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Tesco Centenary Grants Programme

Tesco have launched the Centenary Grants programme in celebration of Tesco reaching its 100th year as a supermarket retailer. Groundwork which is an environment charity is running the grant programme on behalf of Tesco. The Centenary Grants round is now open for not-for-profit groups to apply for the full £25,000 grant, to deliver any health…Read More


The Lucy Rayner Foundation – Office Space Needed

The Lucy Rayner Foundation is a local charity working to raise awareness on mental health issues.  They are currently looking for office space 5 days a week, preferably furnished for around 8 volunteers, use of a meeting room would be useful but not essential. If this is something you can help us with please contact Stuart Rayner…Read More


Patient Round-Up June 2019

We have been asked to publish this Patient Round Up June 2019  of  local and national news and opportunitiesRead More


Recommendations to Heal the Generational Divide

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Social Integration has published its interim report examining what can be done to bridge the gap between older and younger people. Healing the Generational Divide looks highlights that political outlooks, geographical and social separation caused a gulf between age groups, and looks at ways in which community initiatives, public…Read More


Lloyds Bank Foundation – Enable Programme

Enable grants are awarded to charities which have identified clear development needs, and provide a great opportunity to strengthen charities to deliver more effectively.Read More


Volunteers’ Week, 1-7 June

Volunteers' Weeks takes place from 1-7 June, when we come together to show volunteers exactly what they mean to voluntary and community organisations, the individuals and communities they support.   There are lots of resources available to support your activities on the Volunteers' Week website, where you’ll also find examples from other organisations and planned…Read More


Should your charity be in the Cloud?

Office 365 vs Office desktop: which is really best for your charity? This is the topic of a recent article from Charity Digital News which offers some impartial tips about Microsoft cloud and desktop services. Give it a read if you are considering whether to ditch the traditional desktop-based versions of programs like Word, Excel…Read More


Help the CQC work better with VCSE sector

The Care Quality Commission is asking voluntary and community organisations to take part in a survey which will help them to shape guidance on how the Commission will work with the sector. This will include what to expect from the CQC and how VCSE organisations should share information with them. The CQC is looking to…Read More


Working with your trustees one-to-one: new guidance from the AoC

The Association of Chairs (AoC) has released a new guide about working with trustees for its members and participants of the Beacon Programme. The guide features the AoC’s new trustee cycle and practical ideas and suggestions as to how you can work with trustees from recruitment through to departure. You can find out more about…Read More


Free mental health training and resources for small charities

Mind has launched a free e-learning programme designed specifically for small organisations. Mental Health for Small Workplaces is made of three modules: Building your awareness, Looking after yourself and Supporting each other. You can find a link to the eLearning and a selection of supporting resources here.Read More


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