The financial challenge faced by voluntary organisations over the past 12 months has been unprecedented. And now with the additional costs of making your services covid-secure for the long term, we know many of you are worrying about funds.
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We Stand Together, in partnership with The Whitworth, are offering an opportunity to explore:
- what community means to you
- how you see communities building cohesion, or hope they will do
- how you can represent that through creative or performing art
Tesco Community Grants has relaunched and is open for applications here from community groups and schools.
The NSUN Side by Side Fund will award grants of up to £500 to peer support, mutual aid or self-help groups in England and Wales to connect remotely, prepare to move their activities to face-to-face, or make their group more sustainable. The peer support, mutual aid or self-help group must benefit people or communities who live with mental ill-health, trauma and distress.
The National Lottery Community Fund in Greater Manchester are working with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) led organisations to understand how they can make their funding more accessible and inclusive.
Equality and Diversity UK are always working to raise awareness of how to effectively eradicate racism and to supporting the development of anti-racist strategies.
Equality and Diversity UK want to support you in telling your stories and hearing your suggestions for beginning the journey for eradicating racism.
Booska Paper exposes structural racism in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector and explored the impact of the pandemic on funding attitudes in the UK.
It highlights the issues that need to be addressed to help us create more just and racially equitable society where all communities can flourish.
Northmoor Community Association (NCA) are looking volunteers to welcome and support customers in their friendly Community Diner. NCA are looking for volunteers for 3 hours a week on Wednesdays or Fridays. No experience is necessary, just a positive, friendly attitude. Full training will be provided and a free meal from the Community Diner.
The Bishops of England and Wales have asked that a Day of Prayer for the Survivors of Abuse be celebrated each year on the Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter. Bishop John asks all parishes to offer Mass for this intention on Tuesday 4 May and to remember this intention with special prayers or a time of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.
NHS Blood and Transplant urges people to donate their blood plasma – which will be used to make antibody-based medicines called immunoglobulins, for people with weak immune systems and a variety of other rare disorders. Thousands of patients rely on immunoglobulin medicines for short-term treatment or lifelong diseases.