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Do you live, work or volunteer in Collyhurst and have an idea that could improve the area?

26 Nov 2013 - 16:08 by michelle.foster

If so, you could be awarded cash and support through the Star People programme to help change Collyhurst for the better.

Come along to Church of the Saviour, Eggington Street, Collyhurst, M40 7RN on Thursday 5th December between 12pm and 2pm for a chat and a brew to find out more.

Groundwork is working in partnership with UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs to raise awareness of the Star People programme in Collyhurst, Manchester.

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New Cabinet Office Fund Launched for Vulnerable and Disengaged Young People in England

15 Nov 2013 - 09:46 by michelle.foster

The Fund is being administered by the Social Investment Businesses on behalf of the Cabinet Office, and aims to help grow ambitious social action programmes in England.

Grants of between £30,000 and £250,000 are available to fund work with young offenders, young people in care or leaving care, and other groups of disengaged and vulnerable young people such as those not in education, employment or training (NEETs) or with special educational needs or disabilities. Projects must serve young people between the ages of 9 and 24, or young offenders aged 10 to 18 years.

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Sustainable travel grants

15 Nov 2013 - 09:44 by michelle.foster

Travel Choices is offering grants to businesses for schemes which encourage employees to make sustainable travel choices.

Whether you want to build bike storage facilities at your premises so staff can cycle to work, put in an electric vehicle charging point or run an event to promote sustainable travel to staff, you can apply for up to £10,000 to make it happen.

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Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund awards

14 Nov 2013 - 10:55 by michelle.foster

The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund is looking to help small, local community based projects and community minded people.

From 4 November 2013 for 16 weeks they are seeking to donate eighty £300 awards to help people or groups with their community programmes.

For further information and to apply, visit: www.galaxyhotchocolate.com/fund/register  

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Help the Homeless Grants

14 Nov 2013 - 10:55 by michelle.foster

Help The Homeless gives grants up to £5,000 for capital costs to small and medium-sized registered charities (those with a turnover of under £1m per annum).

They fund projects that assist individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offer shelter or other forms of sustenance.

The next deadline is 31 December 2013.

For further information and to apply, visit: www.help-the-homeless.org.uk/applying-for-funding/  

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Crowdfunding: raising funds, building community

13 Nov 2013 - 13:48 by michelle.foster

Crowdfunding is a way of raising finance by asking a large number of people each for a small amount of money.

Do you have a great idea or project?
Would you like to engage your supporters in a new way?
Are you keen to use an innovative fundraising tool?

In partnership with Manchester City Council and CrowdfundUK we are running briefing sessions on:

Date & Time: 18 November, 2013 - 10:00 to 12:00
Venue: Southway Housing Trust, Aspen House, 825 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2SN
*This session is now fully booked

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Rethinking Parks – Nesta, the Heritage Lottery and the Big Lottery Fund

8 Nov 2013 - 09:45 by michelle.foster

Over the next two years, Nesta, The Heritage Lottery Fund and The Big Lottery Fund will back a small number of pioneering innovations, with a focus on finding the new business models that will enable our parks to thrive for the next century.

Voluntary and community sector organisations and public sector organisations from across the UK may apply for grants of between £50,001 and £100,000 as well as nonfinancial support to carry out their innovative ideas to make the UK's public parks financially sustainable.

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How does your organisation demonstrate its social impact?

7 Nov 2013 - 10:59 by sefton.simpson

 Is this the million dollar question? In the world of Return on Investment (ROI) and cost benefit analysis where L’oreal campaigns are banned and you need to PROVE “you’re worth it”, everything we found comfortable, and have coined phrases about, is rewritten. The money is no longer where the mouth is but where the outcomes are and increasingly, organisations are being asked to show not only what outcomes will be achieved but to also explain those outcomes in the context of counterfactual analysis: what would happen without your project? Can you prove the importance of your service?

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Arts Council England's £24 Million Small Capital Grants - Round 2 Open

1 Nov 2013 - 09:06 by michelle.foster

Arts Council England’s Small Capital Grants scheme is designed to benefit arts initiatives taking place in England, helping to make these projects more sustainable and resilient. The scheme forms part of a range of measures intended to help create a more sustainable, resilient and innovative arts sector.

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