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Coronavirus videos for people with a learning disability and their carers

July 9, 2020

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have published a number videos on YouTube for people with a learning disability and for their carers which explain more about coronavirus, some of the restrictions in place and support with mental health.

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Face Coverings on Public Transport

July 9, 2020

Latest update from South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive.

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Think CO Online Workshops

July 9, 2020

The workshop will cover the sources, signs and symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning, how to help manage CO risks and get you thinking about what you would do if you suspected a client you are supporting is suffering from low level CO poisoning. 

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Heritage Open Days go online

July 9, 2020

This year’s Heritage Open Days festival has been confirmed and is taking place between September 11th- 20th with a mixture of online and on-site events.

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Funding Your Recovery and Growth

July 9, 2020

A free webinar for social enterprises which will explore how you can start to think about using funding to help you recover as we start to Build Back Better.

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The Source release more free online qualifications

July 9, 2020

The Source now have even more free qualifications which can be accessed via our Steps to Work Programme at home.

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The Cranfield Trust – Future Focus webinar series

July 9, 2020

The Cranfield Trust has published a series of webinars for charity leaders.

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Re-engage Call Champions

July 9, 2020

Re-engage is a service which supports people who are over 75, live alone, and find it hard to get out in normal times. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, they have established a Call Champions project.

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The UK Civil Society Almanac 2020 has been published

July 9, 2020

The UK Civil Society Almanac 2020 is a comprehensive overview of facts and figures related to the voluntary sector nationally, including its size and scope, finances, staff and volunteering.

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Getting help for your mental health in Rotherham

July 9, 2020

If you, a loved one or friend needs help with their mental health, find out about the support on offer from RDaSH

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How to run your own charity webinars

July 9, 2020

Charity Digital share what they’ve learnt from their 18-month old webinar programme.

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The Centre, Hot Food Project

July 8, 2020

At the beginning of the lockdown trustees and staff at The Centre in Brinsworth decided they wanted to do something to help their local community, so they set up 'The Hot Food Project'.

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Keep Rotherham Open Posters available to print and display

July 8, 2020

Keep Rotherham Open posters are available to you to download, print and display

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Domestic abuse safe accommodation emergency support fund reopens

July 7, 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has reopened its Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation: Covid-19 Emergency Support Fund. Bids are open until 20 July.

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Charities receive over £32 million from dormant trusts

July 7, 2020

Charity Commission and UK Community Foundations call for more charities to join programme to release charity money, as future funding announced by DCMS

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Sunnyside Supplies still supporting the local area

July 7, 2020

Sunnyside Supplies, a temporary food network to help people during Covid-19, will be supporting Bramley, Brecks, Dalton, Flanderwell, Sunnyside, Wickersley and Woodlaithes for at least the next 8 weeks.

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Charity Survival Fund

July 7, 2020

Grants of £5,000 - £250,000 (depending on income) for registered charities that have lost income due to the pandemic. Deadline is 27th July 2020

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Invitation to Bid for CYP Transformation Monies – Deadline COP 24/7

July 7, 2020

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System has received a small amount of non-recurrent transformational funding for CYP, which is intended to support developments in community and crisis services

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Network offers support to UK charities, businesses and communities

July 7, 2020

Through the National Business Response Network (run by Business in the Community (BITC)) charities and other organisations who are in need of help due to COVID-19 can be matched with a business who is offering support.

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Business and community donations support Rotherham people with emergency food parcels

July 7, 2020

Donations from Victrex, Roy Hatfield Ltd and good willed individuals have pooled together to cumulate in a fantastic supply of food to support Rotherham foodbanks.

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Supporting Mental Health During Covid-19: A Brief Guide

July 7, 2020

This resource is intended to be used in workplaces, communities, organisations and charities as a very brief guide to having a conversation about mental health.

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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Rights and Justice programme

July 7, 2020

JRCT welcomes applications for: policy advocacy and campaigning to protect and promote the overarching framework of human rights for the most vulnerable.

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Arts Council reopens National Lottery Project Grants after Covid-19 suspension

July 7, 2020

The Arts Council has announced that its rolling funding programme National Lottery Project Grants (NLPG), which supports a broad range of creative and cultural projects benefiting the public, will reopen on 22 July 2020 with a budget of £59.8 million available until April 2021.

