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Be Cancer SAFE Barnsley End of Year Report

April 18, 2019

The report highlights the achievements of the Be Cancer SAFE project in Barnsley over the last twelve months.

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Movement for Good awards from Ecclesiastical Insurance

April 17, 2019

Two new grants competitions are part of the Movement for Good awards, 500 charities will be awarded £1,000 and 10 registered charities will be awarded a £50,000 grant. Application forms and guidance notes will be available when the awards open.

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The Ironmongers’ Company Fund

April 16, 2019

The Ironmongers’ Company supports projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential.

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NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Funding Available

April 16, 2019

The Trust focuses on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community.

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Regular Activities at Winthrop Gardens

April 16, 2019

Winthrop Gardens in Wickersly has a number of regular activities taking place including crafts and a memory cafe.

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Alzheimer’s Research UK Inspire Fund, public engagement grants

April 15, 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for innovative projects that engage the public with dementia and the life-changing research going on into the condition.

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Fraud Community Engagement Events

April 15, 2019

South Yorkshire Police with support of South Yorkshire Fire Service and partners are hosting two free community engagement events raising awareness of fraud related issues and stalls are available for voluntary and community sector organisations.

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Website launches with free impact tools for small & medium sized charities

April 15, 2019

The Inspiring Impact programme launches a new website today (15 April), with a suite of free how-to guides and self-assessment tools for small and medium charities to help them understand and increase their impact.

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Updated GDPR guidance

April 15, 2019

The Institute of Fundraising has published an updated version of its GDPR guidance for fundraising organisations.

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RMBC Training Offer 2019/2020

April 15, 2019

The new training courses available from May 19 to September 19 from Directions at RMBC are now available to download

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100hour Third Sector Placements

April 15, 2019

Following the success of the Third Sector Placement scheme in 2018, Sheffield Volunteering will again run the scheme and applications for host organisations are now open! We will award bursaries to up to 20 students to undertake up to 100hours of paid work with local charitable/ voluntary organisations in July - August 2019.

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Transforming Healthcare Together: Free support for health, care and VCSE leaders

April 15, 2019

IVAR has launched a new support offer designed to equip health, care and VCSE leaders to build relationships that will transform our healthcare system – with a practical focus on working together to achieve joint action.

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The CAF Charity Landscape Report

April 15, 2019

Every year, the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) surveys charity leaders to understand the challenges they face, and to assess the impact these challenges have on the sector’s ability to meet the needs of its beneficiaries. 

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Ensuring the voluntary sector’s role in the future probation model

April 15, 2019

Since the Ministry of Justice announced their decision to end current probation contracts early and consider a new model for probation from 2020 onwards, Clinks has been working to ensure that learning from our trackTR research is utilised and the voluntary sector has a central place in the future model.

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Community support for people with a learning disability

April 11, 2019

Parity Care provides individual and group support, for people with a learning disability, autism and associated disorders.

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David’s skilled hands make light work at Wentworth Woodhouse

April 11, 2019

Former mechanic David Johnson has finally found his true forte - at the age of 73.

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Rotherham Friendship Lunches

April 11, 2019

The lunch-time events are proving increasingly popular so we encourage all prospective ‘Friends’ to book their place when they see a suitable date and venue.

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Scurrah Wainwright

April 11, 2019

Grants of £1,000 - £3,000 supporting hard to fund work on social reform and tackling the root causes of social inequity.

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Volunteers needed for new pilot project

April 11, 2019

MobPrESH is a new project that aims are to get women from communities most affected by HIV to work as peer mobilisers to inform other women about PrEP and how to access it.

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Rotherham Organisations Celebrating Royal Recognition

April 11, 2019

Four organisations from Rotherham were presented with prestigious Duke of York’s Community Initiative awards last week by HRH The Duke of York. 

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Are your social media accounts telling your story effectively?

April 9, 2019

You will have the chance to develop your digital skills in a supported environment, whilst building a social media strategy which will have sustainable impact on your organisation’s work.

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Betty’s Trees for Life Fund

April 9, 2019

Grants are available from £500 to £4,000 to improve local green spaces and wildlife habitats through tree planting projects, improved access to woodland, and environmental management and education projects.

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Tree Futures Grant Scheme

April 9, 2019

Grants of £300 to £1,000 are available for community groups and schools wanting to run tree planting projects during National Tree Week (23 November to 1 December).

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Sport England Community Asset Fund

April 9, 2019

Sport England’s Community Asset Fund offers grants of between £1,000 – £50,000 to community organisations, sports clubs, statutory bodies and educational establishments to enhance local community spaces which encourage people to play sport and get active.

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£3m available for village hall improvements

April 9, 2019

Village hall committees can apply for grants of up to £75,000 towards refurbishment and alteration of their buildings, from improvement works on existing facilities through to new meeting rooms.

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Community Led homes

April 8, 2019

Community Led Homes is a new partnership launched in March, run by four leading community-led organisations who have come together to make it easier for communities to access support and build a lasting movement. 

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Minding the Gap – ‘It could happen to anybody’ conference – 12th June 2019

April 8, 2019

Adults, Children, Communities, Discrimination, Employment, Money, and Mental Health Inequalities.

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Core funding report offers ‘ammunition’ for others to make the case

April 8, 2019

The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation has this week launched a report for “funders who care not just about the impact of what they fund, but the impact of how they fund.”

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The Rotherham Pride Parade is back for 2019!

April 8, 2019

Are you a local business, part of a community or social group, or an individual that wants to show their support to the LGBT+ community in a fun and meaningful way? Then why not sign up to the Rotherham Pride Parade. 

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Have your say on the proposed Public Spaces Protection Order for Eastwood

April 4, 2019

Rotherham Council wants your opinion on giving police and Council staff more powers to tackle anti-social behaviour for the area in and around Fitzwilliam Road.

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Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects

April 4, 2019

Grants of up to £2,000 are available from the Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects fund. Not-for-profit organisations with an annual income under £300,000 can apply.

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Carers4Carers newsletter

April 4, 2019

The Spring/ Summer 2019 newsletter from Carers4Carers is now available to download.

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Grants for historic church interiors and churchyard structures

April 4, 2019

Grants of £8,000 to £10,000 for items such as books & manuscripts, church plate, churchyard structures, metalwork, monuments, textiles & timberwork in Anglican Churches.

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DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

April 4, 2019

The Foundation gives grants to registered charities helping disadvantaged young people.

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Financial Trustee required

April 3, 2019

Lost Chord, a charity improving the wellbeing and self- esteem of people living with Dementia, is looking for a new Trustee to oversee the financial function of the charity, to replace the retiring Trustee/Treasurer.

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Consultation: Social value in government procurement

April 3, 2019

A consultation on how government should take account of social value in the award of central government contracts

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Launch of Fair4All finance

April 3, 2019

Fair4All Finance has been established in response to the government’s commitment to allocate dormant assets funding to financial inclusion initiatives.

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Armed Forces Covenant Trust, Veterans Community Centres grants

April 3, 2019

Funding of approximately £30,000 or less is available to repair and refurbish existing veterans' community centres. Applicants must be Armed Forces registered charities or community interest companies with an existing building that requires refurbishment.

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Handling and reporting of safeguarding concerns – your views needed

April 2, 2019

Charities, government and regulators are working in partnership to provide support in the handling, recording and referral of safeguarding concerns and allegations.

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Rooms available at Myplace

April 1, 2019

Myplace, St Ann's Rd, Rotherham, have a number of rooms, that seat up to 20 people, available for long-term bookings on Wednesdays and Thursdays at competitive rates.

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National Churches Trust – Cornerstone Grants

April 1, 2019

Grants of £10,000 - £50,000 towards the cost of urgent structural repairs to Christian places of worship.

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Community Business Weekend 2019

April 1, 2019

This year Community Business Weekend will take place 16 - 19 May, with people across the country encouraged to visit a community business near them and find out what they do.

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Rotherham volunteers, aged 73-90, named national champs

April 1, 2019

A group of South Yorkshire volunteers, aged 73-90, have won a national award for the support they provide for local people caring for someone with dementia.

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Updated resources from NHS England

April 1, 2019

As the roll out of Social Prescribing within the NHS picks up pace and we celebrated the first ever Social Prescribing Day this month, NHS England has a growing range of new resources available.

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£1.2m fund announced for charity safeguarding training

April 1, 2019

Civil Society Minister Mims Davies has announced that the Government and The National Lottery Community Fund are investing £1.2 million to develop new training to improve charities’ knowledge of safeguarding requirements.

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Power to Change releases another £3m from its Community Business Fund

April 1, 2019

Power to Change’s Community Business Fund reopens on Wednesday 24 April with grants available of between £50,000 and £300,000 for community businesses in England.

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Outcomes for mental health services

April 1, 2019

The Kings Fund has recently released a report which examines the pursuit of outcomes by mental health services, asking: What really matters?

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Rebalancing relationships between large and small voluntary organisations in public services

April 1, 2019

A collaboration between NCVO, ACEVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales, will explore how voluntary organisations of different sizes can work better together in bidding for and delivering public services.

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Charity partnership secures Government funding to help victims of grooming and sexual exploitation

April 1, 2019

A partnership of six charities has been successful in securing £1 million to help women affected by sexual exploitation and grooming.

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Masbrough and Thornhill Community Centre – Expressions of Interest

April 1, 2019

Rotherham Council are looking for expressions of interest for the Masbrough and Thornhill Community Centre with potential for freehold purchase / commercial or asset transfer lease agreements.

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Social Security Advisory Committee launches consultations

April 1, 2019

The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) has launched two consultations recently and is inviting members of the VCSE community to provide evidence or insight that will inform the Committee’s advice to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.

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Free trustee recruitment guidance from Getting on Board

April 1, 2019

From assessing skills gaps in an organisation’s Trustee Board, to effective advertisement, to developing meaningful inductions for a new Trustee, Getting on Board seeks to demystify the process and promote the practice of open recruitment for charity boards.

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End of intervention at Rotherham Council

March 28, 2019

Rotherham Council’s period of government intervention formally comes to an end this weekend, the Secretary of State for Local Government has confirmed.

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Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work

March 28, 2019

Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work course in April at Dinnington

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Arts Council – Small Capital Grants

March 28, 2019

Grants of £100,000 - £499,999 are available for improvements to existing arts and cultural facilities.

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Rotherham Respite Care – Market Engagement

March 28, 2019

Rotherham Council would like to seek information about provision of respite care for people with a learning disability, autism and complex needs.

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Key Fund, Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund loans

March 28, 2019

New loans up to £150,000 (with up to one third as a grant) are available from Key Fund for creative businesses of all shapes and sizes, that deliver social impact.

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Stress Awareness Month in Rotherham

March 28, 2019

April is Stress Awareness Month and health staff from a Rotherham health trust are urging local people experiencing stress to enrol on one of their free courses.

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National Voices Peer Support Hub

March 28, 2019

National Voices is on a mission to boost the development of peer support programmes across the country and has launched its new Peer Support Hub.

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Fully Funded Distance Learning – April 2019 – Enrolment Opportunity

March 28, 2019

A range of course are available including courses which cover Adult Health and Social Care and Children’s Services, if you were to fund these yourself the courses would cost up to £300 per delegate.

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Localgiving launches Magic Little Grants 2019

March 28, 2019

Localgiving has launched this year’s Magic Little Grants Fund: its biggest ever, thanks to an award of £550,000 from Postcode Community Trust.

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Neurocare’s Head Start 5K and 10K 2019 in Rotherham

March 27, 2019

Neurocare’s annual Head Start charity race is back and this year we’re celebrating it’s 10th anniversary! Join us for a family 5K and chip-timed 10K run at Rother Valley Country Park on Sunday 19th May 2019.

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Keep Britain Tidy #LitterHeroes Ambassador volunteer applications are now open

March 27, 2019

Keep Britain Tidy is seeking new #LitterHeroes Ambassadors to join our volunteer programme and we need your help!

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Road Safety Trust

March 26, 2019

Grants up to £200,000 are available for projects that are innovative and will enhance the knowledge and practice of the road safety community.

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Instruments available

March 21, 2019

We have been contacted by a gentleman who has a full set of Stagg drums and a Yamaha electronic keyboard that he would like to donate to a group or organisation.

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Free tables available

March 21, 2019

Five six foot round tables are available for free to a good home.

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Stalls available for Crossroads Summer Festival

March 21, 2019

Crossroads Care Rotherham will be holding their ever popular Summer Festival on 3rd August 2019 and have opportunities for stall hire, volunteer singers/bands and one off volunteers to support the event on the day.

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Be Cancer SAFE Project Shortlisted for NAVCA Award

March 21, 2019

The Be Cancer SAFE project at Voluntary Action Rotherham was shortlisted in the Health Partners category at the inaugural NAVCA Awards.

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Local Women’s Organisation Launches New Website

March 21, 2019

GROW, a Rotherham organisation who has been supporting women and girls for 30 years, has announced the launch of its brand new website.

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Second Outstanding rating for Rotherham home care service

March 20, 2019

The Care Quality Commission has rated the care being provided by Crossroads Care Rotherham to be Outstanding after an inspection in January.

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Cinnamon Project Lab 2019

March 20, 2019

Two grants up to £30,000 plus support for church based projects making a difference to the health and wellbeing of their communities.

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Feed Our Communities CIC need your help to design new services

March 20, 2019

Feed Our Communities CIC are currently running a survey that will help us to design new services and would appreciate your help in directing our service range.

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Henry Smith Charity, Holiday Grants for Children 2019

March 19, 2019

Henry Smith Charity's Holiday Grants for Children programme can provide grants of £500 to £2,500 towards a day trip or a longer holiday of up to seven days.

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Nominate a volunteer for the Yorkshire Women Volunteer Awards

March 19, 2019

Yorkshire Women Volunteer Awards want to recognise volunteers throughout Yorkshire who provide emotional and social support, inspire, motivate and play a key role in supporting or fundraising for a range of projects and activities.

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Thrybergh Community Super Hero Fun Day 2019

March 19, 2019

Free charity stands are available for this event on Sunday 23rd June which aims to bring together local community groups, charities and social enterprises in order to show case their “Super Hero” work for the residents of Rotherham.

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Allen Lane Foundation, new Social Cohesion Programme

March 19, 2019

Average grants of around £5,000 to £6,000 are available to organisations with an income under £100,000 for projects that address concerns about divisions in communities resulting from the 2016 Referendum.

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Diana Award open for nominations

March 19, 2019

Nominations are now open for this year’s Diana Award, which rewards young people for their social action or humanitarian work.

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25th National Lottery Awards seek nominations

March 19, 2019

The awards celebrate people and projects doing extraordinary things with National Lottery funding, and offer a £10,000 prize. Nominations close on the 30 April at midnight.

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Key Changes to Coalfields Community Investment Programme – Programme now open

March 19, 2019

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme has reopened and rants up to £10,000 for skills, employment or health and wellbeing in ex-mining areas are available with some changes to eligibility, cost headings, outcomes and definitions.

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SHINE Trust grants to improve children’s education in schools

March 19, 2019

The SHINE Trust's mission is to raise the educational attainment of children from low income homes across the Northern Powerhouse. Proposals must be a sustained intervention (i.e. not short-term), demonstrate some innovation over what is currently practiced and be scalable to other environments if successful.

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Lottery Comes Through Again!!! – Tassibee Ladies Ecstatic!

March 14, 2019

Tassibee are pleased to announce that they have been granted continuation funding from The National Lottery Community Fund: Reaching Communities to continue to deliver its successful Tassibee Advocacy Community Service Programme (TACS) for another 3 years.

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Children in Need small grants

March 14, 2019

Grants up to £10,000 a year for three years are available to support children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage.

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Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants

March 14, 2019

Grants averaging £12,000 for strategic legal work in any area of law where vulnerable young migrants experience disadvantage or discrimination.

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South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Funding

March 14, 2019

Up to £5,000 is available to give communities the opportunity to tackle issues of concern, break down barriers and encourage partnership working.

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Functional Skills for Maths and English – For Anyone

March 13, 2019

Directions are please to give the details of two sign up sessions at Rockingham Professional Development Centre, for the Maths and English Functional Skills workshops.

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Calling all UK Horizon 2020 Grant Holders

March 13, 2019

As the deadline for the UK’s exit from the EU approaches, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is reminding all charities, businesses and research organisations with a UK grant from the EU’s Horizon 2020 funding programme to register their details with UKRI as soon as possible.

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How to give safely to charities

March 13, 2019

The Charity Commission want to make sure that the public are aware of the correct steps to follow when supporting and donating to charity, so that all donations go to the intended beneficiaries.

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Volunteer with Rotherham Pride

March 13, 2019

Rotherham Pride 2019 needs your help! There are plenty of opportunities for individuals or groups to get involved with Pride 2019 and afterparty.

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Fully Funded Distance Learning Courses

March 12, 2019

Learnerfind is happy to offer fully funded courses for adults who meet the funding criteria once again in this new academic year 2018/19.

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Rosa Voices from the Frontline grants

March 12, 2019

Rosa has announced that the fourth round of its flagship grants programme, Voices from the Frontline is now open for applications.

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Floristry course

March 12, 2019

This five week course at Middleton Hall is the ideal opportunity to dip your toe into the world of floristry.

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Cake decorating course

March 12, 2019

Are you interested in learning the art of cake decorating? This course at the Unity Centre is the ideal solution.

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The 25th National Lottery Awards opens for entries

March 11, 2019

Nominations are open for The 25th National Lottery Awards. This annual search is to find the UK’s favourite National Lottery funded projects and people. People and projects will have the chance to gain national recognition on a BBC programme along with a £10,000 cash prize.

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Grow Wild small grants for youth-led creative projects

March 11, 2019

Grants of up to £500 are available from Grow Wild for young people aged 14 to 25 lead a project that celebrates UK native wildflowers and fungi in exciting and engaging ways. Applicants will need to identify a supporting organisation such as a youth club or community group to work with.

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Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant

March 11, 2019

Two special awards round celebrating Tesco's centenary. Awards will be from £10,000 - £25,000 in July/August and November/December 2019.

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Chit chat cafe & luncheon club

March 11, 2019

The Chit Chat Cafe & Luncheon Club are always ready to welcome new customers. Come in for a freshly prepared 3 course meal, (prices starting at £1.25), and form new friendships with others.

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The National Fundraising Awards 2019 are now open for entries!

March 11, 2019

Entries for The National Fundraising Awards 2019 will close 27th March. Do take this chance to share the excellence of your fundraising achievements with the rest of the sector.

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Beatson Clark gives generously to Rotherham hospices

March 11, 2019

Carers at two Rotherham hospices are celebrating after each received a generous donation from Beatson Clark, one of the town's oldest businesses.

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Help the homeless fund

March 11, 2019

Help the Homeless makes grants to charitable organisations with the aim of helping homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.

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Small Charities Challenge Fund

March 11, 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of up to 2 years for small UK-registered charities and not-for-profit organisations working in the 50 least developed countries.

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AD Spring Training courses

March 11, 2019

The 'AD Spring Training courses from April 2019 to June 2019' flyer is available now. Courses include Food Safety, EATs, HACCP and Auditing.

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Community Clusters Project

March 11, 2019

This project is in the interest of making goods even more accessible to organisations in order to tackle deprivation in our communities, by enabling them to share the transport costs with other charities within reach of their location.

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Giving World Launches New Website

March 11, 2019

Giving World have launched a brand new website to make it even easier for charities and other not-for-profit organisations to receive free resources, courtesy of businesses donating their surplus stocks.

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Calor Rural Community Fund

March 11, 2019

Applications for the Calor Rural Community Fund are now open. Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that will provide an on-going service for local communities.

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SYCF Community Grants Programme

March 11, 2019

The next SYCF Community Grants deadline for bids up to £5,000 is 1st May 2019. This fund is intended to support small, developing or less well-resourced community groups.

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Act for Change Fund – Paul Hamlyn Foundation

March 11, 2019

Grants of £20,000 - £100,000 over two years are available to organisations who help young people devise and develop activities to shape the world around them.

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Veolia Environmental Trust

March 11, 2019

Grants of £10,000 - £75,000 are available for capital improvement projects for community facilities and open spaces.

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Church Conservation Grants

March 11, 2019

Grants of £500 - £5,000 are available to places of worship in the United Kingdom for the conservation of decorative features and monuments.

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South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation

March 6, 2019

The next deadlines for Foundation's Community Grants is 1st May 2019.  This fund gives up to £5,000 (though bids for less than that will stand a better chance) for groups with an income below £200,000. It will fund a wide range of community activities. 

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Inspire Trust Co-opted Governor vacancies

March 6, 2019

Inspire Trust, which includes Oakwood High School, Sitwell Junior School and Thomas Rotherham College, are seeking to strengthen and diversify their governing bodies with the appointment of new governors bringing a wide range of skills and experience

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Healthy Heart Grants, Yorkshire region deadline

March 6, 2019

A total of up to £10,000 will be awarded in the Yorkshire region for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote a healthy heart and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease.

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Leeds Building Society small grants

March 6, 2019

Grants of £250 to £1,000 are available from Leeds Building Society for practical items that directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues.

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Does your organisation want to be promoted by This is Rotherham TV for free?

March 6, 2019

This is Rotherham TV would like to hear from you on the content you would like to see and hear more of in Rotherham.

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VCSEs: a bidder’s guide to working with government

March 5, 2019

The Office for Civil Society, with support from the Cabinet Office has written a guide for voluntary, community, and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations considering selling to central and local government or becoming part of the supply chain for delivering public services.

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Opportunity to promote information to carers

March 4, 2019

Crossroads Care Rotherham are pleased to offer agencies, organisations voluntary/community groups and statutory services the opportunity to attend our Carers Support & Activity group to promote and share key messages and information which related to carers with particular emphasis on health and wellbeing.

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Innovative Sheffield Project will give free event tickets to thousands

March 4, 2019

The Ticket Bank is an online ticket donation platform from Tickets for Good. Event organisers can pledge spare tickets to the website to be distributed for free in partnership with charities and local community groups.

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Free social media training

March 4, 2019

In March the DigiLeaders360 Programme, run by Social Misfits Media and Lightful, in partnership with NCVO, will be running free social media workshops on various dates and at different locations around the country.

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NCVO warns on no-deal Brexit

March 4, 2019

No-deal Brexit would be harmful for charities and the people and causes they work for, says NCVO chief executive, Sir Stuart Etherington.

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Rotherham United Named Yorkshire & North East Checkatrade Community Club of the Year

March 4, 2019

Rotherham United will be recognised in Parliament for their outstanding community work, having been named the Yorkshire & North East Checkatrade Community Club of the Year as part of the 2019 EFL Awards.

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#SwitchedOff: Can you ask your MP to save free TV for older people?

March 4, 2019

Age UK are asking supporters to write to their MP to request their support for our campaign to save free TV licences for older people.

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Community Meal at St Paul’s Church, Masbrough

February 28, 2019

St Paul’s Community Meal project is now up and running on Mondays starting at 5.00pm (except bank holidays), everyone is welcome.

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Rotherham Carers Workshops Schedule March – July 2019

February 28, 2019

In conjunction with Rotherham Carers Forum professional Holistic Clinical Hypnotherapist Angie Lindsay is delighted to offer all Carers of Rotherham a selection of Health and Wellbeing workshops and coffee mornings.

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Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Governors Elections 2019

February 27, 2019

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust are asking 'Have you got what it takes to be a Governor?' They have 12 seats to elect spread across 4 local constituencies, a Rest of England seat and within the trust for staff governor roles.

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Football Foundation Grow the Game grants

February 27, 2019

Grow the Game grants can provide up to £1,500 towards essential costs associated with providing new football activity.

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Funding to Enhance the Quality of Life for People in Need

February 27, 2019

The Edward Gostling Foundation provides funding to support its goal of ensuring that people living with a mental and/or physical disability or a long-term illness should have the same choices, quality of life opportunities and aspirations as others.

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Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Trade Up and Scale Up Programmes

February 27, 2019

Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Trade Up and Scale Up Programmes are open for applications. These programmes are aimed at established organisations.

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Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Start Up Programme

February 27, 2019

Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Start Up Programme is open for applications. If you’re in the early stages of setting up a social enterprise, charity or project to help people in need or improve the environment then you could be eligible to apply.

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Free Health & Wellbeing sessions for people identifying as LGBT+

February 27, 2019

The Health and wellbeing project brought to you by The Rainbow Project is funded through the National Lottery Fund and offers free sessions, such as swimming, dancing and fitness sessions, to LGBT+ in Rotherham.

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Rotherham Pride Quiz nights

February 27, 2019

Join us on for monthly Quiz Night on the first Monday of every month, from 7pm at Fitzwilliam & Hughes

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NO MORE Home-Work! Art Exhibition

February 27, 2019

The collection is made up of 18 artworks, drawing on events such as the Apna Haq (Our Rights) protest in London to save BME Women’s services in Rotherham and can viewed at the Art Gallery, Riverside House from Thursday 14th March 2019 to Thursday 28th March 2019.

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How Do Councils Work?

February 26, 2019

This course from WEA, staring 4th March, will help you find out how your Council makes decisions and, more importantly, will give you the basics on how you can affect those decisions.

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Staff pledge their commitment to carers

February 25, 2019

Staff at a NHS trust have pledged their support to carers by launching a Friends and Relatives Carers’ Charter.

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Volunteers Week 2019

February 25, 2019

We are busy planning our events, which once again will include the 'Big Walk', but its also a great opportunity for you to say thank you for the fantastic contribution of your volunteers, celebrate volunteering in all its diversity, highlight the benefits of volunteering and promote the opportunities you have available. 

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Tender – Rotherham Young People at Risk of Homelessness with Multiple Needs

February 25, 2019

Two year contract for a service comprising accommodation, support and community based elements. Deadline for expressions of interest is 21st March 2019

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Community Interest Companies: The New Online Incorporation Process

February 25, 2019

The Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies will shortly be rolling out an online process for registering as a CIC.

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Expressions of Interest sought for Council property and land in Canklow and Wath

February 25, 2019

Rotherham Council are looking for expressions of interest on a number of sites across Rotherham with potential for freehold purchase / commercial or asset transfer lease agreements.

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Free legal assistance

February 21, 2019

The Not-for-Profits Programme from Law Works is for small not-for-profit organisations that cannot afford or would struggle to pay for legal advice.

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Settled Status Scheme

February 21, 2019

The settled status scheme will open fully by 30 March 2019 but a test phase is open to some EU citizens and their family members now. 

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Your Views Sought on Prepare for EU Exit Website

February 21, 2019

The government has launched a public information campaign to ensure that UK citizens, businesses, civil society organisations, EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU are well informed about how Brexit will affect them and the practical steps they will need to take to be ready.

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Charity Commission email addresses are changing

February 21, 2019

The GSI (Government Secure Intranet) network is being phased out across government. As part of this change ‘.gsi’ will be removed from Charity Commission email addresses on Monday 25 February 2019.

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Choosing your independent examiner

February 21, 2019

An independent examination is a simpler form of scrutiny than an audit but it still provides trustees, funders, beneficiaries, stakeholders and the public with an assurance that the accounts of your charity have been reviewed by an independent person. So how do you go about finding and choosing an Independent examiner?

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Small Charities Coalition launches charity set-up tool

February 20, 2019

The Small Charities Coalition has created a new digital toolkit to support small charities that are trying to get started and register with the Charity Commission.

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Renewi Environmental Grants

February 20, 2019

The Renewi (formerly Shanks) Corporate Social Responsibility Fund supports communities surrounding the BDR waste treatment facility at Manvers supports environmental projects through volunteer time and/or financial funding.

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The Great British Spring Clean Grant

February 19, 2019

Rotherham Federation of Communities are offering £200 per group to help bring the community together and clean up your local area.

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ASDA Foundation – Significant Local Community Projects

February 19, 2019

Capital grants are available to charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK for local charitable projects and activities that benefit the wider community, address local needs and make a significant difference to the local community.

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Architectural Heritage Fund Launches £7 million Heritage Impact Fund

February 18, 2019

The Fund offers tailored, flexible loans of between £25,000 and £500,000 for up to three years to charities, social enterprises and community businesses that want to acquire, reuse or redevelop historic or architecturally important buildings in the UK.

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Business meets VCS Event 2019

February 18, 2019

Local businesses came together to meet partner organisations from Rotherham’s voluntary and community sector to make connections and explore how they can work together. 

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Funding to Promote Local Community Swimming in 2019

February 18, 2019

The Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme offers funding to groups and individuals who provide and promote swimming in their local community.

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Allen Lane Foundation – Social Cohesion

February 18, 2019

A new programme aimed at making communities more inclusive. No amounts are given, but the Trust commonly gives grants of a few thousand pounds, with very few above £10,000.

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Free Trees – Octopus Energy

February 18, 2019

Do you have community space in need of some trees? Octopus Energy are donating 10,000 native saplings across the UK, free.

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Help to Save Scheme for those on low incomes

February 18, 2019

The aim of the scheme is to help working customers who are in receipt of Working Tax Credits or Universal Credit to plan and prepare for the future, by offering a bonus of up to 50p for every £1 saved over a 4 year period, leading to a potential tax free bonus of £1200 by the end of the accounts life.

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International Women’s Day 8th March 2019

February 18, 2019

International Women’s Day 2019 campaign theme: #BalanceforBetter The future is exciting. Let’s build a gender-balanced world. Everyone has a part…

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Cyber Security on a Budget

February 14, 2019

With the ever rising use of cloud systems, online database and digital information, it’s important for charities no matter the size to ensure their cyber security is at its best.

