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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Giving World Online – free resources for community groups

Vital resources available free of charge

Charities and community groups can now benefit from receiving free resources, courtesy of businesses donating their surplus stocks.

The only requirement is that the charities and community groups register at www.givingworldonline.com, there is even an option to request certain products that would truly help the local community, completely free

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Birmingham Enterprise Adviser Network seeking Enterprise Advisers

If an employer wants to engage with schools, one option is to work as an Enterprise Adviser (EA) as part of the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) Enterprise Adviser Network.

Enterprise Advisers are senior business volunteers who spend approximately 8 hours a month working with a school leadership team and use their business experience and professional

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Operations Manager – Changes UK

Job Title: Operations Manager
Location: Changes UK, Recovery Central, 9 Allcock Street, Birmingham and other Changes UK properties as required
Salary: £35,000/annum (pro-rata)
Hours: 37.5 hours/week
Accountable to: CEO, Changes UK
Deadline: 25th May at 1pm

Job Summary:

The Operations Manager will lead, direct and manage integrated service and business operations across the organisation.

The post holder will work with external partners and linked providers and be responsible for

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Legal update: Supporting Muslim Colleagues During Ramadan

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

Supporting Muslim Colleagues During Ramadan

Direct discrimination on the basis of religion or philosophical belief occurs where a person is treated less favourably in any aspect of religion or belief, and such treatment is not allowed under the genuine occupational requirement

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Legal update: PAYE: Benefits in kind, termination payments, tax-free childcare

The following update has been received from Sandy Adirondack, voluntary sector legal expert – www.sandy-a.co.uk

Income and National Insurance

For quick reference, the tax and NI rates for 2018-19, along with rates for statutory maternity, paternity, adoption pay, shared parental and statutory sick pay, student loan recovery, advisory fuel rates for company cars provided to employees, and mileage

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Projects development grants for churches – National Churches Trust

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help churches of any Christian denomination develop high quality sustainable repair and community projects. Priority in this round will be given to applications from the North East of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as from Baptist and Presbyterian churches.

Buildings must have been built as

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Greggs Foundations – environmental grants

The grants programme which is funded by the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops aims to improve people’s lives by improving their environments. The funding is available to small, locally based community led organisations with a turnover not in excess of £300,000. Schools are also able to apply and will receive the

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Holiday grants for disabled or disadvantaged 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, May 17th, 2018

Funding for adult male football teams – FA & Football Foundation

Retain the Game is a new scheme funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation that offers existing grassroots football clubs grants to help them to continue offering valued playing opportunities in organised football. These grants will support clubs’ adult male teams in three age categories:

Under-17 to Under-21;
Open Age;
Veterans.

Grants of £750 will be

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Group music making activities – Michael Tippett Foundation

The Michael Tippett Musical Foundation was established by the composer to encourage the music of the future.

The Foundation is offering funding of between £500 and £4,000 for the development of group music making, especially involving young people. Because of the Trust’s link with a major composer, the Trustees wish to see composition as central to projects put

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