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Brighter Futures for people aged 18-30 in Rotherham

July 7, 2020

Brighter futures is a project in Rotherham, delivered by Rush House, it is a free service for young people age 18-30

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Building a movement for good: a practical guide for charities and businesses

July 7, 2020

From building meaningful partnerships to exploring the four stages of success, this guide details how businesses and charities can successfully build better partnerships.

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Working with Children and Young People Online

July 7, 2020

This guide which looks into working with children and young people online has been produced by Childnet International for the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

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All Churches New Growing Lives

July 7, 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 for registered charities and churches for equipment and building work, kitchen upgrades etc. to enable projects which help churches and Christian charities to support young people (0 -18)

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Third Sector Awards

July 7, 2020

The Third Sector Awards is your opportunity to celebrate how great your charity, organisation or team are. This is the chance to bring your work back to life, tell us its story and be awarded for it.

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Help Keep Rotherham Open

July 6, 2020

With national lockdown measures beginning to ease, Rotherham residents are being reminded that the additional freedoms we get back come with additional responsibility.

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COVID19 guidance for community facilities

July 6, 2020

If your charity operates community centres, village halls, and other community facilities the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government  has published guidance for reopening.

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Webinar on charity solvency and survival challenges

July 6, 2020

.Join a free webinar on 14th July 2020 from Bates Wells and the Directory of Social Change will explore the challenges faced by (and options available to) leaders in this position.

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Coronavirus recovery – six data protection steps for organisations

July 6, 2020

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease and organisations begin to reopen, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has set out six key steps every organisation needs to consider around the use of personal information.

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Online Event Success Metrics: Measuring Nonprofit Virtual Gatherings

July 6, 2020

Are you hosting more and more online events, gatherings etc? How can you ensure these are giving you and your audience what you both need?

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South Yorkshire Charity awarded Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

July 6, 2020

The Sleep Charity has scooped a top accolade – the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

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Protect your family and support Paces

July 6, 2020

Paces is working with solicitors across South Yorkshire who will write or update your Will for free in August in return for a donation to the charity.

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Rotherham Show Postponed until 2021

July 2, 2020

Voluntary Action Rotherham are currently exploring alternative ideas to find ways to support all the amazing groups that would normally have a stall in our marquee over the weekend.

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Its business as usual here at Voluntary Action Rotherham

July 2, 2020

As we slowly emerge from lockdown we continue to work in new ways to deliver our services and look forward to when social distancing rules allow us to once again welcome visitors and potential volunteers to The Spectrum.

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Blagrave Trust

July 2, 2020

Challenge and Change is a fund to support young people affected by injustices and those working across England to create positive change.

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Biffa Funding for Partnership Projects

July 2, 2020

Biffa is looking for exciting projects that will inspire generations, attract huge visitor numbers or help wildlife to survive and thrive. 

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Blue Spark Foundation

July 2, 2020

Blue Spark Foundation - Small grants to help children and young people reach their full potential

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GSK IMPACT Awards 2021 – entries open 1 July

July 2, 2020

The Impact Awards provide funding, training and development for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing.

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Question Time with VAR Chief Executive

July 2, 2020

The Question Time with video with Shafiq Hussain, Chief Executive of Voluntary Action Rotherham can now be viewed online.

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Healthwatch Rotherham Annual Report 2019/20

July 2, 2020

Find out about the work Healthwatch Rotherham did during 2019/20, helping to make sure that health and social care services are listening to the patient voice.

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Rotherham Hospital Charity launches virtual fundraising challenges

July 2, 2020

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is challenging fundraisers to celebrate the summer in style by taking part in a host of virtual challenges.

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NHS nationwide set to say ‘thank you’ to mark 72nd anniversary

July 2, 2020

The NHS 72nd anniversary is the ideal opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has helped us over the past six months, remember and reflect on their lives of those we have lost and show thanks/appreciation to neighbours or get in touch with someone who is lonely, isolated or shielding, to let them know they are supported.

