Category Archives: National News

Benefits Are Changing In 2018

February 2018 will see the increased rollout of the Universal Credit in Shropshire. Universal Credit is the Government’s new benefit for people under pension age. From February 2018 single people, couples and families making a new claim to any of … Continue reading

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Funding Round-Up

Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme – 2017 Round Open (UK) Lloyds Banking Group has launched a new round of its Social Entrepreneurs Programme which aims to support community-focused businesspeople across the UK to start or expand their projects. This … Continue reading

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Funding To Improve Impact Data

Access Impact/NPC has announced the launch of £1.8m in grant funding available to charities and social enterprises over the next year and a half through the Impact Management Programme. Charities and social enterprises can apply for pilot grants to improve … Continue reading

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£2 Billion Boost Set To Transform Charity And Voluntary Sector Funding

Experts find vast sums lying unclaimed in dormant assets such as stocks and shares, Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson announced today. The huge sum has the potential to further transform the charity sector, helping to improve communities and change lives. … Continue reading

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Funding Round-Up

Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund Invites GB Applications The Local Community Projects Fund helps not-for-profit organisations based in local communities to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of local communities in England, Scotland … Continue reading

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CQC Reveals Comprehensive Picture Of The Quality Of Hospital Care In England

  The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a report on the findings from its first round of acute and specialist hospital trust inspections. The report shows variation in the quality of hospital services – but also highlights those hospital … Continue reading

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Funding Round-Up

Esme Loans (NatWest) Set to Launch Esme Loans will simplify and accelerate the lending process, responding to emerging innovative direct and P2P lending platforms. This new automated, lending platform will bring SMEs greater choice in accessing funding, even outside of … Continue reading

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The National Lottery Awards 2017

The annual search to find the UK’s favourite National Lottery funded projects is now on. Do you know a Lottery-funded organisation that deserves its chance to shine on national TV? You can nominate them now for the National Lottery Awards … Continue reading

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News From NAVCA

NCVO Warns Of ‘Even More Pressure On Charities’ In 2017 Charities should expect to see income from donations and government grants continue to be squeezed while demand increases, NCVO has warned in its annual review of the operating environment. The … Continue reading

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Public Health England, Campaign to End Loneliness & CQC examine new care strategy

On Tuesday 23rd May 2017 Public Health England are bringing together a selection of health and social care professionals to examine the importance of tackling loneliness and social isolation as a means of improving public health. Taking place in Central … Continue reading

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