21 November, 2018

Labour Peer Lord Toby Harris of Haringey has been appointed Chair of the Fundraising Regulator

Lord Harris will take up the role from 1 January 2019 when the current Chair Lord Grade steps down.

15 November, 2018

 

Co-op Foundation invites organisations to bid for two tenders to tackle youth loneliness through youth services, with £85,000-150,000 available. The tenders come as part of the Co-op Foundation's partnership with the government on the Building Connections Fund.

The money will be allocated as follows, and organisations are welcome to apply for both options if they prefer:

15 November, 2018

 

The Centre for Ageing Better will award grants of £40,000-60,000 to VCSE organisations with projects to promote age-inclusive volunteering.

Funding comes from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), whose Office for Civil Society teamed up with the Centre for Ageing Better to publish a review of age-friendly and inclusive volunteering.

12 November, 2018

 

The National Churches Trust has announced that the Cornerstone Grants Programme is now open for applications. The Cornerstone Grants Programme offers grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 towards the cost of urgent structural repair projects costed at more than £100,000 including VAT.

12 November, 2018

 

True Colours Trust UK Small Grants Programme.

Charities and projects with a charitable purpose can apply for funding that supports disabled children and their families. Grants of up to £10,000 are usually available for hydrotherapy pools; multi-sensory rooms; mini buses; young carers projects; sibling projects; and bereavement support.

 

10 November, 2018

 

Community projects that prevent hate crime or support victims can apply for new government funding, as part of the Hate Crime Action Plan. A hate crime is defined as being hostile or prejudiced towards someone for their race (including colour, nationality, ethnicity and national origin), religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.

9 November, 2018

 

Blended loans and grant financing packages of £50,000-150,000 are available to VCSE organisations which help people who are not in work or are struggling to find work - for example, school leavers or those who are underemployed. The main aim of your organisation must be to improve employability, and ideally you will have been operating for at least 21 months.

6 November, 2018

 

Bristol City Council has launched a consultation to gather views on the level of council tax that should be charged in the city from April 2019.

The consultation offers five main options, ranging from no increase through to a four percent increase.

 

NCVO has published a new factsheet aimed at preparing voluntary sector organisations for Brexit.

It sets out the main Brexit considerations for UK voluntary organisations as well as practical steps you can take to prepare for the post-Brexit environment, including:

- Economic impact

- Employing EU nationals

- EU Funding

- The opportunities ahead

30 October, 2018

 

This year’s budget has been over-shadowed by Brexit, with NCVO having described it as being one that will tide us over until we leave the EU.

While the government has hailed it as being the ‘end to austerity’, the only significant areas of spending have been on road improvements and the health service and many national VCSE organisations have expressed disappointment at the number of missed opportunities in the budget.

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