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Guide to effective telephone fundraising published by IoF

February 14, 2019

The Institute of Fundraising has published a guide to help charities use the telephone effectively for fundraising.

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Online Adult Safeguarding Competency Training

February 14, 2019

The new Online Adult Safeguarding Competency Training Module from Carers Federation aims to help front line staff and volunteers demonstrate their ability to work with Safeguarding issues.

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National Diversity Awards 2019 Nominations Open in 1 Week!

February 14, 2019

Make sure to get your thinking caps on, because this year we aim to recognise more role models and community champions than ever before.

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Exercise Tasters for people with MS

February 14, 2019

The Sheffield and Rotherham MS Society is offering people with multiple sclerosis the chance to try a range of free activities to help keep fit and interact with others.

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Impactasaurus evaluation tool

February 14, 2019

A free online evaluation tool specifically designed for small and medium sized charities has been launched.

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Course – Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work

February 14, 2019

Rotherham Training Solutions has Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work courses available at a discounted rate.

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FREE stalls available on ‘Pay it Forward’ Day

February 12, 2019

Voluntary and community sector groups are invited to join us at this free community networking event at Rotherham Minster on Monday 29 April 2019, 2pm—4pm to celebrate ‘Pay it Forward Day’ and explore paying it forward in Rotherham.

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Free Grow Wild Seed Kits

February 12, 2019

This coming spring, Grow Wild is giving away free wildflower seed kits to groups who want to add a splash of colour to their area.

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Arts Award Access Fund First 2019 Round Open

February 12, 2019

The Arts Award Access Fund is designed to help registered Arts Award centres that are experiencing a lack of funds.

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Tramline Tickets up for grabs!

February 12, 2019

Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance (REMA) have 2 tickets available for Tramlines weekend which is taking place 19th - 21st July 2019 at Hillsborough Park, Sheffield.

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Tech for Good Fund Now Accepting Applications

February 12, 2019

Grants of up to £48,000 are available for projects that use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services around four core issues; Children Survive and Thrive, Global Mental Health Matters, Fighting for Gender Justice, or A Safe Place to Be.

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Office for Civil Society: Preparing for EU Exit

February 12, 2019

The Office for Civil Society aims to support civil society during the process of EU exit and have published a special bulletin which will be of interest to the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

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Tracy White in Buzz Gallery, Animations and Illustrations in Buzz Gallery

February 12, 2019

Local Artist and ROAR member Tracy White will be holding a solo exhibition in Buzz Gallery from 12th of February – 8th March (open 10am-3pm).

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Power to Change Bright Ideas fund now open

February 12, 2019

The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage with grants of up to £15,000.

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Yorkshire Bank grants for Bike Libraries

February 12, 2019

Are you a not-for-profit agency in Yorkshire and interested in setting up a Bike Library? If so grants of up to £5,000 are available from Yorkshire Bank's Bike Libraries fund.

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Rotherham Friendship Lunches

February 11, 2019

Home Instead Senior Care Rotherham sponsors regular monthly Rotherham Friendship Lunches in different parts of the Borough with good food and live entertainment.

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Suicide Prevention E-Learning for the VCS

February 11, 2019

Public Health Engiand and NHS Health Eduction England have developed an online learning programme to help people feel more confident to talk about suicide.

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Time Well Spent: A National Survey on the Volunteering Experience

February 11, 2019

Time Well Spent is a major new report into the volunteering experience, published by NCVO in January 2019. The survey focuses on volunteering through groups, clubs and organisations and includes data on recent volunteers, but also lapsed volunteers and non-volunteers.

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Returners Fund Supporting People Back into Work After Caring

February 11, 2019

The Returners Fund offers grants to projects which help people to return to work in the private sector. These projects…

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Beacon Workshops for Chairs leading smaller charities

February 7, 2019

Bookings are now open for the third workshop from the Association of Chairs, Managing Relationships and Board Dynamics, which aims to provide you with practical guidance and tools to help you manage dynamics amongst your trustees.

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Healthy Heart Grants

February 7, 2019

Heart Research UK and SUBWAY offer Healthy Heart Grants of up to £10,000 to community projects that focus on heart health and promote healthier, happier longer lives for everyone.

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Rotherham Youth Cabinet Recruiting New Members

February 7, 2019

Rotherham Youth Cabinet are looking for young people, between 11 and 18 years old, live or attend school in Rotherham and are passionate about the voice of young people to join them.

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Opportunity for charities to become authorised advisors to EU citizens applying to settle in the UK

February 6, 2019

The Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) has launched a new scheme for smaller, community-based charities and other organisations to apply more quickly to become registered advisors to EU citizens when they apply to settle in the UK.

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Quickbooks Online Subscription Service

February 5, 2019

Did you know that Voluntary Action Rotherham offers a QuickBooks Online subscription service? Our monthly subscribers are entitled to QuickBooks telephone support from Intuit, and we can provide tailored training delivered by a certified pro advisor to help you get the most out of your subscription. 

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Kelly Family Charitable Trust

February 5, 2019

The Kelly Family Charitable Trust awards grants of between £1,000 to £5,000 are available to charities whose activities involve all or most family members.

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Get Involved with the first National Social Prescribing Day

February 5, 2019

14th of March represents an international annual celebration of social prescribing.

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Hedley Foundation grants for charities working with young people

February 5, 2019

Average grants of £3,000 are available for small charities working with young people in the areas of Recreation, Sport, Training, Health and Welfare, Support and outdoor Education of young people.

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Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Now Accepting Applications for 2019 Round One

February 5, 2019

The 2019 round of funding will focus on organisations working with children and young people.

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Personnel With Mental Health Issues To Be Given Priority On Housing

February 5, 2019

Consultation on proposals to prioritise former service personnel with mental health conditions for social housing.

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Charity Ethical Principles published

February 5, 2019

NCVO has now published the final ‘charity ethical principles’ that aim to support charities, their governing bodies, and those who work and volunteer in and with them in recognising and resolving ethical issues and conflicts, and make charities a safer place.

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Rotherham Community Equipment and Wheelchair Services

February 4, 2019

This service provides equipment to meet a health or social care need for people living in Rotherham following an assessment by a suitably qualified professional. The service, delivers, installs, maintains, collects and recycles equipment.

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Happy Days Childrens Charity

February 4, 2019

Happy Days supports groups who work with disadvantaged and disabled children and young people aged three to 17, funding day trips, theatre trips, family holidays and residential trips.

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BlueSpark Foundation

February 4, 2019

BlueSpark Foundation supports the education and development of children and young people by providing grants of mostly up to £2,000 for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects.

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British Red Cross launches new project to support VCS organisations and local asylum seekers

January 31, 2019

A new British Red Cross project ‘Establishing Oneself in the Community’ is now available to help support VCS organisations and local asylum seekers in Rotherham

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Waitrose & Partners launch £1m fund to help tackle plastic pollution

January 31, 2019

Waitrose & Partners has launched a £1 million grant fund for projects designed to reduce unnecessary plastic and tackle plastic pollution.  

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Grants of up to £20,000 available to local charities & good causes

January 31, 2019

From 6 February, local charities and good causes can apply for a share of over £3 million, raised by the players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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Henry Smith Charity – Holiday Grants for Children

January 31, 2019

Grants of £500 - £2,500 for recreational trips or holidays for groups of children under 13 who experience disadvantage or who have disabilities, prioritising deprived areas.

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National Lottery Heritage Fund

January 31, 2019

New branding, website, and simplified grant schemes. National Lottery Grants for Heritage now available in three bands. £3,000 - £10,000, £10,000 - £250,000, and £250,000 - £5 million.

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Expressions of Interest sought for Council property and land across Rotherham

January 30, 2019

Rotherham Council are looking for expressions of interest on a number of sites across Rotherham including Munsbrough District Office, Kiveton Youth Centre and Treeton Youth Centre.

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MSE Charity Grant

January 30, 2019

The MSE (Money Saving Expert) Charity's latest grant-giving round opens on Monday 4th February 2019, but go quick - it closes once it's accepted 40 applications.

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Rotherham Community Dementia Workshops

January 30, 2019

The Workshops are designed for anyone supporting loved ones or friends with dementia. They are friendly, informal, pithy and practical and last just an hour.

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Free digital workshops for charities launched

January 30, 2019

A series of free digital workshops which include digital funding opportunities and specifically which grant makers are more open to digital applications.

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Free Mentoring and Coaching Training for Career Advisers

January 29, 2019

If you support people to advance their careers or if you work as a guidance professional or teacher, this 3 day workshop is for you!

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Masonic Charitable Foundation large grants

January 29, 2019

The Masonic Charitable Foundation offers large grants for registered charities with an annual income over £500,000. Grants are between £10,000 and £150,000 however the average grant ranges from £20,000 to £80,000.

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Is it for me?…Introduction to Individual Donations

January 28, 2019

This SYFAB interactive training session which provides an introductory, broad overview of the different ways of raising money from individuals and the importance of building and retaining relationships.

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FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards

January 28, 2019

These Awards highlight the work done by small charities and community groups and the impact they make locally, nationally and internationally.

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£2.4m Tech for Good Fund to Open 11 February

January 28, 2019

Two of the UK’s largest grant makers have joined forces once again and renewed their commitment to supporting not-for-profit organisations that are using technology to deliver new ideas and make their services more effective.

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BT to close MyDonate fundraising platform

January 24, 2019

BT has this week announced that it will close its online fundraising platform, My Donate at the end of June.

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The Big Lunch 2019

January 24, 2019

The Big Lunch was a huge success in 2018 so the organisers, Eden Project Communities, are asking you to Save the Date for June 1-2 in 2019.

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Health and Safety and First Aid Courses

January 24, 2019

Training courses from Rotherham Training Solutions that may be of interested to the voluntary and community sector.

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Mens Healthy Lifestyle Activities in Eastwood

January 24, 2019

Sporting Chance welcomes men aged 50+, regardless of their age or fitness level, to join them to get fitter, make new friends and have fun on Tuesdays, 11am - 12pm at  Aslamiyya Islamic Centre

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Those Affected by Cancer Asked to Tell Their Stories in Pictures and Films

January 24, 2019

CANCER patients across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire are being asked to come forward to share their cancer stories using pictures and films.

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National Trading Standards Scam Team – Scam Marshal Scheme

January 24, 2019

If you or someone you know is inundated with scam mail this national scheme can help track down the criminals behind scams and help put a stop to their activities.

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Armed Forces Day Events

January 23, 2019

Groups can apply for up to £10,000 funding to support events related to Armed Forces Day.

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Tuesday Activities at Rotherham Minster

January 22, 2019

You can enjoy a range of activities at Rotherham Minster on a Tuesday afternoon, you can try your hand at drawing or knitting and crocheting or just enjoy playing your favourite games!

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Small charities: transform your fundraising and governance

January 22, 2019

The FSI's popular small charity training is back in Leeds this 4th April. Explore 4 different courses covering topics including trusts & foundations, fundraising strategy and charity leader responsibilities.

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Summer Playschemes Grants 2019

January 22, 2019

Grants of between £500 to £1,000 is available from the Woodward Charitable Trust for children's summer playschemes.

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Armed Forces Covenant Fund Local Grants Programme Now Open

January 22, 2019

The Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme makes grants of up to £20,000 for local projects that support community integration or local delivery of services.

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Walking Netball Host Training

January 22, 2019

The aim of this six hour workshop is to provide people with the skills they need to be able to host a Walking Netball session.

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Let’s Talk About Energy Fund

January 22, 2019

The Let’s Talk Energy Fund is open to applications from customers of any energy supplier and has been set up to assist households in energy debt, in need of energy efficiency white goods or boiler replacement/repairs.

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Have your say on the Rotherham Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

January 17, 2019

The JSNA provides a comprehensive summary of information from a wide range of sources relevant to health and wellbeing in Rotherham.

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Charities should prepare for difficult financial year, warns NCVO

January 17, 2019

The Road Ahead is NCVO's annual analysis of the changing operating environment for NCVO members and anyone working in the voluntary sector.

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Arty Grrrls re-launch @ ROAR, every Monday 5.30-7pm from Feb 4th

January 16, 2019

ROAR are excited to be re-launching Arty Grrrls, a group for creative girls on Monday evenings from 5.30pm-7pm. The group…

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Stress control classes in Rotherham

January 16, 2019

Are life’s pressures getting you down and making you feel stressed and anxious? Do you worry a lot? Then a stress control class could help you.

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Regenerating Wath from the Inside

January 16, 2019

Visit Wath is a brand new Community Interest Company (CIC) which aims to bring together local businesses, community projects and visitors to the ‘Queen of Villages’.

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FREE Bushcraft Leader Training

January 16, 2019

This Brushcraft Leader Training, brought to you by Oak Forest School, is specifically designed for anyone wanting to work with young people in a bushcraft setting. It will be of particular interest if your group or organisation is looking to expand your activities working with young people.

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Reaching Communities master class

January 16, 2019

This training on 12th February 2019 from SYFAB is useful if you are thinking about applying to the Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities programme and want to find out about the application process and how to maximise your chances of success.

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Supporting men’s mental health – Rotherham small grants scheme

January 16, 2019

One-off round of small grants of up to £3,000 will be available for organisations to develop and run activities to support men’s mental health in Rotherham East; Rotherham West; Boston Castle; Wingfield; Maltby; Aston & Woodsetts and has been extended to cover the north of the borough.

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DfE Local Coordination of Free Holiday Provision Fund

January 15, 2019

The Department for Education is inviting organisations to bid for grant funding to take on the role of testing the coordination of free holiday provision (including healthy food and enriching activities) for disadvantaged children during the 2019 summer holidays.

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Betty’s Trees for Life Fund

January 15, 2019

Grants are available from £500 to £4,000 to improve local green spaces and wildlife habitats through tree planting projects, improved access to woodland, and environmental management and education projects.

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St James’s Place Foundation

January 15, 2019

Grants are available to UK registered charities and special needs schools in the UK to support work to improve the quality of life for those people in need as a result of disability or disadvantage.

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The 2019 Greening Grey Britiain fund

January 15, 2019

The 2019 Greening Grey Britain applications are now open for schools, youth groups and community gardeners to apply. Closing date for applications is 28 February 2019.

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Book a Day Visit to Northern College Today!

January 15, 2019

Northern College is in a unique position to offer FREE day visits for groups and individuals (adults 19+) to experience our OUTSTANDING learning first hand.

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13 Free Digital Tools for Charities

January 15, 2019

There are thousands of digital tools out there that can help charities, but which ones should you use? NAVCA has put together a list of 13 tools, which are all free for registered charities.

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Applications Now Open for The Community Business Trade Up Programme

January 15, 2019

Community businesses across England can now apply for a learning programme and a grant of up to £10,000, to support their growth and increase the difference they make to their local area.

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The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

January 15, 2019

The aim of the trustees is to help raise the quality of life in the UK, particularly for those who are young, disadvantaged or elderly.

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Time to Talk Day, Thursday 7 February 2019

January 15, 2019

This year’s Time to Talk Day is all about bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental health.

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Music for All – Music in the Community

January 15, 2019

The Music in the Community programme gives grants up to £2,500 to help projects bring music to their community, helping them become sustainable music programmes.

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Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

January 15, 2019

Grants of £5,000 - £15,000 per year for up to three years to registered charities working on peace and sustainable security, or environmental sustainability.

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Grants to Support Events Celebrating National Vegetarian Week 2019

January 15, 2019

Grants up to £2000 for an activity or event in National Vegetarian Week in May.

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An Audience with… Who would you like to meet?

January 10, 2019

We are starting to think about the 'An Audience with...' sessions that we are going to hold over the next 12 months and would like to know who it is you would like to meet. 

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New Courses Added to Directions Training Calendar

January 10, 2019

Directions have added new courses to their training including Level 2 Food Safety, Domestic Abuse MARAC and Risk Assessment and Diabetes Awareness, these course are free for anyone working or volunteering in Rotherham.

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Latest Courses from AD Training Solutions

January 10, 2019

AD Training Solutions currently have courses available in Sheffield during January to March 2019.

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund

January 10, 2019

Grants up to £50,000 to help people that live and work in the countryside.

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**Still time to sign up** – Fully Funded Distance Learning

January 10, 2019

There is still time left to sign up to a distance learning course in January 2019.

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Get Healthy and Feel Good with Tassibee

January 9, 2019

January is a great time to begin a health-kick and Tassibee is here to help. During the next few months, Tassibee will be running sessions on Monday and Wednesday to help you get healthy.

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Interactive portraits show by Zoyander Street @ ROAR, opening Jan 15th

January 9, 2019

This display of interactive works offers a chance to talk with representations of transgender people, using playful design to encourage openness and and a sense of connection.

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Do you suffer from MS? The MS Society want to hear from you!

January 9, 2019

The MS Society are working with ClearView Research to find out why some people that have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) aren't engaging with them. 

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Have your say on Rotherham’s Community Directory

January 8, 2019

Rotherham’s Community Directory, Rotherham Gismo, is going to be going through some changes in 2019 and we want to know how you use it, if it can be improved and how we could develop it further.

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Dunhill Medical Trust Community Grants Now Accepting Applications

January 8, 2019

The Dunhill Medical Trust, a UK-based charitable trust, have two funding schemes available for community-based organisations which work directly with older people.

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Government Launch £2.7m Fund to Reduce Parental Conflict

January 8, 2019

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is launching a £2.7 million Challenge Fund that will provide grant funding to innovative projects, to gather learning on what works to reduce parental conflict.

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BBC Children in Need, Curiosity fund round 2

January 8, 2019

The Curiosity fund will support new projects that make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the UK

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Comic Relief, Children Survive and Thrive: Rise and Shine

January 8, 2019

Comic Relief has announced grants of up to £150,000 in the UK for community action for early childhood development.

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South Yorkshire Community Foundation – next deadline

January 7, 2019

The next deadline for the Foundation's Community Grant, which gives grants of up to £5,000 to groups with an income below £200,000, is 21st January 2019.

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Social Mobility Barometer 2018 report

January 7, 2019

Report from the Social Mobility Commission contains evidence for funding applications if you are working with disadvantaged communities.

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Consultation: Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care

January 3, 2019

A national public consultation has been launched on proposals to update and review commissioning guidance on eight more products that cost the NHS more than £68 million.

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Loneliness – research and evidence guidance published

January 3, 2019

Three new publications from the Office for National Statistics are available, which form an important contribution to our collective efforts to reduce loneliness.

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Free Maths and English Classes

January 3, 2019

At the Source Academy, we can help you learn key functional skills in maths and English, ensuring your needs are met. We offer a range of Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 courses which will refresh your skills and allow you to meet new people. 

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How to create the right fundraising strategy for your organisation

January 2, 2019

The interactive training workshop will help you to consider where your organisation currently is, where you would like to get to and ways of getting there.

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Has anyone from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Gone that extra mile for you?

January 2, 2019

Say thank you to someone who has made a difference to you or someone you know.

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Council Tax Precept Survey

January 2, 2019

Dr Alan Billings, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner is seeking the views of residents in South Yorkshire on setting the council tax precept for policing for the financial year starting in April 2019.

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In Memory of Molly Hurst: The Young People’s Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund

January 2, 2019

The Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund in memory of Molly Hurst is for projects which support 10 -26 year olds with their mental health and wellbeing.

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Community projects – share your experience

January 2, 2019

It can be extremely confusing for people running community projects to find the right information, advice and support, a partnership of 10 community sector support organisations, including NAVCA, have come together to make it easier.

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SYBND Cancer Alliance Survey – Prostate Cancer and visits to hospital

December 24, 2018

We’re looking for men affected by prostate cancer or families to share their views of hospital visits and the support required, from diagnosis through treatment.

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Ping in the Community – Table Tennis Packages Available

December 20, 2018

Table Tennis England is inviting community groups to apply for a "Ping in the Community" package to enable them to offer social table tennis.

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Supporting men’s mental health – Rotherham small grants scheme

December 20, 2018

A one-off round of small grants of up to £3,000 will be available for organisations to develop  and run activities to support men’s mental health in Rotherham.

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Power to Change update – funding for community businesses

December 19, 2018

Power to Change, the independent trust set up to support community business activity in England, has lots of new opportunities for support and funding coming up in 2019.

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) now reopened for new enquiries

December 19, 2018

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities.

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Social Media Masterclass for Social Enterprises

December 19, 2018

Key Fund is offering a FREE Social Media Masterclass for Social Enterprises taking place on Thursday 17th January 2019, 10am-1pm at our Key Fund offices in Sheffield.  

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The Community Business Trade Up

December 19, 2018

Funding and training for community businesses wanting to increase their trading income.

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Mental health tips for the Christmas period

December 19, 2018

A Rotherham based health trust which provides a range of services across the borough to people experiencing difficulties with their mental health has issued the following advice for residents who may be experiencing more than just the winter blues over the Christmas period.

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New initiative to guide charities through EU funding changes

December 19, 2018

A new programme to help charities access European funding over the next two years and to replace funding after the UK leaves the European Union has been launched.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales Invest Grants

December 19, 2018

The Lloyds Bank Foundation provide long-term funding for the day-to-day running of your charity (core costs), and/or the direct delivery of your charity’s work.

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Eating Disorders Counselling Service in Rotherham

December 17, 2018

South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association (SYEDA) are delighted to announce the launch of their new lottery funded service for Rotherham.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

December 17, 2018

Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18.

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Feed a homeless pet this Christmas

December 17, 2018

Local charity Rain Rescue has launched its Christmas Dinner Appeal and is asking local residents to support their vital work at this time of year.

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Stovewood Trauma and Resilience Service (Rotherham and South Humber NHS Trust)

December 17, 2018

Expressions of interest are invited from appropriately skilled and trained voluntary sector organisations in Rotherham to be able to provide the resource capacity for specific trauma stabilisation interventions (RDASH model) and also follow on therapy and individual support

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Transforming Heritage

December 17, 2018

Two types of project seed-funding are available: Project viability grants (up to £7500) and Project development grants (up to £30,000).

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Resilient Heritage Fund

December 17, 2018

Grants of £3,000 up to £250,000 to help not-for-profit organisations, and partnerships led by not-for-profit organisations, to strengthen their organisation and build their capacity.

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Shaw Trust Partnership Opportunity: National Citizens Service

December 17, 2018

Shaw Trust is a charity helping to transform the lives of young people and adults across the UK and internationally who have been selected by the NCS Trust to bid for the National Citizens Service (NCS) in a few areas including Yorkshire and Humber and they would like to hear from local youth organisations.

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Samaritans offers listening vouchers as a Christmas present

December 17, 2018

Samaritans is asking all of us to give the gift of listening this Christmas, by encouraging friends and family going through a difficult time to open up and know that it’s OK to not be OK, even at Christmas.

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ATHENA International Awards Open for Nominations

December 17, 2018

The award recognises individuals who have supported, inspired and encouraged women to become active, fulfil their potential and assume leadership roles. These awards are open to any person, male or female, company or organisation who live, work or are situated in the Sheffield City Region (South Yorks, Chesterfield & N Notts)

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Cricket World Cup

December 17, 2018

Cricket clubs are being asked to run child/family-based activity focused on one weekend (7-9 June 2019), helping to better connect themselves with the local community and engage a younger generation, celebrating the men’s Cricket World Cup in the UK.

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New – Adult Safeguarding Competency Training

December 13, 2018

Carers Federation are City and Guilds approved training centre and our new on line Adult Safeguarding Competency Training Module is based upon the National Competency Framework for front line staff and volunteers working with vulnerable adults.

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Support for vulnerable EU citizens: grant funding for community groups

December 13, 2018

The Home Office is making funding available to mobilise services that support vulnerable EU citizens and their families to obtain their new UK immigration status as the UK exits the EU.

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New and Exciting Courses from WEA in 2019

December 13, 2018

The WEA’s courses are now open for online and telephone enrolment and we have some new and exciting courses on offer next term.

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Leadership Courses at Northern College

December 12, 2018

Northern College has a number of Leadership Courses taking place in 2019, both short courses and qualifications from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) are available.

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British Red Cross FREE First Aid offer

December 11, 2018

The Red Cross Adult Education team work with organisations and community groups in South Yorkshire.

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Level 2 Award in Food Safety

December 11, 2018

Free training for communities on Monday 14th January 2019, 9am - 2.30pm at St. Pauls Church Masbrough

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Paul Hamlyn Youth Fund

December 11, 2018

Not for profit youth organisations that support young people (aged 14 - 25) facing disadvantage can apply for grants of between 10,000 and £60,000 through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund.

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Bruce Wake Charitable Trust

December 11, 2018

The Bruce Wake Charitable Trust will consider grant applications relating to the provision of leisure activities for people with physical disabilities.

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Morrisons Foundation

December 11, 2018

The Morrison's Foundation awards grants to community projects that improve people's lives.

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Healthy lives through a lens

December 10, 2018

People in Rotherham are being asked to express how they stay happy, healthy and well in their day-to-day lives through the art form of photography.

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Do you support families on low incomes?

December 10, 2018

The Family Holiday Association is looking to increase their network of professionals who can support struggling families to access free short-breaks and day trips.

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Improving support for people experiencing domestic abuse

December 10, 2018

The Council and partners wants to ensure that services for people who experience domestic abuse are appropriate and delivered in the most effective way for individuals.

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‘A Day in the Life’ Work Shadow Scheme

December 10, 2018

A Day In The Life matches voluntary sector staff with staff from government, giving each the chance to spend up to a day in each other’s work place.

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National Churches Trust grants programmes 2019 to 2023

December 10, 2018

The National Churches Trust has changed its grant programmes in line with a new strategy for 2019 to 2023. There are three new grant programmes "Foundation", "Gateway" and "Cornerstone".

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UnLtd, Thrive Access to Employment Social Enterprise programme

December 10, 2018

Expressions of interest are now open for year two of ‘Thrive – Access to Employment’, an accelerator programme that provides intensive support to social ventures wanting to scale up quickly.

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First 2019 Round of Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund is Open

December 10, 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 is available for sustainable and new or innovative approaches to supporting and improving the resilience of communities of interest.

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Grants for new Pocket Parks or Refurbishment of Existing Parks

December 10, 2018

A £1 million fund to support the development of new pocket parks and to refurbish existing parks that have fallen into disrepair where their restoration could have a significant positive impact on the local community and address a specific local need.

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Cancer Alliance Christmas give away

December 6, 2018

NHS’ Cancer Alliance, South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire are encouraging re-posting, liking and tagging on their social media sites in exchange for Christmas give away entries.

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Participants needed to create an audio diary on caring for older people

December 6, 2018

Winnie Lam, PhD student in Management School, University of Sheffield is investigating needs and challenges faced by working informal caregivers of older people in South Yorkshire and would like to hear form carers or those cared for.

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Fully funded distance learning – January 2019

December 5, 2018

CAS Training Ltd in conjunction with colleagues of further education can offer fully funded distance learning opportunities. The induction session will be 29 January 2019.

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Perinatal mental health training dates

December 5, 2018

RDASH are pleased to invite you for free training available on raising awareness of perinatal mental health. Places must be booked in advance.

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Cyber security resources for charities

December 5, 2018

Online resources available to voluntary and charitable organisations for low cost approaches to cyber security.

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Exploring changes to the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP): Accounting and Reporting by Charities

December 5, 2018

The four charity regulators in the UK as the SORP-making body for charities are seeking views on what changes may be needed to the process used to develop the SORP. Deadline for responses is 4th February 2019.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion in the fundraising workforce

December 5, 2018

Do you work for a fundraising charity? The IoF need your views to identify and measure changes needed in the diversity of the fundraising profession.

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Military Culture & Transition Training

December 4, 2018

Training days are being delivered on ‘Understanding Military Culture & Transition’ at Rotherham Town Hall which is aimed at anyone in the South Yorkshire area who may come into contact with veterans to give a better understanding of military life and the challenges some may face transitioning back to civilian life.

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More Voices and Choices

December 4, 2018

The Big Lottery Fund is awarding £272,732 to Rotherham Federation for a further 3 years to enable residents living in eight of Rotherham’s poorest and most excluded areas to become engaged in local life, have an effective voice and be empowered as a community to influence change in their area.

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Brain injury and homelessness

December 4, 2018

This guidance aims to help frontline staff and managers to consider what underlying issues might be preventing someone from engaging appropriately, and how the staff team can try different ways of working in order to avoid repeat homelessness.

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Alert for charities – fundraising and postal stamp fraud

December 4, 2018

This alert provides information and advice to charity trustees, employees and volunteers about stamp fraud and the risks associated with it.

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Big Give Christmas Challenge to support Lost Chord

December 3, 2018

In order to raise as much money as possible and secure Lost Chord into the future for all those struggling with Dementia, we are delighted to be part of Garfield Weston’s Big Give Christmas Challenge. Donations made on line via the Big Give website up until 4th December will be doubled.

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Grow Your Tenner campaign to launch 11th December

December 3, 2018

Localgiving launch their annual ‘grow your tenner’ campaign on Tuesday 11th December where they will match donations made to groups. You must be a member - costs £96

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Applications for the Weston Charity Awards now open

December 3, 2018

Established to celebrate and support ambitious charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community, we are looking for charities who would like mentoring and coaching support to get their organisation to the next stage in its development.

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Different But Equal Awards – Nominations are OPEN!

