Category Archives: National News

Community Assets Survey

Has your community group taken over a local asset? Collaborate CIC and Big Lottery Fund want to hear from you about your funding journey. Your input will help shape a larger research project which aims to make it easy for community groups to understand how … Continue reading

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Useful Reports

Councils failing volunteers A new report from the Fabians, Powerful People, Powerful Places, says councils are failing to support local volunteers despite a recent survey finding nearly one third of residents would like to get involved as community activists. Rural … Continue reading

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Government Publishes Drug Strategy 2017

The social and economic cost of drug supply in England and Wales is estimated to be £10.7 billion a year – just over half of which (£6 billion) is attributed to drug-related acquisitive crime. In 2015-16, around 2.7 million (8.4%) … Continue reading

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Repeal Bill

The Government has introduced the Repeal Bill to Parliament. This represents a significant milestone in the UK’s exit of the European Union. The Repeal Bill will ensure that, once we have left the EU, our laws will not be made … Continue reading

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Funding Round Up

Last chance for Big Potential Big Potential (Advanced Route) offers grants of up to £150,000 that enable voluntary organisations to build their capacity to bid for and win contracts above £1m. The final deadline for applications to Big Potential Advanced is … Continue reading

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Charities Must Communicate Impact

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has conducted research that donors wish to hear more about the people the charity helps and the impact it has had. The research highlights the need to communicate and ‘tell the stories’ of the people … Continue reading

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Big Lottery Fund Updates Guidance For Awards For All (England)

The Big Lottery Fund offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations, schools and statutory bodies in order to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. To be eligible for funding … Continue reading

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Changes To Big Lottery’s Awards For All Programme

The Awards for All programme will be changing imminently, although you will still be able to use the current application forms for a few more weeks, key things to note about the new programme are: The limit remains £10,000 The … Continue reading

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Commission On The Future Of Localism – Evidence Hearing

Locality, in association with Power to Change, has established a Commission on the Future of Localism to investigate what is needed to reinvigorate local democracy and empower communities. Come to the next evidence hearing in Bristol and join the discussion. … Continue reading

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Policy News: Local Government Association Publish Report On Increasing Homelessness Pressures

The Local Government Association (LGA) have published a report which provides information on what Local Authorities are currently doing to meet the challenges posed by rising homelessness, highlighting best practice in case studies from councils and other organisations including the … Continue reading

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