foster

Do you want to raise awareness of the great work your charity does to help others? Text Santa aims to help someone near you and raises funds every year to do just that.

As well as raising money, the aim is to maximise brand awareness for all of the charities involved. Text Santa provided the charities with 6 hours of airtime through ITV’s existing programming formats and regional news!

In order to be able to apply for the opportunity to become a Text Santa beneficiary your charity must comply with the following criteria:

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United UtilitiesTrust Fund – Money advice grants

21 Feb 2014 - 11:09 by michelle.foster

Organisations involved in the provision of money advice and financial literacy projects are invited to apply for funding from the United Utilities Trust Fund.

Revenue Project Funding
Funding is available up to £62,500 over 2 years for projects that will advise and support people who need help:
• coping with the implications of Welfare Reform on their personal and household budgets when unable to access help elsewhere
• accessing online welfare benefit entitlements and other web-based facilities to encourage sustainable financial well-being

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Food Futures - Growing Manchester Programme 2014

17 Feb 2014 - 14:04 by michelle.foster

Need support to help you and your organisation grow your own healthy, fresh and sustainable food?

Thinking of starting a community food growing project but don't know where to start?

The 'Growing Manchester' programme could be just what you are looking for to help you and your organisation get started or take your project to the next level.

The Food Futures 'Growing Manchester' programme supports new and existing community food growing projects to ensure that local people with an enthusiasm to grow can access the training and support their project needs to succeed.

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Charityworks Graduate Programme

17 Feb 2014 - 13:46 by michelle.foster

Charityworks is a 12 month graduate scheme designed to find and grow the future leaders of non-profit organisations.

The Charityworks Graduate Scheme is a professional development programme run by a partnership of charities and housing associations, and is carefully designed to find and grow the future leaders of nonprofit organisations in a cost-effective way.

Fundamentally open and collaborative, at its most basic the programme allows any organisation regardless of size the opportunity to run their own graduate programme.

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Eastlands Homes' Community Grant - apply now

7 Feb 2014 - 14:37 by michelle.foster

Funding is available to support projects and activities operating in east and south-east Manchester. Applications are encouraged from all of Eastlands Homes' areas - Openshaw, Beswick, Clayton, Miles Platting, Ardwick, Levenshulme, Longsight, Rusholme and Gorton - but must benefit the local community in order to be considered.

Eastlands Homes is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2003 that has grown to around 8,000 properties, largely due to two stock transfers from Manchester City Council.

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ESF Community Learning Grants in the North West for 2014-2015

7 Feb 2014 - 11:11 by michelle.foster

Grants of up to £13,500 are available to organisations in the North West who are running community projects that enable people to take that step further towards employment.

ESF Community Learning Grants not only fund the projects but also help to build the skills and capacity of the organisations that are running the projects, to ensure that the good work they are doing can continue well into the future. This could be just the programme to help your organisation make the social impact in your community that it needs.

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Our Place Programme

7 Feb 2014 - 10:56 by michelle.foster

£4.3m package of support and grants for neighbourhoods has been made available by the Department for Communities and Local Government to support at least 100 neighbourhoods, with 20 driving proposals which break new ground.

What is Our Place?
Our Place aims to give people more power over local services and budgets in their neighbourhoods, aligning these with all the other resources that the community can bring.

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Sport Relief Community Cash 2014

7 Feb 2014 - 10:33 by michelle.foster

Sport Relief Community Cash is a grant scheme running across Greater Manchester of £100,000 with grants ranging from £500 to £1,000 available to small organisations that are working to help local people living tough lives in the city.

The grants are available to community organisations, registered charities, social enterprises, co-operatives, faith organisations and community interest companies. Groups which have been established for less than 12 months are eligible to apply.

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