28 August, 2018

Disadvantaged and under-represented communities that want to develop successful community businesses by issuing community shares, can apply for development grants of up to £10,000 and equity investments of up to £100,000. 

The funding is available to both new and existing community businesses.  The funding is however not suitable for newly formed community groups that are in the early stages of developing a community business proposal. 

28 August, 2018

The UK Government has announced a new £22 million fund to help tackle the construction skills shortage. The Construction Skills Fund will bring training to construction sites thus allowing learners to apply their knowledge in a real-world environment. The aim of the fund is to help meet the needs of employers while also supporting those who want to join the industry, particularly adult learners.

28 August, 2018

Marvellous Family Grants are awarded to families facing financial hardship whilst caring for a child with a serious illness. Grants of up to £1,000 can fund a variety of essential items and services including (but not limited to) specialist equipment, creative therapies, hospital travel expenses, everyday items to improve the child’s quality of life, attending medical/support group conference, social activities and memberships.

8 August, 2018


The Arts Council is expected to focus on diversity and localism in its strategy for 2020–2030, following release of the results of its recent consultation.

According to the consultation, two thirds of those surveyed believe that diversity presents one of the greatest opportunities for the sector over the next ten years. Yet the sector does not currently reflect society well enough – in its workforce, leadership, participants and audiences.

There are funders out there who want to support you to develop new income streams and become more sustainable. This briefing will look at where and how you can attract grant funding to help you make those changes that will ensure sustainability, what you can ask for and how to make the best possible case.

Wednesday, 12 September, 2018 -
12:00 to 14:00
18 July, 2018

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to support disadvantaged young people by offering education, training and volunteering opportunities and/or improving young people’s access to these opportunities. 

To find out more, click here

18 July, 2018

As funding from charitable and statutory sources gets harder to access we all need to think about other income sources out there that could help secure our services for the future. As usual, “Fund It” will give you access to up-to-date information from major charitable trusts but this year we’ll also be looking at other options. So come along to find out how other charitable organisations are diversifying their income, get top tips for future income generation and find out how to access new income streams effectively.

Join us to:

Wednesday, 7 November, 2018 -
10:00 to 16:00
10 July, 2018

The Justice and Equality Fund aims to bring an end to the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity by resourcing an expert network of advice, support and advocacy organisations and projects.

Inspired by the phenomenal campaigners of #metoo, TIME’s UP, Ni Nunca Mas, the #lifeinleggings movements and others, a group of UK-based women from the entertainment industry have come together to challenge the culture that permits people in positions of power to sexually harass and abuse others.

10 July, 2018

UnLtd and Scope join forces to tackle the disability employment gap

New partnership and funding opportunity launched, offering further support for social entrepreneurs with bold ideas to transform employment for disabled people.

For further information, please click here


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