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Tuesday 7 July 2020
A new £10 million fund has been set up in response to ongoing concern about COVID-19's economic impact on the charity sector. The Charity Survival Fund has been created by The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust and will provide core funding to help UK registered charities offset lost income in the current financial year. The fund is particularly aimed at supporting small and medium-sized charities with... Read More
Tuesday 7 July 2020
POhWER is looking to capture the views of its service users to understand how its Independent Advocacy Service is performing, what is good about the service, and where improvements can be made. The charity, which provides information, advice, support and advocacy to people who experience disability, vulnerability, distress and social exclusion, has launched a survey called 'Your Voice, Your... Read More
University of Nottingham Ingenuity Programme
Monday 6 July 2020
A University of Nottingham programme designed to create impact through enterprise in communities across the UK is holding a series of summer events ahead of its official launch this September. The Ingenuity Programme, which has been running for four years, helps create start-ups and initiatives within UK organisations that deliver sustainable social impact. The programme is delivered via an... Read More
Self Help UK launches COVID-19 Survivors Group
Monday 6 July 2020
Self Help UK has launched a new peer support service for survivors of COVID-19. The new COVID-19 Survivors Group UK is open to all those across the country who have had the virus. Jarrod Skervin, Project Development Manager at Self Help UK, said, "As the virus is so new, we are only just beginning to understand some of the long term implications it can have on the physical and mental wellbeing of... Read More
Wednesday 24 June 2020
Localgiving has teamed up with Postcode Community Trust to provide a free annual Localgiving membership and a grant of  £500 to small charities and community groups. The Magic Little Grants Fund provides local charities and community groups the opportunity to access funding to deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation. Successful projects will support... Read More
Wednesday 24 June 2020
This Fund is designed to reach older people who are most likely to be missing out, now and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. There are three rounds of funding coming up. Registered charities can apply for between £5,000 and £15,000 for up to six months. Please be aware you can only apply once. If you have been unsuccessful, you will not be able to re-apply in a later funding round. Before... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Wednesday 24 June 2020
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS writes ... In my last message, I invited Leaders of Volunteers to think about how their volunteer programmes will adapt as we come out of lockdown. Several leaders have been in touch and we have discussed how volunteer recruitment can be safe, while still adhering to volunteering good practice. One way to do this is to slightly change the... Read More
Thursday 18 June 2020
Organisations that support vulnerable groups are encouraged to apply for a grant of £500 to help them deliver their services during the coronavirus crisis. The funding has been made available by Tesco Bags of Help and is being managed by community charity Groundwork UK. The application and payment process have been streamlined to make it easier for the funds to be distributed quickly.... Read More
Futures Community Grants programme opens for third round of applications
Tuesday 16 June 2020
Round three of Futures Community Grants programme opened for applications this week (Monday 15 June 2020). Jointly funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the European Social Fund, the Community Grants programme gives small charities and voluntary/community organisations, with a turnover of less than £500,000, an opportunity to access funds to deliver projects that help... Read More
Jules Sebelin, NCVS Head of Business Development & Deputy CEO
Tuesday 16 June 2020
Jules Sebelin, NCVS Head of Business Development & Deputy CEO, writes... Although we have been busy the last few weeks with various campaigns to celebrate volunteers and charities (for Volunteers' Week and Small Charity Week) we have been closely following the global response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement catalysed by the callous murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis Police... Read More

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