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Food Futures Growing Manchester Programme Opens

20 Jan 2012 - 14:53 by michelle.foster

The programme is about supporting community food growing projects to become more sustainable and ensuring that local people with the enthusiasm to grow food can access support to ensure their projects succeed.

The programme would like to support new and existing projects. Maybe you’re completely new to food growing but think it might be something that would interest your friends and neighbours.

Knowing where to start could be a problem and that’s what’s great about this opportunity, as it’ll take you through every stage.

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GlobalGiving UK’s fundraising challenge

20 Jan 2012 - 14:47 by michelle.foster

The Gateway Challenge is a four-week fundraising challenge in which organisations are tasked with raising a set amount of funds by trying out the online fundraising platform.

Before the Gateway Challenge begins, GlobalGiving.co.uk will give participating charities training and support in mapping and building their networks and planning their fundraising campaign. There are also bonus prizes of up to £3,250 available for the top fundraisers. The Challenge runs from 2nd April – 2 May 2012.

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Charity Commission publishes new Risk Framework

20 Jan 2012 - 14:46 by michelle.foster

The Charity Commission, the regulator for charities in England and Wales, has published its new Risk Framework together with information on how the framework will be applied.

The Framework explains to trustees, charity advisors and the wider public the Commission’s approach to regulation and how it assesses risks affecting charities, the wider charity sector, and public confidence.

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The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards

20 Jan 2012 - 14:45 by michelle.foster

The Tesco Charity Trust Community Awards Scheme provides one-off donations of between £500 and £4,000.

The funding goes towards providing practical benefits, such as equipment and resources for projects that directly benefit children, the elderly and adults and children with disabilities, living in the local communities around our stores in the UK.

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Survey of VCSE use of resources

13 Jan 2012 - 14:08 by michelle.foster

The Office for Civil Society and the Big Lottery Fund are running a joint survey looking at how the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector is currently using online resources, the types of advice, information and networking tools they find most useful and what would help them in the future.

It will help them build on the findings of the Supporting Civil Society consultation (Oct 2010-Jan 2011) and obtain a more detailed picture of what is needed.

To complete the survey, visit: www.surveymonkey.com/s/JZ3J7C2.

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North Face creates fund for outdoor youth organisations

13 Jan 2012 - 14:06 by michelle.foster

Outdoor clothing specialists The North Face have launched The North Face Explore Fund™, an annual pan-European grantmaking initiative to support non-profit community organisations whose goals are to encourage youth participation outdoors.

The fund aims to inspire and enable the next generation of explorers by supporting organisations and initiatives that work to connect young people with nature, and provide education for individual and environmental health.

Organisations can apply online for up to €2,500 (approx £2,170) of financial support.

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Key Changes to the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities Buildings Fund

11 Jan 2012 - 14:44 by michelle.foster

The Big Lottery has made several changes to the eligibility of its Reaching Communities Buildings Fund.

The Reaching Communities scheme provides funding for projects that improve or replace existing buildings where a wide range of community activities take place and it funds those that are most in need. The scheme will only support buildings or sites based in the most deprived ‘Lower Super Output Areas’ (LSOAs) in England.

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