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Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Short Break workers – KIDS

We are looking for Short Breaks Workers across the West Midlands & Solihull areas.

Short Breaks is a 1:1 personal/support service for children and young people aged between 0-25 years.

Support practitioners are required across the West Midlands & Solihull. Workers are required to be qualified to a minimum level of NVQ 2 and willing to be trained

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Community Business Bright Ideas Fund – Power To Change & DCLG

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund supports community groups in England wanting to set up new community businesses. is open for applications.

Grants of up to £15,000, tailored business support as well as learning events are available to:

Give community groups the support and tools required to start setting up their community business
Provide them with the early stage

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Music Grants for Older People – Concertina

Concertina is a charity which makes grants 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 organisations nationwide in England

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Baptist & Presbyterian project development grants – 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, November 9th, 2017

Sainsbury’s Local Food Partner Programme

Sainsbury’s continues to expand its Local Food Partner Programme and is accepting applications from local charities to join the network.

Local food partner charities can collect dry and tinned food donated by customers and/or fresh food donated by Sainsbury’s to distribute in the community.

Applicants must be a registered charity, have appropriate Food Hygiene certification and be

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Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People – St James’s Place

Smaller charities and Special Needs Schools in the UK can apply to the small grants programme of the St James’s Place Charitable Foundation for grants of up to £10,000.

The Foundation will support projects that provide services to young people (under the age of 25) who suffer from physical or mental health difficulties or conditions, a

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Funding for Projects that Support the Education and Development of Children and Young People

Schools, colleges and community groups in England can apply for grants to BlueSpark Foundation to support the education and development of children and young people through educational, cultural, sporting and other projects.

BlueSpark is particularly keen to support projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

B&Q Community Re-Use Scheme

DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment.

All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Funding and Support for New Community Businesses – Power to Change & DCLG

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund, which offers community groups in England wanting to set up new community businesses offers grants and support.

The fund offers grants of up to £15,000, tailored business support as well as learning events will be available to give community groups the support and tools required to start setting up their

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Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Funding programme to support Local Social Action – DCMS & Big Lottery

A new funding programme supporting communities to take action on issues which matter locally has been launched by the Big Lottery Fund and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The Placed Based Social Action programme will support established partnerships to put social action at the heart of plans to make a positive difference in

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