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Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Your views on Solihull’s draft SEND School Places Strategy

We still want your views on the Draft SEND School Place Commissioning Strategy.

Consultation is still open on the SEND School Place Commissioning Strategy. The consultation will run until Monday 10 December 2018.

The strategy provides information regarding the current and future SEND population in Solihull and draws conclusions regarding the potential need to make changes to specialist

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Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Alcohol Awareness Course – SIAS

As part of the National Alcohol Awareness Campaign from Monday 19th November 2018 to Friday 23rd, SIAS is offering a free training course for local professionals who might come into contact with someone who is using alcohol problematically.

The course will take place at THE CORE Lower Floor, Homer Rd, Touchwood, Solihull B91 3RG on Wednesday 21st November from 1pm

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Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Funding for charities to become more enterprising – Access

This five-year Enterprise Development Programme worth a total of £40million is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment and managed by a coalition of partners. The initiative will provide a broad range of support for charities and social enterprises in England helping them make a transition to new enterprise models or grow existing

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Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Grants for community music groups – Music for All

The charity of the UK musical instrument industry, Music for All was founded on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to play music. Community groups, schools and individuals can apply for grant and other support for community music making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds.

Projects and

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Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Grants for urgent structural repairs to churches – National Churches Trust

The National Churches Trust’s 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.

Places of worship of any denomination and age can apply. The Trust will consider applications from listed and unlisted Christian places of worship across the UK. The Trust

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Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Architectural Heritage Fund

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) promotes the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings in the UK and is now open to applications.

Grants and low interest working capital loans are available to registered charities and constituted not for profit organisations. The AHF can provide grants to help with assessing the viability of a project, or to

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Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Environmental outreach education for disadvantaged young people – Field Studies Council

Youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council’s Kids Fund.

The Field Studies Council is an independent educational charity committed to raising awareness about the natural world and works through a network of residential and day Centres in

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Thursday, November 15th, 2018

BBC Children In Need – Main Grants

BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme provides grants of over £10,000 per project to not for profit organisations that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through:

Illness, distress, abuse or neglect
Any kind of disability
Behavioural or psychological difficulties
And / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

There is no upper limit for Main Grants

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Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Care-experienced young people’s aspirations – Life Changes Trust

Aspirational Awards Funding is currently available to young people aged 21 – 26 with at least three months experience of any of the following types of care:

Looked after at home (e.g. supervision order); foster care;
Residential care; secure care;
Kinship care.

Everyone has different aspirations and this programme can provide support for aspirational ideas based on the following

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Thursday, November 15th, 2018

Music grants for older people – Concertina

Concertina is a charity which makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies that provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly.

The charity is particularly keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding. Since its inception in 2004, Concertina has made grants to a wide range of charitable

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