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Lost Chord pays tribute to patron Dame Vera Lynn

July 2, 2020

Sadly, this month we pay tribute to legendary Force’s Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn, who has died at the age of 103 and was a patron of Lost Chord for more than 10 years.

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One year left to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

July 2, 2020

Yesterday (30 June 2020) marked one year before the EU Settlement Scheme application deadline of 30 June 2021.

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Clinks events and training | for organisations supporting women

July 2, 2020

Clinks are running a special programme of training and support for small voluntary organisations that are set up to provide gender-specific services to women, including those affected by the criminal justice system.

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New District Commissioner needed for Rotherham District Scouts

July 2, 2020

The role of District Commissioner is to manage and support the Scout District, ensuring it runs effectively and that Scouting develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association.

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Hidden Harm Provision in Rotherham

July 1, 2020

Partner agencies in the area are beginning a piece of work to explore opportunities for hidden harm provision for children and young people in the Rotherham borough.

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Updated Charity Shop Reopening Pack

July 1, 2020

The Charity Retail Association has updated its Charity Shop Reopening Pack to include the very latest government guidance. 

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Charity Commission says AGMs can be pushed back to September

July 1, 2020

The Charity Commission has updated it's guidance to allow charities to push AGMs back to September due to COVID19.

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Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund

July 1, 2020

We are still offering grants of up to £10,000 that can address local needs during this difficult time.

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One month left to apply for emergency and recovery support

July 1, 2020

Our £50m Heritage Emergency Fund is open for grants from £3,000–£250,000 until 12noon on 31 July.

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New We Are Undefeatable research and resources

July 1, 2020

The campaign, aimed at people with long-term health conditions, is adapting to address the impacts of coronavirus.

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COVID 19 Recovery – Moving Medicine

July 1, 2020

To assist those recovering, Moving Medicine has produced resources that help people take control and start building their body back to normal.

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Sport England and Mind release new ‘return to play’ resources

July 1, 2020

Sport England have produced advice and guidance to help the sport and physical activity sector as it reopens and prepares for what comes next.

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eBay UK announces £1.7m funding & training support package to boost charity online retail

July 1, 2020

eBay UK has launched a package of financial support and training to help more charities use online retail to raise funds with the pandemic still impacting activities.

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Fundraising Regulator & IoF issue guidance for return to public fundraising

July 1, 2020

The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IoF) have published two pieces of guidance to support charitable organisations to return to fundraising activities in line with social distancing requirements, as restrictions are eased across the UK. 

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Online Courses at Northern College

July 1, 2020

Whether you’re looking to expand your community group using social media, need news skills to enhance your employability, or simple fancy learning something FREE short courses from Northern College can help.

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Latest RDaSH newsletter

July 1, 2020

The latest  RDaSH COVID-19 newsletter includes an update on services and the RDaSH eClinic (11-19) is an instant messaging app where registered users aged 11 to 19 years can schedule a confidential online appointment with their school nurse where they can have a ‘live’ chat about any health issues they are experiencing.

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SYFAB Emergency Funders

July 1, 2020

The latest edition of the list of emergency funders collated by SYFAB is available to download

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Life after lockdown: tackling loneliness

July 1, 2020

The British Red Cross has recently released a report showing that although lockdown measures are being eased, loneliness will remain. How can we meet this challenge?

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Maintaining motivation in uncertain times

July 1, 2020

The King's Fund has published guidance on keeping ourselves and our teams motivated in these challenging times.

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South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit Newsletter – Issue Four

July 1, 2020

The latest Newsletter from the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit is now available to view

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Frugi opens Happy Childhood Fund offering up to £5,000 per project

July 1, 2020

Frugi is encouraging UK registered charities working with children and communities in any of three following areas to apply: hunger, shelter, and nature and the first deadline is 8 July.

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Children invited to take up Summer Reading Challenge

July 1, 2020

Children from across Rotherham are being invited to take part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge.

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Deadline approaching for Rotherham Discretionary Grant funding

July 1, 2020

The deadline for applications is midnight on 5th July

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Social distancing – what can I do from 4th July?

July 1, 2020

Summary following the Prime Minister’s announcement about easing restrictions in England, the Government has published official guidance that takes affect from 4th July.

