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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Funding to Tackle Fuel Poverty

The Scottish Power Energy People Trust has announced that its grants programme is open for applications. The Trust provides grants to registered charities for projects that address fuel poverty.

Organisations can apply for grants of up to £50,000 for projects that:

Provide energy efficiency advice
Improve home energy efficiency through draught proofing, insulating and or other practical measures
Support

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Heritage Enterprise Programme

The Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Enterprise grants programme aims to support not-for-profit organisations to help them work in partnership with the private sector in the restoration of unused historic building and sites and unlock their economic potential.

The programme provides grants where historic buildings have failed to attract enough investment because the cost of their repair

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Hospice and palliative care services – Masonic Charitable Foundation

The Masonic Charitable Foundation offers grants of between £500 and £5,000 to hospices and palliative care services in England and Wales that receive less than 60% of their funding from the NHS towards the operating costs of hospice services for adults and/or children.

Individual grants are calculated on the basis of the services provided and the

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Heritage Mortgage – Architectural Heritage Fund

The Architectural Heritage Fund (AHF) which is a registered charity that promotes the conservation and regeneration of historic buildings, has launched a new mortgage-style loan facility.

It will enable charities, not-for-profit companies, CICs, Parish and Town councils to borrow £150,000 – £500,000 over 10-20 years (up to 30 years by exception) for the conservation and regeneration

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Help the Homeless grants

Help the Homeless, a national Charity which aims to help homeless people throughout the United Kingdom to resume a normal life, is currently accepting applications from small and medium sized charities and voluntary organisations.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available towards capital costs to support projects that assist disadvantaged individuals in their return to mainstream

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

GLL and Spacehive – new funding scheme for community projects

Crowdfunding platform Spacehive has officially partnered with GLL, the UK’s largest charitable social enterprise to launch the GLL Community Foundation. The Foundation has been set up to provide both grant funding and practical ‘in kind’ support with a value of up to £5,000 to community projects across the UK. Projects could include:

Creating or renovating public

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Smart Energy GB Communities Fund

Smart Energy GB in Communities is part of a campaign to inform and inspire people about smart meters and the benefits they can bring. In 2017 funding is being targeted at people over the age of 65 who have no personal internet access.

Regionally or locally based not for profit organisations that can reach and deliver

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Just About Managing – essential skills for manager in third sector

Wednesday, 12 July 2017
9:30am to 12:30pm

This workshop is provided by the Solihull Community Enterprise for Success Programme 2016-19 .

This half day session is a highly interactive, enjoyable and stimulating mix of learning and group coaching focusing on four essential skills for managers in the third sector.

The workshop will look at Time Management, specifically identifying and developing strategies to

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Building Resilience in Arts & Cultural Organisations – social enterprise training

Building Resilience in Arts & Cultural Organisations

Working with Arts Council England, the School for Social Entrepreneurs will deliver a free 10 month learning programme based around the theme of Diversity & Entrepreneurism.

The aim of the programme is to support 25 arts and cultural organisations to develop their expertise and capacity to think long term about

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Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Trustee vacancy – DIAL Solihull

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