Category Archives: National News

Charity Commission Publishes Statement

The Charity Commission has published a Statement of Strategic Intent 2018 – 2023 A brief summary of the statement is below: The demands on charities are growing. Many are providing essential services in tough times, often intervening where governments can’t … Continue reading

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Universal Credit – Published Resources

GCS Local are working with the Department for Work and Pensions to inform the public about the opportunities Universal Credit can bring and how people are able to claim.  The Cabinet Office’s Campaign Manager has asked for support in ensuring that everyone who … Continue reading

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Emergency SMS Service

Emergency SMS is a free service that allows you to use SMS (text messaging) to contact any of the UK 999 services (police, ambulance, fire & rescue or coastguard). It is available for anyone who finds making a voice call … Continue reading

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Grants News

Nesta – Amplified Amplified is a programme designed to encourage the development of creative digital ideas that generate a positive social outcome in the UK. Through the programme, Nesta is offering cultural and creative organisations £10,000 of grant funding to … Continue reading

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Big Lottery Fund – Partnerships

The Big Lottery Fund’s Partnerships programme makes grants for voluntary or community organisations who share responsibility and influence with others, who have a shared set of goals and values, and achieve their mission by starting with the bigger picture rather … Continue reading

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VCSA Job Vacancy and Communities Week

VCSA Job Vacancy Post: Insight and VCS Engagement Officer Department: Shropshire Council, Workforce & Transformation, Information, Intelligence and Insight Unit Location: Shrewsbury Salary Range: Grade 10, SCP 32-34 (£27,486 to £29,095) Duration: 24 months fixed term Hours per week: 37 … Continue reading

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NHS England Community Grants

Community grants of up to £2500 to highlight patient and public involvement in the voluntary sector. NHS England’s ‘celebrating involvement in healthcare’ community grants scheme is open for applications for the fourth year. Grants of up to £2500 are available … Continue reading

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Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Grants

Grants are available to voluntary organisations in England and Wales to fund community-based, peer-support initiatives that are targeted at women experiencing multiple disadvantages and with, or at risk of developing, mental-health problems. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport … Continue reading

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Prince’s Countryside Fund – Rural Four

Rural Four – Catalyst, Collaborate, Create and Champion The Prince’s Countryside Fund makes up to 10 grants available each year to not-for-profit organisations for rural community projects in England, Scotland and Wales to deliver and reinvigorate community assets and services … Continue reading

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Pioneer and Prosper Fund

Social Investment Business (SIB) has launched a 2 two-year pilot programme supporting charities and social enterprises in England tackling social problems among disadvantaged communities to increase their social impact, raise investment, grow their business and become more financially resilient. The … Continue reading

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