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Capture Rotherham photo competition

July 1, 2020

Photography competition for young people aged 13 – 25 years of age who live in the communities close to the Clifton Park museum.

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Warburtons Community Grant

July 1, 2020

Warburtons supports charities and the community in three ways: with financial support, product donations and the personal involvement of individual people - both Warburton family members and employees.

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Wilkinsons – Helping Hands

July 1, 2020

Helping Hands is a community initiative where each local store has a budget to distribute to projects and schemes within the stores local community.

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Building organisational resilience: things for small charities to consider

July 1, 2020

If you missed NCVO and CAF's webinar on 'Building organisational resilience: Things for small charities to consider' - which was formed part of #SmallCharityWeek - then you can watch it again on YouTube.

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Coronavirus and loneliness

July 1, 2020

The Office of National Statistics has published its analysis of loneliness in Great Britain during the pandemic.

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Re-opening Village and Community Halls post COVID-19 closure

July 1, 2020

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has published information to help village and community halls reopen.

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Lords Public Services Committee: Discussing the collaboration between volunteers, charities and the private sector

July 1, 2020

Listen back to the House of Lords Public Services Committee discussion held last week (24 June) where the role of charities within the delivery of public services was discussed.

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Does your charity need help to take the next step?

July 1, 2020

Become a Pilotlight charity partner to develop your organisation

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Charities call for boost to Gift Aid amid pandemic fundraising shortfall

July 1, 2020

An alliance, led by CAF, the IoF, the Charity Finance Group and the Charity Tax Group, plus a number of charities is asking the government to increase the effective amount of Gift Aid

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A stately welcome back….Wentworth Woodhouse throws open its gardens

July 1, 2020

There’s blooming great news for fans of Wentworth Woodhouse… The Rotherham stately home is throwing open its gardens to welcome visitors from July 4.

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Armed Forces Day, Saturday, 27th June 2020

June 29, 2020

Rotherham Mayor, Cllr Jenny Andrews has recorded a special message to express how highly the people of Rotherham value the contribution of our Armed Forces Community.

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What does the review of 2m mean in practice?

June 25, 2020

From 4 July, people should still stay 2m apart and only ‘1m plus’, which is one metre plus mitigations, only where 2m is not viable.

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Rotherham Mental Health Support Online Platform

June 25, 2020

RotherHive has practical tips and advice, local, national and online services, organisations and groups that adults in Rotherham can access for expert advice to help look after their mental health and well-being.

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Northern College Online Courses starting in July

June 25, 2020

We’re pleased to let you know about these free online courses which are open to adults over 19 and are designed to introduce you to a range of subjects through a blended learning experience.

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Diabetes Prevention Programme

June 25, 2020

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme service is free to all those at risk of Type 2 diabetes, reducing your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and the complications associated with.

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Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme

June 25, 2020

Grants are available to provide protective security measures to places of worship in England and Wales that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to hate crimes that target people because of their religion.

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Community Spirit Flourishes Thanks to Peregrine Way Tara

June 25, 2020

Quick thinking, working together and a whole team of volunteers has been a recipe for success for Peregrine Way Tenants and Residents Association during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Webinar: Re-opening your Charity after Lockdown

June 25, 2020

Cranfield Trust has recorded a webinar which provides information about returning to your normal place of work, and offers practical tips and guidance on what you need to consider. 

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DEAFBLIND AWARENESS WEEK

June 25, 2020

Figures supplied by Sense, the Deafblind charity estimate the number of Deafblind individuals in the Rotherham area for 2020 to be around 1,724, covering all age groups.

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Active at Home guide

June 25, 2020

Public Health England have released their new Active at Home booklet which has been developed to support older people and those who are shielded to be active and healthy at home.

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PM announces more lockdown relaxations from 4th July

June 25, 2020

Rotherham Council is carefully considering all new guidance as it is made available and how that relates to the delivery of our services. We will be taking great care to resume services gradually and carefully.

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UK Alert Level is reduced

June 25, 2020

The Government has announced that the official Covid-19 alert level has been reduced from Level 4 (Covid-19 epidemic is in general circulation; transmission is high or rising exponentially) to Level 3 (Covid-19 epidemic is in general circulation).

