Category Archives: National News

New £4.5m Social Action Fund Launches for England

The Place Based Social Action which is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and National Lottery money has been set up to increase the capacity of communities, civil society organisations, public sector bodies and businesses … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas Fund To Reopen For The Final Round

The final round of the Community Business Bright Ideas Fund will open for applications on 1 November on MyCommunity.org.uk. The Bright Ideas Fund offers grants and support to new community business ideas across England. For this final round, there is one … Continue reading

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Connected Communities Fund

The Connected Communities Fund will work with around 20  innovations (both through the early stage ideas track and the growing great ideas track) that mobilise the time and talents of people throughout the lifecourse, to support people and places to … Continue reading

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The Community Life Survey Results Published

The Community Life Survey is an annual survey of trends and developments in social action and community empowerment. The survey was carried out with adults (over 16) in England and looks at community cohesion and engagement. You can find a … Continue reading

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Funding Round Up

Small Business Grants Competition Invites UK Applications for October Round The SmallBusiness.co.uk Small Business Grants Initiative has been established to give promising new businesses the opportunity to receive a cash prize to help them become established and grow their operations … Continue reading

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There Are 471,000 Social Enterprises In The UK, Government Report Finds

The number of social enterprises in the UK small business population is likely to number approximately 471,000, with social enterprises more vulnerable to changes in the public sector, a government report has found. The Social Enterprise: Market Trends 2017 report was commissioned … Continue reading

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Stoptober – The 28-day Quit Smoking Campaign – Is Back

Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England, is back from Sunday 1 October 2017. Stoptober 2017 Stoptober has driven over one million quit attempts to date and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country. It … Continue reading

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Funding Round Up

Largest 300 UK Foundations Awarded £2.9 Billion in Funding According to the ‘Foundation Giving Trends 2017’, grantmaking by the top 300 foundations reached a record high for the second year, totalling £2.9 billion. This reflected growth of 12%. Groups that … Continue reading

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Join The Campaign To End Loneliness

Big Lottery Fund are using National Lottery funding to support the Campaign to End Loneliness. Register your details to see how you can take action to #EndLoneliness in your community.  

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Grant and Funding News

The Connect Fund The Connect Fund aims to strengthen the social investment market in England to better meet the needs of charities and social enterprises. It is a £1.5million fund that supports intermediaries and infrastructure organisations to make social investment … Continue reading

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