December 3, 2018

We want to celebrate the achievements of young people in Rotherham and we need your nominations for the Different But Equal Awards Event (a mystical ball!) on 22nd February 2019 to celebrate the fabulous young people of Rotherham aged 11-18 (up to 25 for young people with SEND)

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St Mary’s Church Diary of Events December 2018

December 3, 2018

St Mary's Church Catcliffe has published a diary of events and services taking place during December 2018.

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Shine a Light Awards 2019

December 3, 2018

Oragnised in partnership with The Communication Trust, the seventh Shine a Light Awards will celebrate the hard work and determination of children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.

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Justice and Equality Fund

December 3, 2018

The Justice and Equality Fund from the Now's the Time programme will award up to £1 million through a Challenge Fund which asks: “What would you do toward ending sexual harassment?”

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National Churches Trust, Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grants

December 3, 2018

The National Churches Trust's Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grants can help pay for the cost of a number of fabric maintenance services.

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Tampon Tax Fund 2019/20 is Open for Applications

December 3, 2018

Charities across the country can now bid for at least £1 million in funding for projects that support victims of domestic violence or work to reduce rough sleeping and homelessness among women.

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Entries for the 2019 Governance Awards are now open

December 3, 2018

Organised by The Clothworkers’ Company, you can enter across seven categories, and winners receive a £5,000 grant.

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Place-based giving fund

December 3, 2018

DCMS has launched a £600,000 “Growing Place-based Giving Fund” designed to support and extend local place-based giving schemes.

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Community Achievement Award Winners Announced

November 29, 2018

The awards, which recognise and celebrate the wide-reaching impact of Rotherham’s Voluntary and Community Sector, were presented at a ceremony on Friday 16th November at The Carlton Park Hotel.

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One Stop Carriers for Causes

November 27, 2018

Grants up to £1,000 are available for good causes within two miles of a One Stop shop, paid for through the carrier bag levy.

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Les Mills Fund for Children 2019 Deadlines

November 27, 2018

Funding of up to £1,000 to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children aged 0-16.

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LGBT Health and Social Care Fund

November 27, 2018

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) is seeking to fund up to £1,000,000 of projects aimed at tackling LGBT health inequality.

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Bettys Trees for Life grants

November 27, 2018

The Bettys Trees for Life fund has been developed as part of Bettys centenary year activities in 2019. The fund…

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Bullseye! Boost for patients on hospital units

November 27, 2018

Big hearted ladies darts players have donated £600 to a hospital which cares for people over 65 who have mental health needs.

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Family raises £2,500 for Alzheimer’s charity

November 27, 2018

A Rotherham family have taken part in a 26 mile trek to raise money for research into Alzheimer’s Disease and raise awareness that people can be diagnosed with Alzheimer’s at an early age.

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January – March 2019 Course Release from Directions

November 27, 2018

The latest Directions training calendar is available to download

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Windrush Day Grant

November 26, 2018

Windrush Day grants is a new opportunity available from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for projects in England. A total budget of £150,000 is available for charities and community groups to apply for grants of £2,500 to £25,000.

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Funding to Support Local Armed Forces Communities in 2019

November 26, 2018

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for UK-based projects that respond to the local needs of the armed forces community and improve recognition of the Armed Forces Covenant.

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Charity Digital Code of Practice – self assessment tool launched

November 26, 2018

An assessment tool has been launched to help charities test how well they are embracing digital innovation.

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Civil Society Futures – final report

November 26, 2018

This week saw the launch of the Civil Society Futures report - the result of a two year inquiry into the future of the VCSE sector and how the sector must adapt to economic and social changes, over the next decade and beyond.

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Transport and loneliness – share your experiences

November 22, 2018

The Campaign for Better Transport invites you to share your views on and experiences of the relationship between transport and loneliness.

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Help the Homeless

November 22, 2018

Grants generally up to £5,000 for capital costs to projects that assist homeless individuals in their return to mainstream society.

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The Ironmongers’ Company Fund

November 22, 2018

On average grants of £4,000 are available for projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential.

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Hilden Charitable Trust

November 22, 2018

Grants averaging £5,000 for homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, and community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people aged 16 to 25.

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VCSE health and wellbeing fund 2019 to 2020

November 22, 2018

The Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health England and NHS England are offering grants of up £510,000 over three years for organisations working or specialising in mental health for children and young people.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation Invites Applications to Later Life Inclusion Grants Programme

November 22, 2018

This funding programme offers both large and small grants to help people who face social isolation or loneliness for reasons such as financial hardship, care responsibilities, a decline in physical or mental health, or life transitions including retirement or bereavement.

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Enterprise Grants

November 22, 2018

Enterprise Grants will support charities and social enterprises in England working in either the homelessness or youth sector to develop or grow their enterprising activity, earned income and financial resilience.

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Funding to Widen Access to Local Hospice Bereavement Services

November 22, 2018

The aim of the programme is to widen access to hospice bereavement support by developing and extending support to bereaved people who may not have had access to services from their local hospice and other local organisations

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FREE AAT Finance/Business Processes and HABC Business Admin Course running in Sheffield

November 22, 2018

Starting on 11th December 2018 this course if free for people 19+ and claiming benefits and is great for anyone that has little or no experience in Business Finance.

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Get your fundraising strategy ready for 2019

November 22, 2018

The Diversify your income training session on 6th December 2018 will help you outline a plan for your fundraising, and evaluate potential income sources.

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Rotherham groups network to share resources and peer support

November 21, 2018

Yet again the Rotherham VCS have shown their commitment to the sector by networking and exchanging useful ideas of how groups may support one and other through paying it forward. New expressions of interest are welcome.

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Strengthening local youth services – Invitations to tender now open

November 20, 2018

As part of our Building Connections Fund Youth strand (in partnership with Government), the Co-op Foundation is inviting tenders from organisations with the right skills and expertise to deliver two key contracts to tackle youth loneliness by strengthening local youth services.

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Local Charities Day 14 December 2018

November 20, 2018

Local Charities Day will return again for its third year on Friday 14 December 2018.

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Keep up to date with what Brexit means for charities and civil society

November 20, 2018

The Brexit Civil Society Alliance has launched with a website and range of resources about what leaving the European Union (EU) means for charities.

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£1m fund to help charities improve digital skills

November 20, 2018

Government announces £1 million funding to support programmes helping charities to improve their digital skills.

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Green Hill Lantern Walk – Your Help Needed!

November 20, 2018

In response to listening to the community, Rotherham Federation of Communities is organising a Christmas-themed lantern walk through the woodlands of Green Hill in Parkgate and are looking for people to volunteer or help in making lanterns.

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Register of Community Assets

November 20, 2018

Sheffield Hallam University are compiling a register of community assets in the country – this could be land or buildings owned or managed by community groups.

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Faith Leader Training Initiative Funding

November 20, 2018

The Government is inviting bids from prospective training providers interested in delivering non-theological, voluntary training for faith leaders.

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Office desks available for collection

November 20, 2018

Rotherham Rise has 2 white office desks available for collection from High Street Rotherham.

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New Young People’s Drug and Alcohol Service to Launch in Rotherham

November 15, 2018

From the 19th November 2018 change, grow, live (CGL) will begin delivering drug and alcohol services for young people across Rotherham.

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NHS survey on how your information should be used (Brainbox Research)

November 14, 2018

The NHS and local councils in Yorkshire and Humber want to find out your views on what sort of information should be used to improve the healthcare and services you receive.

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First Aid at Work courses available

November 14, 2018

Level 3 training is available in First Aid at Work and Paedidatric First Aid at Work this winter. Book your place with RTS now.

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Arts Council England’s Youth Performance Partnerships Fund – November Deadline

November 14, 2018

Local Cultural Education Partnerships have a two-week period to apply for one of five £1million grants to design and deliver a programme of engagement over three academic years.

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DM Thomas Foundation for Young People Announces 2019 Deadlines (UK)

November 14, 2018

Charities working children and young people can apply now for funding in 2019 that will support projects that focus on children and young people with disabilities, who are sick in hospital or who are life limited.

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Age Friendly and Inclusive Volunteering Fund

November 14, 2018

The Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering fund has been set up to develop and document models of good practice in supporting older people’s voluntary and community activity.

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Consultations are open for bus service change proposals

November 13, 2018

A consultation has begun on bus service change proposals for February 2019 and your views are needed.

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Free guide for charities completing their Gift Aid donations schedule

November 13, 2018

This guide is for charities registered with either the Charity Commission or HMRC to claim back the tax money donors have paid on their donations.

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Tackling Loneliness report provides comprehensive summary of existing research

November 13, 2018

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing has launched a review of evidence reviews on reducing loneliness from across the world and within the UK.

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Bailey Thomas Charitable Trust

November 8, 2018

This was established primarily to aid the research into learning disability and to aid the care and relief of those affected by learning disability.

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BBC Children in Need Main Grants – next deadlines

November 8, 2018

Grants above £10,000 for projects that support children and young people up to and including the age of 18 years who are experiencing disadvantage.

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Exploring Funding Sources: e-learning (*NEW*)

November 8, 2018

This interactive bite-sized e-learning pilot will help you to consider different types of funding sources appropriate for your organisations needs, capabilities, capacity and values.

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Social Investment Breakthrough – Groundwork South Yorkshire

November 8, 2018

A new initiative providing a programme of support to charities, social enterprises across the South Yorkshire region who would like to access Social Investment.

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Aldi Christmas Surplus Food Initiative

November 8, 2018

When Aldi stores close for the holiday on 24th December, they want to donate their surplus fresh food to local charities.

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Masonic Charity Early Years Opportunities

November 8, 2018

Grants up to around £80,000 for charities that help disadvantaged children and young people overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life.

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New report to build evidence base for Government’s dormant accounts financial inclusion initiative

November 8, 2018

The Big Lottery Fund, the UK’s largest community funder, yesterday published a new report that will help build the evidence base for the Government’s dormant accounts financial inclusion initiative.

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RMBC Building Stronger Communities Small Grants

November 6, 2018

Grants of up to £500 are being offered to faith, voluntary and community groups in Rotherham that can help to bring people together.

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Big Lottery Fund Digital Support for small voluntary sector organisations

November 6, 2018

Do you work or volunteer for a small voluntary sector organisation? Would you like to know how digital tools like apps, websites, and social media could make your work more effective?

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Noel Buxton Trust

November 6, 2018

The Noel Buxton Trust supports charities working with families and prisoners in Britain. 

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Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

November 6, 2018

Grants to registered charities of up to £50,000 per year (for up to three years) to improve the life chances for some of the most disadvantaged children aged 0-3 in England and Wales.

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Changes to Sport England small grants

November 6, 2018

Grants up to £10,000 for projects to help more people (mainly 14yrs+) get involved in sport and physical activity - this can now be spread over three years, and there are fewer restrictions on what they will fund.

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Social Enterprise Exchange Conference 2018

November 6, 2018

The Social Enterprise Exchange Conference 2018 celebrates international Social Enterprise Day, 15 November 2018, and will showcase the state of social enterprise in Sheffield City Region and beyond.

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Impact of the Budget

November 6, 2018

Will the budget have much of an impact on the charity sector? Charity Finance Group has published a briefing for charities on the headline announcements and important economic information.

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New Photography Group at Rotherham Minster

November 6, 2018

Whether you're just starting out, looking to learn something new or are an experienced photographer, please do join us on Saturday 17th November and share your passion

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Festival of Angels – Angel making workshops

November 6, 2018

Starting on Saturday 17th November children over the age of 7 are invited to join Rotherham TimeBuilders in creating a huge Angel.

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Shiloh Rotherham Christmas Appeal

November 6, 2018

There are lots of different ways to help the homeless at Shiloh this Christmas including helping them to continue supporting the homeless through the festive season, donating gifts or giving time.

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Alec Dickson Trust

November 6, 2018

The Trust is passionate about volunteering and about young people making a difference.  Grants of up to £500 are available.

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Cascading leadership – open for applications

November 6, 2018

The Kings Fund’s Cascading Leadership programme is now open and offers free support, advice and training to the leaders of health and wellbeing charities.

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Crossroads Care Rotherham Christmas Fair Donations Needed

November 6, 2018

Crossroads Care Rotherhams' Christmas Fair will be taking place on 14th December and they are currently looking for donations of Bottles of Wine, Tombola and Raffle Prizes.

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Rank Foundation, Pebble Grants

November 1, 2018

The Rank Foundation's Pebble Grants programme offers small grants for UK registered charities and recognised churches that are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £1million.

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Food in Crisis Christmas Appeal 2018

October 31, 2018

Rotherham’s Food for People in Crisis (FiC) Partnership has launched its annual Christmas Appeal for 2018, asking Rotherham residents and businesses to help where they can by donating food and toiletry items at various public donation points throughout the Borough.

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Crafty Creations!

October 31, 2018

This course is designed as an introduction to a range of different crafts, where we will be making items using a variety of materials and techniques.

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Food Safety Training Courses

October 31, 2018

AD Training has a number of different food safety courses running in South Yorkshire during November and December.

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Nationwide Building Society Community Grants

October 31, 2018

Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for local housing projects that will support the most vulnerable.

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South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Integrated Care System Transport Panel Opportunity

October 31, 2018

South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Integrated Care System are looking for panel members to consider how patient, carer and family journeys could be impacted by any changes to NHS services.

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Boost for young people’s mental health services

October 31, 2018

Young people in Rotherham have raised £564 for mental health services in the town.

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Lost Chords Big Give Christmas Challenge with Garfield Weston 2018

October 31, 2018

All donations made to Lost Chord between 12 noon 27th November and 12 noon 4th December online via the Big Give will be doubled by Garfield Weston.

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Share your views on domestic abuse services in Rotherham

October 31, 2018

Rotherham Council would like front line workers and practitioners to share their experiences of working with families, referring to domestic abuse services and/or delivering domestic abuse services.

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Volunteering Opportunities at 2019 Yorkshire Cycling Events

October 31, 2018

Various volunteering opportunities are available for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire and Yorkshire UCI Road World Championships.

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Complete survey on use of technology for chance to win £50 and free 30-minute digital consultation

October 31, 2018

IVAR (Institute for Voluntary Action Research) and CAST (Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology) are carrying out research into the barriers that smaller voluntary organisations face relating to the efficiency, relevance and accessibility of technology.

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Heat Heroes Awards 2018

October 31, 2018

The Heat Heroes Awards recognise individuals within communities in England and Wales who have made a significant contribution to helping those living in fuel poverty.

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Self Care Week Award

October 31, 2018

If you have some campaign activities planned for Self Care Week (12 - 18 November), why not consider applying for the Self Care Week Award?

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Views sought on Rotherham Council’s budget proposals

October 31, 2018

People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save £30 million from its budget over the next two years.

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Help make sure every child receives a gift this Christmas

October 25, 2018

Last Christmas, with the support of Rotherham people, the Christmas Toy Appeal managed to provide presents for over 1,000 children within Rotherham. This year, with your help, we'd like to reach even more children who without this support may not receive a gift this Christmas.

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South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation – latest priorities

October 25, 2018

Grants of up to £5000 is available for a wide range of activities. Next deadline is 5th November 2018.

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Results of the Charity Digital Code consultation

October 25, 2018

This national consultation ran from 3 July to 25 September 2018. A report based on responses received has just been published, and you can now read the summary.

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Up to £9m grant scheme announced to support vulnerable EU citizens

October 25, 2018

The Home Office has today announced notice of its Grant Scheme, expected to award between £5 and 9million to fund VCS organisations to support vulnerable or at-risk EU citizens who need additional help in completing the application process to obtain their immigration status, as the UK exits the EU.

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Sector launches social media campaign asking charities to celebrate supporters

October 25, 2018

Charity umbrella bodies have launched a social media campaign urging charities to share bitesize snippets highlighting the difference they have made and thank supporters for making it happen.  

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Safeguarding Training at Stepping Stones Childrens Centre

October 25, 2018

Monday 5th November 2018, 9.30am - 4pm at Stepping Stones Childrens Centre, Maltby S66 7NQ

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Health and Safety Training at Springwell Gardens

October 25, 2018

The course is between 12 noon and 3pm on Thursday 15th November 2018 at Springwell Gardens Community Centre.

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Emergency First Aid at Work at Springwell Gardens

October 25, 2018

Organised by Rotherham Federation of Communities the One Day Emergency First Aid course is aimed at individuals who want to gain an overview of basic First Aid procedures.

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Emergency First Aid at Work at Maltby

October 25, 2018

Organised by Rotherham Federation of Communities the One Day Emergency First Aid course is aimed at individuals who want to gain an overview of basic First Aid procedures.

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Food safety training courses

October 25, 2018

AD Training has a number of different food safety courses running in Sheffield during November and December.

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Get involved in Giving Tuesday

October 24, 2018

Giving Tuesday takes place on Tuesday 27 November 2018 and any charity can become an official partner of the campaign.

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Government announces new Strategy on Loneliness

October 24, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has launched the government's first loneliness strategy, 'A connected society: a strategy for tackling loneliness'. 

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Creative art project at Riverside Library

October 24, 2018

The Library @ Riverside House in Rotherham is running a free creative art project, called “Riverbanksy” for young people aged 12-24 during the month of November.

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Government Invites Bids to Hate Crime Community Projects Fund

October 24, 2018

Grants of £75,000 are available for eight motivated and creative community groups to develop innovative programmes that help to prevent hate crime and issues associated with it.

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Door-to-door charity collections to be better regulated under new plans

October 24, 2018

Rogue “charity bag” collectors, who divert donations away from genuine good causes, could be tackled under new proposals from Rotherham Council.

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Have your say on leisure, sport, tourism and culture

October 24, 2018

Consultation is underway on the strategy that will help shape future participation and provision. From sports, physical activity, libraries, arts, heritage and tourism to parks, countryside and green spaces, people are being asked what they think about a range of local facilities and attractions.

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Shortlist Announced for Rotherham Community Achievement Awards 2018

October 24, 2018

Organisers of the 15th Annual Community Achievement Awards – celebrating the work of Rotherham’s Voluntary and Community sector – have shortlisted nine nominees across three categories for this year’s ceremony.

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Pottery and Ash glazes workshop with Matt Butt @ ROAR

October 22, 2018

Are you stuck for Christmas present ideas? Ever fancied your hand at pottery? If so our next workshop at ROAR might be just what you need.

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Offices and Meeting Rooms available to hire

October 22, 2018

Speakup has some vacant offices that are available for hire and a large conference/meeting room that can be used for events or meetings.

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Risks and More Risks! BUT I Need a Life!

October 22, 2018

The Friendly Resource Company, together with people with learning disabilities and people with autism, have developed a workbook to support people to think about risks when they are out and about, on their own, with friends and family or at home.

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Church Conservation Grants

October 22, 2018

Grants up to £8,000 are available, covering books & manuscripts, church plate, churchyard structures, metalwork, monuments, textiles & timberwork.

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We were in the nick of time, says trust restoring Wentworth Woodhouse into ‘people’s palace’

October 18, 2018

Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust revealed the crucial state of affairs to guests and Government ministers gathered at 11 Downing Street on Monday October 15 for the launch of plans to restore the house and protect its future by transforming it into a ‘people’s palace.’

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Medication Awareness and Emergency First Aid at Work Courses

October 17, 2018

Medication Awareness and Emergency First Aid at Work Courses available in Rotherham during October.

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Adult Residential Learning

October 17, 2018

Custom-made courses for your organisation designed around the needs of your service-users are available from Northern College.

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Exploring Funding Sources: e-learning

October 17, 2018

This interactive bite-sized e-learning pilot will help you to consider different types of funding sources appropriate for your organisations needs, capabilities, capacity and values.

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Preparing Awards for All Applications

October 17, 2018

This interactive training session is aimed at those who are thinking about applying to this Big Lottery Fund scheme.

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Social Media Strategy Master Class

October 17, 2018

This session develops your basic understanding of how social media can be used to cost effectively promote the work of third sector projects and organisations.

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Magic Little Grants

October 17, 2018

Localgiving’s Magic Little Grants scheme is offering £500 grants for small community groups in the UK to run projects that encourage people to take part in physical activity.

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Minding the Gap Conference – Community, Culture and Health

October 17, 2018

Minding the Gap is organising its next conference which will focus on the interconnections between Community, Culture and Health Inequalities and will be taking place in Hull (City of Culture 2017) on Tuesday the 11th December 2018.

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Student human rights trip to Lesotho

October 17, 2018

A group of students, graduates and staff from the Helena Kennedy Centre at Sheffield Hallam University is visiting Lesotho next June on a human rights project introducing the Wonderbag https://www.wonderbagworld.com/ to the community and distributing school shoes.

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Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme

October 15, 2018

Energy Saving Trust has developed an open application process for charities seeking funding from the Energy Redress Scheme.

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Consultations regarding the UK’s obligations under the UN Convention against Torture

October 15, 2018

REDRESS is coordinating and facilitating a joint civil society shadow report to the Committee against Torture to provide an alternative, fact-based view of the measures taken by the UK to implement its obligations under the Convention against Torture.

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Reaching Communities Funding Awarded to ‘YMCA Myplace’ Project

October 15, 2018

The three year grant will allow YMCA White Rose to continue to provide high quality youth provision and much needed support to young people in the Eastwood and Rotherham town centre areas, from our Myplace centre.

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Home Care consultation

October 15, 2018

Rotherham Borough Council Adult Care are conducting a short public survey for borough residents, on the role of the Council, families and the community in keeping people independent and well at home.

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569 Million Reasons – Have your Say

October 15, 2018

Share your views on purchasing over the counter medicines for minor conditions.

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Directions Training Calendar

October 15, 2018

The latest Directions training calendar is available to download

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D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

October 15, 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 for charities around arts, health or the environment.

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Tackle Serious Stress in Veterans, Carers and Families Programme

October 15, 2018

This £4 million programme from the Arms Forces Covenant Fund Trust is designed to providing funding for innovative and new ways of working to reduce serious stress in veterans, their carers and families.

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Applications open for Grow Wild Community Projects 2019

October 15, 2018

Grow Wild is awarding grants of £2,000 or £4,000 to groups across the UK to deliver projects in their community focused on UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi.

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Reaching Communities master class

October 11, 2018

This training is useful if you are thinking about applying to this fund and want to find out about the application process and how to maximise your chances of success.

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The Charity Governance Awards – now open!

October 11, 2018

The Charity Governance Awards is an exciting not-for-profit initiative created to celebrate outstanding governance in charities both small and large.

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Deprivation and homelessness identified as top need areas in South Yorkshire

October 11, 2018

The second annual report by South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation surveyed local people for their opinions and experiences of community needs.

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Do you support rough sleepers in South Yorkshire?

October 10, 2018

The High Sheriff of South Yorkshire is partnering with South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, other charities and organisations to produce a Homeless Survival Guide that will be used by agencies and workers working with rough sleepers.

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Voluntary Action Rotherham Trustee Vacancy

October 10, 2018

Voluntary Action Rotherham is currently recruiting 2 voluntary and community sector Trustees to join their committed board in governing and developing the organisation.

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Big Lottery Fund – new Digital Fund

October 10, 2018

The Digital Fund, which will open for applications on 22 October, will award grants of up to £500,000 to help voluntary sector organisations use digital tools and approaches to support local communities.

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BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme

October 9, 2018

The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to a child’s wellbeing.

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South Yorkshire Victim of Crime Survey 2018

October 9, 2018

Dr Alan Billings, the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, would like to hear from victims of crime to help identify which support services are working well and where more support may be required.

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Louder Together Banner Workshops

October 9, 2018

Could your group support in celebrating the contribution women are making in Rotherham by hosting a free banner making workshop? 

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Fully funded digital skills course available

October 8, 2018

Digital Skills England is offering fully funded NCFE Level 2 course in Digital Promotions for Business, which has been designed to help charities better understand the world of online marketing, and how it can be implemented to increase awareness and promote products and services.

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Rotherham Advertiser Sports Awards 2018

October 8, 2018

An opportunity to recognise those who have excelled in their chosen field and those who have enabled clubs to function, benefited their communities and changed lives. Deadline for nominations: 19th October

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Power Up: resourcing women’s and girls’ movements for change

October 8, 2018

Grants up to £300K for single applicants, or up to £500k for partnerships for projects over 3 – 5 years to strengthening women’s and girls’ movements, in selected countries which includes the UK. First stage deadline is 7th December 2018

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Tesco Bags of Help programme

October 8, 2018

Grants up to £4,000 for community projects from the sale of Tesco carrier bags.

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Victims’ Strategy Unveiled

October 8, 2018

Support for victims of crime will be overhauled following the launch of the first ever cross-government Victims Strategy.

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BSA Invites Community Groups to Apply for British Science Week Funding

October 8, 2018

Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available for community groups that work directly with audiences who are traditionally under-represented and currently not engaged in science activity.

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Accessible Provision Fund

October 8, 2018

Applications for grants ranging between £500 and £5000 are invited from faith, voluntary or community groups to widen access to mainstream activities for children and young people with SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities) aged 0-25 years, in Rotherham.

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Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme – Baring Foundation

October 8, 2018

The Strengthening the Voluntary Sector grants programme seeks to embed the law and human rights based approaches as tools of social change in the broader voluntary sector.

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Golsoncott Foundation

October 8, 2018

Arts focused UK voluntary sector organisations are eligible to apply for funding of performance, exhibition, artistic craft or study of an art form.

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Enterprise Learning – Enterprise Development Programme

October 8, 2018

Support is available for established charities and social enterprises providing homelessness and youth services to develop their earned income through trading via a leadership programme and match trading grants.

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Tender opportunity – Occupational Health

October 8, 2018

Sanctuary Housing Group is tendering for an Occupational Health service to include face to face and telephone assessments and counselling services. Expressions of interest must be made before noon on 31st October.

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NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Funding Available

October 8, 2018

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust provides grants for projects that strengthen rural areas of the UK, particularly those that educate young people and relieve poverty. The Trust will focus on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community.

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Heritage Lottery Fund Small Grants Programmes

October 8, 2018

£3,000 to £100,000 available for groups who would like funding to develop heritage projects that explore, share, and celebrate the fascinating stories and history that has shaped our communities, from recording local memories, cultural tradition, conserving wildlife, to exploring and commemorating the First World War. 

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RMBC Building Stronger Communities Small Grants Opens for Round 3

October 4, 2018

Grants of up to £500 are being offered to faith, voluntary and community groups in Rotherham that can help to bring people together.

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Charity annual return deadline approaches

October 4, 2018

The deadline for submitting the 2017 annual return is 31 October, if your charity has a 12-month accounting period.

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Bin collections across Rotherham are changing

October 4, 2018

Over the coming weeks and months Rotherham Council will be making some changes to the waste and recycling services across Rotherham.

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Free CQC Compliance workshops

October 3, 2018

Free 6 hour CQC Compliance workshops available in either Rotherham or Bradford.

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Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work

October 3, 2018

Saturday 6th October 2018 and Saturday 13th October 2018 in Rotherham

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Charity Fraud Awareness Week (22 – 26 October 2018)

October 3, 2018

During fraud awareness week the Charity Commission will be helping the charity sector become more resilient to fraud.

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HMRC Grant Funding 2019-2020

October 2, 2018

VCS organisations with an income that exceeds £40,000 a year and that provide advice and support to HMRC customers who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations can apply now for funding that covers 2019 to 2020.

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Big Lottery Fund to Change Name in Early 2019

October 2, 2018

The Big Lottery Fund, which distributes 40% of the good cause money raised by National Lottery players, has announced that from 30 January 2019 it will be called The National Lottery Community Fund.

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Carers4Carers newsletter

October 2, 2018

The latest newsletter from Carers4Carers is now available to download.

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Former Wath District Office, Church Street, S63 7RE – Community Right to Bid

October 2, 2018

A decision to dispose of the former Wath District Office has been made and as per the procedures set out under the Localism Act moratorium periods shall apply giving community interest groups an opportunity to register as a bidder for the site.

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FREE Safe and Well Ambassador training

October 2, 2018

Become a Safe and Well Ambassador and learn how to support people in your community from risk of fire related death or serious injury.

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Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight Survey

October 2, 2018

Can you help Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight understand the challenges of running a charity in today's operating environment?

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Launching health and care services into the future

October 2, 2018

As of today (1 October 2018) national NHS bodies have transferred greater control to South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw for health services run and delivered to the 1.5 million people who live there. 

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National Autistic Society Rotherham Branch Celebrates 10 years

October 2, 2018

National Autistic Society Rotherham Branch has been providing social activities and events for both families and adults with autism since 2008.

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Now open for applications – Public Art commission for Thurcroft

October 2, 2018

A lead artist opportunity for an imaginative outdoor installation for families with young children.

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Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund – Round 2 to Open Shortly

October 2, 2018

Managed by Ofcom with funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, this fund offers two funding rounds each year to radio stations that are not-for-profit, run by local people for local people about local issues.

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Consultation on the Fundraising Code

October 2, 2018

This consultation focuses on the style, presentation, clarity and accessibility of the Code.

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What research do charities and donors need?

October 2, 2018

Charity Futures and Giving Evidence intend to bridge a gap between the issues which academics prefer to research, and the information charities actually need.

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Over 65s urged to try out talking therapies

September 27, 2018

People aged over 65 in Rotherham experiencing anxiety, low mood or other common mental health conditions are being urged to try a free talking therapy service.

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EOLC workshops

September 27, 2018

Further dates have now been confirmed for the next set of EOLC Workshops. There are 6 workshops all running at Rotherham Hospice starting in October. Book your place now.

