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New Health and Wellbeing Courses from WEA

WEA are offering two new Health and Wellbeing courses: An Introduction to Counselling Skills 12th January to 16th February, Wednesdays 10am to 11:30 Gain an understanding of what counselling is for those people involved in the process, and learn how … Continue reading

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Tackling Loneliness with Transport Fund

Opportunities for help with transport funding to reduce loneliness The Tackling Loneliness Team at the Department for Transport (DfT) have announced that the Tackling Loneliness with Transport fund is now open for Expressions of Interest. DfT have received £5.8 million … Continue reading

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Arts Council England Releases Details of Queen’s Jubilee Fund

Voluntary and community organisations with charitable aims will soon be able to apply for their share of a new £5 million fund in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Let’s Create Platinum Jubilee Fund will provide grants of between … Continue reading

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Challenging ageism: A guide to talking about ageing and older age

The Centre for Ageing Better has launched a new guide, ‘Challenging ageism’, full of practical tips to support communications professionals and charities represent ageing in a more positive and realistic way. Ageism is widespread in the UK and can be … Continue reading

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Free online resource for anyone affected by witnessing a suicide

Research suggests that around a third of suicides take place outside the home, in a public location. This means that the impact of suicide can reach far beyond friends and family to those who may have been at, or first … Continue reading

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Weston Charity Awards 2022 Open for Applications

The Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight created the Weston Charity Awards to celebrate and support brilliant, ambitious, front-line charities working in the fields of community, welfare and youth. Together they want to help small charities thrive and not just survive … Continue reading

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New Jobs for Young People – Final Chance for Employers to Apply for Kickstart Scheme

Employers can apply until 17 December 2021 for funding to create jobs for 16 to 24 year-olds on Universal Credit. The Kickstart Scheme is a £2 billion fund designed to create high quality six-month work placements for those aged 16 … Continue reading

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Funding News

Social Enterprise Support Fund to Open for New Round of Applications Social enterprises in England will be able to apply for grants to fund activities which support communities affected by COVID-19, and to help organisations overcome any acute financial difficulties … Continue reading

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Climate Action Resources for all VCS Assembly Members

             VCS Assembly members can now benefit from a new Net Zero Guide and information packs following the two Climate Action events held in October. The events were delivered in partnership between Shropshire VCS Assembly … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastical Invites Charity Nominations for December Draw

12 Days of Giving Hopes for the future can be changed in under a fortnight! For 12 days – as part of their movement for good – Ecclesiastical will be making £120,000 in donations to charities to help them deliver … Continue reading

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