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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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Media Trust Digital Summer School for Charities

15 Jul 2020 - 09:13 by michelle.foster

media trustIs your charity looking to re-position, re-engage stakeholders and re-ignite funding support post-Covid? If so, sign up for Media Trust’s Summer School which will focus on digital communications for charities as they seek to recover and rebuild after the crisis.

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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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Lead Practitioner (Maternity Cover) at Odd Arts

Odd Arts is an award winning charity that transforms lives with theatre and creativity that challenges and inspires.

Odd Arts is looking for a dynamic, creative, socially aware, community focussed and experienced individual to become a Lead Practitioner (maternity cover).

Responsible for: Leading issue based creative and drama based workshops and programmes in criminal justice, education and community settings.

Main duties:

40 hours per week
£21,000 pro rata
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Keeping Children and Young People Safe in Manchester Grant

14 Jul 2020 - 14:15 by michelle.foster

Manchester Community Safety Partnership, Manchester City Council, Young Manchester and other partners across Manchester are committed to driving a bold new approach to keeping children and young people safe in Manchester by tackling anti-social behaviour and violence which impacts on children and young people across the city.

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"Future Focus - the best way forward?" Panel Discussion

We are delighted to bring together into one virtual space a group of experts that will introduce key topics for scenario planning as we continue on an uncertain path of service recovery. Each of our panellists will talk for 10 minutes providing a brief overview of some key routes to consider after which we will open the floor for Q&A. Delegates are invited to submit questions before hand and we will take further questions via our Q&A webinar facility.

30 July, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:30

Talking and walking through numbers – focussed on financials, including cashflow forecasting and funding.

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? 

Presenter Bio - Kate Masters – Cranfield Trust Volunteer

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

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

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.

Presenter Bio - Kirsten Edmondson – Cranfield Trust Volunteer

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

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

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.

Presenter Bio - Colin Pinks – Cranfield Trust Volunteer

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.

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

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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