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The NHS need your views on prescription changes

September 27, 2018

The NHS is doing a review on prescription charges to help ensure you get the prescription medicines you need, when needed. This review is a chance to give your input.

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Storytelling in annual reports and accounts

September 26, 2018

Research by the Charity Commission provides a useful insight for reviewing our own annual reports. It can be used as an opportunity to reflect on how you might better tell the story of your organisation,

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The Charity Commission’s view on serious incident reporting

September 26, 2018

Your input is needed to help investigate the role of Trustees in charity governance. The survey will close 15th October.

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New Fund to Launch Shortly Seeks Input from Community Groups

September 26, 2018

Community groups are being invited to help design a grant scheme that will transform the community energy landscape, but they will need to hurry because the survey ends on 30 September.

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Guide to assessing skills in a changing landscape

September 26, 2018

SQA have produced a guide to help organisations of all sizes and across all sectors better understand assessment. Download you free copy here.

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Rosa Launches ‘Now’s the Time’ Large Grant Programme

September 26, 2018

Grants are available for women's organisations in the UK to amplify the voices of all those who are calling for an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in their workplaces and in their communities.

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Local charity wins over £3k worth of business advice and a cash injection

September 26, 2018

FCS Associates, have chosen their first ever charity of the year. The lucky charity, Changing Faces, have won a package of business support worth over £3,000 which includes a cash injection of £1,000.

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New FCS Services Flyer

September 26, 2018

FCS have a new services flyer which will give you a taste of how FCS can help your organisation navigate growth with tenders, grants and consultancy.

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Directions Training Calendar

September 26, 2018

The latest Directions training calendar is available to download here.

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Grow Wild funding opportunities

September 26, 2018

Grants are available to projects inspired by UK native wildflowers, plants and fungi, that help people connect to each other and nature.

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Safeguarding Week Seminars

September 26, 2018

RDaSH Safeguarding Team are hosting their 4th annual Safeguarding Week starting 26th November. Book your place on the seminars now.

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Invest and Enable grants

September 26, 2018

The Lloyds Bank Foundation’s offer two grant programmes, one for core costs and one for developing your charity. You can apply for either programme, but not both.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation grants

September 26, 2018

The Masonic Charitable Foundation offer two tiers of grant to projects that focus on early years opportunities or later life inclusion.

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Enterprise Development Programme

September 26, 2018

Enterprise Grants will support charities and social enterprises in England working in either the homelessness or youth sector to develop or grow their enterprising activity and earned income.

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Aziz Foundation – General Fund

September 26, 2018

Grants are available to help disadvantaged communities and sections of societies in the areas of community empowerment and public engagement.

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SEYH 2018 award nominations are open

September 26, 2018

Nominations are open for the SEYH Awards 2018, Six awards are available this year: Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Social Impact, Social Investment, Start up and a brand new awards category, Tech for Good.

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) now reopened for new enquiries

September 26, 2018

Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations for projects that encourage social and economic regeneration in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England.

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Last call for nominations in 2018 Social CEOs awards

September 26, 2018

Nominations close 28th September for the Social CEOs awards, recognising game-changing charity leaders and trustees on social media.

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Charity website aims to improve mental health at work

September 26, 2018

The mentalhealthatwork.org.uk gateway offers resources, training and information to help employers better understand mental health issues in the workplace.

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More charities needed for online food bank service

September 26, 2018

Neighbourly needs more charities to join its service following a rapid growth in the supply of food surplus by the retail and food industries.

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Vodafone Launches Techstarter Initiative for Tech Ventures to Develop Social Innovations

September 25, 2018

Funding and mentoring for UK social tech start-ups and early-stage ventures (social businesses, charities, social enterprises and CICs) to develop innovative technology solutions with social purpose, from prototype to market readiness.

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New Funding for Churches in the UK

September 24, 2018

Grants to support the conservation and sustainable use of church buildings in the UK, focusing on larger and more complex projects with priority given to urgent structural repairs or the introduction of kitchens and accessible toilets.

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Aziz Foundation – Development Fund

September 24, 2018

Grants are for registered charities and charitable community groups who are working to support Muslim communities.

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The Feminist Review Trust

September 24, 2018

Grants are available to projects in the UK and internationally (non-OECD countries) that support women through campaigning and activism.

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Charity Bank launches Follow the Money campaign

September 24, 2018

Charity Bank has launched a campaign to encourage charities, businesses and individuals to move some of their savings or reserves to an ethical provider, who will lend to organisations where the loan is being used for a social purpose.

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Funding from One Digital

September 24, 2018

Grant funding is available to benefit organisations that are running employment programmes. The funding is designed to help organisations embed digital champions into employment programmes in order to address the essential digital skill needs of clients.

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The new Government Civil Society Strategy is out

September 24, 2018

The new Government Civil Society Strategy was launched early last month. It identifies "five foundations of social value": People, Places, the Social Sector, the Private Sector and the Public Sector, with an emphasis on more cross-sector collaboration.

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Carers Federation Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

September 20, 2018

Carers Federation are please to announce their NEW Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is NOW LIVE.

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Tampon Tax Community Fund Now Open for Local Groups

September 20, 2018

Grants are available to local not-for-profit organisations for local projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls in local communities across the UK.

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Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools & Colleges

September 20, 2018

WEA have a new Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools & Colleges course starting on Wednesday 10th October for 14 sessions at Springwell Gardens Community Centre.

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New website competition for Yorkshire groups

September 20, 2018

Xpand, a Bradford-based marketing agency, are running a competition for non-profit and community groups in Yorkshire to win a brand-new website.

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Jeans for Genes

September 20, 2018

Grants up to £5,000 for charities or patient groups aimed at benefitting children and young people under 18 who are suffering from genetic disorders.

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Arts Award Access Fund – Second 2018 Round Open

September 20, 2018

Small grants are given to Arts Award centres in England working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to enable them to achieve an Arts Award.

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Commissioners removed from Rotherham council after 3-year intervention

September 19, 2018

James Brokenshire, Communities Secretary, removes commissioners from Rotherham council after 3-year intervention.

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Charity competition offers £17,000 marcomms prize

September 19, 2018

Charities are being urged to enter a competition offering the chance to win £17,000 worth of marketing and communication advice.

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Digital Inclusion Fund

September 19, 2018

The Digital Inclusion Fund aims to support projects designing, researching or delivering digital inclusion programmes with a focus on older and/or disabled people.

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Digital health technology catalyst round 3: feasibility studies

September 19, 2018

The DHTC is a core element of the government’s plans to implement the Accelerated Access Review. It aims to address some of the challenges that the review identified around the development of digital health innovations, and to help grow the digital health sector.

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Innovate UK Announces ‘The Road to Zero Emission Vehicles’ – R&D, Large R&D & Feasibility Studies Competitions

September 18, 2018

The fifteenth Innovate UK (IUK) Integrated Delivery Programme (IDP 15) is providing funding for organisations to undertake innovation projects that will speed-up the transition to zero emission road transportation in the UK.

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Green GB Week

September 18, 2018

Working in partnership with business and civil society, the government is introducing the first ever Green GB Week – an annual week designed to highlight the opportunities clean growth offers the UK and raise understanding of how business and the public can contribute to tackling climate change.

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Launch of 2019 European Heritage Awards

September 17, 2018

The European Heritage Awards promote high standards of heritage conservation practice through the award of public recognition to outstanding initiatives and best practices which contribute to the protection and enhancement of cultural heritage in Europe.

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Nominate health staff for award

September 17, 2018

Patients and their carers who attend services provided by RDaSH are being asked to nominate either a member of staff or team for a Quality Care Award, which is part of the organisation’s staff annual awards ceremony.

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The 2018 Charity Digital Survey is now open

September 17, 2018

Tech Trust need insight form charities on your approach to and use of tech. Findings will be used to support charities who wish to take the next step.

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How the collaborative approach is tackling digital exclusion

September 17, 2018

The One Digital programme is looking for other partners. The partnership is made up of five diverse UK organisations united by one goal: to help people of all backgrounds and skill levels to make the most of the digital world.

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Fundraising Regulator issues email scam warning

September 17, 2018

The Fundraising Regulator wants to hear from any charities that have been sent fraudulent emails to cover Fundraising Preference Service costs.

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Rotherfed launch Community Clean Up Grant

September 17, 2018

Rotherham TARA's can apply for £200 Grants to help clean up community area as well as building community spirit and pride.

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More funding to boost services in village pubs and bring communities together

September 17, 2018

More than 30 rural communities are set to benefit from new or expanded village services from libraries, shops to post offices all delivered by their local pub.

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Yoti to investigate charities’ digital identity needs

September 17, 2018

The digital identity app wants to hear from charities where digital identification of services users is part of their day-to-day work.

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Charity collab to boost cashless donations

September 17, 2018

Promotional material such as collection boxes and volunteer badges can become mobile cashless donation points for charitable causes.

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Louder Together Women’s Project

September 14, 2018

Louder Together are curating an exhibition about Strong BME Women. Applications may be poems, images or statements about the strong BME women that have had an impact on your life.

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People’s Health Trust is looking to recruit a new Trustee

September 14, 2018

People’s Health Trust are seeking a Trustee with particular responsibility for bringing knowledge and experience around community development including working with Black Asian, minority ethnic and refugee communities.

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Interest-free loans from Co-op Foundation for community spaces

September 13, 2018

The Co-op Foundation is offering interest-free loans of up to £50,000 towards viable business ideas that will improve community spaces and benefit the whole community – particularly those facing greater challenges.

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Cash Boost for Gas Safety in Rotherham

September 12, 2018

Yorkshire Housing’s home improvement agency team in the South have won £45,000 in grant money to help people stay safe in their homes for the year ahead.

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Tampon Tax Community Fund for Women and Girls Opens Shortly

September 12, 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 will be available to support volunteer expenses, activity costs, and project staff/sessional staff costs.

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Give it a try Workshops at Rotherham Minster

September 12, 2018

Starting 18th September 2018 you can try your hand at drawing, card making or knitting and crocheting, all abilities welcome!

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Free Compliance Workshop

September 12, 2018

6 hour CQC Compliance workshop taking place on 17th September in Bramley, Rotherham

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Aviva Community Fund 2018 Opens for Entries

September 11, 2018

It’s time to give your project the chance to win funding from the Aviva Community Fund. Enter before 09 October 2018.

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Mature Millers Shortlisted for Grassroots Giving Funding

September 11, 2018

Mature Millers Association have been shortlisted in the Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving and need your vote!

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Veolia Environmental Trust

September 11, 2018

Grants of £10,000 - £75,000 are available for capital improvement projects for community buildings or outdoor spaces

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The Community Partnering Fund

September 11, 2018

Grants of £1,000 - £10,000 for groups around fuel poverty, energy and safety issues.

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Government Announces £6m Fund to Build Stronger Communities through English Language Learning

September 11, 2018

Councils, charities and other providers have the opportunity to bid for funding to run new programmes which offer creative ways of teaching English to local residents.

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Applications Invited for New Digital Inclusion Fund

September 11, 2018

The Digital Inclusion Fund aims to support projects designing, researching or delivering digital inclusion programmes with a focus on older and/or disabled people.

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Expert Crowdfunding Workshop

September 11, 2018

Sheffield Social Enterprise Network has partnered with and arranged for Crowdfund 360 to deliver a 2 hour workshop aimed at social entrepreneurs and social impact businesses who may be curious about running a crowdfunding campaign.

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Access announces £40 million Enterprise Development fund

September 11, 2018

The Enterprise Development Programme is a five year programme, providing a broad range of support for charities and social enterprises in England, helping them make a transition to new enterprise models, or grow existing ones.

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DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

September 11, 2018

Grants mostly up to £10,000 for groups working in the areas of education or health with children and young people.

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Core Funding for Groups Working with Rehabilitation of Offenders or Ex-offenders

September 6, 2018

Grants are available for up to £80,000 over three years for organisations working with the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders.

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Mentoring programme for women aspiring to be charity leaders

September 6, 2018

The Jane Slowey memorial membership programme will provide expert support, guidance, advice and mentoring for 16 women who are aspiring CEOs, or in their first two years as a CEO for a charity or social social enterprise.

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£18000 Charity Website Grants: Summer / Autumn Application Round Now Open

September 5, 2018

The programme, which is run by the Transform Foundation, offers charities a grant to enable them to redevelop their website to ramp up their online income and increase their charitable impact. 

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Is it for me?….Introduction to Social Media in your fundraising

September 5, 2018

This introductory session explores how social media can be used in your fundraising and to engage with potential donors. Includes time to explore, experiment and initial action planning for your organisation.

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Making a Good Application to Charitable Trusts and Foundations

September 5, 2018

Do you want your application to stand out? This session explores how to write a funding application that satisfies the funder’s criteria, whilst at the same time promoting your project in a thought out, evidenced and appealing way.

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Preparing Awards for All Applications

September 5, 2018

Would you like some help with putting your Awards for All application together? This training session will help you understand the programme and prepare your funding application.

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PRS Music Foundation

September 5, 2018

Grants up to £10,000 for musical, community or statutory bodies to commission, develop or perform new music. Deadline 1st October 2018

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Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Programme to Close

September 5, 2018

This is the final round of the current programme, in 2019, the Foundation says it plans to use the funds to deliver larger nationwide projects with some of its key partners to make a greater impact

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Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

September 5, 2018

Approximately 150 ‘Small Grants’ of between £300 to £2,000 is available for grassroots projects to run small-scale events and activities to celebrate the centenary of women gaining the vote.

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How should the NHS spend the extra money?

September 3, 2018

Help shape the future care of the NHS and feedback your thoughts.

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Bupa UK Foundation Funding for Carers

September 3, 2018

Not-for-profit organisations whose work in the UK focuses on supporting and improving the health and wellbeing of older carers can apply for grants of up to £20,000.

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Can you help … Clifton Park needs your vote!

September 3, 2018

Clifton Park was voted as one of the UK’s top ten parks for the last 2 years, in a public vote and awarded the People’s Choice Award. We need your help to retain this title for a third year.

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Teens get stuck into gardening tasks at Wentworth

September 3, 2018

Gardeners at Grade I listed Wentworth Woodhouse had more than a helping hand to clear two of the stately home’s overgrown features… They found no less than 60 willing hands thanks to teenagers on the National Citizen Service scheme run by Rotherham United’s Community Sports Trust.

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Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Opens for Fourth Round of 2018

September 3, 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for registered charities whose income is £1 million and above for projects focussing on homelessness, domestic abuse, prisoners/offenders/refugees and asylum seekers.

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Macmillan Advocacy Service

September 3, 2018

A brand new Advocacy Service delivered by Citizens Advice will launch in the Autumn giving people diagnosed with cancer one to one advocacy support enabling them to live with and beyond their cancer.

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Focus on Funding Event for Yorkshire & Humber, 3 October 2018

September 3, 2018

The Focus on Funding event is for voluntary and community sector groups in Yorkshire & Humber and will return this year in Hull.

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Skills & Opportunities Fund Opens for Final Round

September 3, 2018

NatWest Skills & Opportunities Fund is launched today (3 September 2018). This will be the final opportunity to apply for a community grant of up to £35k.

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End oF Life Care Workshops

September 3, 2018

Directions at RMBC have now confirmed dates for the next set of EOLC Workshops all taking place at Rotherham Hospice.

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Charity Commission warns of insider fraud threats

September 3, 2018

The Charity Commission has issued an alert from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB), highlighting the insider threat from fraudsters and cyber criminals.

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New repayable finance, Pioneer and Prosper

September 3, 2018

Pioneer and Prosper is a two-year pilot programme that will support a small number of ambitious charities and social enterprises with a repayable grant and support to help them to increase their social impact, raise investment, grow their business and become more financially resilient.

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10 hour artist residency in Wentworth Woodhouse – Saturday September 15th, 9am-7pm.

September 3, 2018

On September 15th, professional and emerging artists have the opportunity to explore and create in the historic and grand surroundings of Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham.

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Funding Bids Workshops

September 3, 2018

Rotherham Federation of Communities are holding a series of workshops for community groups on applying for funding.

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Thomas Wall Trust

September 3, 2018

The Thomas Wall Trust makes grants of up to £1,000 for smaller charities with an income below £100,000.

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Local Grants and Digital Development programme

September 3, 2018

The Armed Forces Convenant Trust make grants of up to £20,000 for local projects that support community integration or local delivery of services

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Greggs Local Community Projects Fund

September 3, 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are offered to organisations supporting people in need. Any not for profit organisation can apply however, larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful.

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Dunhill Medical Trust

September 3, 2018

Funding for community-based charitable organisations who work directly with older people who need some form of extra support to enhance everyday living.

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Celebrating 20 years of Refugee Week in Rotherham

August 30, 2018

This year marked the 20th anniversary of refugee week in the UK and to mark this milestone REMA organised, participated in or partnered with other organisations in the coordination of 20 events here in Rotherham.

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Tesco stores pledge to ‘Be Cancer SAFE’

August 29, 2018

Tesco stores across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire are supporting their colleagues and customers to Be Cancer SAFE by signing up to be cancer champions.

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Introduction to Community Organising

August 29, 2018

An exciting, interactive one day training course which introduces the core foundations of community organising.

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Graphic Design Training

August 29, 2018

Training brought to you by Rotherham Federation of Communities on Thursday 25th October 2018, 1pm – 4pm at Springwell Gardens Community Centre.

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Community Organising Listening Skills

August 29, 2018

Training brought to you by Rotherham Federation of Communities on Friday 5th October 2018, 9am - 4pm at Springwell Gardens Community Centre.

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Flower Arranging Workshop

August 29, 2018

Mix it Up are delivering Flower arranging workshops during September and October.

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Sugar Crafting Workshop

August 29, 2018

Mix it Up are delivering Sugar Crafting workshop on 12th & 19th October at Springwell Gardens.

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Social Media Training

August 29, 2018

Thursday 11th October 10am-12pm at Springwell Gardens Community Centre S65 1NH

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Apna Haq 4C’s – Sexual Violence within BME Communities

August 29, 2018

Recognising the specialist nature of training required to deliver Child Sexual Abuse/Exploitation awareness raising within BME communities, Apna Haq is running a unique accredited Train the Trainer programme.

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Charities Can Apply Now for an Invest Grant

August 29, 2018

The Invest Programme provides grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 for work delivered across three years, with the possibility of continuation funding for up to six years in total.

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TransPennine Express Transform Fund

August 29, 2018

TransPennine Express has this week opened its yearly Transform Fund for grants to be made available to community groups, charities, CICs and organisations to help fund local community projects aimed at tackling youth unemployment, promoting social inclusion and/or improving the environment.

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Charities Can Apply Now for an Enable Grant

August 29, 2018

The Enable Programme which provides smaller short-term grants to strengthen charities and CIOs working with people aged 17 years and older who are facing one or more of the specified complex social problems covered under the Enable Programme.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation Launches Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme

August 28, 2018

The Early Years Opportunities programme is open to charities that help disadvantaged children and young people overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life.

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Changes to Heritage Lottery Fund grant making

August 28, 2018

In early 2019 the Heritage Lottery Fund will begin a new, five-year Strategic Funding Framework that sets out how we will distribute National Lottery good causes money for heritage.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation Launches Later Life Inclusion Grants Programme

August 28, 2018

Grants of between £500 and £80,000 are available for charities that help to reduce loneliness and isolation amongst older people.

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Digital Champions Training

August 28, 2018

An initial training  and induction session for people wishing to become Digital Champions where you can find out more about the becoming and  Volunteer Digital Champion and what it will involve.

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Food Hygiene Training Level 2

August 28, 2018

Food Hygiene Training Level 2 facilitated by ABC Training on 18th October 2018 at Springwell Gardens Community Centre, Eastwood View, Rotherham, S65 1NH.

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Connecting Communities Workshops

August 28, 2018

Rotherham Federation of Communities are pleased to offer a series of three one day workshops covering all aspects of strengthening communities.

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£1.3m Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Fund

August 28, 2018

Mind and Agenda have launched a £1.3m women’s mental health peer support grants programme. The programme responds to the needs of disadvantaged women, particularly those experiencing multiple disadvantage, who are frequently under-represented in services.

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MSE (Money Saving Expert) Charity

August 28, 2018

The MSE Charity's next grant-giving round opens on Monday 3 September, with the theme of 'building and developing resilience'.

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Get Involved: UK Parliament Week 2018

August 28, 2018

UK Parliament Week 2018 is an annual festival, taking place between 12-18 November 2018, that engages people throughout the UK with the work of Parliament.

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Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

August 28, 2018

Grants of £5,000 - £15,000 per year for up to three years for peace, sustainable security, or environmental sustainability.

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Scurrah Wainwright

August 28, 2018

Grants around £1,000 - £3,000 for hard to fund work on social reform and tackling the root causes of social inequity.

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Wingate Foundation

August 28, 2018

Grants of £1,000 - £15,000 for charitable organisations active in the UK under the following categories: Jewish Life and Learning, Performing Arts (excluding music), Music or Medical Research Travel Grants.

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WaveLength technology donations to allievate loneliness

August 28, 2018

WaveLength is a charity that partners with organisations that help isolated people living in poverty. It can provide free TVs and radios for individuals or technology for clients to use in communal spaces, or as part of specific projects.

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New fundraising code guidance on online platforms

August 28, 2018

The Fundraising Regulator has published a new section of the Code of Fundraising Practice covering online fundraising platforms, and developed guidance for fundraising platforms to help them meet the expected standards of transparency.

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Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools & Colleges

August 28, 2018

Rotherham Federation of Communities are hosting this WEA course, starting in October, at Springwell Gardens Community Centre.

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Access to provide enterprise development support to the sector from 2018-23

August 23, 2018

Access is committing £40m to support enterprise development for charities and social enterprises in England for the period 2018-23. The fund will initially focus on homeless and youth services.

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You can now submit your 2018 charity annual return online

August 23, 2018

Charities are now able to submit their 2018 annual returns online. You must send an annual return (or update your details) every year if your charity is registered in England or Wales.

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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Information on December Deadline

August 23, 2018

Grants are available to support projects aimed at promoting racial justice and equality of opportunity as a basis for a harmonious multi-racial, multi-ethnic society in the UK.

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#iwill fund

August 22, 2018

Grants between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to deliver new social action opportunities for young people age 10 to 20 years old (or 25 for disabled people). This can be things like campaigning, volunteering or fundraising.

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Getting Online Grant from Rotherham Federation of Communities

August 22, 2018

Rotherham Federation are pleased to announce that, with funding from RMBC, a total of 16 Applications for the “Getting Online” Grant were successful and have received grants for their Group to help residents “get online”. A total of £4693 was paid out.

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Cash for the Community – Rotherham

August 21, 2018

The Rotherham Advertiser has teamed up with the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner to support small groups across the district. Grants up to £1,000 are available to projects protecting vulnerable people, tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, and treating people fairly.

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Recovery Games celebrates success

August 21, 2018

The fifth annual Recovery Games which celebrates people in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction took place at Hatfield Activity Centre on August 17th. Hundreds of people came together celebrating and applauding those in recovery.

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Get your nominations in for this year’s Community Achievement Awards

August 20, 2018

Don't miss out on the chance to acknowledge the unsung heroes who make a real difference to the community in Rotherham. DEADLINE 31st August 2018

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Power to Change Community Business Fund opens 11 September 2018

August 20, 2018

This fund is ideal for existing community business in England, looking for funding and support to make your business more sustainable. The Community Business Fund provides grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to help you progress towards self-sufficiency.

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Returners Fund Supporting People in England Back into Work After Caring – Extended Deadline

August 20, 2018

A £1.5 million fund to support people in England back into work after time out caring. Voluntary and community sector groups, training providers, local enterprise partnerships, academic institutions, local authorities and private sector organisations are eligible.

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Free one to one counselling for military family members

August 17, 2018

Keeping Families in Mind provides military family members with free one to one counselling. This service helps individuals with a variety of practical and emotional issues that have been caused, or made worse, by the connection with military life.

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Mentoring courses available

August 16, 2018

This level 2 course consists of 8 sessions covering topics in Mentoring. The next course starts 4th September - Apply now!

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Finnis Scott Foundation

August 15, 2018

Small charities may apply for both capital and revenue funds to support horticulture or art projects where the grant would have a significant impact.

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Safe Place to Be fund

August 15, 2018

Comic Relief’s newest funding opportunity offers grants of £150,000 - £300,000 to organisations working to prevent long-term homelessness and shelter insecurity in the UK, India, South Africa, Zambia and Nigeria.

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Litter Innovation Fund

August 15, 2018

Round 2 of the Government’s Litter Innovation Fund will give grants up to £10,000 to find new ways of reducing and preventing litter/littering.

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Building Connections Fund Youth Strand

August 15, 2018

Grants of up to £80,000 are available to expand or enhance not for profit projects, tackling youth loneliness with young people in the most deprived areas of England.

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FCS Charity of the Year – Deadline 21/08/18

August 15, 2018

FCS is launching its Charity of the Year 2018 initiative to support its local community and will work with one local charity each year. The FCS Charity of the Year package is worth £3000.

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Santander Foundation Discovery Grants

August 15, 2018

Discovery Grants support projects that improve people’s knowledge, skills or which provide innovative solutions to overcome social challenges. They support projects which fulfill these goals and their three priority areas - Explorer, Transformer and Changemaker.

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Retired motor mechanic finds his stairway to heaven at Wentworth Woodhouse

August 15, 2018

Retired Rotherham motor mechanic David Johnson, 72, has found his niche with the volunteers at Wentworth Woodhouse - repairing the brass fittings on the grand Imperial Staircase. He's hand-making the missing pieces in his garage!

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Building Connections Fund

August 14, 2018

Funding is available to boost efforts to tackle loneliness across England by supporting people to build strong social connections and welcoming communities.

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Free trees for communities from the Woodland Trust

August 14, 2018

Community organisations can apply now for free tree packs from the Woodland Trust to plant in November.

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Barchester’s Charitable Foundation

August 14, 2018

Funding is available to small community groups and small local charities to help improve people’s mobility, independence and quality of life. This year the focus is on reducing isolation in disabled adults and people aged 65+.

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Funding to support children of alcohol dependent parents

August 14, 2018

The government has funding available to support children of alcohol dependent parents. A total of £1 million has been made available to award to voluntary organisations carrying out work in this area.

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Friendship lunch newsletter

August 13, 2018

The July friendship lunch newsletter is available to download here.

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Civil Society Strategy Published

August 13, 2018

The Government have vowed to unlock the first Civil Society Strategy in 15 years. This strategy will build stronger communities by bringing together businesses, charities and the public sector.

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New WorkWell StayWell service

August 13, 2018

Sheffield Mind are running a new Employment Support service for employees who are struggling with their work because of mental health issues, including stress and anxiety. This support is available to anyone aged 50+.

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South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s community grants

August 10, 2018

Local non-profit organisations can apply for the funding of up to £5,000 to help them provide services to local communities to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and protect vulnerable people.

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William and Jane Morris Fund (Church Conservation Grants)

August 10, 2018

Grants are available to churches for the conservation of decorative features or monuments. The features must be dated from before 1896 to be eligible.

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Idlewild Trust fund

August 10, 2018

Idlewild Trust awards grants to registered charities for programmes within the Arts and Conservation.

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Social Investment – is it right for us?

August 10, 2018

Good Finance have developed a diagnostic tool to help you understand if social investment is something your organisation should consider. Take a look at the tool here.

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Funding for Service Delivery Projects Benefiting the Armed Forces Community

August 9, 2018

Grants are available for charitable organisations in the UK to carry out projects that benefit the Armed Forces community.

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Smart Energy GB in Communities

August 9, 2018

Grants are available for organisations supporting individuals on a low income, to help them understand the benefits of smart energy meters and encourage them to get one.

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Winifred Tumim Memorial Prize 2018 applications now open

August 9, 2018

Applications are now open for the Winifred Tumim Memorial Prize for best practice in charity governance.

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Sponsor a flower to honour survivors of child exploitation

August 8, 2018

4 years on from Alexis Jay’s report, you are invites to celebrate the strength, tenacity and survival of people who were abused as children in Rotherham by sponsoring a flower.

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Funding for Local Projects that Help the Armed Forces Community in the UK

August 7, 2018

Grants are available for registered charities, CIC's, local authorities, schools, and armed forces units with a UIN, for projects in the UK that support the armed forces community and meet the Ministry of Defence's priorities.

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Be an angel and support Rotherham’s community arts project

August 6, 2018

Rotherham’s celestial Festival of Angels project is set to return to the town and residents are now being urged to get their creative juices flowing.

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Start preparing now for the 2018 charity annual return

August 6, 2018

The 2018 annual return service will be available by the end of August. It will include new questions that you can start preparing for now.

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Rosa Invites Applications to ‘Now’s the Time’ Programme

August 6, 2018

Grants are available for women's organisations in the UK to amplify the voices of all those who are calling for an end to sexual harassment and abuse.

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Funding to Connect People with Others in Their Local Communities

August 6, 2018

Grants are available for small local groups to improve the quality of life for older people and adults with a physical or mental disability, where health and/or social care needs cannot be met by the statutory public sector or by the individual.

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Aviva Community Fund to reopen this September

August 6, 2018

This award is a chance for your organisation to get funding for an important cause in your community. Drum up enough votes for your submitted community project and you make it to the Finals!

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Directions Training Calendar 2018 / 2019

August 6, 2018

The latest Directions Training Calendar is available to download here.

