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  • Thu, 23/06/2011 - 16:43

     The Old Possum's Practical Trust offers between £500 and £5,000 to local charities in the UK that work in the fields of artistic, musical or theatrical community work. There is a wide variety of possible projects that the trust would support. Focus is on projects that are sustainable and contextual to the local area. There are no deadlines for applications.

  • Thu, 23/06/2011 - 16:40

     First TransPennine Express and the Forestry Commission would like to inspire people to make a positive improvement to their community and improve their local environment. The Green Grants are available for environmental improvements in relation to trees and/or woodlands for the benefit of the community.


  • Thu, 23/06/2011 - 16:37

     The IMPACT Awards recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people's health. They are funded by GlaxoSmithKline and managed in partnership with The King's Fund. The awards are open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income between £10,000 and £1.5 million.

  • Thu, 23/06/2011 - 16:35

    Inspiring Communities Toolkit

  • Thu, 23/06/2011 - 16:23

     The Institute of Fundraising and BT have produced Networked for Good: How to use Social Media to Give Your Fundraising a Boost, which gives information on how to use social media, such as blogs, Facebook and Twitter, to help with fundraising.

  • Thu, 23/06/2011 - 16:10

    On Saturday 29 October get involved in Make a Difference Day, the UK's biggest day of volunteering! Last year more than 2,000 organisers put on activities involving 70,000 volunteers. More information and free resources are available online.

  • Thu, 23/06/2011 - 15:58

    New Way Forward provides groups and activities for adults who experience mental ill health. Upcoming activities include:

  • Wed, 22/06/2011 - 17:02

     New Way Forward is a Trafford-based mental health charity that provides groups and activities for adults who experience mental ill health. An exhibition of Craft, Art and Photography created by group members will be on Display at Sale WatersideExhibition from 25th July until 3rd September 2011.

  • Wed, 22/06/2011 - 16:52

    The Charity Commission has recently published governance guides for small charities, which can be accessed via the following link. It could be useful tool for a range of voluntary and community groups and the guide has information on types of risks and links to other sources of information including a link through to NAVCA members site!

  • Wed, 22/06/2011 - 13:47

    Time to Change can support events run by small groups or organisations led by people with direct experience of mental health problems. They offer up to £500 to cover expenses, mentoring and practical advice, help with spreading the word about what you're doing, and Time to Change branded materials to distribute on the day.