Orange boat made from paper - origami
22 February, 2021

 

The Whirlwind Trust has small grants available to organisations that support young, disadvantaged or disabled people (aged up to 25) through maritime and outdoor activities. Funding is designed to help these organisations provide life-changing experiences for young people, helping them build confidence and learn new skills, whatever their financial circumstances or physical abilities. 

Young Black woman in purple shirt
6 January, 2021

 

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for Black-led grassroots organisations and projects that remove barriers faced by Black women and girls, and help them progress. 

The money comes from the CROWN UK Fund, created by Dove, and £170,000 will be invested overall. 

Funders are looking for:

5 January, 2021

 

Almost two-thirds of England’s youth organisations are at risk of closure, according to new research from the charity UK Youth.

Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has left 1.5 million vulnerable young people in need of vital help, many of the groups that support them are at risk themselves. What’s more, 31% of youth organisations surveyed with an income of less than £250,000 said they might have to shut in the next six months.

 

As part of National Trustees' Week, Voscur is holding this free conference for Trustees to engage with the challenges and opportunities of the present landscape and to network with others.

What is this event about?

Date/Time: 
Thursday, 5 November, 2020 - 10:00 to 13:00

 

We are pleased to announce an extra event in March 2021, as part of our Youth Sector Support Fund Online Conference. Bookings are now open.

Our usual annual face-to-face conference has been taking place online, and we've reshaped the event to meet the new circumstances and needs of the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in light of COVID-19. 

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 30 March, 2021 - 10:30 to 12:30
Mother and baby health and wellbeing funding
2 September, 2020

 

The government has launched a Health and Wellbeing Fund to support VCSE organisations working with mothers and babies from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities or deprived neighbourhoods. 

Money will go towards community projects that improve perinatal mental health, learning and speech and language development or immunisation rates, or projects that prevent low birth weight, obesity and/or smoking. The aim of the funding is to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities. 

Virtual meeting collaboration
23 July, 2020

 

More than 550 Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations and academics have signed an open letter to Research England and to UK national newspapers, calling for a review into VCSE sector engagement with universities in the emerging UK Research & Development (R&D) Roadmap

Feeding Bristol Healthy Holidays campaign
16 July, 2020

 

Feeding Bristol has launched its Healthy Holidays fundraising appeal to help more than 14,250 disadvantaged children over the school holidays.

Money raised will go towards providing food and activities in areas of high deprivation. The programme includes a range of activity packs, cooking classes, and cookery films to guide families in making nutritious recipes.

 

This forum, streamed live by Westminster Insight, focuses on tackling domestic abuse, from identifying victims early on, to protecting victims during COVID-19, and understanding perpetrators. 

The Domestic Abuse Bill will also be reviewed at the event. 

A wide range of expert speakers will appear at the forum, including:

Date/Time: 
Tuesday, 3 November, 2020 - 09:00 to 13:45

Supportive Parents have created a virtual hub of local resources and services for young people with additional needs.

In addition to their own SENDIAS service, there's an introduction to a wide range of others providing sport, creative activities, skills, training and mental health support.

The hub is online now.

 

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