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Local Charities Still Have Time to Apply for a Magic Little Grant

August 6, 2018

Small one-off grants are available to local charities and community groups that are running, or planning on running a project that encourages individuals to take part in some form of physical activity to help improve their physical and mental health and well being.

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DYCP opens for round 2

August 6, 2018

Developing your Creative Practice is a new development fund designed to support independent creative practitioners to ensure excellence is thriving in the arts and culture sector.

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Funding to Showcase Good Practice in Healthcare in England

August 6, 2018

Grants of up to £2,500 are being made available to VCSE organisations that would like to share their good practice in a creative way with the NHS.

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The LGA Green Paper for adult social care and wellbeing – your chance to respond

August 6, 2018

The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector is being encouraged to respond to the Local Government Association’s (LGA) green paper for adult social care and wellbeing.

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Digital skills training for UK charities and community groups

August 6, 2018

This unique programme is being developed to help charities and community groups access the vital digital marketing training they need.

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The Inman Charity fund

August 6, 2018

Awards are open to application for Registered Charities supporting in the areas of medical research, care of the elderly, general welfare, hospices, disability and the armed forces.

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Children in Need small grants

August 6, 2018

The small grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for up to £10,000 a year. Awards will be granted to projects supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable children under the age of 18 years.

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PayPal Giving Fund support for charities

August 6, 2018

PayPal Giving Fund helps people support their favourite charities online and helps charities raise funds through PayPal, eBay and other technology platforms.

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Pioneer Social Enterprise Ltd launch an 8 week volunteer programme

August 3, 2018

Pioneer Social Enterprise Ltd are ready to go live on their new 8 week volunteer programme. Round 1 for 16 - 25 year olds in care or leaving care is now open.

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Concertina Charitable Trust

August 2, 2018

Concertina makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly.

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Postcode Local Trust – Short Window for Applications

August 2, 2018

Grants from £500 to £20,000 for outdoor projects related to play areas, green spaces, sustainable energy and conservation.

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People’s Postcode Trust’s Community Project Small Grants – Round 2

August 2, 2018

People's Postcode Trust awards funding to small organisations, community groups and registered charities from £500 to £20,000.

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Postcode Community Trust Opens for Round 2 of Community Grants

August 2, 2018

Charities and other not-for-profit organisations with projects in Great Britain that improve health and wellbeing have two weeks to submit their initial application.

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Nominate a young funder to feature in Fundraising Magazine

August 2, 2018

Fundraising Magazine is keen to uncover and celebrate young talent in the fundraising community, and is asking you to nominate someone excellent (or your excellent self). 

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Guidance published on changes to charity rules that impact on people with convictions

August 2, 2018

Unlock has produced guidance to help charities understand changes to charity rules which came into force on 1st August.

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Grant Funding Available for Local Community Groups in South Yorkshire

August 2, 2018

Funding from the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s community grant scheme is now available to local community groups within South Yorkshire.

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FCS Charity of the Year – Open for Applications

August 2, 2018

FCS is launching its Charity of the Year 2018 initiative to support its local community (Yorkshire and Derbyshire) and will work with one local charity each year.

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Young Muslim Women’s Project Activities

August 2, 2018

Funded and supported by Awards for All and Early Help the activities are delivered in association with; Islam Rotherham, United Multicultural Centre, Unity Centre and Early Help and open to Young women, Mums, Aunts and sisters.

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New slates arrive to make their mark at Wentworth Woodhouse

August 2, 2018

Major roof repairs can now begin at Wentworth Woodhouse, ensuring the magnificent state rooms at the stately home in Rotherham are once again protected from the elements.

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

August 2, 2018

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.

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New Social Investment Funding for Heritage Projects that Benefit Local Communities

August 2, 2018

The AHF's Heritage Projects Fund makes short-term loans of between £15,000 and £1 million to support projects that involve a change of ownership and/or bring about the beneficial re-use of historically important buildings.

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Deadline Extended for Community Business Bright Ideas Fund

August 2, 2018

The fund aims to give community groups the support and tools to start setting up their community business and the deadline for Round 4 applications has been extended from 31 July to 14 August 2018.

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Launchpad Hot House

August 2, 2018

Supported by the BFI, BBFC and Octagon Films, Launchpad HotHouse is a programme to help groups of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds develop skills in film exhibition and become confident community film organisers.

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NCVO Code of Ethics draft up for consultation

August 2, 2018

NCVO has convened a working party under Dame Mary Marsh to develop a Code of Ethics for the sector “to support charities… in recognising and resolving ethical issues and conflicts.” The draft Code is now out for a 12-week consultation.

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Heavily subsidised Small Charity Training in Sheffield from £7.50

August 2, 2018

With support from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the FSI is delivering a heavily subsidised training event in Sheffield on 11th September offering small and local charities and community groups four courses on key fundraising topics.

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New data on volunteering published

August 2, 2018

The government has released the results of its annual Community Life survey and NCVO analyst Lisa Hornung has gone into the detail to reveal the latest trends about who volunteers, where and why.

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Rotherham Foodbank – Urgent Appeal

July 26, 2018

We currently have a real emergency when it comes to certain items, for example tinned vegetables, but we have enough beans to last for months!

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Tender – Attendance Allowance take up in Rotherham

July 25, 2018

The council wish to appoint a service provider to support council tenants plus those who are on low income and aged 65, to maximise their income. They want to ensure the take up of all benefits to which they are entitled to claim, in particular, Attendance Allowance.

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Postcode Lottery Grants

July 25, 2018

Between 1 August and 15 August 2018 charities and community groups will be able to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000 from various funds from the Postcode Lottery.

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Public Health England’s HIV Innovation Fund 2018-19

July 25, 2018

Public Health England is offering grants of £25,000 to £100,000 for charitable and voluntary sector organisations through the HIV Innovation Fund.

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Persimmon Community Champions

July 25, 2018

Persimmon Community Champions is here to fund good causes across the UK. Our charity match programme gives donations of up to £1000 to local UK groups and charities, which have already raised vital funds themselves.

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Rotherham foodbanks supporting people in need

July 24, 2018

Rotherham’s Food for People in Crisis Partnership are continuing to provide support to people in need, we expect to face challenges following the roll out of Universal Credit and need your help to maintain this emergency provision.

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Out with the old, in with the young at Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club

July 24, 2018

Melanie Hughes took on the prestigious role of President for Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club on 1st July this year as the start of her Presidential year.

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Creative Civic Change

July 24, 2018

10 local areas in England will be chosen to use the arts and creativity to make positive, local changes. Five of these areas will already be part of the Big Local initiative.

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Latest Learning & Development Calendar 2018 – 2019

July 24, 2018

The latest learning and development calendar, covering August 2018 - December 2018, from Directions is now available to download.

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Postcode Dream Trust major grants

July 24, 2018

The Postcode Dream Trust is offering grants of £500,000 to £1million for innovative, creative and original projects that are a genuine ‘dream’. Projects can last up to 24 months.

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Summer Football & Multisport Camp

July 24, 2018

At Rotherham Football Centre we continue to offer Safe, Action Packed Kids Football Camps EVERY school holiday! This Summer our Camp will run 10am-3pm throughout the holidays.

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The VCSE Inclusion Health Audit Tool

July 24, 2018

This online tool will help your organisation to audit its engagement with Inclusion Health groups. These are the groups identified as experiencing the worst health inequalities in the UK.

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Buttle UK Chances for Children Grants

July 23, 2018

Chances for Children grants are available to children, young people and families in your area.

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Looked after Children and Young Carers

July 20, 2018

The British and Foreign School society have created a new programme dedicated to improving approaches to the educational attainment of ‘looked after children’ and young carers in the UK.

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The Fore development funding and strategic support

July 20, 2018

The Fore provides development funding to UK-registered not for profit organisations with an annual income of less than £500,000.

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Real-world examples of GDPR and PECR webinar

July 19, 2018

Everyday GDPR and PECR: Real-world examples of compliance and best practice – Lightful, Webinar, 25 July 9:30-11:30am.

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Skills and Opportunities Fund to open for final round

July 19, 2018

This fund is making grants of up to £35,000 available to not-for-profit organisations, with a project or project idea focused on providing opportunities for people to develop their financial capability skills or the skills to start or develop a new business now or in the future in our local communities.

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Transform Foundation – Small Charities Funded Website Programme

July 18, 2018

New opportunity for selected not for profit groups with incomes below £350k (and ideally above £100k) to receive a new, best practice website built using templates funded by the Transform Foundation.

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Hospice Grants

July 18, 2018

The Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Hospice Grant programme awards grants for core operating costs to adult and children’s hospices that receive 60% or less of their funding from the NHS.

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Heritage Lottery Fund deadlines

July 18, 2018

The next deadline for two of the major Heritage Lottery Funds will be 16th August 2018. You can apply at any time for smaller amounts.

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Fundamental Review of Training and Development

July 18, 2018

RMBC are undertaking a Fundamental Training Review of the workforce development support offered by the Council to Rotherham’s adult social care workforce. The council are inviting organisations who provide adult social care to contribute.

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£4m Fund Launched to Tackle the Disability Employment Gap

July 17, 2018

WHU are looking to fund around twenty Initiatives which that can help people experiencing mental health and/or musculoskeletal (MSK) issues stay in work.

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Tesco Bags of Help fund

July 17, 2018

Awards will fund charities to make improvements to community buildings and outdoor spaces, buy new kit or equipment, train coaches and volunteers, host community events and seasonal activities.

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Building Connections fund

July 16, 2018

Grants of £30,000 to £100,000 are available for organisations with existing projects that are already helping to build connections to prevent or reduce loneliness and want to do more to build on this work.

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GP practices no longer prescribe medicines that are available over the counter

July 16, 2018

Some medicines that are available to buy over the counter from pharmacies and supermarkets will no longer be prescribed by GP practices.

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Small Grants to Support Inter Faith Week 2018

July 13, 2018

Grants are available for organisations involved in inter faith projects for young people that take place in the UK during Inter Faith Week 11-18 November 2018.

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Charity Reserves & Investments Survey

July 13, 2018

CFG need your help to build a picture of the state of charity reserves and investments. Knowledge from the research will help the charity sector as a whole to better policies on cash holding and investment decisions.

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Challenge Award is open for application

July 13, 2018

The Challenge Award has opened for entries, offering funding grant of £10,000 to a project that leverages technology to support democracy.

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Small grants for getting your community on line

July 13, 2018

Rotherham Federation of Communities in association with RMBC have launched their “Getting Online” small grant. The fund is aimed at encouraging communities to get online and find the benefits of going online.

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Government proposal to move claimants on ‘legacy’ benefits to Universal Credit: consultation announced

July 12, 2018

The Social Security Advisory Committee has decided to examine more closely the wide-ranging draft legislation set out by the government on Universal Credit ‘managed migration’.

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Are you the next NAVCA Chair?

July 12, 2018

In December our Chair, Caroline Schwaller will have served her six year term at NAVCA, which means we are now looking for a new Chair to take over the post.

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NCVO publishes draft code of ethics for charity sector

July 12, 2018

The NCVO has published a draft code of ethics, recommending charities operate with a ‘presumption of openness and appropriate transparency’.

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Small Grants to Support Capital Improvements for UK Theatres

July 12, 2018

Charities and not-for-profit groups that own or run theatres in the UK can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to fund capital improvements.

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Government Invites Water Rescue Charities to Apply for Funding

July 12, 2018

Now in its fifth year, the Fund has awarded £3.6 million to help volunteer rescue teams buy boats, items of crew kit and other equipment to help them in their work to save people’s lives on the UK’s waterways.

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Changes to charity automatic disqualification laws

July 12, 2018

On 1 August 2018 the law is changing to extend the scope of who will be disqualified from running a charity.

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Postcode Dream Fund to Open Shortly

July 11, 2018

The Dream Fund gives organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life.

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Rotherham End of Life Care Conference

July 11, 2018

The second Rotherham End of Life Care Conference – ‘Working Together to Deliver Excellent End of Life Care Across Rotherham’ will  be taking place at New York Stadium on 14th September 2018.

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New funding for innovative projects to build stronger communities

July 11, 2018

The Integrated Communities Innovation Fund will help drive forward the proposals to tackle the key causes of poor integration.

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Have your say on where services are based

July 11, 2018

Rotherham patients who use mental health and learning disability services in the borough are being asked to have a say on where services should be based.

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Rotherham’s First Ever Textile Fiesta Exhibition!

July 11, 2018

ROAR are pleased to announce the opening of Rotherham’s first ever Textile Fiesta, a collection of exciting, original pieces by…

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Free tailored funding search available from Voluntary Action Rotherham

July 11, 2018

We know how difficult it is for organisations to juggle doing their core work whilst also thinking about where next year’s funding is going to come from. Voluntary Action Rotherham’s FREE Information Station, funded by Awards For All Big Lottery Funding, is the perfect solution!

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Safe Haven @ Talbot Lane

July 11, 2018

Volunteers provide this temporary refuge for vulnerable people in Rotherham town centre on Thursdays 5.30pm - 7.30pm and Fridays after 10.30pm at Talbot Lane Methodist Church.

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Launch of new Community Grant – Getting Online

July 10, 2018

Rotherham Federation of Communities in association with RMBC have launched their “Getting Online” small grant. 

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Stovewood Trauma and Resilience Service (Rotherham and South Humber NHS Trust)

July 9, 2018

The Stovewood Service is a new venture aimed at supporting historical victims of Childhood Sexual Exploitation who are in the process of seeking justice through the National Crime Agency and expressions of interest are invited from voluntary sector organisations in Rotherham to provide support workers.

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Free Benefits Advice at Springwell Gardens

July 9, 2018

Rotherham Federation is working with Barnsley DIAL to offer free benefits advice sessions at Springwell Gardens Community Centre for a trial period of 8 weeks on Tuesday mornings between 10am and 1pm.

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Camping equipment for local communities

July 9, 2018

This year, Everything is Possible will once again be salvaging good quality reusable camping equipment left behind at Leeds Festival.

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Rosa Invites Applications to New Justice and Equality Fund

July 9, 2018

The Justice and Equality Fund is managed by Rosa, a registered charity that supports initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK, with funding coming from donations given by individuals.

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Walker Keith heads for London to fundraise for Wentworth Woodhouse

July 9, 2018

A Wombwell dad about to put his best foot forward for Wentworth Woodhouse is taking inspiration from his son of 13.

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SHU Treasure Hunt (27th July – 24th August, Monday to Friday Only)

July 9, 2018

Our summer-long art-themed treasure hunt will allow you to follow Jarvis the Alien as he explores Sheffield Hallam University in search of 'arty facts' to help him graduate - perfect for little explorers aged 4 - 13 and their families over the school holidays.

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Informing research on change in the voluntary sector – an invitation

July 9, 2018

Researchers at Birmingham and Sheffield Hallam Universities are conducting a long-term study looking at change in the voluntary sector, based on ongoing case study research with a small number of groups and organisations.

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Charity Futures report into core costs

July 9, 2018

A new report by Charity Futures, ‘To the Core’, explores the ongoing challenges associated with charities’ core costs and outlines the need to be open with donors about how their money is spent.

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Have your say on the Charity Digital Code of Practice

July 9, 2018

Charities from across the UK are invited to contribute to the UK’s first Charity Digital Code of Practice which is due to launch in November this year.

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Get Healthy Rotherham

July 9, 2018

Get Healthy Rotherham is a new service commissioned by Rotherham Council to deliver healthy lifestyle support for people in Rotherham.

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Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

July 9, 2018

Grants are available to voluntary organisations and charities in the UK to assist with the care and relief of those affected by learning disability in the UK.

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Cash4Clubs

July 9, 2018

Cash4Clubs is a sports funding scheme, giving clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, buy new equipment, gain qualifications and invest in the sustainability of their organisation.

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Rotherham Volunteer Centre is recruiting!

July 4, 2018

We are looking for a couple of volunteers during the week to support our appointments’ service at Voluntary Action Rotherham.   

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Benefit Mythbuster – factchecking myths and misconceptions about universal credit

July 4, 2018

Benefit Mythbuster is a new online web tool designed to help address commonly held myths and misconceptions about universal credit.

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Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants

July 4, 2018

The Armed Forces Covenant local grants scheme offers grants of up to £20,000 for projects that respond to the local needs of the armed forces community and improve recognition of the Armed Forces Covenant

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ICO publish final guidance on Children & the GDPR

July 3, 2018

The final guidance on Children & the GDPR provides more detailed, practical guidance for UK organisations who are processing children’s (anyone under the age of 18) personal data under the GDPR. 

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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) IMPACT Awards 2019 Open

July 3, 2018

The Awards recognise and reward small to medium-sized charities in the UK that are doing excellent work to improve people's health and up to ten winners will receive £30,000 unrestricted funding with one overall winner receiving £40,000.

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Grants for the Arts, Environment and Social Action

July 3, 2018

The John Ellerman Foundation has funding available to charities with an income of between £100,000 and £10 million, that are doing work that has a national footprint or a wide reach, such as working in more than one country, region or county with preference given to smaller niche national charities.

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Pioneer Social Enterprise Ltd have paid it forward

July 2, 2018

This insightful safeguarding session pledged by Pioneer Social Enterprise Ltd enabled City of Sheffield Pipe Band to put things in place to make their policy stronger.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation- The Value of Small

July 2, 2018

New research finds ‘Size does matter’ when addressing complex social issues across England & Wales

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The Queen’s Award 2019

July 2, 2018

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their communities.

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Private Fostering Week 9-13 July 2018

July 2, 2018

Private fostering occurs when a parent makes arrangements for their child to be cared for by someone other than themselves for more than 28 days.

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Quick Guide – Telephone Preference Service (TPS) Compliance Checking

July 2, 2018

If you do telephone fundraising in your organisation, have a look at the updated guidance from the Fundraising Regulator. They have also released a new guide for TPS compliance checking.

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The Ironmongers’ Company

July 2, 2018

The Ironmongers' Company make grants up to £10,000 (average is £4,000) to registered charities in the UK that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential.

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Remembrance Day Silhouette Grant Scheme – Deadline Extended

July 2, 2018

Constituted voluntary and community organisations, charities, schools, places of worship and community interest companies that are considering holding a local community event that brings people together to remember the Armistice and to think about the Armed Forces Community today can apply for grants of up to £500 to purchase silhouettes of Tommies as part of their remembrance event.

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Nisa’s charity launches £100k birthday giveaway

July 2, 2018

Nisa’s charity – Making a Difference Locally – is continuing its 10th anniversary celebrations by launching its biggest-ever competition offering prizes of £10,000 each to 10 small charities to help them expand their marketing.

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Rotherham Community Achievement Awards Opens for Nominations

June 28, 2018

Do you know an organisation or individual who has made a real difference to life in the community in Rotherham?  Then why not nominate them for a Community Achievement Award.

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NEW Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is due to go live in August 2018.

June 28, 2018

VLE is an interactive on line learning tool which allows Carers Federation to deliver flexible learning options. Programmes will be available from August.

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Grow Wild Youth Project funding 2018

June 28, 2018

Grow Wild is open to applications. Two young people will have the opportunity to receive £500 to run their very own creative project inspired by UK native wildflowers or fungi.

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New Stay Nourished Campaign in Rotherham

June 28, 2018

Home Instead Senior Care Rotherham are seeking local voluntary and community groups, private enterprises and interested professionals to get involved in the Stay Nourished Campaign.

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Applications open in July for support from Pilotlight

June 28, 2018

This FREE programme enables charities, social enterprises and their leaders to develop the strategic business skills needed to become more effective and sustainable.

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Community CPR courses

June 27, 2018

Rotherham Libraries has secured some SCL funding to run a project working collectively with local communities and partners to improve the health and wellbeing of local people through workshops at community libraries by delivering CPR courses.

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Aspire Community Hub

June 27, 2018

The community hub brings together a range of services, provided by different organisations into one central community building, to help enable vulnerable adults.

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Bright Ideas Fund Opens for Applications

June 27, 2018

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund aims to give community groups the support and tools to start setting up their community business.

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My Perfect Pet Online Pet Show Competition

June 25, 2018

Get your cameras and phones ready, because RSPCA are looking for photographs of your perfect pet.

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Keep it Local campaign: for services that transform lives

June 25, 2018

Locality are really keen to hear from academics and other researchers who have evidence and insights that could support to turn the tide on large-scale outsourcing and Keep it Local: For services that transform lives.

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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Proud Awards 2018

June 25, 2018

Patients, carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their health care heroes for recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2018 Proud Awards.

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Les Mills Fund for Children

June 25, 2018

Small grants of up to £1,000 are available to charities, to help children across the UK aged 0 - 16 to get active and improve their education and physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Beacon launched to support small charity leadership

June 25, 2018

The Beacon programme offers recourses and learning opportunities for chairs of charities and non-profit organisations with an annual income under £1 million.

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Mapping post CSE services survey

June 25, 2018

RMBC’s Children and Young People’s Commissioning need your help to identify what changes are required to improve post CSE support services.

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Silver Lady Fund

June 22, 2018

This fund is open to application from organisations working with individuals and families in need, as well as those working at community level.

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Carer Workshops in Rotherham

June 21, 2018

Rotherham Carers Forum will be continuing the carers workshops during the summer break but be more informal. 

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) to reopen for new enquiries

June 21, 2018

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them.

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Children and Young People’s Summer Craft Sessions 2018

June 21, 2018

Swinton Lock Activity Centre have organised creative children’s sessions including pottery, graffiti art and jewelry making, every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays.

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New Dates for End of Life Care Workshops

June 21, 2018

Further dates have now been confirmed for the next set of EOLC Workshops taking place in Rotherham.

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Research reveals over 5,000 isolated older people in Rotherham

June 21, 2018

The people of Rotherham are being called on by Contact the Elderly, the national charity working to end loneliness and social isolation amongst older people, to step forward and help the 5024 socially isolated older people living in the Rotherham community.

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Launches New Grants Programme

June 21, 2018

The Foundation’s updated grants programme, which opened to applications this month, focuses on supporting smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations that work to improve the lives of communities in the most deprived urban areas or the most remote and socio-economically deprived rural areas of the UK.

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Prime Minister Announces £20m in Funding to Tackle Loneliness

June 21, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that £20 million in new funding is being set aside for charities and community groups that are working to ‘help isolated people and those suffering from loneliness’.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation’s New Strategy to Reach Further

June 21, 2018

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has published its new five-year strategy, ‘Reaching Further’ which will provide more unrestricted grants to registered charities with an income of less than £1 million that work to help people overcome complex social issues and rebuild their lives.

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Summer of content for theatre-lovers… Open-air events at Wentworth Woodhouse

June 21, 2018

The magnificent stately home in Rotherham is staging three magical midsummer nights of outdoor theatre.

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Rotherham’s neighbourhood newsletter – June 2018

June 21, 2018

The June 2018 news letter from Rotherham Central Neighbourhoods Policing Team is now available to download.

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Expressions of Interest invited for former St Ann’s Building

June 20, 2018

Expressions of interest are sought for the possible freehold disposal, commercial lease or asset transfer lease of the former St Ann’s building located at St Leonard St, Rotherham, S65 1PD.

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Understanding Military Culture and Transition

June 20, 2018

This one day course will give you an in-depth understanding into the needs of this client group and will provide you with a range of resources to make your work with them more effective and efficient, without extra workload.

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Domestic Abuse Basic Awareness Training

June 19, 2018

IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Services) provides a free, online, CPD-accredited training package for individuals in organisations and voluntary groups, to give a basic awareness of the issues surrounding domestic abuse.

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New webinar series – Good Things Foundation

June 19, 2018

The Good Things Foundation have developed a Speaker Series of expert talks to be delivered by webinar in the coming weeks.

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Ever wanted to become a Community Interpreter?

June 14, 2018

If you are fluent in English and a community language these courses will provide an introduction to the work of a community interpreter, the role played within the community and public services and enable you to improve your skills and enhance employment prospects.

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‘The Rotherham Plan: One Year on’ The Film

June 14, 2018

A year ago, the Rotherham Together Partnership set out in our Rotherham Plan five ‘game changers’ that will make a real difference. One year on, we’re reporting on the progress we’ve made in these short films

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Community Innovation Grants call in Sheffield City Region LEP area

June 14, 2018

This call is seeking provision of a Community Innovation Grants programme in the Sheffield City Region LEP Area to provide small grants for community and third sector organisations.

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Rotherham tender opportunity – Know the Score: Young Persons Substance Misuse Services

June 14, 2018

Know the Score is the name currently given to Rotherham’s specialist service for children and young people to prevent onset of substance misuse and delay the onset of alcohol use.

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Small Grants for girls and women in engineering, science, technology and construction WEST Bursaries

June 14, 2018

We’ve got a pot of up to £500 to make bursaries for women living in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire wanting to train or study in sectors and trades that are "non-traditional"* for women.

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Community Business Bright Ideas Fund for England to Reopen

June 14, 2018

The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage with grants of up to £15,000.

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Employability programme for people leaving care

June 14, 2018

Pioneer Social Enterprise Ltd are now offering programmes of 8 weeks work experience gaining skills relevant to the hospitality industry and administration. Rotherham people leaving care may apply.

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Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme Opens

June 13, 2018

For a third year in a row, the Home Office is providing funding to help places of worship tackle hate crimes against them through the installation of additional security equipment.

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Inspire to Change

June 13, 2018

Inspire to Change is a programme for men and women who have been abusive, controlling or violent towards their partner. The course combines learning and support tailored to an individual’s need. It is free for those who are motivated to make a change in their behaviour and work to improve their relationships.

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Voluntary and community organisations hold the key to personalisation in healthcare

June 13, 2018

A new report from the Voluntary Voices partnership has found that Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations play a pivotal role in delivering personalised care.

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New Volunteer Management Toolkit!

June 13, 2018

As part of Volunteers Week 2018, Rotherham Volunteer Centre have launched their new, updated volunteer management toolkit! 

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Wentworth Woodhouse says thank you – 10,000 times

June 13, 2018

During National Volunteers Week Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust wanted to show its gratitude to the loyal and hardworking unpaid team that it simply couldn’t function without.

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Shaping the Future of VCS Support in Rotherham…

June 7, 2018

Tell us about your experiences of voluntary and community sector support in Rotherham, help us shape our services and be entered into a prize draw to win £100 for your group.

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Get Into Retail with M&S

June 7, 2018

If you are working with anyone aged 16-25 and interested in working in the RETAIL industry they can apply for our FREE programme where they will meet new people and learn new skills as well as gaining work experience.

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Shiloh Rotherham is recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2018

June 7, 2018

A voluntary group from Rotherham which works in the community supporting homeless and vulnerable people towards a fulfilling and independent life has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for voluntary groups in the UK.

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Latest Courses from AD Training Solutions

June 7, 2018

July to August 2018 courses available in Sheffield.

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Pipers raised cash to support a local food bank

June 6, 2018

City of Sheffield Pipe Band were in Doncaster Saturday 2nd June having pledged their support to fundraise for Pioneer Social Enterprise in an act of paying it forward. They raised £156 despite the pouring rain.

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Appeal to Rotherham Businesses

June 6, 2018

Rotherham Volunteer Centre is appealing exclusively to local, private firms, who are interested in Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV)– releasing your staff for a day – a few days, to undertake a local community project.

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Thank you Afternoon Tea for health volunteers

June 6, 2018

An NHS health trust which provides mental health and learning disability services across Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire celebrated its volunteers at a special Afternoon Tea party.

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Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for Projects Starting in 2019

June 6, 2018

The Veolia Environmental Trust offers grants of up to £75,000 for projects located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site. Match funding of at least 20% is required, and applicants requesting grants of £40,000 or more require a Third Party Contribution.

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ROAR Art Spaces Survey

June 5, 2018

ROAR are currently undertaking a consultation around the sort of spaces Rotherham needs for the creation of and engagement in all art-forms. This includes studio spaces as well as workshop facilities.

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Smart Energy GB in Communities Extends Deadline by Two Weeks

June 5, 2018

Grants are available, up to the value of £7500, for projects aimed at assisting people who are severe and profoundly deaf to overcome barriers to engaging with the smart meter rollout.

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The Christmas Challenge

June 5, 2018

An online match funding campaign for larger charities. It offers supporters of participating charities the opportunity to have their donation doubled during the week commencing 27th November. Deadline to apply is 6th July 2018

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Strategic Legal Fund Offer Funding to Support Vulnerable Young Migrants

June 5, 2018

The Fund provides grants of up to £30,000, although the average grant is £12,000, to fund pre-litigation research and third party intervention that are likely to benefit vulnerable young migrants

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What do you think of South Yorkshire?

June 5, 2018

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation is conducting its annual survey called Vital Signs, the results will help the Foundation give grants that are better targeted, and inform the work of other local agencies.

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UK Social Enterprise Awards 2018

June 5, 2018

pplications are now open for the 2018 UK Social Enterprise Awards.  The Awards recognise organisations for their business excellence and contribution to society, as well as the achievements of people working at the heart of the sector. 

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Tackling Low Pay in the Charity Sector: An Action Plan

June 5, 2018

The Living Wage Foundation has launched an action plan to tackle the “race to the bottom environment” caused by government funding cuts.

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Opportunity for your group to have a free stall at Rotherham Show

June 4, 2018

Once again Voluntary Action Rotherham is offering its members the opportunity to have a FREE stall in their Marquee at this year’s Rotherham Show.

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Public events for people to have their say in Wentworth Woodhouse future plans

May 31, 2018

Supporters of Wentworth Woodhouse, the Rotherham stately home being saved for the nation, are being urged to step forward and have their say as its long-term future takes shape.