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Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice Lets Pledge Campaign

June 25, 2020

During ‘Lockdown’ we have launched our new campaign ‘#LetsPledge’. People of all ages are making personal ‘Pledges’ to make a difference to the children and families that we support at Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice.

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Volunteering and covid-19

June 25, 2020

Updated guidance from NCVO for volunteers who are self-isolating, clinically vulnerable or extremely clinically vulnerable

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PM announces easing of lockdown restrictions: 23 June 2020

June 25, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 23 June) set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs.

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Plans to ease guidance for over 2 million shielding

June 25, 2020

Millions of people shielding from coronavirus (COVID-19) will be advised they can spend more time outside their homes from Monday 6 July.

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Webinar: Getting Started with the Google Ad Grant

June 25, 2020

David Bushell from AdGrow joins Charity Digital for a webinar to finally demystify the Google Grant and show charities how to run effective Ad’s and drive value and impact for their organisations.

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The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association

June 25, 2020

The Motor Neurone Disease Association have opened the Coronavirus Emergency Grant scheme, a one-off grant of up to the value of £250 for people living with MND to cover additional living costs incurred as the result of lockdown

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YMCA Rotherham Wellbeing and Activity Booklet 4

June 24, 2020

The latest Wellbeing and Activity Booklet from YMCA Rotherham is now available to download.

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New platform for fundraisers launches

June 24, 2020

Founded by three people working in fundraising, engagement and online campaigning, it seeks to give a platform to new voices and support innovation by creating space for sharing and learning.

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The deadline for charities to apply for local authority discretionary grants is approaching

June 24, 2020

All Charity properties in receipt of charitable business rates relief may be eligible for a grant of £10,000 from the discretionary grant scheme being administered by Rotherham Council. Closes 5 July 2020 at midnight

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Digital Boost launch

June 24, 2020

Digital expert volunteers supporting small businesses and charities impacted by Covid-19 through Boost calls, workshops and skills resources

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Scale Accelerator Opens for applications

June 24, 2020

Supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, Scale Accelerator helps mission-driven organisations to maximise their impact on people’s lives by offering £30,000 worth of consultancy from a dedicated team of experts.

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Jane Slowey memorial memberships: applications for cohort 2 are now open!

June 24, 2020

Applications for cohort two of the Jane Slowey memorial memberships are open for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women and/or disabled woman who are in their first two years as a CEO for a charity or social enterprise.

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Woodward Charitable Trust funds core costs for small charities

June 24, 2020

Woodward Charitable Trust offers funding towards the core costs of UK charities with annual income less than £200,000 working in several areas.

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Be alert to Test and Trace potential scam

June 23, 2020

Members of the public are been urged to be vigilant following reports of fraudsters posing as people from the NHS Test and Trace service.

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South Yorkshire VCF Sector Resilience Survey

June 23, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to complete the VCF Sector Resilience Survey that we shared previously. The early headlines from the analysis is now available.

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Suicide Prevention App

June 23, 2020

The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK from Grassroots Suicide Prevention. It is packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis.

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Charities face £12.4bn shortfall in income for year

June 23, 2020

Charities face a £12.4bn shortfall in income for the year due to impact of coronavirus, according to the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and Charity Finance Group (CFG).

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Reopening Guidance Checklist

June 23, 2020

Locality have developed a Reopening Checklist for their members which will also prove useful for community and voluntary sector organisations considering re-opening their community buildings and services.

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Back to Work Flowchart

June 23, 2020

Locality has produced a Back to Work Flowchart (Word) to help organisations prepare for returning back to work and the workplace. 

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How to make a face covering

June 22, 2020

Great Place Wentworth & Elsecar have created some videos explaining how to make DIY face coverings with or without a sewing machine.

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Active Dearne launches in Wath

June 22, 2020

Active Dearne is a programme funded by Sport England, Doncaster Council and Rotherham Council to get adults and families active across the Dearne Valley.

