29 October, 2018

 

It’s crunch time for Brexit; this month Theresa May announced that the government’s deal was 95 percent complete.

Brexit has proven notoriously difficult to predict – and not just in terms of the referendum outcome. The direction that the political processes could take is also subject to a number of factors, each of which could see it take a drastically different turn.

23 October, 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has launched a new £20 million fund to help those at risk of homelessness to secure their own tenancy.

The Private Rented Sector Access Fund was launched on World Homeless Day and aims to help up to 9,000 people to find private rented home.

4 October, 2018

The Tampon Tax Community Fund is being delivered locally across the UK through a partnership between the UK Community Foundations and its local community foundation members.

The purpose of the Tampon Tax Fund is to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to local projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls across the UK.

HMRC logo
3 October, 2018

Voluntary and community sector organisations are being invited to apply for grants of between £50,000 and £450,000 to help them provide advice and support to customers who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements; including those that are digitally excluded. The funding is being made available through HM Revenue and Customs. A total of £1.6 million is available to support projects in 2019 to 2020. The deadline for receipt of completed applications is the 2nd November 2018. 

 

British and Foreign School Society
3 October, 2018

Schools and other training and educational institutions have until the 2nd January 2019 to apply for funding and non- financial support to pilot new and innovative approaches to improving the educational attainment of looked after children and young carers so that they are able to take advantage of opportunities afforded by tertiary education and employment. The funding which is being made available through the British and Foreign School Society is looking to support projects which can be scaled up.

Grow Wild logo
3 October, 2018

Young people aged 14 – 25 can apply for grants of up to £500 to fund creative projects that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wildflowers and fungi. The aim is to reach and inspire other people in schools, youth groups or within their community. Applicants can use visual art, music, poetry, dance, or theatre; etc as part of their creative project. Each applicant must identify a Supporting Organisation to work with them on their project. The next deadline for applications is the 30th November 2018. 

 

Blue Spark Foundation logo
3 October, 2018

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects. Of particular interests are projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people. In most cases grants will be made on a relatively small scale. Many grants will be under £2,000, most will be under £5,000 and only in a few cases will grants exceed £10,000.

3 October, 2018

 

The Big Lottery’s name change to The National Lottery Community Fund will not herald any changes to its grant policy.

The UK’s largest community funder has said that applicants should continue as normal and that it would be in touch with grant holders to explain next steps and provide them with support.

25 September, 2018

Bristol City Council has announced its next steps for reversing the £5 million in savings from its Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) budget for 2018–19.

The reversal follows a High Court challenge brought by two families in which the judge ruled that the council should have consulted on the decision before it was made and that it was therefore unlawful.

The next steps are as follows:

Aviva Community Fund
20 September, 2018

Community organisations have until 9 October 2018 to apply for the Aviva Community Fund. Causes of all sizes will be considered for grants of £1,000 - £25,000.

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