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Community Plus – New Santander Foundation Grants Fund

19 Oct 2012 - 16:26 by michelle.foster

The Santander Foundation has announced the launch of a new grants fund worth £1.23 million.

Designed to be quick and easy to use, nominations can be made by charities as well as Santander customers and staff.

Just visit any Santander branch and complete a nomination form. The completed form should be dropped into the box provided in your local branch. There are no closing dates and entries will be regularly considered by a panel of staff drawn from across the region. Successful charities will be notified within 2 months of submitting their nomination.

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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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Edge Fund to support radical social change

11 Oct 2012 - 13:46 by michelle.foster

The Edge Fund was initiated by a small group of philanthropists and activists in early 2012 who wanted to explore how funds could be distributed in a way that both devolves the power of donors and creates real and systemic social change.

The Edge Fund seeks to support communities, campaign groups and activists struggling for social, economic and environmental justice, especially those who are:
1. Working for systemic change – those who seek to dismantle and replace the structures and processes that create oppression, inequality and environmental destruction;

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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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Eastlands Homes' Community Grant

3 Oct 2012 - 16:25 by michelle.foster

Funding is available to support projects and activities operating in east and south-east Manchester. Applications are encouraged from all of Eastlands Homes' areas - Openshaw, Beswick, Clayton, Miles Platting, Ardwick, Levenshulme, Longsight, Rusholme and Gorton - but must benefit the local community in order to be considered.

Eastlands Homes is a not-for-profit organisation set up in 2003 that has grown to around 8,000 properties, largely due to two stock transfers from Manchester City Council.

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