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VCSE health and wellbeing fund for improving children’s mental health

In News, Funding News by Caroline Foxton

DHSC is inviting applications from existing schemes in the VCSE sector to trial a new approach to helping children and young people with their mental health. Projects should: adopt community and person-centred approaches to improving the mental health of children and young people aged 0 to 25 years particularly support children and young people through life-changing events have strong local connections …

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The Wellbeing Prescription Service

In News, Funding News by Caroline Foxton

The Wellbeing Prescription Service, which is jointly run by Tandridge District Council, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and funded by East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group and Surrey County Council, supports people to make small changes to their lifestyles to improve their health.   Wellbeing Advisors are based in GP surgeries throughout East Surrey helping people to lose weight, get fitter, …

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Sporting Capital New Funding For Sports

In News, Funding News by Caroline Foxton

Sporting Capital (www.sportingcapital.org.uk) is a new social investment fund that focuses on supporting the sustainable development of community sports organisations. The £3m fund is the first of its kind, and offers investment in the form of simple, repayable loans of between £50k to £150k. The loan is ideal for an organisations that wants to: – make a difference in the …

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Gatwick Airport Community Trust – open for funding bids

In Funding News by Nina Porter

Gatwick Airport Community Trust (GACT), now in its 18th year, has launched its funding programme for 2019.  This is earlier than usual and coincides with the launch of its new website www.gact.org.uk. Local community groups and organisations looking for funding for special projects or community facilities should make an application before next year’s deadline of Thursday 28 February 2019.   The Trust …

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Free HR Software for charities

In Funding News by Nina Porter

Breath HR is a HR software company, based in Horsham, which has a strong belief in supporting charities. They are offering breatheHR software for free to charities with up to 250 employees, as long as you have a UK-registered charity number. “Breathe simplifies the time-consuming HR processes that hold back growth. Make life easy and make breathe the central information hub of your …

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Community Foundation for Surrey – Grant Deadline 18 January 2019

In Home Page, Funding News by Nina Porter

The Community Foundation for Surrey awards grants to community and voluntary groups that make a difference to the lives of people in Surrey.  They can make grants to support most types of community activity depending on the range of funds available.  This includes: Core costs; Revenue costs; Capital costs; New projects; Existing projects and One-off initiatives.  The Community Foundation has recently developed another …

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Free ringbinders for Voluntary groups

In Funding News by Nina Porter

Ringbinders, folders and plastic wallets have been offered free of charge to VARB by a local shredding company that is left with such items on a regular basis.  If any voluntary, community or faith organisation is interested in receiving supplies of these items please get in touch and we will co-ordinate delivery.  Contact info@varb.org.uk

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Lloyds Bank Foundation’s New Strategy to Reach Further

In Funding News by Caroline Foxton

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has published its new five-year strategy, ‘Reaching Further’ which will provide more unrestricted grants to registered charities with an income of less than £1 million that work to help people overcome complex social issues and rebuild their lives. The Foundation currently provides funding through two grants programmes (Enable and Invest), both of which …

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Prime Minister Announces £20m in Funding to Tackle Loneliness

In Funding News by Caroline Foxton

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that £20 million in new funding is being set aside for charities and community groups that are working to ‘help isolated people and those suffering from loneliness’. The funding will support charities and community groups to bring people together; support programmes that are proven to benefit individuals and society; and help ‘hundreds of thousands’ …