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Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Veolia Environmental Trust Grants

The Veolia Environmental Trust awards grants as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.

Constituted, not-for-profit groups within the vicinity of a qualifying Veolia site, can apply for grants for projects that support the natural, social and built environment.  The type of activities that can be supported include:

Community buildings and rooms: such as community centres, village halls, community

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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Legal update: GDPR resources and fees

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

Data protection fees

Following legislative changes arising from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), data controllers are, from today (25 May 2018), no longer required to register with (“notify”) the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), provide detailed information about their data processing to the

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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

The Relate Macmillan Counselling Service

The Relate Macmillan Counselling Service

is now established in Solihull and offers appointments at Solihull Relate, The Core, Theatre Square, Solihull B91 3RG. Friday mornings and Monday early evenings.

‘Let’s talk about Relationships’

If you or a family member are living with or are recovering from cancer, or you care for someone with cancer, you can receive up to

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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Grants for heritage and environmental facilities applying in partnership – Biffa

Biffa Award is offering grants of £250,000 – £750,000 to not for profit organisations working in partnership to restore, modernise and improve facilities such as cultural, heritage or visitor centres.

Projects should be of national or regional significance and make a significant impact on the quality of life and may be, for example, a theatre, gallery,

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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

BBC Children In Need Small Grants

Through the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme, funding up to £10,000 is available for projects that combat disadvantage and improve the lives of children and young people.

The grants are available for projects that help children and young people experiencing disadvantage through:

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

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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Funding for children or cancer-related activities – Jane Tomlinson appeal

Not-for-profit organisations which are registered charities or are associated with a registered charity with an annual income under £5 million can apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

The Appeal looks to support charitable organisations with a focus on children’s or cancer related activities, services or operations. The Appeal will fund

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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Funding to help return to work after time out caring – Government Equalities Office

The Government’s Equalities Office (GEO) has announced the second round of its £1.5 million fund to support people back into work after time out caring.  The fund offers grants of up to £300,000 to projects which help people to return to work in the private sector.

These projects could help returners update their skills, provide other

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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Youth Music grant making programmes

Youth Music, England’s largest children’s music charity, which provides funding for music-making projects, has announced new application deadlines for its grant making programmes.

Grants are available to fund developmental music-making projects for children and young people up in challenging circumstances as well as projects that support the development of the workforce, organisations and the wider sector.

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Thursday, May 31st, 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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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

Government Tech Fund to support disabled people and their employers

Access to Work is a government initiative that provides financial support to ensure that someone’s disability or health condition does not hold them back at work. As part of this the Minister for Disabled People has announced a new Tech Fund: this fund means that medium and large employers will no longer be required to

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