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Monday, August 14th, 2017

Funding to help financial literacy projects – MSE Charity

The MSE Charity’s grants programme offers funding of up to £5,000 for projects to help fight financial and consumer illiteracy and to educate and inform adults and children about consumer and debt issues.

Constituted, community-based groups (including schools) can apply. Priority will be given to groups with an annual income of less than £300,000.

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Community Enterprise for Success – Networking & Lunch, 20 Sept

Join us for an informal networking event hosted by the Community Enterprise for Success (CEFS) programme for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in Solihull.

Guest speaker, Mark Ellerby from award winning PSIAMS Systems Ltd will be talking about how technology can be used to transform the way in which your organisation manages data, measures outcomes

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Fundamentals of Social Enterprise Business Planning – DiSE

20 September 2017; 9.30am – 12.30pm

Advertised by Development in Social Enterprise.

Led by Dave Lane.

A practical session guiding you through the business planning process using simple and creative techniques which will give you confidence and the tools to write a meaningful business plan that is tailored to your organisation.

Open to any third sector manager or trustee

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Programme assistant – Groundwork UK (Birmingham)

Groundwork UK

Programme assistant | Starting salary £23,572 | (Based in Birmingham)

Groundwork is a community environmental charity passionate about creating a future where everywhere is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny and everyone can reach their potential.

We are expanding our national team in Birmingham to increase our capacity

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

SWICDA Training Programme – for people working in care-related organisations

SWICDA has released its training programme for Autumn 2017

Course titles include:

Food Safety Level 2
Effective Person-Centred Communication
Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work PLUS
Person-Centred Dementia Care
Stroke Awareness
Managing People
Fire Safety includes Fire Marshall

SWICDA training programme – Sept-Dec 2017

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Grants for arts education – Edgar E Lawley

Edgar E Lawley foundation offers grants of around £1,500 to smaller charities and not-for-profit organisations, particularly in the West Midlands.

Among other priorities, the foundation wants to fund:

Education projects for the arts, commerce and industry.

The deadline for applications is 31st October 2017.

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Holiday Grants for Children – Henry Smith

Under the Henry Smith’s Charity Holiday Grants for Children Programme, schools, youth groups and not for profit organisations can apply for grants towards holidays or outings within the UK for children aged 13 and under who are from deprived areas or have a disability.

Applications can be made for grants towards a single trip, which could

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Masonic Charitable Foundation Community Support Grants

The Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Community Support Grants are available to registered charities for projects that:

Address financial hardship and its effects
Improve the lives of those affected by poor physical and/or mental health and wellbeing
Provide educational and employment opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people
Tackle social exclusion and disadvantage.

Charities can apply for either large grants of £5,000

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Preventing Hate Crime – Home Office

A new funding scheme to support the UK Governments Hate Crime Action Plan has been launched by the Home Office.

Not for profit organisations that have been established for at least 12 months and working in partnership with other organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects that help to prevent

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Funding to Enhance Community Facilities – Suez Communities Trust

The Suez Communities Trust provides funds to not-for-profit organisations to improve amenities that is available for leisure and recreation use by the general public. This could include:

Community cafes
Play areas
Skate parks
Youth centres; etc.

Through the Landfill Communities Fund the Trust can offer grants of up to £20,000 through its Smaller Projects Fund and grants of up to

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