March 2019

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Football Foundation

The Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund, which is available to football clubs, schools, councils and local sports associations, is focused on supporting the development of new or refurbished local football facilities, and replaces the previous Facilities Scheme, Build the Game and the Premier League Community Facility Fund.

The Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund gives grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 for projects that:
• Improve facilities for football and other sport in local communities
• Sustain or increase participation amongst children and adults, regardless of background age, or ability
• Help children and adults to develop their physical, mental, social and moral capacities through regular participation in sport.

The types of facilities the Football Foundation give money for include:
• Grass pitches drainage/improvements
• Pavilions, clubhouses and changing rooms
• 3G Football Turf Pitches (FTPs) and multi-use games areas
• Fixed floodlights for artificial pitches.

Priority for applications involving professional club community programmes will be given to projects that are located within areas of high deprivation (as defined by the Governments Indices of Deprivation). For projects outside of these areas, priority will be given to those that can demonstrate that it draws a significant proportion of its participants from neighbouring deprived areas.

Schemes that are a joint application between professional club community schemes and grassroots football will be prioritised, as will those supporting 3G FTPs. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that all available options for match funding have been exhausted and to be able to provide evidence for this. As a guide, projects would normally be expected to secure 50% match funding although each project will be assessed based on individual circumstances.

The Football Foundation strongly recommends that applicants use the pre-application advice offered on their behalf by The FA and the network of County FAs around England.

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D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

The Trust gives grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom in support of causes connected with the arts, medical welfare and the environment.

Grants generally range from £500 to £5,000 for one-year periods, however longer-term grants are sometimes awarded.

The Trustees will consider applications for core costs or projects, and they also consider applications for matched funding. Projects falling into the following themes will be considered:
• Bursaries for arts education establishments
• Promotion of access, education and excellence in the arts
• Hospice care
• Autism, the deafblind, respite care and care for carers
• Preservation of the countryside and heritage conservation.

The Trustees usually consider applications three times a year in March, July and November.
The next deadline to apply is the 18th June 2019.

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Future Parks Accelerator

A new £10million ‘Future Parks Accelerator’ initiative is a new national initiative to enable places across the UK to develop ambitious solutions to secure and enhance the future of public parks and greenspaces for long term public benefit.

Heritage Fund have joined forces with the National Trust to find and back ambitious and sustainable solutions to protect and enhance public parks and green spaces. The Future Parks Accelerator (FPA) is a UK-wide £10m strategic initiative that will enable up to eight local authorities and communities to develop and implement bold and innovative funding and management solutions for all their green spaces across, against a challenging backdrop of financial uncertainty.

The FPA will support places to grow the contribution parks make to civic life while becoming financially sustainable. It will involve discovering how parks and green spaces could be better used, managed and funded to serve community needs and aspirations now and over the next generation.

Grants of up to £5million will support projects to regenerate public parks, urban green spaces and cemeteries through HLFs open programmes.

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Hilden Charitable Fund

The Hilden Charitable Fund awards grants of an average of £5,000 to causes working at community level in the UK and developing countries which are less likely to be able to raise funds from public subscriptions.

Current UK funding priorities are: Homelessness, Penal Affairs, Asylum Seekers and Refugees, and Community Based initiatives for Disadvantaged Young People Aged 16 to 25 (to fund programmes that are helping these young people in the job market, with advice, training, volunteering and work placement schemes).

Overseas, Hilden concentrates on projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health and particularly welcomes those that address the needs and potential of girls and women.

Only applications submitted on the form supplied on the website will be considered.

Hilden accepts applications at any time but the closing date for the Summer meeting is Wednesday May 15th 2019.

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Agewell have moved to Oldbury

Agewell have moved office to Rounds Green Library, Martley Road, Oldbury B69 1DZ.

The contact number remains unchanged: 0121 796 9333.

Visit the website for the latest news from Agewell.


Social Accounting and Audit Training Workshop

The Social Audit Network (SAN) is running a two-day training workshop to prepare people to complete their social accounts. Successful completion of the course qualifies participants as social accountants.  The workshop takes place on 9th & 10th April at the Dudson Centre, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5DD.

How will the two-day Social Accounting Training benefit your organisation? It will give you the tools, skills and knowledge to:

PROVE what you do. This will be particularly useful to provide information for funders on the social benefits you provide in your communities and for preparing funding applications.
IMPROVE what you do, by strengthening your business practices and reporting on your social value & impact
ACCOUNT for what you to clients, investors, funders and commissioners.

