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Cash Grants 2014/2015 Didsbury East and Didsbury West wards

23 May 2014 - 11:20 by michelle.foster

The new Cash Grants Programme for 2014-15 has now been launched. This funding is available to spend on projects in the ward that meet identified local priorities. The Cash Grant Fund is here to help your good ideas take root and grow.

The Fund is open to formal established groups, voluntary groups and other community groups, as well as groups of residents working together for the first time. School Parent Teacher Associations can also apply if they have the support of local residents and parents and their project will benefit the wider community and not just the school.

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Sport England Inspired Facilities – Deadlines for 2014

23 May 2014 - 10:51 by michelle.foster

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

Inspired Facilities is focused on making it easier for local community and volunteer groups to improve and refurbish sports clubs or transform non-sporting venues into modern grassroots sport facilities. Tired, worn out, old facilities make it harder for people to start or keep doing sport. They can also be more expensive to run and difficult to maintain.

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The Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund – Deadlines for 2014

23 May 2014 - 10:20 by michelle.foster

The Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund is a registered charity and was established to promote, enhance, improve and protect both the natural and built environment in our local community. The Trustees award grants of a maximum of £3,000.

Each year Manchester Airports Group contributes £100,000 to the Fund; any fines levied at aircraft that have breached their stringent noise limits are also paid in to the Fund. These funds are then used to support neighbourhood and community projects throughout the area.

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The 555 Wednesday Giveaway

22 May 2014 - 14:29 by michelle.foster

Virgin Money Giving have joined forces with PayPal to run an exciting promotion for all their fundraisers this spring – The 555 Wednesday Giveaway.

Between 5pm and 6pm every Wednesday, for 5 weeks starting on 21 May 2014, they will match (excluding Gift Aid) online donations of £100 or less made to any Virgin Money Giving fundraising page via PayPal until they hit £5,000. So that's a whopping £25,000 donation pot available to give away!

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#Tramspiration!

20 May 2014 - 13:09 by cheryl.mcalister

We have a secret formula to build the capacity and capability of you and your team to seize new opportunities, achieve more with less, and become more resourceful in overcoming challenges.

Our formula transforms an hour or more each day of our time poor lives, freeing us to think more strategically, creatively and innovatively.

Our secret formula is…. any old tram plus the journey from A to B.

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Fundraising advice, support and problem solving for Small Charities

16 May 2014 - 14:41 by michelle.foster

The Institute of Fundraising's (IOF) Small Charities Programme have secured funding from the Santander Foundation, allowing the delivery of four follow-up surgeries and four action learning days.

Surgery Sessions
The IOF are offering 28 one hour surgery slots across four days. The one-to-one surgery sessions provide the opportunity to receive guidance in reviewing fundraising materials and implementing strategies, to consolidate your knowledge and offer feedback.

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Consultation on a new fund to support the sustainability of VCSE Organisations

16 May 2014 - 09:30 by michelle.foster

The Cabinet Office are seeking views on a new £40 million fund to help voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations secure their futures.

The fund will provide medium-sized organisations with the support they need to plan for the long term and begin to move to sustainable business models. The fund will be open to applications in 2015 and will look particularly at supporting organisations working with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of society.

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Community Ownership and Management of Assets Capital Grants 2014

16 May 2014 - 09:25 by michelle.foster

These grants are available for the purchase and refurbishment of assets.

What are the themes for 2014?

Community Assets – Under the Hammer: Capital grants to facilitate competitive bidding for land and buildings to make use of the Right to Bid. If you apply under this theme you will need to have registered the building or land as an asset of community value and be actively looking to use the Right to Bid;

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Heart Research UK and Subway Healthy Heart Grants

15 May 2014 - 11:26 by michelle.foster

Heart Research UK (HRUK) and Subway® Healthy Heart Grants of up to £10,000 are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in specific groups or communities.

The HRUK and SUBWAY® Healthy Heart Grant is only available for projects that actively promote heart health and reduce the risk of heart disease. A funding pot of £10,000 is available in each region.

Only community or voluntary organisations, registered charities or other not for profit organisations may apply.

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Two social media competitions for I Love Small Charities Day

9 May 2014 - 10:16 by michelle.foster

Small Charity Week launches with I Love Small Charities Day – a day to raise awareness of the work of all small charities across the UK, whether you take part in one of the competitions below or carry out your own activity.

There are two competitions to help raise the profile of small charities, which includes a cash prize for the winning small charities.

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