FaithAction will be administering a pot of £160,000 over 2 years. This is available as 1:1 match-funding for small grants of £2,000 and £5,000 to facilitate new multi-faith social action projects at a local level, where there is often a lack of confidence in undertaking volunteering work in a multi-faith way.
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The Community Investment Fund invests debt and equity into community based social enterprises and charities in England. The Fund’s investors are the Social Investment Business Foundation and Big Society Capital.
The Fund invests between £250,000 and £1m in community based, locally led organisations which are providing essential support and services to improve the well-being of local residents, developing the local economy and creating positive social change for all individuals in the community.
Plans are fully underway for the sixth annual Armed Forces Day on Saturday 28 June, and you can show your support for the Armed Forces and Veterans by applying for funding to host your very own event.
For the last five years Armed Forces Day has been celebrated by events big and small across all of the United Kingdom, and even abroad. As well as the national event, hosted this year by the City of Stirling in Scotland, a series of smaller events will take place up and down the UK to recognise the outstanding work of our Armed Forces.
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) are looking for case studies from providers, commissioners or ULOs showing what person centred support can look like within mental health services and across community based support.
As part of TLAP’s programme of extending Making it Real to people with mental health needs, they have been asked by NHS England to produce some materials along with National Voices – focussing on Making it Real ‘narratives’.
Hough End Hall is a Grade II listed, former family home of the Mosley family in Chorlton and is up for sale. Chorlton Civic Society project in conjunction with Three’s Company are looking at this as a great opportunity to buy the building and keep it in the community for use by the community.
The building has a long history, being built in 1586, and said to be “the best, the only major Elizabethan mansion of Manchester red brick…with mullioned and ransomed windows and gables”.
The Vegetarian Society are daring the public to go meat-free for National Vegetarian Week 2014, which takes place on 19-25 May by either challenging themselves, or, if they’re already vegetarian or vegan, challenging their friends, family and colleagues.
Those who sign up will receive a newsletter each day of NVW, featuring a delicious recipe and some handy tips for making the most of the Week.
Vegetarian food is fun, tasty and seriously varied, and there’s never been a better time to give it a go.
The Big Lottery Fund has announced the launch of Big Potential, a £10 million fund to help charities and social enterprises get investment ready. The ultimate aim of the fund is to improve the sustainability, capacity and scale of VCSE organisations so they can deliver greater social impact.
The Big Lottery Fund has chosen the Social Investment Business in partnership with Charity Bank, Social Enterprise UK, Locality and the University of Northampton to deliver the much needed support to the VCSE sector.
BBC Children in Need give grants for children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect, any kind of disability, behavioural or psychological difficulties and living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Organisations are funded who work to combat this disadvantage and to make a real difference to children and young people's lives.
BBC Children in Need's Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations.
NOISE Festival 2014: Open call for entries now open to emerging creatives
Creative industry greats including Brian Eno (Music/arts), Giles Deacon (fashion), Ian Livingstone (games / new media), Elaine Constantine (photography), Sir Nicholas Grimshaw (architecture), Gerald Scarfe (illustration), Thris Tian from Boiler Room (underground music / enterprise) and Clive Barker (moving image) have been announced as the NOISE Festival 2014 Curators to personally handpick online www.NOISEfestival.comFestival submissions.
Playing fields are one of the most important resources for sport in England but many of them are waterlogged or in a state of disrepair, so Sport England are investing £28 million of National Lottery funding into improving community sports fields.
The programme is being delivered via eight funding rounds with approximately £4 million being awarded to projects in each round. The first five rounds of funding has benefited 336 projects who have been able to either create new natural turf pitches or improve existing ones that needed leveling or drainage works.