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Manchester's International Women's Day 2013 Grants

19 Oct 2012 - 11:31 by michelle.foster

This years international Women's Day grants provide an opportunity for not for profit groups to apply for small grants of £250 to £500 to host events that tackle the under representation of women in the arts, business, sport, science and the environment and promote work with different groups of women in Manchester.

Not-for-profit, voluntary and community groups can apply for grants of £250 to £500 to host International Women's Day events across the city during March 2013.

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Homelessness Transition Fund creates new fund - Future Ready Fund

12 Oct 2012 - 09:58 by michelle.foster

The aim of the Future Ready Fund is ‘To protect and enhance essential and strategically critical services for single homeless people and support them in the transition to becoming sustainable’

This means the fund is there to help organisations get ready for the future.

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Sport England Launches Get Healthy, Get into Sport

12 Oct 2012 - 09:57 by michelle.foster

A new pilot fund has been launched by Sport England with funding from the National Lottery. Awards of between £30,001 and £500,000 are available to fund sports projects that can best contribute to improving health while also growing weekly sports participation.

Sport England is focusing this funding on those who are least active and in this way plan to make a significant contribution to reducing health inequalities and producing the greatest potential health benefit in England.

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US Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter opens for UK projects

11 Oct 2012 - 13:20 by michelle.foster

Kickstarter, the US crowdfunding platform for creative projects, has opened for UK projects. Project details can be entered from today, but the fundraising won't begin until 31 October.

In the USA Kickstarter has generated over $350 million from more than 2.5 million people for 30,000 projects since it launched in April 2009.

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BBC Children in Need are making changes to their grant making

5 Oct 2012 - 09:54 by michelle.foster

BBC Children in Need are making changes to their grant making, making their application process more accessible.

To do this, their 15 October 2012 for their Small and Main Grant Programmes deadline will be the last one until Spring 2013.

Please note Positive Destinations and Fun and Friendship are still running but will not be open to new applications.

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Arts Council England Opens £20 Million Small Capital Grants Scheme

28 Sep 2012 - 10:46 by michelle.foster

Arts Council England's new 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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Community Rights Grant Programmes

28 Sep 2012 - 10:38 by michelle.foster

Over £10m available to community groups looking to take over local services using the new rights
Community groups can apply for funding to help them use the new Community Right to Challenge in the Localism Act. The Right came into force on 27 June and will empower local community organisations to take over a local service that they can run more effectively.

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Visit our new Funding Portal

21 Sep 2012 - 10:45 by michelle.foster

We are pleased to announce recent improvements to our funding search facility which makes it easier to find potential funding for your group or project.

Following feedback from users of the previous system GrantNet, the new funding portal offers more control to the user and allows you to identify and select only funding schemes and awards that are appropriate for your project from over 5,000 sources including government, lottery and trust funds.

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