E-Bulletin February 2017
British Future - National conversation on immigration launched
British Future has started the biggest exercise ever undertaken to listen to the public’s view on immigration. Over the course of the a year the the national conversation on immigration
Will visit 60 towns and cities to ask people what they think about immigration and the immigration system. Complete an an online survey.
Justice Secretary announces major restructure of MoJ
Justice Secretary Liz Truss has announced changes in the MoJ which will result in NOMS being replaced by HMPPS - HM Prison and Probation Service - on 1 April 2017. The new service will be responsible for rolling out the Government's reform programme. Find out more.
CLES report highlights the potential for building community wealth
Residents and businesses in Preston are reaping the rewards of a new approach to local economic development and community wealth building through anchor institutions according to the CLES report Community wealth building through anchor institutions. The report highlights a number of positive achievements, including increased business support from the council and the local constabulary now measuring the impact of its spending on the local community. CLES is currently carrying out a project for the Trust on anchor institutions in Birmingham
What works to support women facing multiple disadvantage?
Women who are experiencing ‘multiple-disadvantage’, whether it be homelessness, drug and alcohol problems, or who commit crime, miss out on the valuable support according to a new report report 'The core components of a gender sensitive service for women experiencing multiple disadvantage' from Against Violence and Abuse (AVA).
Impact Management Programme – Open for applications
New Philanthropy Capital’s Impact Management Programme has launched £1.8 million pilot in grant funding which will be available to organisations over the next year and a half. The Impact Management Programme aims to bolster the abilities of charities, social enterprises and community businesses to manage their impact. This means analysing and responding to impact data—using it to change and improve programmes and services day-to-day. To read more click here.
Comic Relief – Tech v Abuse Initiative
Organisations and partnerships that are working to develop technology solutions which will make a difference to people affected by domestic abuse, and enable service providers to extend their reach, have until the 13 March 2017 to apply for funding under the new Comic Relief Tech vs Abuse initiative. Grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 are being made available. To find out more click here.
BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme
Not for profit organisations such as such schools, registered charities, voluntary organisations, churches and community interest groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 per year for up to three years, through the BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme. The grants are available for projects working with children and young people up to 18 years, experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect, any kind of disability, behavioural or psychological difficulties and/or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. To find our more click here.
idverde UK - Growing a Greener Britain – Small Grants Programme
Idverde UK is a nationwide contractor that creates and maintains parks and open spaces across the UK, to help fund community projects in publicly-owned parks and open spaces across Britain. Constituted community groups in Great Britain can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects which transform green spaces in Great Britain. To find out more click here.
Coalfields Community Investment Programme – Funding support
The Coalfields Community Investment Programme is currently accepting applications from not-for-profit groups and organisations working in the most deprived coalfield communities. Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects addresses skills, employment and health.