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.
More information at: http://www.futureparks.org/toolkit/future-parks-accelerator
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.
More information at: http://www.hildencharitablefund.org.uk/
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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
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 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 http://www.bbcwildlife.org.uk/jobs
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the website www.casba.org.uk 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 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:
• 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: http://prsfoundation.com/funding-support/funding-for-organisations/the-open-fund-for-organisations/%C2%A0
The Swimathon Foundation has announced that its Community Grants Scheme has opened for applications. The Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme offers funding of between £500 and £2,500 to groups who provide and promote swimming in their local community; in particular to groups that would otherwise not take part.
Grants are available towards:
• Providing swimming lessons targeted at a specific group or section of society that would not be able to take part, or would have extreme difficulty in participating in mainstream swimming lessons
• The costs of staging an activity at a pool which aims to introduce non-swimmers or lapsed swimmers or very occasional swimmers to an enjoyable pool experience that is designed to stimulate and support their continued participation
• A grant towards equipment or improvements at a pool which will encourage either increased participation, for example through improving access above and beyond that required in the Equality Act 2010, or that will help swimming development in novice or non-swimmers. For example:
• Encouraging swimming participation from groups that may have a health need and can gain particular benefit.
• Encouraging under 5’s, children and young people, adults and older people to understand the benefits of taking part in healthy physical aquatic activity as part of the Start Active – Stay Active guidelines from the Chief Medical Officers in the UK
• Raising awareness, particularly in children, of water safety good practice and survival skills and techniques
• A grant to aid swimming clubs to develop programmes that are outside the normal delivery, providing a unique opportunity in swimming development
To be eligible for a Swimathon grant organisations need to be supported by pools that are participating in Swimathon. Some of examples of groups that Swimathon Foundation Community grants will support, but are not limited to:
• Community groups
• Swimming clubs
• Senior groups
• Youth groups
• Sports clubs
• Disability charities
• Scout groups
• Healthy living groups; etc.
Applicants must be a representative of, or have the support of, a pool participating in Swimathon.
The closing date for applications is the 3rd April 2019.
More information at: https://swimathonfoundation.org/grants
Leeds Building Society Foundation primarily provides funding towards practical items that directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues.
Donations usually fund items of “capital expenditure” i.e. items must directly help those in need, rather than contributing to the charity’s running costs.
The Foundation accepts applications from UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity.
Applications are reviewed every quarter. The deadline for the next (June) meeting is Monday 13th May 2019.
More information at: http://www.leedsbuildingsociety.co.uk/your-society/about-us/foundation/