Grants of up to £25,000 are available to improve the capacity and sustainability of sight loss sector organisations in the UK to deliver positive outcomes for blind and partially sighted people
Thomas Pocklington Trust is inviting charitable organisations to submit an application for new and innovative projects that will achieve a positive impact under their strategic priority, “Collaboration and Sustainability”.
The Trust will consider applications in the following areas:
- Infrastructure and impact – including developing technological capabilities, restructuring reviews, Theory of Change, feasibility studies, partnership working (including resource sharing) and integrations and mergers
- Insights and research – gaps in data and evidence that can improve knowledge across the sector
- Innovation Seed Fund – initial funding for ideas and projects which can have a transformative benefit to the lives of blind and partially sighted people
The funding can be used to support costs such as new staff posts, paid training, professional fees, printing, marketing, website design, and capital items such as computers.
The deadline for applications is the 5th February 2023.
The fund may close sooner if a high volume of applications are received.
Grants are available to support schools and registered charities that wish to undertake educational projects with children and young people under the age of 25 in marginalised communities within the UK and internationally.
The British & Foreign Schools Society (BFSS) normally makes grants totalling about £900,000 in any one year.
For UK projects the focus is on projects to improve the educational outcomes and life chances of Young Carers and Children Looked After. Grants of between 30,000 and £100,000 are available (maximum £30,000 per year for multi-year projects).
Funding is available to UK registered charities with an annual income of between £5,000 and £2.5 million, and at least three years of continuous accounts. UK based and state-funded schools, academies, colleges and other educational establishments regardless of their income size are also eligible providing they can demonstrate a network effect beyond one individual school.
The Society also offers a small number of specific grants for organisations and individuals through its Subsidiary Trusts.
There is a two-stage application process and the next closing date for stage 1 applications is the 16th January 2023
Click here for further details.
The Youth Endowment Fund are excited to announce the launch of a new £4m grant round, co-funded by the Home Office, to find, fund and evaluate up to three programmes of trauma-informed practice.
There’s growing recognition that childhood experience of trauma influences children and young people’s development and behaviour.
The Youth Endowment Fund are looking to fund projects that:
- commission or deliver trauma-informed programmes (like staff training or trauma-informed policies), across the education, youth justice or children’s social care sectors.
- are ready for robust evaluation.
If that sounds like a project you run, they would like to hear from you. They would welcome applications from organisations
- run by Black, Asian or other racially minoritised leaders and / or
- focus on reaching Black, Asian or other racially minoritised practitioners and / or young people through their work.
SCVO and Dudley CVS would like to invite you to attend a free webinar to learn all about easyfundraising which is a free to use fundraising platform that enables your organisation to tap into free funding from online retailers.
Come along to this informal online session being held on Thursday 6th October 2022 between 1pm and 2pm, where easyfundraising’s Community Fundraising Manager, Becky Coleman will demonstrate how the platform works, show you how to get started and answer any questions you have. This is a free, easy and effective way to boost your funds so do come along to find out how! You can extend this invitation to other members of your team too.
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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting.
To find out more about easyfundraising and set up a free easyfundraising page for your organisation before this session, visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk/scvo or contact email@example.com
The Black Country Integrated Care System has commissioned an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for all the organisations in the Integrated Care System. To help with the development of the Strategy, it is important to understand the views and experiences of the employees of the organisations that comprise the Integrated Care System.
An engagement exercise was held between February and March 2022. The feedback from that engagement was then used to inform the development of the Draft Strategy. The Black Country Integrated Care System would now like your views on the Draft Strategy to ensure they are on the right track. View the Draft Strategy or view the Summary.
If you have not already done so, share your views by completing the online survey that captures your views on the Draft Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. The survey closes on Wednesday 24 August.
Focus groups. There will also be a series of one-hour virtual focus group sessions in August 2022, where you can find out more about the development of the Strategy and share your views on the Draft Strategy. Find out more and register for a place at one of these focus groups using this online form.
Additionally, if you would be able to support BCICS in arranging and hosting a focus group with eight to 10 members of staff from your organisation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Generation UK is a non-profit organisation, which run free education to employment programmes, recruiting motivated people, providing specialised training and supporting them to access life-changing careers by connecting them to employers who are seeking to access and recruit highly skilled and diverse talent.
No experience or qualifications needed.
Generation UK have funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority to specifically support West Midlands residents. Further information on Generation UK.
For the eligibility criteria and details of the current programme, a career in Cloud Technology, for which the organisation is currently recruiting, please click here.
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