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Citizens Advice Rotherham & District Trustee Board Vacancies

May 31, 2018

Citizens Advice Rotherham & District are currently recruiting for 3x trustees and 1x Treasurer for their Trustee Board.

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Rotherham Health Record, sharing your health information

May 31, 2018

The Rotherham Health Record is an electronic system for sharing your health information in a secure way with health and care staff who provide care directly to you.

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Changes to Council Cabinet

May 31, 2018

The Council Leader, Cllr Chris Read, has made a number of changes to his Cabinet which has seen the creation of a new post focussing on the environment.

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Points of Light awards

May 31, 2018

Every weekday the Prime Minister recognises an inspirational volunteer with the Daily Point of Light award. 

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More Rotherham Groups Gain Royal Recognition

May 31, 2018

31 charities from across South Yorkshire recently received royal recognition for their work in communities.

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The Big Youth Service Consultation

May 31, 2018

Last chance to have a say on changes to early help services.

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Brelms Trust

May 30, 2018

The Trust gives grants of £1,000 - £5,000 per year for up to three years to charities based in Yorkshire and directly benefiting only Yorkshire communities.

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Sheffield City Pipe Band are paying it forward

May 30, 2018

The pipers will be busking at Clock Corner in Doncaster Town Centre, 2nd June. Funds raised will go to Pioneer Social Enterprise to pay for supplies of food for their food bank and volunteer programme.

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LSE-Lancet Commission on the Future of the NHS

May 30, 2018

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and The Lancet have announced a joint Commission to examine the Future of the NHS. Led by the LSE Department of Health Policy, the Commission will run throughout 2018 and will publish its findings, including key policy recommendations, in 2019.

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A new programme for chairs leading smaller charities

May 30, 2018

The Association of Chairs have announced that they will be launching their new ‘Beacon’ programme, a National Lottery-funded programme for chairs and vice chairs of smaller charities (with an annual income of under £1m) across England.

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European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) – Sheffield City Region

May 24, 2018

A combination of funding from the European Social Fund, European Regional Development Fund and elements of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development will be allocated at local level to drive smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

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Scoff scones and fight for little lives

May 24, 2018

Action is dedicated to helping premature babies and you can help – one scone at a time. Order your cream tea in a box by 15th June 2018.

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Support helpline for people experiencing alcoholism

May 24, 2018

Rehab 4 Alcoholism is a helpline for people experiencing addiction. This helpline aims to stop addiction before it becomes too late.

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Hallam FM Cash for Kids

May 24, 2018

Small grants to the value of around £2,000 are available for projects supporting sick, deprived children. Community groups, charities, organisations (including Social Services & NHS) and individual families can apply.

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Rotherham Federation Community Group Awards 2018

May 24, 2018

Rotherham Federation Members can apply again for awards to be presented at the Rotherham Tenants Conference at New York Stadium on 3rd July 2018.

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Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Open to Applications

May 24, 2018

Grants are available to organisations to support projects tackling the illegal wildlife trade.

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Community Navigators support people new to Rotherham

May 23, 2018

If you are new in Rotherham, the Community Navigators are available to help you settle.

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Can you knit, crochet or sew?

May 23, 2018

Talented people are needed to help make poppies for Rotherham Markets first ever poppy cascade. Keep your fingers busy and help a good cause at the same time.

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Non-profits offered chance to have app built for free

May 23, 2018

Digital agency launches competition to find compelling tech-for-good idea that will be developed into fully-functioning app – at no charge.

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Carers4Carers newsletter

May 23, 2018

The Carers4Carers Summer 2018 news letter is available to download here.

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£20,000 Ramadan Challenge

May 22, 2018

Tailored for Muslim communities, SalaamGiving offers a feature-rich and user-friendly online giving platform for those who are inspired by their faith to give.

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Sheffield Hallam University partnership opportunity

May 22, 2018

Sheffield Hallam University are looking for partners to create student placements that make a difference to communities and business development.

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Localgiving Magic Little Grants

May 21, 2018

£500 grants available for small community groups in the UK to run projects that encourage people to take part in physical activity.

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Carers Week June 2018

May 21, 2018

Individuals and groups all over the UK are organising events to raise awareness for Carers Week 2018.

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Anti-Knife Crime Community Fund Opens for Applications

May 21, 2018

The Home Office has launched a second round of the Anti-Knife Crime Community Fund. Grants of up to £30,000 are available to Voluntary and community sector projects which reduce knife crime and have a positive impact on young people at risk of carrying a knife and committing crime.

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Safe, Secure, Settled Fund

May 21, 2018

Comic Relief’s Safe, Secure, Settled Fund will provide grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 to projects using sport to improve the lives of children and young people; who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation to gain skills to lead safe and positive lives.

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Remembrance Day Soldier Silhouette Grants Programme

May 21, 2018

From June communities will be able to apply for fully funded grants to purchase Silhouettes to hold their own remembrance event, thanks to a new programme from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.

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A last minute GDPR checklist for charities – infographic

May 21, 2018

Still working out what to prioritise for GDPR compliance? Don't panic. Charity Digital News last minute GDPR checklist for charities has you covered, outlining the key steps to take and the main ICO resources to refer to.

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Resources specifically for Chairs & Vice Chairs

May 21, 2018

Association of Chairs provide support for Chairs of charities and non-profit organisations to lead your boards effectively and ensure delivery of your organisation’s mission. Annual membership costs just £50 or £100 depending on your organisation’s income.

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Grassroots Giving fund

May 18, 2018

The Grassroots Giving campaign aims to help community organisations, or groups, who only have access to limited funding from elsewhere. Grants of £500 are open for application.

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Spend the day learning at Northern College

May 18, 2018

Find out about adult education whilst enjoying Wentworth Castle's famous gardens and receiving a free lunch. An ideal experience for those who are curious about Northern College but are unsure if learning is for them.

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Grass roots football awards 2018

May 17, 2018

Nominations have opened for The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards 2018. This is a chance to recognise those individuals and groups who put their heart and soul into the game and say thank you.

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Rotherham Together Partnership VCF Sector Representative Opportunity

May 17, 2018

We currently have vacancies for 4x Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector representatives to sit on the Rotherham Together Partnership.

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Retain the Game, grants for adult male football teams

May 17, 2018

The Football Association and Football Foundation have launched ‘Retain the Game’, a new scheme offering grants of £750 to support the retention of adult male teams.

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Smart Energy GB in Communities Launches Second Funding Round for 2018

May 17, 2018

Grants are available for local community-based organisations to reach those who may face barriers to getting a smart meter. The focus is supporting people over the age of 60 who have no personal internet access, pensioners and the deaf.

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Giving World Online have community opportunities available

May 17, 2018

Giving World redistributes new business end of line and discontinued stock to the most deprived communities in the UK, working through a network of charities. Partnership opportunities are available.

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£2161 of community engagement grants released

May 15, 2018

Rotherham Federation of Communities issue Community Engagement Grants to groups across the Borough.

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The Ragdoll Foundation fund

May 15, 2018

This grant scheme gives grants up to £20,000 to support the cultural sector's work with children and young people.

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New Opening Date for Green Hall Foundation’s Next Grant Round

May 15, 2018

Grants for UK registered charities to fund special projects or the purchase of equipment that will benefit their charitable purposes.

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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

May 15, 2018

An award to recognise excellence in services provided by VCSE groups that have volunteered their own time to enhance the quality of life and opportunities for others. The award will be presented on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen by the local Lord-Lieutenant or Lieutenant-Governor.

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Voluntary sector Almanac 2018

May 15, 2018

The Almanac brings together data from charities’ accounts, administrative data and surveys to provide a comprehensive overview of the structure and economy of the UK voluntary sector. Digital versions can be downloaded and used to strengthen funding bids, presentations, plans and strategies.

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Veolia Environmental Trust

May 11, 2018

Grants of £10,000 - £75,000 are available for capital improvement of projects that are open to the wider general public.

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English My Way fund

May 11, 2018

Funds are open to application for Online Centres to run English classes for socially isolated women with no or little English skills to better integrate into the local community.

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Performing Rights Society open fund

May 11, 2018

The Open Fund for organisations supports new music projects. Grants up to £10,000 are available to support creation of music, enable creators to realise their potential and inspire audiences.

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Campaigns for Good Awards launches

May 10, 2018

PRWeek, Campaign and Third Sector have joined together to celebrate creativity with heart and are delighted to announce that entries for the inaugural Campaigns for Good Awards are now open.

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Warburtons Community Grants of up to £250

May 10, 2018

Funding, of up to £250, is available for projects that focus on supporting families that need the most help.

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New welcome pack for trustees

May 10, 2018

The Charity Commission has designed a welcome pack for new charity trustees. The pack focusses on the main duties of the role and can also be used by existing trustees to refresh knowledge and skills.

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Have your say on charity tax

May 10, 2018

The commission is running a 16-week consultation to gather evidence from charities, finance and taxation experts and the public, of their experience and views of the current system.

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Does your group need some help with redecoration or a gardening project?

May 9, 2018

Voluntary Action Rotherham works with a range of private firms, who regularly release their staff to undertake a couple of volunteering days. The team are looking for a project in Rotherham that they can undertake between 1 - 2 days. Please contact us if you have a project in mind.

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Forces in Mind Trust grants

May 9, 2018

Grants (many over £100,000) are available for research and evidence gathering work around service personnel struggling to transition back into civilian life.

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South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation News

May 8, 2018

Next deadline for two SYCF grant funds is 3rd August 2018. Income limit of £200,000 for Community Grants, and new £600 Small Grants scheme for groups with an income below £10,000.

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BlueSpark Foundation grants

May 8, 2018

BlueSpark Foundation supports the education and development of children and young people by providing grants for educational, cultural, sporting and other projects.

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Find out about your rights and entitlements with Advicelocal

May 8, 2018

People looking for help with benefits, work, money or housing problems will find advicelocal.uk, a useful, free source of help and information.

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Rotherham’s neighbourhood newsletter – May 2018

May 8, 2018

The May 2018 news letter from Rotherham Central Neighbourhoods Policing Team is available to read here.

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National Churches Trust’s Community Grants Accepting Applications

May 8, 2018

Grants are available for projects which introduce facilities to enable increased community use of places of worship in the UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund Accepting Applications

May 8, 2018

Grants are available to museums and galleries in the UK for time-limited projects that use collections for a social purpose, demonstrating that collections change lives and enhance public benefit.

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Sport England’s Community Asset Fund Remains Open for Applications

May 8, 2018

Grants are available for community organisations, sports clubs, statutory bodies and educational establishments to enhance local community spaces which encourage people to play sport and get active.

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Pink Ribbon Foundation fund

May 8, 2018

Grants up to £5,000 are available to breast cancer charities that assist people affected by breast cancer and organisations that work on breast cancer research and prevention.

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Veolia Environmental Trust fund

May 8, 2018

Grants up to £75,000 are available for capital improvement projects. Projects must be open to the wider general public and may include; community buildings and rooms, outdoor spaces or play and recreation.

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Woodward Charitable Trust Accepting Applications for Main Grants

May 8, 2018

Grants are available to small-scale, locally-based charitable initiatives in the UK in the following areas: isolated children and young people; prisoners and ex-offenders; disadvantaged women; disability; arts outreach; and community cohesion amongst minority groups.

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FREE training available for people wanting to obtain a CSCS Card

May 3, 2018

It is now a requirement for anyone wanting to work in the Construction Industry to obtain an up-to-date CSCS Card.

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Rotherham Rise- Tesco Bags of Help please support us

May 3, 2018

Rotherham Rise have been shortlisted as one of the few charities for Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme but they need your help! 

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John Healey Backs Voluntary Action Rotherham for NHS Birthday Award

May 2, 2018

Local MP John Healey has nominated Voluntary Action Rotherham for a national award to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS.

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Skipton Building Society Launches Grassroots Giving 2018

May 1, 2018

Applications for Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving community funding scheme 2018 are now open – this year we have a total fund of £82,500 to help small groups and organisations make a difference in their neighbourhood.

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund Opens for Spring 2018 Round

May 1, 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for innovative projects that will provide a lasting legacy to the individuals and communities they seek to benefit.

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Mental health in Rotherham Survey

May 1, 2018

RMBC has launched a survey with NHS services in Rotherham to find out your views on mental health.

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Free training on Funding Community Projects

May 1, 2018

A free training session on how to find funding for projects for your community group will be held between 1pm and 3pm on Wednesday 16th May 2018  at Springwell Gardens Community Centre.

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Deadline Approaching for Early Years Preventative Work Grants

May 1, 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 per year are available to support work which will improve the life chances for some of the most disadvantaged children in England and Wales by investing in early intervention and preventative work.

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Women’s Vote Centenary Grants Scheme – Large Grant Fund Opens for Final Round

May 1, 2018

Grants of up to £65,000 are available for projects that increase the understanding of, and engagement with, democracy, and encourage women to participate in public life.

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SFSY voucher scheme for SME’s Deadline

May 1, 2018

The SFSY Connection and Innovation Voucher Scheme will only be accepting applications up until 4th August 2018.

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Children in Need main grants

May 1, 2018

Grants up to £120,000 to organisations working with children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage. Next deadline is 17th May 2018

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RAD needs bric-a-brac & Raffle Donations!

May 1, 2018

Please support the Rotherham African Drummers by donating items such as books, and unwanted items that we may be able to sell on stalls and use as raffle prizes.

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Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants Programme is Open for Applications

May 1, 2018

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that respond to the local needs of the armed forces community and improve recognition of the Armed Forces Covenant

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Youth Music Programme Publishes New Guidance Notes for 2018

May 1, 2018

Youth Music was established in 1999 and was set up to promote and develop substantial musical opportunities for children and young people, up to the age of 25, living in challenging circumstances throughout England.

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Free Safe and Well Ambassador Training

May 1, 2018

Evidence suggests that people at greatest risk of fire related death or serious injury are from vulnerable or hard to reach groups. Become a Safe and Well Ambassador and learn how to support people in your community.

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Getting into the spirit of Le Tour!

April 26, 2018

With just over a week to go until Le Tour de Yorkshire passes through Rotherham, local residents and businesses are getting into the spirit of the event.

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MAKATON Foundation Workshop for Professionals

April 26, 2018

The Foundation Workshop provides a detailed introduction to the Makaton Vocabulary combining a practical approach with theory and technical information.

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Volunteers needed for Rotherham Pride 2018

April 26, 2018

Are you interested in getting involved in a fun and exciting event in your local community?  Rotherham Pride need volunteers on Saturday 14th July 2018 to help set up Pride activities, after party and assist in Rotherham’s first Pride Parade!

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Power to Change Invites Community Businesses to Apply for Funding

April 25, 2018

The Community Business Fund provides grants of between £50,000 and £300,000 to help existing locally based and community-led businesses in England to increase their social impact and make them more viable in the long term.

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New £1m Fund to Support Adult Male Grassroots Football Teams

April 24, 2018

Existing grassroots football clubs can apply now for grants of £750 to continue offering valued playing opportunities in organised football.

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New Funding to Help Children with Alcohol-Dependent Parents Announced

April 24, 2018

Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today (23 April) new plans to help identify an estimated 200,000 at-risk children in England living with alcohol-dependent parents more quickly, and provide them with rapid access to support and advice.

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Skylight South Yorkshire Rotherham Spring Term Activities

April 23, 2018

Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire has a number of sessions taking place across Rotherham for people who are homeless, have been homeless in the last two years or at risk of becoming homeless.

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Talbot Trusts

April 23, 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

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Cash for Kids Summer Grant round now open

April 23, 2018

Families, community groups, schools and charities supporting sick and disadvantaged children across South Yorkshire can now apply for Cash for Kids Summer Grant Round.

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Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund Launches

April 23, 2018

This is the third year of the £10 million five-year fund which was set up to support community based organisations that provide information about how to get and use smart meters, especially for those who may face barriers to getting a smart meter.

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New Fund to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls in the UK

April 23, 2018

The ‘Tackling Violence against Women and Girls’ programme is providing large grants to women’s organisations that are working to end violence and abuse experienced by women and girls across the UK.

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Danny Ogden-Glaves nominated for the National Diversity Awards

April 23, 2018

Please vote for our student Danny who has shown great commitment, not only on his sports qualification but in the local community in Rotherham.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation’s Invest Programme Accepting Applications

April 23, 2018

Grants are available for between £10,000 and £25,000 per year for organisations delivering clear, targeted outcomes for disadvantaged people.

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Free Healthy4Life clubs for 4-17 year olds

April 23, 2018

Healthy4life is a FREE 10 week programme for families in Rotherham and provides fun sports and games for all the family!

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Changes to My Community and new neighbourhood planning support for communities

April 19, 2018

As the Neighbourhood Planning programme moves to a new home, and My Community funding from MHCLG comes to an end, My Community will become a ‘gateway’ for people right at the start of their journey, providing advice and support for the entire community sector and a place where the community movement gathers and connects.

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Safeguarding Awareness Week in Rotherham

April 19, 2018

Both Rotherham Children and Adult Boards are offering your organisation the opportunity to hold display/market stalls across the borough during Safeguarding Awareness Week 2018, which will take place from 9 to 13 July 2018.

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Extending legal rights to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

April 18, 2018

The NHS is exploring whether personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets should be offered to a wider range of people to provide more personalised health and social care.

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Call for Community Businesses in Yorkshire & The Humber to Take Part in Community Business Weekend 2018

April 17, 2018

With three weeks to go until the third annual Community Business Weekend (#CBwkd18) on 4 - 7 May, organisers Power to Change are calling for community businesses across Yorkshire & the Humber to get involved.

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Book now for #YSFconnect – Mental health and physical activity

April 17, 2018

An opportunity to gain valuable mental health awareness, using examples from within and outside the sports sector on 23 May, 9am - 1.30pm at Provident Stadium, Bradford BD6 1BS

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Consultation on youth centre and children’s centre buildings and services.

April 17, 2018

Rotherham Council are asking people in Rotherham to share their views about proposed changes to the way the Early Help and Family Engagement Service is delivered.

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Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team Newsletter

April 17, 2018

For all the latest news, initiatives and drop in sessions from Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team

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Speak up during Stress Awareness Month!

April 16, 2018

April is Stress Awareness Month and staff from a Rotherham health trust are urging Rotherham people who are suffering in silence to enrol on one of their free courses.

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Consultation on building strong integrated communities

April 16, 2018

The Integrated Communities Strategy green paper invites views on the government’s vision for building strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and opportunities.

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John Lewis Foundation

April 16, 2018

Grants are available for registered charities for projects that support disadvantaged communities to acquire relevant skills for meaningful employment. 

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ICO campaign helps organisations educate the public on data

April 16, 2018

The ICO has announced a major new public awareness campaign which will seek to improve people’s trust and confidence in how organisations handle their personal information

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Fund Supporting Summer Play Schemes is Open for Applications

April 16, 2018

Grants of between £500 and £1,500 are available to help community groups run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children aged five to 18 years in the UK.

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Big Lottery Fund Relaunches Reaching Communities England

April 16, 2018

The Big Lottery Fund is seeking ideas for projects that will improve communities across England and will make grants of more than £10,000 available to support organisations that want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities.

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Rosa Voices from the Frontline grants

April 16, 2018

Rosa has announced that the third round of its flagship grants programme, Voices from the Frontline is now open for applications.

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Charity Workshop: General Data Protection Regulation

April 16, 2018

The law on data protection will change on 25 May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force. Wrigleys Solicitors will be holding a workshop for charities on the 10th May in Leeds.

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Help us to celebrate Rotherham volunteers! *Date for your diary*

April 16, 2018

For the last few years, Voluntary Action Rotherham and partners from across the borough have celebrated volunteering throughout the month of June and 2018 promises to be even bigger and better!

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Young People Celebrated at Awards Night

April 16, 2018

The Children, Young People and Families Consortium hosted a borough wide awards ceremony for young people at The Carlton Park Hotel on Friday 23rd February 2018.

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Make Every Contact Count Training Sessions for Customer Facing Staff

April 11, 2018

The Healthy Chats is a Rotherham Borough Council programme which uses the national ‘Make Every Contact Count’ framework. It features guidance on how front-line staff can inform, motivate and influence service users to change their behaviour to quit smoking or drinking, increasing physical activity, or losing weight to improve their health. 

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) now reopened for new enquiries

April 11, 2018

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) is a fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. Applications can be for awards up to £10,000.

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The impact of the Lobbying Act on campaigning

April 11, 2018

If you are involved in charity or voluntary sector campaigning this survey about the impact of the Lobbying Act on campaigning is for you.

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Small charities asked to help digital accelerator programme

April 11, 2018

CAST (Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology) is asking for input for its new accelerator programme specifically aimed at small charities, launching in July 2018.

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vInspired’s Cashpoint Loud and Proud Grants for young people

April 11, 2018

vInspired’s Cashpoint grants are open to applications from young people for LGBT+ projects in England. Applications must come from individual young people rather than organisations. Project beneficiaries can be any age.

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Changes to National Lottery funding in England

April 11, 2018

The National Lottery have changed their funding so that it's easier to apply. This is to help focus on the best ideas rather than who is best filling in forms.

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Customer Access Strategy – tell RMBC what you think

April 11, 2018

RMBC have recently updated their Customer Access Strategy and want to know what you think.

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Rotherham Pay it Forward is now open

April 10, 2018

Rotherham Pay it Forward is a brand new initiative that launched following a networking opportunity 16th March 2018. The aim of this project is to enable community sector groups in Rotherham to tackle austerity measures through acts of giving and peer support.

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Jewson Building Better Communities prize fund

April 10, 2018

Nominate a community project in the UK and/or "trade hero" to win a share of £250,000 in building materials from Jewson's Building Better Communities programme.

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New Art Works centre for adults with learning disabilities

April 10, 2018

A new Art works centre will be opening in Thorpe Hesley Community Hub. This will offer community arts for adults with learning disabilities and autism.

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Historic graffiti left by craftsmen inspires new fundraiser at Wentworth Woodhouse

April 10, 2018

Supporters are encouraged to leave their own marks on Wentworth Woodhouse by sponsoring a slate destined for the roof.

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Safeguarding in charities

April 10, 2018

The Charity Commission would like to remind ALL trustees to take safeguarding extremely seriously. Safeguarding should be a key governance priority for all charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk.

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Nominations for Housing Staff Awards 2018 open

April 10, 2018

Rotherham Council tenants are able to nominate a staff member from Rotherham Council, Fortem or Mears who have done that little bit extra to help council tenants in 2017-2018.

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New Community Engagement Small Grants

April 10, 2018

Small grants up to £200 are available for Rotherham groups who support increased community engagement or community involvement.

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Strengthening Communities Training

April 10, 2018

Rotherham Federation of Communities are pleased to invite you for Free Strengthening Communities Training. The sessions will be held on Wednesday mornings in April and May at Springwell Gardens Community Centre.

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Biffa Award Invites Applications for Rebuilding Biodiversity Projects

April 10, 2018

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations for community projects that deliver a direct improvement to biodiversity near landfill sites located within 15 miles of a significant Biffa operation.

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Daisy Chain Chit Chat Café re-launches

April 9, 2018

Daisy Chain Chit Chat Café in partnership with Vintage Booth has re-launched. Come along for a chat and refreshments or browse our clothing and food stalls.

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New parent support group in Wickersley

April 9, 2018

Home Start are pleased to announce the opening of a new parent support group in Wickersley Community Centre. This drop in service is available Fridays 10.00 - 12.00 noon.

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BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme Welcomes UK Applications

April 9, 2018

Grants for not-for-profit organisations that are working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and younger living in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

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Power to Change Community Business Fund to Open Shortly

April 9, 2018

Grants are available to help locally based and community-led businesses in England to increase their social impact and make them more viable in the long term.

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New Neighbourhood Planning Programme Launches for England

April 9, 2018

Neighbourhood planning grants are available to groups which give people a chance to decide how their local area should be developed and what should be built in the future.

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Stay Well Pharmacy campaign

April 9, 2018

‘Stay Well Pharmacy’ is a new campaign from NHS England which encourages people, especially parents and carers of children under the age of five, to visit their local pharmacy team first for clinical advice for minor health concerns such as sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and teething.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation grants

April 9, 2018

The Foundation makes grants to registered charities which help people to live happy, fulfilling lives and to participate actively in society.

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DM Thomas Foundation fund

April 9, 2018

Grants are available to charities helping disadvantaged young people. Awards are a maximum of £30,000 per year up to two years.

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Dearne Community Housing Business Plan Opportunity

April 4, 2018

Dearne Community Housing, a local community led housing organisation working in Goldthorpe and Bolton on Dearne, are looking to commission a suitably qualified person to write a 2 year business plan.

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£30,000 boost for Swinton youth centre

April 4, 2018

An outreach centre which supports vulnerable people has been boosted by a windfall of £30,000 from Children in Need.

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Free impact management tools for VCSE organisations

April 4, 2018

The Impact Management Programme have published an online platform to support organisations to use data and information that they collect to improve and transform services.

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Terms of Engagement between NHS England and the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector

April 4, 2018

NHS England and the Empowering People and Communities Taskforce are currently embarking on the co-production of Terms of Engagement for working between NHS England and the VCSE sector.

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Statement of intent for the dormant accounts youth programme

April 4, 2018

This statement signals the beginning of an engagement phase, which will inform the design of the programme.

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Free webinar on budgets and full cost recovery

April 4, 2018

CFG and Social Enterprise UK are running a FREE webinar on budgets and full cost recovery on the 16th April at 12pm. 

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Harness the power of community for a resilient local economy

April 4, 2018

Locality has recently published a report that calls for “fundamental change” in local government procurement systems, making the case for commissioning more local community organisations.

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Heritage Lottery Fund workshops and advice surgeries

April 4, 2018

The Yorkshire & Humber team is keen to see more applications for the Heritage Lottery Fund small grant programmes (£3,000 to £100,000) and workshops are taking place to help groups apply.

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Hitting the high notes to celebrate Easter

April 4, 2018

Youngsters from a Rotherham school brought Easter cheer to patients with dementia.

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The Charles & Elsie Sykes Trust

April 4, 2018

Grants normally ranging from £3,000 to £5,000 are available to registered charities for projects that benefit Yorkshire through the relief of need, particularly related to youth, old age, welfare and medicine 

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Children in Need small grants

April 4, 2018

The small grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for up to £10,000 a year. They give grants for children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage.

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The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

April 3, 2018

Charities with an income of £2m - £10m running a project that uses the innovative nature and power of IT to tackle clearly identified needs of either young people’s education or those contending with disadvantage, disability or social exclusion are eligible to apply for an award of £750,000.

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Doing Good Together Grants scheme

April 3, 2018

This fund from Nottingham Building Society gives grants of £1,000 - £5,000 to projects working within 10 miles of a Nottingham Building Society branch, which address employability, homelessness, financial education and literacy.

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Weston Anniversary Fund

April 3, 2018

Capital funding grants of £30,000 to £150,000 to provide new or improve existing community facilities.

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Reaching Communities is back!

April 3, 2018

The Big Lottery Fund’s major grants scheme has re-opened. As before, it will make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive.

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Edge Foundation – Education Grants

April 3, 2018

Grants of £30,000 - £100,000 are available for educational establishments and not-for-profit organisations working within the education sector for projects that build on proven models of success or test new approaches to education and learning.

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Field Studies Council Kid’s Fund, next deadline 1 June 2018

April 3, 2018

The Field Studies Council (FSC) Kids Fund aims to bring environmental understanding to disadvantaged young people by enabling them to attend an FSC course that they may otherwise not be able to take part in due to some form of disadvantage - health, mobility, deprivation or financial.

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Power to Change Community Business Fund reopens 24 April 2018

April 3, 2018

The Community Business Fund awards grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to established community businesses that need funding for a business development project to make their organisation more financially sustainable.

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Advisers Guide to Benefits

April 3, 2018

The Welfare Benefits Unit provide accessible, concise information written for people who give information and advice as part of their work.

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Stop Loan Sharks Community Funding 2018

April 3, 2018

The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending.

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Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund 2018

April 3, 2018

The first round for 2018 is scheduled to open on 4 April to radio stations that are not-for-profit, run by local people for local people about local issues.

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Alert for charities – watch out for CEO fraud

March 28, 2018

This alert provides information and advice from the Charity Commission to charity trustees, employees and volunteers to help prevent CEO fraud.

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Get Crafting with Craft Groups in Rotherham

March 28, 2018

Meet others and explore your creativity through arts and crafts activities.

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Rotherham Foodbank Appeal

March 28, 2018

Rotherham Foodbank has just seen their four busiest months yet and are appealing for donations of food to replace their depleted stocks.

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Google.org & ISD’s Innovation Fund to counter hate and extremism

March 28, 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £100,000 is available for projects on and offline that seek to disrupt, undermine, counter or provide positive alternatives to hate and extremism.

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Calor Gas Invites Local Groups to Apply to its Rural Community Fund

March 28, 2018

The rural energy provider set up the Rural Community Fund in 2017 as a way to give something back to the community, and once again it is offering rural off-grid communities in England, Scotland and Wales the chance to win funding for projects that will improve local life.

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Is your charity missing out on Gift Aid?

March 28, 2018

The government has launched  a new campaign encouraging the public to tick the Gift Aid box, and the Charity Finance Group (CFG) has announced a new awareness day, to take place later this year.

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Awareness campaign for Sheffield City Region Mayoral election begins

March 27, 2018

The campaign will give residents in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield information on the election and how to vote in it.

