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Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Youth Development Worker – Meriden Adventure Playground Association

Youth Development Worker – contract till March 2021

20 hours per week with salary of £14,000

Meriden Adventure Playground Association (MAPA) is a small but thriving charity rooted in its local community. We oversee and support the delivery of services at Meriden Adventure Playground to children, young people and families.

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Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Playworker – Meriden Adventure Playground Association

Playworker – contract till March 2021

37.5 hours per week with salary of £18,000

Meriden Adventure Playground Association (MAPA) is a small but thriving charity rooted in its local community. We oversee and support the delivery of services at Meriden Adventure Playground to children, young people and families.

Would you like to join our team as the Playworker

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Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Senior Playworker – Meriden Adventure Playground Association

Full-time Senior Playworker – contract till March 2021

37.5 hours per week with salary of £27,000

Meriden Adventure Playground Association (MAPA) is a small but thriving charity rooted in its local community. We oversee and support the delivery of services at Meriden Adventure Playground to children, young people and families.

Would you like to join our team as

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Thursday, April 19th, 2018

New Funding for School Breakfast Clubs

The UK Government has announced a boost to breakfast provision in schools that will be funded through the soft drinks industry levy.

Targeting the most disadvantaged areas of the country – including the Department for Education’s 12 Opportunity Areas – the funding will benefit over 1,770 schools to help make sure every child gets the best

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Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Reaching Communities Programme re-opens for applications – Big Lottery

The Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities Programme has re-opened for applications. Reaching Communities provide grants of over £10,000 to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need, including hard to reach communities.

You can apply if you are a:

Voluntary and community organisation
Social enterprise
Group of organisations, as long as they are led by

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Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Community Business Fund – Power to Change

Power to Change Trust’s £10 million Community Business Fund is open for applications from 24th April 2018.

Grants of between £50,000 and £300,000 will be available to existing community businesses in England looking to progress towards self-sufficiency.

Previous grants have been awarded to a wide range of businesses including:

Shops
Farms
Transport
Energy schemes
Community hubs.

The Community Business Fund only awards grants

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Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Support for Neighbourhood Planning – MyCommunity and Neighbourhood Planning programmes

From the 3rd April 2018, local community forums and parish councils are able to apply for basic grants of up to £9,000 (plus an additional £8,000 if they meet certain criteria) through the new £23 million My Community and Neighbourhood Planning programme.

The new programme runs from 2018 – 2022.

The funding is available to Town or

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Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust – funding for arts and music and to help elderly people

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust offers grants of £1,000 to registered charities. In 2018, projects must relate to Health (but not research).

Priority will begiven to projects focusing on:

The elderly that focus on homelessness
Domestic abuse, prisoners/offenders
Training/education
Counselling/support
Refugees and asylum seekers
Activities for those with limited access or opportunities.

To be eligible to apply, the charity must have a minimum operating

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Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Community Radio fund – Ofcom

Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund was established to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. It is funded by the UK Government and administered by Ofcom.

Grants can be awarded to support:

Management
Fundraising to support the station
Administration
Financial management & reporting
Community outreach
Volunteer organisation and support.

Grants can only be made to community radio licensees in the UK,

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Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Church Based Social Action – Cinnamon Project Lab

The Cinnamon Project Lab competition is looking for ambitious church-based social action projects that want to develop their initiatives so other churches can replicate them.

Two winners will receive a prize from Cinnamon Network and Mercers’ Company consisting of a development grant of £30,000, plus support from the Cinnamon Incubator which includes: expert coaching, world class

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