The workshop will take you steadily through a 4-Step social accounting and audit process. You will be able to prepare a social report on the value and impact your organisation provides in your community and the foundations to operate more effectively and efficiently.

Booking and full details can be found here

Any questions? Speak to SAN Midlands and Staffordshire Regional Coordinator, on 07862 242 814.

This is what some people said about the Social Accounting and Audit Introductory Information events run in Stoke in November 2018 and Stafford in January 2019:

I liked the logical approach to strategic planning and the importance of consulting stakeholders.
• The simplicity of the information provided – easy to understand.
• Getting a structure to use to refresh our organisational strategy.
• The pace – lots of time to reflect and discuss. The content was well explained.

Wildlife Trust for Birmingham seeks a Volunteer Coordinator

The work of the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is underpinned by a long history of volunteer participation. From the genesis of its urban wildlife movement, to the wide range of volunteer activity happening today.

To continue to offer the best possible experience, the Trust is looking for a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator to lead and develop this area of our work, supporting people through all stages of their volunteer journey and establishing best practice throughout the organisation.

Days Worked: 3 days per week (0.6FTE)
Salary: £23,087 FTE per annum, actual salary £13,852
Term: Permanent
Location: Birmingham

For further details and link to application documents click here.

The deadline for applications is 10.00 am on Monday, 8 April 2019.

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham seeks a Finance Office

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is seeking to recruit a Finance Office: Fully qualified AAT (three days per week).

Salary: £23,087 per annum – Grade 3, Point 7 (pro rata £13,852.20)
Hours: 22.5 hours per week

The role is to provide a support function within the Resources department. Duties will include processing the day to day financial transaction of the Trust including reconciliation, reporting and supporting the team in an effective and efficient manner. The role has scope for progression on payroll, budgeting and compliance reporting to both the Charity Commission & Companies House.

See job description.

For more information and to download an application form and job description please see the website

The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Monday 8 April 2019.
Interviews will be held on Thursday, 11 April 2019 (PM).

For an informal conversation please call Atul Thaker 0121 523 0094 Ext 218.

Birmingham-based Charity seeks Executive Manager

CASBA is a small, well respected charity providing specialist advocacy services for learning disabled citizens in Birmingham. The charity celebrated its 30th Birthday in 2018. The organisation is looking to recruit a new experienced Executive Manager, who will be tasked with taking CASBA into a new phase of project development and partnerships.

Hours per week: 28 hours
Salary: Actual – £27,193.30 per annum
Pro rata – £35,934 per annum
Location: Northfield, Birmingham

As CASBA’s Executive Manager you will:
• Lead the organisation to deliver its vision and mission
• Develop and lead a committed team of staff and volunteers
• Lead on advocacy and support project development
• Lead on income development and funding applications
• Support the Trustees
• Develop existing and new partnerships with other organisations
• Lead on the marketing and promotion of the organisations and its key messages.

For an application pack please contact CASBA at, visit the website or by post, CASBA, St Laurence Pastoral Centre, 173 Church Road, Northfield, Birmingham B31 2LX

For further information please contact CASBA on 0121 475 0777 and ask to speak to Heather Baseley (Interim Manager).

Closing date for applications: Friday 29th March
Interviews will be held on Monday 8th April 2019

Possible commencement date for successful applicant – 13th May 2019 (although this can be negotiated)

PRS Foundation’s Open Fund

PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Organisations supports high quality new music projects led by promoters, talent development organisations, venues, festivals, curators and large performance groups (for example orchestras, choirs, jazz bands or folk groups with 12 or more performers).

Supported projects will involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music and enable Music Creators i.e. songwriters, composers, or solo artists, bands, producers and performers of all backgrounds, to develop creatively and professionally.

Grants of up to £10,000 are awarded to composers cover activities such as:
• Touring
• Recording
• Promotion and marketing
• Commissions of new music by UK-based creators*
• Exciting community projects involving high-quality music creators
• Music creator residencies
• Live programmes featuring new UK music

Successful proposals will fit all three of the following funding priorities:
• To support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre
• To enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential
• To inspire audiences
Priority is given to not for profit groups.

The next closing date for applications is 6pm on the 10th June 2019.

More information at:

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