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Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund 2018 Opens for Round 2

March 27, 2018

The Greggs Foundation's Local Community Projects Fund provides grants of up to £2,000 to not-for-profit organisations for projects or for equipment for people in need at the heart of local communities.

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Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens for Second Round in 2018

March 27, 2018

The Gregg's Foundation's Environmental Grants programme is now inviting applications for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that deliver a real benefit to the environment.

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Free workspace Rotherham

March 27, 2018

Centric Community Projects, a charity which aims to help other registered charities and non-profit organisations by providing free work space, has a property available in Herringthorpe.

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Photography Exhibition

March 27, 2018

The exhibition will be available to view at ROAR, Westgate, S60 1AN from 27th March to 6th April  from 10am to 4pm, weekdays, and then at the central library in Riverside House during the summer holidays. Specific dates and times to be confirmed.

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Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work

March 27, 2018

This paediatric first aid course shows delegates how to deal with accidents and emergencies involving young children. Saturday 14th & Saturday 21st April 2018

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Rotherham Pride marketing and sponsorship opportunities

March 27, 2018

Rotherham Pride are offering exciting opportunities to be part of Rotherham Pride 2018 on 14th July 2018 with marketing and sponsorship packages.

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The Fore Trust

March 27, 2018

Makes grants of up to £30,000 over one to three years, and provides access to business expertise to support the development of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies.

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Comic Relief Launches £4m Fund for Young People Lacking a Secure Place to Live

March 27, 2018

Grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 are available to improve the lives of children and young people (up to 25 years) who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation to gain skills to lead safe and positive lives.

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Equipment Grant from Rotherham Federation of Communities

March 27, 2018

Rotherham Federation are pleased to announce that, with funding from Rotherham Borough Council, a total of 23 Applications for the Equipment Grant was successful and have received grants for their Group.

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Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries

March 27, 2018

Not-for-profit agencies in Yorkshire can get grants up to £5,000 to set up a Bike Library. Closing date is 30th April 2018

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Co-op local causes

March 27, 2018

Co-op is looking for causes that need funding, particularly projects run by small, local organisations that make a real difference in their community.

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Fourth Call for INTERREG Europe to Open in May

March 22, 2018

INTERREG Europe provides funding for interregional cooperation across Europe. The aim of the programme is to help regions to share knowledge and transfer experience in order to improve regional policy. The themes for 2014-2020 are research and innovation, SME competitiveness, low-carbon economy and environment and resource efficiency.

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Women’s vote centenary small grants scheme – Round 2

March 22, 2018

Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations, schools, colleges, and universities in England for local activities that mark the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

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Be Cancer Safe survey

March 21, 2018

The Be Cancer Safe movement in Rotherham and Barnsley need your help. Please take a few moments to complete a short survey to support this local cancer awareness project.

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New Fund to Improve England’s Water Environment

March 21, 2018

Grants of up to £2 million are available for projects that improve the water environment in rural England, which includes rivers and their estuaries; lakes; canals; wetlands; groundwater, and coastal waters.

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Charity Tax Commission call for evidence

March 21, 2018

The Charity Tax Commission need your views on what you think about the effectiveness of current reliefs, and about whether the existing system could be improved to help charities better serve their beneficiaries.

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Wath Town Hall is available for expressions of interest

March 21, 2018

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council are currently marketing Wath Town Hall for expressions of interest. This venue is suitable for a number of uses subject to planning.

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Summer community courses in Rotherham

March 21, 2018

RNN Group are offering free summer courses for people on means tested benefits. Places are available to book for training on IT, Beauty, Confidence Building and more.

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Bootcamp training to challenge injustice

March 21, 2018

A Bootcamp is a six-day residential training that supports new activists to develop the confidence, tools and community they need to run effective campaigns that challenge injustice. There`s still time to apply for Campaign Bootcamp 12/13!

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Everyday Activism training for Yorkshire groups

March 21, 2018

Everyday Activism are taking tailor made support and training on campaigning out to groups in the Yorkshire area. This training is free and will be tailored to your local issues.

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#NotWithoutMe Accelerator programme open for applications

March 20, 2018

Applications are open for this development programme which offers a six-month programme of training, support and £3,000 development funding. Eligible projects will be working specifically with vulnerable young people aged 11 to 25 to develop their digital skills.

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Community Interpreting courses

March 20, 2018

WEA Adult Learning are offering Free Community Interpreting courses for those on means tested benefits.

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Health Volunteer Ambassador Project Key Achievements 2015-2018

March 20, 2018

Voluntary Action Rotherham developed and delivered a programme which saw volunteers cascading key health messages. Messages reflected local need and were informed by Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group who partnered with VAR to find new ways of reaching patients.

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Government commits to further support for neighbourhood planning

March 20, 2018

The Government has allocated over £23m between 2018 - 2022 to support the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders. You can apply for grant funding of up to £9,000 If you're working on a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order, an additional £8,000 is available to more complex issues.

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HMPPS Innovation grants

March 20, 2018

HM Prisons and Probation Service has launched the Innovation grant funding programme for 2018-2020. The programme aims to enable the voluntary sector to contribute to better outcomes for people in Public Sector Prisons, the National Probation Service and Youth Custody Services. Under this grant programme, funding will be available for seven individual grant schemes.

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Amy Cawthorne is running for drumming this summer

March 20, 2018

Amy Cawthorn will literally be running for drumming this year in the Pawson Rotherham 10K's 1mile Fun Run to raise a minimum of £300 for mini-buses and coaches to performance in both Chesterfield and Thirsk this Summer.

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Easter Half Term Events in Wickersley

March 20, 2018

Wickersley Kids Club are offering fun filled events such as role play, sports, arts and crafts this Easter holiday. Places are filling up fast, so book your child's place now.

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Co-op Community Fund, deadline 8 April 2018

March 20, 2018

The Co-op Local Community Fund gives money to local causes, helping to bring people together and make a difference.

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Launch of Community Engagement Small Grants

March 19, 2018

Rotherham Federation of Communities will be launching new small grants at their AGM, 27th March 2018 at Rotherham Trades Club. £200 grants are available to support increased community engagement or community involvement.

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Department for Education Launches Alternative Provision Innovation Fund

March 19, 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) have launched a new innovation fund to develop projects that will deliver better outcomes for children in Alternative Provision (AP) and to extend evidence-based projects to new settings. Grants will be awarded of varying sizes in the range £150,000 - £750,000.

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How to improve social media and social engagement event

March 19, 2018

The charity Hub are offering a How to Improve Your Social Media & Social Engagement session 12th April 2018. Places are available to book now.

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National Diversity Award Nominations are now open

March 19, 2018

Do you know a local role model or community organisation who deserves recognition? Why not nominate them for a National Diversity Award, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work.

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MST-FIT Market Development Workshop

March 19, 2018

Rotherham MBC is looking for providers interested in joining discussions about how to deliver the new Edge of Care services developed by Rotherham’s Children’s Services to work with children, young people and families.

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Community Involvement at Bunnings Rotherham

March 19, 2018

Bunnings Warehouse offer fundraising opportunities for non-for-profit groups in the form of a Sausage Sizzle, 100% of profits raised go to the community group. There is also availability of hands on support and DIY workshops.

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Wallace & Gromit Children’s Charity Open for Annual Applications

March 16, 2018

Registered charities with charitable projects which enrich and improve the quality of life of sick children in hospitals or hospices in any area in the UK are able to apply for grants from the The Wallace & Gromit Children's Charity.

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National Vegetarian Week 2018 – Last Chance to Apply for a Small Grant

March 16, 2018

Small grants of up to £200 can be used to support events and activities that attract those beginning their vegetarian journey, meat-reducers and the veggie-curious, but are inclusive of the wider vegetarian community. The deadline for applications is 22 April 2018.

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Regional Big Advice Days

March 16, 2018

The FSI are running free Regional Big Advice events, plus skype and phone support, as part of Small Charity Week covering fundraising, marketing, business planning, HR, governance, policy, legal and more.

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Personal health budget holders invited to share their experiences

March 16, 2018

People who currently receive a personal health budget or integrated personal budget (combining health and social care funding) are invited to share their experiences in a survey being run by NHS England.

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Easter Holiday Football Camp

March 15, 2018

At Rotherham Football Centre we continue to offer Safe, Action Packed Kids Football Camps EVERY school holiday! This Easter our Camp will run 10am-3pm throughout the holidays.

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‘Are you tough enough?’- Home-Start’s charity Stanage Stumble challenge

March 15, 2018

Home-Start South Yorkshire returns its annual Stanage Stumble challenge to Sheffield, on Sunday 13th May, uniting its supporters and volunteers, to help raise funds for vulnerable local families.

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The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

March 15, 2018

Grants, which generally range from £500 to £5000, are available for UK registered charities working in the UK in the areas of the arts, health and medical welfare and improvement or protection of the environment.

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Funding for Community Groups

March 15, 2018

This online course forms a sound foundation for people wanting to start making funding applications or for those who just want to brush up their skills. The course is accredited by Open Awards and is delivered at level 2.

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Entries open for this year’s Third Sector Awards

March 14, 2018

The awards recognise the achievements of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

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Mature Millers Walking Football and Reminiscence Sessions

March 14, 2018

Mature Millers is an independent group, for over 50's, supported by Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

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Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

March 13, 2018

Are you committed to helping people in need or improving the environment? The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme helps people to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations.

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HMPPS Innovation grants launching

March 12, 2018

The programme aims to enable the voluntary sector to contribute to better outcomes for people in Public Sector Prisons, the National Probation Service and Youth Custody Services.

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Stagecoach Performing Arts Schools hold concert for local charity

March 12, 2018

This month children who attend performing arts classes at Stagecoach schools in Sheffield, Sheffield Beighton, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Wakefield, Southwell and Lichfield will all perform extracts from their favourite musicals live at Sheffield City Hall.

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Health and Safety Training Courses

March 12, 2018

AD Training Solutions have a number of courses taking place between April 2018 to June 2018.

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Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team Newsletter

March 12, 2018

For all the latest news, initiatives and drop in sessions from Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team

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St James Place Foundation Small Grants

March 9, 2018

St James Place Foundation awards grants of up to £10,000 to smaller UK Registered Charities (with an annual income of up to £1,000,000)

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Free guide to cyber security

March 9, 2018

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has developed a guide specifically for small charities to help boost their cyber security against the most common types of cyber crime.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation – Project, core cost and development grants available

March 9, 2018

The Lloyds Bank Foundation invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives, and promote practical approaches to lasting change.

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Road Safety Trust Applications Due by 31 March

March 9, 2018

Grants of up to £100,000 are available over a period of up to three years to support projects that are innovative and will enhance the knowledge and practice of the road safety community. Applicants should be able to give a clear indication of their project's benefit to road safety.

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Mental Health support group for new and expectant mums

March 9, 2018

A group designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of new and expectant mums in Rotherham has been set up by Home Start and Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

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The Good Help Award Extends Deadline

March 9, 2018

Nesta's Good Help Award rewards VCSE organisations who demonstrate how they are helping people transform their lives by helping them develop their sense of purpose and confidence to take action.

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Pink Ribbon Foundation Re-opens for 2018 Applications

March 9, 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for revenue, capital or project costs to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment.

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Fully Funded Distance Learning Opportunities

March 9, 2018

RMBC Directions are offering fully funded distance learning opportunities and they have new 2018/2019 courses to offer. 

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Small Charity, Big Impact Awards

March 9, 2018

Through the FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards, small charities and community groups can highlight their work and the impact they make on a local, national and international level.

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Land at Ickles Lock, Brinsworth Street, Masbrough for sale or let

March 9, 2018

Rotherham Council are inviting expressions of interest for Land at Ickles Lock, Brinsworth Street, Masbrough on a lease or asset transfer lease agreement.

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Do you have aids or equipment?

March 8, 2018

Rotherham CCG wants to hear from anyone who has received any aids, equipment or a wheelchair through the Rotherham equipment services to inform a new service due be commissioned in the autumn.

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Government Seeks Views on Draft Domestic Abuse Bill and £20m in Funding

March 8, 2018

The Prime Minister, Home Secretary and the Justice Secretary have launched a consultation on domestic abuse, seeking new laws and stronger powers to protect and support survivors as well as how to allocate some of the £20 million funding for domestic abuse services that was announced a year ago.

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Oddfellows Dancing returns to Rotherham

March 8, 2018

Oddfellows fun dance classes are now returning to Rotherham at the Trades Club in Greasbrough Road.

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Love is Louder – Love is the highest of sounds

March 8, 2018

We would like to introduce and welcome you to Love is the highest of sounds. This is our latest Love is Louder project bringing people together positively over the common theme of noise.

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Thurcroft Small Grants Allocated March 2018

March 7, 2018

12 small grants totaling £1420 were approved by the Thurcroft Big Local grants panel on Monday 5th March 2018, all the projects support one of the three themes in the Thurcroft Big Local Plan- community pride, regeneration or children and young people.

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Community Business weekend returns to champion the power of local people

March 7, 2018

Find out how to get involved and showcase how your community business has a positive impact on society

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Directions Training Calendar

March 7, 2018

The latest training calendar, now including new Nutrition and MUST dates, is available to download.

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

March 7, 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 for small, local projects working to address community issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation or remote, socio-economically deprived rural areas.

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Marquee for sale

March 7, 2018

The Friends of Valley Park Group will be disbanding after their scheduled 2018 events and they have a Marquee, sized at 10m x 4m, along with the tie down straps and sandbag weights for sale.

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Are you interested in becoming a Public Governor?

March 7, 2018

If you would like to get more involved with your local hospital and help shape the services they provide through becoming a Public Governor

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Woodward Charitable Trust summer playschemes grants

March 7, 2018

Grants of £500 to £1,000 are available from the Woodward Charitable Trust for playschemes that run for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days across the summer holidays. Registered charities with an annual turnover of up to £100,000 can apply.

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South Yorkshire Hate Crime Survey 2018

March 7, 2018

South Yorkshire Police want to understand and remove any barriers to reporting hate crime by seeking feedback from victims so that they are able to continue to improve their service. 

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L3 Paediatric First Aid at Work

March 7, 2018

L3 Paediatric First Aid at Work Saturday 10th & Saturday 17th March 2018

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Arts Council England Invites Applications to New National Lottery Project Grants

March 7, 2018

Under the new programme, community and cultural organisations, museums and libraries and individual artists can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 to support a wide range of arts projects as well as creative and digital media projects.

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CORC Regional Seminar Series 2018

March 7, 2018

CORC are pleased to announce the launch of our seminar series for 2018; ‘Should mental health service seek to cure mental ill health? If not, what are they there for?’

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Calling all Charities and Community Groups that are our local Super Heroes

March 7, 2018

On Sunday 24th of June Thrybergh Country Park is holding a special event ‘Super Hero Day’ to show case local charities, emergency services and not for profit community groups in Rotherham.

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Rotherham people urged to take up the Active Challenge for Sheffield Children’s Hospital

March 7, 2018

The Children’s Hospital Charity is appealing for support from the town for its 2018 fundraising campaign.

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£1.5 Million Fund Announced to Support People Back into Work Following Time Out Caring

March 7, 2018

The Returners Fund offers grants to projects which help people to return to work in the private sector. These projects could help returners update their skills, provide other training or support businesses to increase employment opportunities for returners.

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Womens Walking Football

March 7, 2018

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are launching Women's Walking Football sessions. Mondays 7pm - 8pm starting 12th March 2018.

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FSI training for small charities

March 6, 2018

The FSI are running a training day on 2 May with over 80 training places available for small charities to access self-sustaining skills, from fundraising, to demonstrating impact

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Heritage Small Grants

March 1, 2018

Bids are encouraged for grants of £3,000 - £10,000 to develop projects that explore, share, and celebrate local heritage.This can be recording local memories, cultural tradition, conserving wildlife, to exploring and commemorating the First World War.

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South Yorkshire Police Community Grants

March 1, 2018

Grants up to £5,000 are available to provide help to victims and vulnerable people, or groups established to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

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Calor launches £50k rural grant scheme

March 1, 2018

Off-grid energy supplier Calor has announced a fund for 21 individual prize pots to support rural communities throughout the UK.

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Civil society strategy consultation launched

March 1, 2018

This week, Tracey Crouch, the minister for civil society,launched a 12-week consultation with a public call for evidence to inform the new civil society strategy.

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Love is Louder needs your vote!

March 1, 2018

Love is Louder (than intolerance and hate)’s Festival of Angels project has been nominated for an Epic Award and they need your vote.

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Health & Wellbeing Awards 2018 – open for entries

March 1, 2018

The Health & Wellbeing Awards is the UK’s premier awards scheme for promoting health and wellbeing and has two exciting new categories for 2018.

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Stronger Rotherham Let’s Get Rotherham Talking

March 1, 2018

Let's get Rotherham talking about the positive stories of life in this town via social media channels and help make Rotherham Stronger.

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Spaces 4 Change grants

February 28, 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 and support is available for young people aged 16 to 24 to start and run social ventures that "unlock the potential of unused or under-utilised spaces for the benefit of the local community, especially other young people."

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How can BBC Radio Sheffield help you?!

February 28, 2018

BBC Radio Sheffield has hundreds of thousands of listeners across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire and they’re always keen to lend a hand where they can, particularly if it’s a good cause.

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Social inclusion service launches in Rotherham following funding from UK Steel Enterprise

February 28, 2018

Rotherham Social Days, a business that promotes social inclusion amongst the region’s most isolated adults has launched with the support of £500 funding from the UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) Kickstart fund.

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How trustees can get to grips with charity accounts

February 28, 2018

A very helpful article for trustees covering a wide range of areas from fundraising performance to reserves and pension fund deficits.  

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Transforming dementia care pathways: A sharing good practice event

February 28, 2018

An opportunity for health, social care and 3rd sector partners to share their approaches to delivering quality care and support to help people live well with dementia on Thursday 12 April 2018 at Barnsley.

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“Bite Size” GDPR Guidance for Fundraisers

February 27, 2018

The guidance is designed specifically for fundraisers and those in smaller organisations, and focuses on practical application of the law to real life scenarios.

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Hate Crime Message from SY Police

February 27, 2018

Hate crimes and hate incidents can take place anywhere – at home, in the streets, at work, online or at school and many victims can experience a range of physical and mental effects as a result. Hate in any form should not be tolerated by anyone, no-one should have to live with fear, anxiety and consequences of hate.

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Rotherham Hosts Active Citizens from Around the Globe

February 27, 2018

VAR and RUCST hosted active citizens from around the world in Rotherham, for a three day, packed, international study visit in February.   

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Reiki Healing raising funds for Young Lives Thrive

February 27, 2018

From 6th Feb – 30th April 2018 book a full hour Relaxing Treatment for only £15 (normally £25) and all profits will go towards setting up a community centre for homeless & vulnerable young people.

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BBC Children in Need – Regional Advisory Committee Recruitment

February 26, 2018

BBC Children in Need are currently looking for a Voluntary Advisory Committee Chair and Committee Members in the North region.

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Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme

February 26, 2018

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to smaller registered charities for a range of grass roots and local community activities, equipment or project funding.

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The Allen Lane Foundation

February 26, 2018

Grants of up to £15,000 is available for running costs, core costs or specific project costs for small registered charities, voluntary groups and charitable organisations who work with adults within seven identified beneficiary groups.

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The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

February 26, 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for capital projects.

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Screwfix Foundation

February 26, 2018

Funding of up to £5,000 is available for registered charities to help all sorts of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness or disability.

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Trustee Training Seminars 2018

February 22, 2018

These seminars offer a comprehensive introduction for new trustees as well as a useful refresher for existing trustees, ensuring they are fully aware of their legal and financial responsibilities as trustees.

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Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work

February 22, 2018

We have courses taking place in March and April 2018

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CQC Compliance Workshop

February 22, 2018

We are offering a range of CQC Compliance Workshops based on the new Regulations 2014, the Care Act 2014 and the Fundamental Standards.

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Rothrocks are looking for young talent

February 22, 2018

We are looking for acts to take part in our concert highlighting the culture, diversity and talent of Rotherham’s young people. Any style, any genre!

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The Lady Neville Charity

February 22, 2018

This scheme from the Skinners Company provides grants up to £1,000 to organisations with an income below £100,000. Grants can be for capital projects or one off anniversary events.

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The Community Business Success Guide to Room Hire

February 22, 2018

This success guide from Power to Change can help community businesses to learn from others and make decisions about how best to use their space to earn money from room hire. 

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Measuring wellbeing – a new guide

February 21, 2018

Do you want to better understand if and how your charity affects the wellbeing of those you support?

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Campaign to make pharmacies a first port of call

February 21, 2018

NHS England’s Stay Well Pharmacy campaign, which encourages the public to ask community pharmacy teams for advice on minor health concerns, has launched this month.

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Personal health budget holders invited to share their experiences

February 21, 2018

People who currently receive a personal health budget or integrated personal budget (combining health and social care funding) are invited to share their experiences in a survey being run by NHS England.

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The Football Foundation’s Grow the Game

February 21, 2018

The scheme provides grants of up to £1,500 for the creation of new football teams and coaching qualifications, increasing participation by both players and volunteers

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AmazonSmile lets UK shoppers donate to charity

February 21, 2018

Amazon is now donating a percentage of the purchase price of millions of products to UK charities, at no extra cost to customers or the charities that they select.

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Barnsley CVS Trustee Vacancies

February 21, 2018

Barnsley CVS is a charitable company that is being set up to unify and build upon the work of Voluntary Action Barnsley and Priory Campus.

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Hypnotherapy-Rotherham Workshops for Carers

February 21, 2018

The workshops delivered by Hypnotherapy Rotherham, supported by Rotherham Carers Forum, will give help in managing stress, anxiety, insomnia and pain, and teach people about thinking positively, mindfulness and emotional freedom techniques.

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Thrive – new support programme for social ventures

February 21, 2018

Applications are now open for "Thrive" and UnLtd is looking for "20 social ventures operating anywhere in the UK that are improving access to employment for those distant from the labour market.

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New Art Groups starting in Rotherham

February 21, 2018

Two NEW art groups hosted by ROAR starting Monday 19th March 2018.

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Swimathon Foundation Community Grants scheme

February 20, 2018

Grants of £300 - £2,500 are available to local not-for-profit organisations whose projects help to promote swimming in local communities across the UK.

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Help the Homeless

February 20, 2018

Capital grants up to £5,000 for projects helping homeless individuals in their return to mainstream society.

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Rotherham’s neighbourhood newsletter

February 15, 2018

The February 2018 news letter from Rotherham Central Neighbourhoods Policing Team is available to read here.

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Charity Commission Consultation

February 15, 2018

Charity Commission launches consultation on new guidance to help charities manage their relationships with connected non-charitable organisations, for example trading subsidiaries.

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Postcode Trust’s Small Community Project Grants Open for Round 1

February 14, 2018

£500 to £20,000 is available for projects which focus on employability and skills development, promotion of human rights and poverty prevention.

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Postcode Local Trust Launches First Round of 2018

February 14, 2018

£500 to £20,000 is available for for outdoor projects related to play areas, green spaces, sustainable energy and conservation.

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Postcode Community Trust Launches First Round of Community Grants Programme for 2018

February 14, 2018

£500 to £20,000 is available for projects that improve health and wellbeing.

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Charity property matters survey

February 14, 2018

The Ethical Property Foundation has launched its bi-annual charity property matters survey.

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Local people to improve cancer survival in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

February 14, 2018

Voluntary Action Rotherham will be delivering activities in Rotherham and Barnsley in this new initiative being launched this month to increase cancer awareness across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire.

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Orgreave Parish Council Community Governance Review

February 13, 2018

RMBC are asking Orgreave, Catcliffe and Waverley residents, businesses and other members of the public with an interest in the review to have their say on proposed changes to the way the parish councils currently work in these areas.

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Nesta Launch Awards for ‘Good Help’

February 13, 2018

Nesta are seeking applications from organisations that demonstrate they are helping people transform their lives through 'good help' activities.

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Carers Support & Activity Groups

February 13, 2018

Crossroads Care Rotherhams Carers’ Support & Activity Groups are monthly sessions in Clifton and Dalton for carers and both groups have confirmed their activities for 2018.

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme

February 13, 2018

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has reopened the enquiry survey for the Coalfields Community Investment Programme providing funding up to £10,000. We also offer practical help to organisations/groups operating in the former coalfield areas in England.

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Sheffield City Region Transport Strategy Consultation

February 13, 2018

Sheffield City Region (SCR) launched has launched a 12-week consultation, which asks people who live or work in Sheffield City Region to give their views on the refreshed Sheffield City Region Transport Strategy.

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Measuring wellbeing – a new guide

February 8, 2018

Do you want to better understand if and how your charity affects the wellbeing of those you support?

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CQC Sheffield local system review – Urgent Call for Evidence

February 8, 2018

At short notice the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are reviewing health and social care for older people in Sheffield.

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Allchurches Trust

February 8, 2018

Grants of varying sizes supporting churches, and charities working with people who are homeless or in crisis.

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Level 2 Food Safety and Food Safety Refresher

February 8, 2018

Directions have places available on Food Safety courses available before April

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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Support Training

February 8, 2018

On Friday 2nd March the NHS Psychological Therapies Team will be presenting a short workshop on stress control and providing information about their services which are called IAPT.  This session has been arranged specifically for Adult Social Care Providers and anyone supporting vulnerable adults in Rotherham by Directions at RMBC.

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Entries Open for National Lottery Awards 2018

February 7, 2018

Get your favourite National Lottery funded project the recognition it deserves. Winners receive a £5,000 prize for their project and star in a television show on BBC One.

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Learn English at The Unity Centre

February 7, 2018

Learn English and improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

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What you need to know about the Fundraising Regulator

February 7, 2018

bfunded have put together a useful guide for smaller charities.

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Architect and Quantity Surveyor – invitation to tender

February 7, 2018

Rotherham Federation of Communities is in the process of negotiating a long term peppercorn lease of Springwell Gardens Community Centre in Rotherham which we hope to be finalised before the Summer of 2018. 

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Jane Tomlinson Appeal

February 6, 2018

Grants up to £10,000 to charitable organisations with a focus on children's or cancer-related activities.

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The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

February 6, 2018

The Women’s Vote Centenary grant scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. 

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Food Waste Reduction Fund

February 6, 2018

A total of £500,000 is available to allocate in grants of £20,000 to £75,000 to not for profit organisations to help avoid surplus food produced by food businesses from becoming waste by enabling not-for-profit organisations across England to redistribute more of this food to people in need.

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The Fundraising Regulator: what ‘smaller charities’ should know

February 5, 2018

Key messages from the Regulator that all 'smaller charities' should be aware of, with possible actions needed as a result.

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Rotherham Crossroads Pop up Charity Shop

February 5, 2018

All funds raised will help to support the services that Crossroads provide to carers living in the Rotherham area.

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Millers Matters

February 5, 2018

The latest newsletter from Rotherham Community Sports Trust is available to download

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Changes to Charity Commission Annual Return for 2018

February 5, 2018

The Charity Commission has made a number of amendments to the content of the annual return for 2018 (AR18), after an extensive consultation with charities throughout the autumn.

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Announces Changes for 2018

February 5, 2018

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is a medium-sized grant making foundation that gives grants to small, well-established charitable organisations in the UK who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities.

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Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2018

February 5, 2018

Community projects across the length and breadth of Yorkshire and Humber are invited to enter an awards programme which could see them share a funding boost of £75,000 to make a real difference in their local area!

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Select committees explained!

February 1, 2018

Explore the role of select committees in the House of Commons and the House of Lords with a free online course.

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Directions Training Calendar Release for 2018/2019 – First Quarter

February 1, 2018

Directions at RMBC have now released their training calendar for April - June 2018. 

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‘How to plan a successful event’ – an introduction to event management training

February 1, 2018

Whether you are a front line worker or in a supervisory or management role, this will provide an excellent introduction and overview into the main aspects of planning and running a successful event whether its to raise funds, build brand awareness or simply host a thank you party.

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CQC Compliance Workshop

February 1, 2018

CO2 Training are offering a range of CQC Compliance Workshops based on the new Regulations 2014, the Care Act 2014 and the Fundamental Standards and prices are discounted if you book before 16th February.

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Veolia Environmental Trust

February 1, 2018

Grants of £10,000 - £75,000 are available for capital improvement projects in areas close to their operations.

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Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

February 1, 2018

Grants mostly around £1,000 - £10,000 for repairs to all denomination of churches.

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Heritage Lottery Fund Consultation

February 1, 2018

HLF is consulting on its role, vision and funding priorities for the next five years.

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First Aid Training

January 31, 2018

CO2 Training have level 2 and 3 First Aid courses available.

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Learning Disability referrals move to the Care Co-ordination Centre

January 31, 2018

From the 30th January 2018 Learning Disability referrals in Rotherham will be managed through the Care Co-ordination Centre.

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Could you Sing for Samaritans?

January 31, 2018

Rotherham Samaritans is on the lookout for choirs to take part in a fundraising concert on 20th May 2018, 4pm at Sheffield City Hall.

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RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund Opens for Applications on 5 February

January 30, 2018

The Skills and Opportunities Fund supports organisation that help people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves, skills that will enable them to get into work or start a business, now or in the future.

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Funding Your Project FREE Training

January 30, 2018

A free session on Wednesday 14th February, Funding Your Project we will look at how to get money and resources to develop local  community projects.

