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Multi-million pound Covid-19 recovery scheme launches for community-led organisations

15 Jul 2020 - 09:16 by michelle.foster

A new £9.5million funding scheme that will support community-led organisations in England affected by the Covid-19 crisis, has been unveiled.

The Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme (CCLORS) will provide grants up to £100,000 to community-led organisations in England that are facing severe financial difficulties as a direct result of the coronavirus lockdown.

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B.A.M.E Infrastructure Fund

14 Jul 2020 - 15:44 by michelle.foster

uk community foundationsApplications open for Infrastructure Organisations to support BAME-led charities and groups to access National Emergencies Trust (NET) funds.

A growing body of data, including from ONS and Public Health England shows that people who are Black, Asian and from minority ethnic (BAME) groups have been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Inspiring Futures

14 Jul 2020 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

inspiring futuresBBC Children in Need and Youth Futures Foundation are partnering to deliver Inspiring Futures, a £6 million programme to fund positive activities which support children and young people to achieve their potential on their journey towards employment.

The COVID-19 pandemic is heightening existing challenges for children and young people looking to access further education, training, and work.

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Nationwide Building Society Community Grants

14 Jul 2020 - 09:25 by michelle.foster

nationwide building societyGrants are available to charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives for projects that tackle a housing problem in local communities in eligible parts of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The funding is for local housing projects that will strengthen local communities to support the most vulnerable by:

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Outreach and Engagement Worker (Maternity Cover) at MASH

MASH is a busy city-centre based charity working with women who sex work to help keep them safe and more empowered to make decisions about their lives. The small and dedicated staff team, supported by volunteers, work with more than 600 women every year and MASH are the only agency in Manchester working specifically with women with complex needs. In 2018, MASH was awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the equivalent of an MBE, which recognises exceptional work done by volunteer groups in their communities.

35 hours per week
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Talking and walking through numbers – focussed on financials, including cashflow forecasting and funding

28 July, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

This is a financials session which will include going through what a robust cashflow model looks like, tools, packages that charities could use, tips etc. It will briefly cover funding in the financial accounting context – where it comes from and mix – contracted, grants, enterprise etc. Does this mix need to change to ensure sustainabilty? 

Re-thinking remote working: looking beyond zoom and teams to efficiency, effectiveness and well being

22 July, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

As part of Cranfield Trust’s Future Focus series Kirsten will take us through key considerations for working remotely.  You will learn how to:

  • Create clear objectives, develop connections and measure success
  • Maintain well-being and life work balance
  • Identify the right remote working tools for you

Kirsten in a longstanding Cranfield Trust volunteer. She is passionate about the people in the digital equation; the customers and their experiences plus the staff going through cultural and organisational change.

Charities Collaborating – Why it’s important in a fast changing world and how to make it work

16 July, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:00

This session will look at different types of collaborations, the challenges that will be faced and when done well the benefits that can be achieved.

Colin has worked extensively across commercial and government sectors, building new businesses and now acts as a trusted adviser to senior leaders. He is a TED talker and conference presenter, sharing stories on why embracing collaboration, co-creation and complexity lie at the heart of our fast-evolving world.