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Preventing hate crime: funding for community projects

9 Nov 2018 - 10:05 by michelle.foster

Apply for funding for community projects that prevent hate crime. Hate crimes are crimes that are motivated by hostility or prejudice on the grounds of race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity and national origin), religion, disability, sexual orientation and transgender identity. Home Office

Providing funding for projects that prevent hate crime is one of the actions included in the UK government’s hate crime action plan.

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The Santander Foundation Discovery Grants

9 Nov 2018 - 10:03 by michelle.foster

The Santander Foundation awards grants of up to £5,000 to help disadvantaged people make the most of their future. Santander Foundation

Discovery Grants support projects that improve people’s knowledge, skills or which provide innovative solutions to overcome social challenges. The Santander Foundation can only support projects which fulfil these goals and our three priority areas - Explorer, Transformer and Changemaker.

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Youth Music – apply by 7 December 2018

9 Nov 2018 - 10:01 by michelle.foster

Youth Music is a national charity investing in music-making projects for children and young people (aged 0-25) experiencing challenging circumstances. Youth Music Network

Funding is focused on supporting projects for children and young people who face barriers to music-making as a result of who they are, where they live, or the circumstances they’re facing.

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Aldi Christmas Surplus Initiative – apply by 18 November 2018

9 Nov 2018 - 09:25 by michelle.foster

Are you a charitable organisation? Would you like to receive fresh food to help spread festive cheer to those in need this Christmas? Aldi stores will close for Christmas on 24 December and they are donating surplus fresh fruit, fish, meat and more. Sign up now to get involved.

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Trustees’ Week: 12-16 November 2018

7 Nov 2018 - 14:54 by michelle.foster

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world.

They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work.

Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

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Cascading Leadership: supporting peer-to-peer leadership development in the voluntary and community sector – open for applications

7 Nov 2018 - 14:36 by michelle.foster

The Kings Fund’s Cascading Leadership programme is now open for new applications. The King's Fund

The programme, now in its third year, offers free support, advice and training to the leaders of health and wellbeing charities based on a ground-breaking model of peer-to-peer support. To date, it has supported 120 voluntary and community sector (VCS) leaders and is now offering a further 64 places on this year’s programme.

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#GivingTuesday 27 November 2018

7 Nov 2018 - 14:34 by michelle.foster

This year's Giving Tuesday is on 27 November. This is a great opportunity to get your supporters involved in fundraising for your charity - whether it's simply by Tweeting about you using the #GivingTuesday hashtag, organising an event or taking on a sponsored challenge. Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is all about supporting and celebrating Britain’s charities.

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Strengthening your Organisation

Feel like you’re chairing in difficult times? Looking for more support?

As Chair you need to ensure your charity focuses on the right things, uses it resources well and achieves its purpose despite changing circumstances. For smaller organisations this can be a challenge, with reliance on a small staff team and or volunteers and minimal funds to pay for external expertise.

14 March, 2019 - 13:30 to 17:30
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