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FREE Running a Campaign Training

January 30, 2018

We will look at effective campaigning in this free session, how you work with others to make a difference locally and influence decision makers

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Electrical Fire Safety Fund

January 30, 2018

Grants up to £5,000 are available for fire prevention initiatives in local communities.

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FREE Discover Course

January 30, 2018

The next FREE Discover Course starts on February 28th and runs every Wednesday morning (10am until 1pm) for 6 weeks at Weston Park Museum.  

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Government unlocking £330 million from dormant accounts to build a fairer society

January 30, 2018

Up to £330 million from dormant bank and building society accounts will be used to help the homeless, disadvantaged young people, local charities and other good causes in the UK over the next four years. 

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GDPR guidance for charities

January 30, 2018

The Charity Finance Group (CFG) has released guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) specifically for charities.

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New LD & Autism Disco in Swinton

January 30, 2018

Weekly disco for people with Learning Disabilities and Autism 16yrs+ every Wednesday 6pm - 8pm  at The Vic, Swinton.

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The Inman Charity

January 30, 2018

The Inman Charity’s grant giving policy sees them supporting charitable work across a range of areas and giving grants in total of around £300,000 each year.

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Armed Forces Day Grant Scheme Opens for Applications

January 30, 2018

In support of this event, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is providing funding to help organisations and individuals in the UK host an Armed Forces Day event this summer.

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It’s Time to Talk about mental health

January 25, 2018

A Rotherham service that supports people who are feeling stressed and anxious is encouraging local people to sign up for stress control classes as part of the national Time to Talk Day.

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MSE Grants opens 1st February 2018

January 25, 2018

The next MSE (Money Saving Expert) next grant round opens 1 February 2018. Grants of up to £7,500 are available from the MSE Charity for financial capability projects.

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Plans to extend Blue Badge to those with Autism and Dementia

January 25, 2018

The Government are consulting on plans to extend the Blue Badge scheme to people with dementia and autism. 

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The Great Get Together 2018 – Save the Date!

January 24, 2018

This year The Great Get Together will be taking place on 22nd - 24th June 2018.

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Free Grow Wild seed kits

January 24, 2018

Grow Wild is inviting local groups to find an urban or unloved space and turn it into a colourful wildflower haven for the whole community to enjoy and benefit from.

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UK Aid Direct Small Charities Challenge Fund Taking Applications for 2018

January 24, 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of up to two years are available for Small, not-for-profit UK registered organisations to help enhance their capacity to carry out work in priority countries in efforts to tackle poverty and work towards achieving the Global Goals.

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ADSAN Level 2 Introduction to Youth Work qualification

January 24, 2018

RUCST are launching thier ADSAN Level 2 Introduction to Youth Work qualification at New York Stadium and have places available for any volunteers/co-workers/young people/ANYONE who may be interested.

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Commissioner Awards £112,000 from His Community Grant Scheme

January 24, 2018

Since June 2017 the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings has awarded £112,000 to community groups and non-profit organisations in South Yorkshire from his community grant scheme.

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Understanding Military Culture and Transition

January 24, 2018

This a new course available from RMBC which is free to attend and delegates are welcome from all areas who would benefit from further insight into the military culture and transition.

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£18,000 Grants for charity websites: 2018 applications now open.

January 24, 2018

Applications for charity grants of up to £18,000 are now being accepted for the Transform Foundation’s 2018 Charity Website Grant Programme.

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Free ‘Whats on Where?’ (WOW) Guide for Rotherham 2018

January 24, 2018

Does your group hold regular activities for adults? Get a free entry in the next edition of the WOWGuide! Deadline for information is 5th February 2018.

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Deadline extended – help for ‘green’ community projects

January 24, 2018

The deadline for local community groups to apply for funding to help with environmental projects has been extended to February 16 2018.

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General Practice Nurse Awards

January 24, 2018

The Peoples Choice Award award recognises and rewards the vital contribution Nurses and Health Care Practitioners provide in primary care and the judges are seeking nominations from patients, carers or members of the public who have been impressed with the care they have received.

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Treasurer needed for Children’s Sleep Charity

January 24, 2018

The Children’s Sleep Charity are currently seeking a Treasurer who can offer us expert advice on managing our financial affairs to  join our Board of Trustees.

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Carers4Carers Newsletter

January 24, 2018

The latest newsletter from Carers4Carers is now available to download.

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HANDS Dementia Cafe in Rosehill Park

January 22, 2018

These monthly sessions, called Helping All Needing Dementia Support (HANDS), are designed for dementia carers to attend with their loved ones.

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Back to Basics project to support organisations to be the best they can be

January 22, 2018

We are launching a brand new Awards for All funded project supporting organisations in Rotherham in a number of key areas including HR, health and Safety, Safeguarding, and GDPR.

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Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2025 Consultation

January 22, 2018

The latest draft of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2025 is now available for consultation.

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User testers wanted to review Charity Commission welcome pack

January 22, 2018

The Charity Commission is developing a welcome pack for every new trustee. The Commission has put together a concise guide focusing on key duties and responsibilities that trustees need to be aware of from the outset. They are now looking for trustees to help them test the design and use any feedback to improve it.

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BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday programme seeks Charity Champions

January 22, 2018

Each week presenters Rev Kate Bottley and Jason Mohammad will give a shout out to celebrate listeners who are doing something inspirational to raise money for a charity or good cause.

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Conversion to Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) status

January 22, 2018

On 1 January 2018, new rules came in allowing charitable companies to convert into charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs), following legislative changes in November 2017.

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NHS consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter medicines

January 22, 2018

NHS England has partnered with NHS Clinical Commissioners to carry out a consultation to support the development of commissioning guidance on reduced prescribing of over-the-counter medicines.

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Rush House Housing Support

January 22, 2018

Rush House have been given funding in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council and Clifton Learning Partnership to offer Housing Support and Advice to tenants in Rotherham.

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New male weight loss programme launching April 2018

January 18, 2018

RUCST will be working in partnership with a national project called Man vs Fat to launch a new male weight loss programme in April 2018.

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New life-saving scheme launched

January 18, 2018

Each Branch Library in Rotherham has a CPR (Call, Push, Rescue) kit which is available to loan to any groups who would like to learn about CPR – and it’s as easy as borrowing a library book!

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Social prescribing project highlighted in Government policy paper

January 18, 2018

Pioneering health work carried out in Rotherham has been highlighted in the Government’s 25 year environment plan, which was recently launched by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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CORC/Anna Freud Learning Network free eLearning

January 18, 2018

The Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC), in partnership with the Anna Freud Learning Network, has developed its first ever online eLearning module, aimed at schools and non-specialist staff working in children and young people’s mental health.

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Ever wanted to become a Community Interpreter?

January 18, 2018

If you are fluent in English and a community language these courses will provide an introduction to the work of a community interpreter, the role played within the community and public services and enable you to improve your skills and enhance employment prospects.

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British Ecological Society Outreach Grants 2018

January 17, 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to individuals and organisations to organise public engagement events in ecology.

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Falls Prevention Awareness

January 17, 2018

Fully funded distance learning opportunities with CAS Training Ltd.

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Scott Bader Trust Inviting Applications for UK and International Charitable Projects

January 17, 2018

Grants are available to registered charities for projects benefitting UK and international needs.

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HM Prisons & Probation Service grants event

January 17, 2018

HM Prisons and Probation Service intends to launch a grant funding programme for 2018 to 2020. The programme will enable the voluntary sector to contribute to better outcomes for offenders in public sector prisons, the National Probation Service and Youth Custody Services.

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SYFR Recruitment of Independent member – Audit and Governance Committee

January 17, 2018

The Committee currently has a vacancy for one Independent member, and is seeking people with the necessary skills, enthusiasm and commitment to be a member of the Committee and to bring a fresh external perspective to its debates.

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Building a Stronger Britain Together

January 17, 2018

The programme supports groups who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender.

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The Cove Coffee House at Full Life Church Maltby

January 16, 2018

We’re open Monday - Saturday for coffee, lunch and cakes and starting Friday 19th January join us between 10am and 12pm and bring your knitting or crochet and meet new friends in a friendly environment.

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Pounding the streets of London for charity

January 16, 2018

A Rotherham nurse is going to put her best foot forward in next year’s London Marathon and is hoping to raise in excess of £2,100 for the Institute Of Cancer Research.

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Ann Frank + You

January 16, 2018

An exhibition bringing the messages of Anne Frank int the 21st century by focusing on themes like discrimination and the value of freedom.

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Is your group looking for an experienced personal trainer or some health/ wellbeing support?

January 16, 2018

Voluntary Action Rotherham has recently been approached by a lady who lives in Rotherham, who is offering her skills and experience in a health a wellbeing role. 

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Latest from South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation

January 16, 2018

Key issues on current grants from the Foundation - priority groups, upcoming deadlines, and funds currently under-subscribed.

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Government Announces £1.7 Million Fund for Public Service Mutuals in England

January 16, 2018

A total of £1.2 million will be available to create new mutuals, or strengthen existing ones, by providing access to advice across areas including legal, financial, marketing, human resources and business planning.

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Energy People Trust Grants Change Provider

January 16, 2018

From January 2018, applications to the Energy People Trust will no longer be accepted.

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BFSS Looked after Children and Young Carers programme

January 16, 2018

The BFSS has created a new grants programme dedicated to improving approaches to the educational attainment of ‘looked after children’ and young carers in the UK.

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Your UK Parliament Awards launched

January 16, 2018

We’re launching the Your UK Parliament Awards to celebrate the amazing work of passionate, engaged people all over the UK who make a difference in their communities and beyond by connecting with the UK Parliament.

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Beyond the Ballot: Women’s Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Today

January 16, 2018

This free online course is intended for anyone with an interest in nineteenth or twentieth century history, the women’s suffrage campaign or the history of women’s rights.

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Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

January 16, 2018

The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

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Directions Training – Last few courses available

January 16, 2018

Latest training calendar from Directions with the last few courses they have with places remaining taking place up to end of March 2018.

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Small Equipment Fund

January 16, 2018

The Equipment fund gives an opportunity for small groups  in Rotherham to apply for up to £200 for items which will sustain the Group over the years (for example Tables for event which can be reused or loaned out).

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£100,000 target will ensure Nick’s memory still burns bright ten years on

January 11, 2018

It is ten years since 16-year-old Wickersley Comprehensive pupil Nick Walker died after an accident outside school. But his memory lives on - thanks to family and friends who turned their loss into helping other children.

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SYFAB Reaching Communities Masterclass postponed

January 10, 2018

SYFAB have postponed the Reaching Communities Masterclass due to run on 13th February. The session will be re-scheduled for a date in April.

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Dunhill Medical Trust fund for organisations supporting older people

January 10, 2018

Grants for community-based charitable organisations working directly with older people; who need some form of extra support to enhance everyday living.

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Rotherham Rock & Pop Club

January 10, 2018

Rotherham Music in partnership with Middleton Hall are excited to announce the launch of the Rotherham Rock & Pop Club in Dinnington. Sessions will run on a Tuesday for children of all abilities.

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Hospital Saturday Fund Accepting Applications for Medical Projects

January 10, 2018

Registered health charities in the UK and Republic of Ireland are invited to apply for one-off medical grants; for medical capital projects, medical care or research, medical training and running costs.

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Weston Anniversary Fund capital grants, deadline 30 June 2018

January 10, 2018

The Weston Anniversary Fund will support capital projects that will benefit local communities across the UK. Grants from £30,000 to £150,000 are open to application to UK registered charities, CIOs, places of worship and state schools only with a total income under £3million.

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Jump on board the health bus

January 10, 2018

RDASH will be out and about on their health bus this January. Come along for your child’s flu vaccination or to find out about keeping well this winter.

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Fully funded Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

January 9, 2018

Learning Curve Group are pleased to invite your staff to enrol on Fall Prevention Awareness training. Fully funded by the government; this gives the opportunity to train staff who work with older people who have an increased propensity to falls.

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Free furniture items available to a good home

January 9, 2018

Due to recent changes The Source Skills Academy have a number of pre used items available for donation to a good home.

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First Aid at work training

January 9, 2018

CO2 Training Limited have level 3 first aid training sessions available. Book your place now.

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Social Investment Fund for the homeless sector

January 9, 2018

Homeless link want to work with you to explore ways in which social investment can be used to create lasting change by strengthening the sector and unlocking potential. They will make unsecured investments of between £25,000 to £150,000, to help people develop new ideas.

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Stalls available at Pride 2018

January 9, 2018

Stalls are now open for booking at Rotherham Pride. This is a unique opportunity to engage both existing and potential customers on a unique platform and be an advocate towards equality and diversity.

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Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards

January 9, 2018

Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards entry deadline is just under 1 month away, on Thursday 1 February 2018. These prestigious awards exist to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions made by UK businesses to the voluntary sector, and there are 23 fantastic categories that welcome submissions from any UK businesses across all industries.

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Rotherham’s neighbourhood newsletter

January 9, 2018

The January 2018 news letter from Rotherham Central Neighbourhoods Policing Team is available to read here.

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Fully Funded Distance Learning available

January 9, 2018

CAS Training Ltd, in conjunction with their network of colleges of further education, and national training providers, are delighted to be able to offer a range of level 2 nationally accredited distance learning certificate programmes Free of Charge.

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Rotherham equipment fund

January 9, 2018

The Equipment fund gives an opportunity for small groups in Rotherham to apply for up to £200 for items which will sustain the group over the years.

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Level 3 Digital Marketing courses available at Ascento

January 9, 2018

Ascento will be running two Level 3 Digital Marketing courses throughout 2018. These are 90% funded by The Education & Skills Funding Agency. Places are available to book now.

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Consultation on Proposed Main Modifications to the Sites and Policies Document

January 9, 2018

The Council is drawing up a local plan to guide the future development of Rotherham Borough. Amongst other things the plan will allocate land for new homes and jobs. As part of the process a government Planning Inspector, Mr C J Anstey, is currently examining the plan. You can have your say by providing your comment before 5pm on Monday 19 February 2018.

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Community Asset Fund and Building Capability and Capacity in the Charitable, Voluntary Social Enterprise Sector Framework

January 9, 2018

Sport England as the contracting authority is inviting tenders for service providers to sit on a framework contract to support its work on the Sport England Community Asset Fund and building capability and capacity in the CVSE Sector.

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Meeting room available for hire in Wickersley

January 9, 2018

Wickersley Parish Council have availability to hire out their multi purpose meeting room. The room is ideal for baby groups or can be set out with tables and projector for formal meetings.

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Building a Stronger Britain Together – Coming Soon

January 4, 2018

Another round of the programme giving grants up to £50,000 to stand up to extremism of all kinds, and offer positive alternatives to vulnerable people, will be opening shortly.

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Tender for Rotherham dementia support

January 4, 2018

Three year contract for Carers Support Worker Service (Dementia) and Dementia Cafes. Expression of interest deadline is 2nd February 2018

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Annual return deadline imminent

January 4, 2018

Less than 28 days to go before charities with financial years ending 31 March 2017 must submit their annual return.

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NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Funding Available to Support UK Rural Communities

January 3, 2018

Grants are available for projects that strengthen rural areas of the UK, particularly those that educate young people and relieve poverty.

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Coalfields Community Investment Publishes 2018 Programme

January 3, 2018

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects that are delivered in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that make a positive difference in addressing a number of themes including, skills, employment and health.

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Feeding the City programme

January 3, 2018

Feeding the City is a fully funded 12 month programme that will support sustainable food start-ups across all of the UK. Successful applicants will receive bursaries, and have access to business and food expert advice and training throughout 2018.

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YHA Breaks Programmes

January 3, 2018

The YHA offers breaks for young people and families with the most challenging lives. Registered charities or community and voluntary organisations can apply on the behalf of any individual or group of young people who meet the YHA's criteria.

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2018 Training Programme for Rotherham Carers

January 3, 2018

Calling all Rotherham Carers!! New – FREE Bite Sized Carers Training Programme for 2018

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Community Trees & Orchard Windfalls Fund

January 3, 2018

The Tree Council's National Tree Week (24 November to 2 December 2018) is the focus for these projects and successful applicants organise their planting events in conjunction with our annual celebration of the new tree planting season.

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Rowing Foundation Grants Now Open For 2018

January 3, 2018

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available, for up to 50% of the overall cost of the project, to initiate projects.

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Taking the plunge for charity

January 3, 2018

A Rotherham nurse who is scared of heights is going to take a leap from 13,500 feet to raise cash for the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Voluntary Action Rotherham Appoints New Chair of Trustees

January 2, 2018

Voluntary Action Rotherham has announced the appointment of Sarah Whittle as the new chair of Voluntary Action Rotherham’s Board of Trustees. 

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WEA Community Interpreting Course Level 1 and 2

January 2, 2018

Ever wanted to become a Community Interpreter? WEA are offering Community Interpreting Level 1 and Level 2 courses at WEA Sheffield Learning Centre.

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Prince’s Trust now recruiting for January programmes

January 2, 2018

South Yorkshire fire and rescue, with South Yorkshire Police and the Prince’s Trust are recruiting! Do you have a young person between 16 – 25 who would benefit from our multi award winning programme?

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Free Training- Strengthening Your Communities

January 2, 2018

Are you interested in getting more involved in your community? Do you want to develop your skills and improve your CV. A free 6 week training course is being run on Wednesday mornings in the New Year by Rotherham Federation of Communities.

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The Deakin & Withers Fund

December 21, 2017

Funding for single, divorced, or widowed women over 40, who are active members of a church and are in need, hardship or distress.

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Traineeship Opportunities at RUCST

December 21, 2017

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are recruiting for our new and exciting sports traineeship programme. This free* programme will provide participants with a fantastic opportunity to develop skills, in order to help with further education and employment opportunities.

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Do you know where to go for health advice this Christmas?

December 21, 2017

LOCAL people are being urged to choose the right care for their symptoms, helping health services to help them to stay well this Christmas and treat those most in need as health services go through an extremely busy time.

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Paediatric First Aid at Work Training

December 21, 2017

CO2 Training Limited are taking bookings for a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work course Thursday 11th & Friday 12th January 2018. This training will provide your team with a nationally recognised qualification.

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Community Message from South Yorkshire Police

December 21, 2017

Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East arrested four men from South Yorkshire and Derbyshire on suspicion of terrorism offences this morning (Tuesday 19 December).

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South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and Chesterfield Hospital Services Survey

December 20, 2017

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation would like to hear from you if you work with people who experience barriers to accessing services or who are underrepresented in healthcare decision making. You can take part by either completing an online survey or SYCF can come out and speak to your group/ service users.

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Northern Powergrid Partnering Communities, deadline 29 January 2018 (12 noon)

December 20, 2017

The Northern Powergrid Partnering Communities Fund is offering grants of £1,000 to £10,000 for voluntary and community projects in the Northern Powergrid Licence areas that help to tackle fuel poverty and offer innovative energy-related environmental solutions.

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Rosa launches the Woman to Woman fund

December 20, 2017

Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls, is delighted to announce the launch of the Woman to Woman fund. With grants of up to £25,000, The fund is aimed at support a wide range of charitable work that benefits women.

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Grow Wild UK Providing Grants to Transform Local UK Spaces

December 20, 2017

Grow Wild UK awards funding for projects that brings people together through activities that connect their community and celebrate UK native wildflowers, plants and/or fungi. The fund is now open for application.

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AD Training Solutions new course leaflet available

December 20, 2017

AD Training Solutions have a new leaflet of training available. Courses include Food Safety, Allergen and more. Places are available to book now.

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Consultation on Rotherham Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018-2021

December 19, 2017

Your help is needed to make sure that pharmacies across Rotherham are providing the right services, in the right locations for our residents. By completing a questionnaire you can help inform the services commissioned by the Local Authority, NHS England and NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Hypnotherapy-Rotherham Workshops for Carers

December 19, 2017

Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist Angie Lindsay is delighted to offer all informal (unpaid) family and friend carers of Rotherham a selection of Health and Wellbeing workshops. Why not book yourself some 'me time' you deserve it!

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Changes to the Reaching Communities funding programme

December 19, 2017

The application process for Reaching Communities is changing. There will be a temporary pause on the submission of applications between Monday 15 January and Monday 2 April to put in place a new easier process for groups to apply for National Lottery funding.

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Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: green paper consultation

December 18, 2017

The government is asking people for their views on a green paper setting out measures to improve mental health support for children and young people. The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention, especially in and linked to schools and colleges.

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WEA Community Interpreting Course

December 18, 2017

Ever wanted to become a Community Interpreter? WEA are offering Community Interpreting Level 1 and Level 2 courses at WEA Sheffield Learning Centre. These sessions are free to those on means tested benefits.

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Shine a light awards 2018

December 18, 2017

Applications are open for the 2018 Shine a light awards. These awards are to recognise the excellent practice and contribution of non profit organisations, and others, in supporting speech, language and communication in young people.

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Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens for 2018

December 18, 2017

Environmental Grant fund is dedicated to improving the local environment. Grants are open to application for projects that improve the physical environment in a way that also benefits the wider community.

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Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund Opens for 2018

December 15, 2017

Local Community Projects Funding is offered to organisations supporting people in need. Any not for profit organisation can apply. Grants will be awarded for sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks.

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Do not apply for this grant

December 14, 2017

People are receiving calls about Government grants that are a scam to obtain financial details.

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Different But Equal Awards – Nominations are OPEN!

December 14, 2017

The Different but Equal Board want to celebrate the achievements of young people in Rotherham and are holding an awards ceremony for young people on Friday 23rd February 2018.

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What do good banking outcomes look like to consumers?

December 14, 2017

The Banking Standards Board (BSB) has published a consultation on ‘What do good banking outcomes look like to consumers?’ BSB particularly want to hear from organisations representing consumer and civil society organisations in particular. 

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Yorkshire Housing can help you have a warmer winter!

December 14, 2017

If you are an older person, have a disability or long term illness Yorkshire Housing’s home improvement agency can support you to stay warm this winter.

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Community Courses available across Rotherham

December 14, 2017

RNN Group are running a range of course across Rotherham and the Dearne in the new year.

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Is a co-op right for you?

December 14, 2017

Free workshops exploring role of co-op structures for new businesses.

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National Vegetarian Week Grants

December 14, 2017

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for activities or events that celebrate National Vegetarian Week 2018 which will take place from 14 to 20 May.

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Fancy treating yourself to a pampering session?

December 14, 2017

Tip Top Beauty is offering a number of beauty treatments in the pamper room at Tassibee on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30am and 1.30pm.

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Charity ice hockey game cuts it for Children’s Hospital

December 14, 2017

A squad of festive fundraisers will be lacing up their skates again to raise a n-ice sum for Sheffield Children’s Hospital where over Christmas 199 children from Rotherham will need specialist care.

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MSE Charity, next grant round opens 1 February 2018

December 13, 2017

Grants of up to £7,500 are available from the MSE Charity for financial capability projects.

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Fully Funded Distance Learning – January 2018 Enrolment

December 12, 2017

Fully funded courses, accredited at Level 2, with induction taking place on 31st January 2018.

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Job club for adults with autism and related conditions in Sheffield

December 12, 2017

New job club for adults with disabilities who need a little extra help applying for jobs.

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BDR Waste Partnership

December 12, 2017

Grants up to £3,000 for environmental projects in Barnsley, Doncaster or Rotherham. Deadline is 21st January 2018.

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BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme 2018 Deadlines Announced

December 12, 2017

The BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme will consider applications requesting grants of up to £10,000 to support projects for up to three years.

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The Fore

December 12, 2017

Grants of up to £30,000 over one to three years offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises.

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Elections for Young People Aged 11 To 18 to Become Members of UK Youth Parliament

December 12, 2017

Our bi-annual Elections for new Members of the UK Youth Parliament will be taking place during February 2018 and we are looking for potential candidates who live in Rotherham to stand to represent Rotherham nationally within the Youth Parliament.

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Nesta, Rethinking Parks awards

December 12, 2017

Nesta has launched Rethinking Parks a programme with two different awards that will help support "parks innovators". The fund has a total of £2million to allocate.

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Treasurer needed for arts therapy charity

December 12, 2017

Daniel Barnett Arts Foundation is now experiencing an exciting time of growth and development and are looking to fill the role of treasurer/trustee.

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Views sought on Rotherham Council’s 2018/19 budget proposals

December 7, 2017

People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save £15 million from its budget over the next financial year.

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Free Carbon Monoxide Awareness Training

December 7, 2017

For organisations, staff and volunteers, supporting people in their own homes.

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The Community Shares Booster programme reopens

December 7, 2017

If you're a local group needing an extra boost to set up or grow a community business, you can access up to £10,000 to help launch your community share offer and up to £100,000 match funding when the share offer goes live.

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Healthy cooking on a Budget

December 7, 2017

Join this class for 8 fun sessions to learn about cooking and preparing simple family meals using fresh, seasonal and convenience foods. Course will also cover food allergies.

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Beauty on a Budget

December 7, 2017

This course covers an array of beauty skills from skin care, facials, make-up, right the way through to body care and waxing.

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Jobcentre Plus Christmas opening and benefit payment dates

December 6, 2017

To avoid people having to wait any extra time for their benefit payments over Christmas, we are paying some people early before both the Christmas and New Year bank holidays.

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Is 2018 the year you make a difference?

December 6, 2017

This time of year we often think about New Year’s resolutions and with so much going on in Rotherham it could be a great place to start. If you want to make a difference in your community but don’t know where to start then we may be able to help you get going.

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Do you work with young people?

December 6, 2017

Rotherham Young Inspectors are currently on the lookout for new volunteers between the ages of 11 and 24 to inspect services for Children, Young People and families in Rotherham, could you support the recruitment campaign?

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Government Invites Women’s Charities in the UK to Apply for £15m in Funding

December 6, 2017

Charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations based and working in the UK can submit applications for grants of at least £1 million.

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Consultation on Household Waste Collection Service

December 6, 2017

Rotherham Council is carrying out a public consultation on proposed changes to the way bins and recycling are collected.

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Help for ‘green’ community projects

December 5, 2017

The Renewi Corporate Social Responsibility Fund supports communities surrounding the award-winning waste treatment facility at Manvers, helping up to four local projects a year through volunteer time and/or money. Applications are now invited for 2018.

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You Are Never Too Old to Learn Another Language

December 5, 2017

15 women attending ATL English lessons at Tassibee Centre, have shown you are never too old to learn a new language.

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Ask Listen Do Survey

December 5, 2017

NHS England want to hear the experiences of people with learning disabilities in raising complaints or concerns.

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Have you or someone you know been a victim of a hate crime or hate incident?

December 4, 2017

If you do not feel able to speak to Rotherham Police direct about witnessing or being a victim of Hate Crime then there are alternative ways of reporting this.

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Sign up to receive alerts from SYP

December 4, 2017

By registering with SYP Alerts, you can choose to receive news and appeals, local crime information and/or prevention advice – direct to you by email, text or voice message.

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Employment support for carers inquiry launched

December 4, 2017

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has opened an Inquiry, the results of which will inform the Carers Strategy. The Inquiry is into the support that carers receive in relation to employment.

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Google.org & ISD’s £1m innovation fund to counter hate and extremism

December 4, 2017

The fund will support innovative projects on and offline that seek to disrupt, undermine, counter or provide positive alternatives to hate and extremism.

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Free Organising Community Events Training

December 4, 2017

 The training, taking place on 19th December between 1pm and 3pm, will provide an overview on how to plan your local community event. It will cover areas such as licenses, budgets, safety, food and insurances.

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Google bus back in Rotherham

November 30, 2017

Free digital training for start-ups will be on offer again as the Google Digital Garage bus returns to Rotherham on Monday December 4.

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Rotherham Social Prescribing Service Highly Commended

November 29, 2017

Voluntary Action Rotherham's Social Prescribing Mental Health project was Highly Commended at the HSJ Awards 2017 in London on Wednesday 22nd November.

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Do you want to report Hate Crime but do not feel confident to ring 101?

November 29, 2017

Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance, Speak Up Self Advocacy and The Rainbow Project are working in partnership to offer an alternative method of reporting hate crime and hate incidents for those from different communities who are not comfortable or confident with reporting directly to the police.

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BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme 2018 Deadlines Announced

November 29, 2017

The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme will consider applications requesting grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years.

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Organising Community Events Training

November 28, 2017

Free training on organising community events facilitated by CEO of Rotherham Federation Steve Ruffle.

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Using Simple Spreadsheet in Funding Bids Training

November 28, 2017

A basic introduction to excel in using spreadsheets in funding bids, taught by Steve Ruffle CEO of the Federation. 

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Festival of Angels Competition

November 28, 2017

Angel making competition, part of the Festival of Angels 2017!

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AHF Publishes 2018 Deadline for Project Development Grants

November 28, 2017

AHF offers grants of up to £25,000 to registered charities and social enterprises in the UK that need financial assistance to cover some of the costs of developing and co-ordinating a building project and taking it towards the start of work on site.

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Christmas Card Competition

November 28, 2017

With Christmas just around the corner, South Yorkshire Police have launched their annual festive competition for youngsters to design their 2017 Christmas card.

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Your views needed – GP extended Access

November 28, 2017

All Clinical Commissioning Groups have been asked to work with GP practices to increase access by 2018 and your feedback will really help us to understand what is most important to patients. 

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Rush House Tenants and Landlords Housing Support

November 27, 2017

Rush House have received funding in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council and Clifton Learning Partnership to offer Housing Support and Advice to tenants and landlords in Rotherham.

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