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Bus service changes from 21 June

June 22, 2020

Update from SYPTE including Timetable changes, Paying for your travel and face coverings and People who don't need to wear face coverings

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South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner Fund

June 22, 2020

Dr Alan Billings, the Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting local community groups and organisations to apply for funding of up to £5,000.

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Free school meals to continue through Summer holidays

June 22, 2020

Children in England eligible for free school meals in term-time will now get vouchers to support them during the summer holidays.

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FREE PE LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AFFECTED BY LOCKDOWN

June 22, 2020

Following the successful return of limited sessions at Parkgate Astro, Rotherham United Community Sports trust are pleased to announce the next phase of sessions (Millers AllSports) which will be an initial 3 week block, free of charge starting week commencing 29th June 2020.

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The Wakeham Trust

June 22, 2020

The Wakeham Trust provides small grants to help people rebuild their communities.

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IPPR warn of over 1 million more in poverty due to pandemic

June 22, 2020

The economic fallout of the pandemic could leave 1.1 million more people below the pre-Covid poverty line at year end, including a further 200,000 children, according to analysis by the IPPR think tank.

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Home Truths: Undoing racism and delivering real diversity in the charity sector

June 22, 2020

This week ACEVO has published their final report from its Making Diversity Count project which is in collaboration with Voice4Change England.

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The Morrisons Foundation COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund

June 22, 2020

Registered charities that serve the homeless through outreach and support; delivery of services in hostels and shelters; and/ or the provision of information and advice can apply for grants to a maximum of £10,000.

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NatWest Social and Community Capital

June 22, 2020

NatWest Social and Community Capital are launching a £1m Coronavirus Response Fund on Monday 22 June.

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Covid-19 Response Grants – webinar for BAME groups Fri 26 Jun 2020

June 18, 2020

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation makes grants up to £5,000 to groups supporting people through the Covid-19 crisis. This has hit BAME communities particularly badly, so we are particularly keen to fund applications from these communities.

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Emerging Futures Fund – Urgent!!

June 18, 2020

They are funding organisations to look at how things are changing, what is needed in this transition, and what is possible in the future. Grant size £20,000 - £50,000, deadline 25th June 2020

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Free online training for professionals in Rotherham.

June 18, 2020

DIVERT, Rotherham’s young person’s drug and alcohol service, are currently offering free online training sessions for those who support young people in Rotherham.

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Updated Easy read posters

June 18, 2020

Following new rules about wearing face masks on public transport keep safe have developed easy read poster, free to print or share, on wearing face masks on public transport and a card for those exempt from wearing a face mask.

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COVID Secure E-Learning

June 18, 2020

Community Matters have been negotiating for access to some computer based e-learning to support organisations as they return to work. This training is designed for staff and volunteers to do before the organisation re-opens.

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Coping with the crisis checklists

June 18, 2020

Getting the basics right has never been more important, or more difficult. These new DSC checklists will help you to prioritise the things you need to, and make sure you’re on the right track!

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New research indicates community organisations should lead the post-pandemic recovery

June 18, 2020

New research on the role that the VCSE sector played during the coronavirus suggests that community organisations should be trusted to lead the post-pandemic recovery.

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Third Sector Trends in Yorkshire and Humber Published

June 18, 2020

Third Sector Trends is a long-term study of the voluntary and community sector. It began in Yorkshire and Humber in 2010 with a baseline study of the structure and scale of the sector.

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‘The thousand yard stare’ Painting Auction to support UK veterans with PTSD

June 18, 2020

An accomplished artist with military connections, Steve Stonestreet, has just completed a haunting and enigmatic painting, titled ‘The thousand yard stare’, on heavy weight paper and measuring 22 x 15 inches, for The Daparian Foundation

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Media Volunteer Needed for Mental Health project

June 18, 2020

Keeping Families in Mind provides support to Armed Forces families across South Yorkshire who want help to support their mental health.

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PHE to launch new e-learning on Psychological First Aid during COVID-19

June 18, 2020

New Psychological First Aid training during COVID-19 open to all frontline and essential workers and volunteers

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Marie Curie bereavement support

June 18, 2020

Marie Curie offers a free bereavement support service. Anyone who is grieving can access up to six telephone sessions with a matched volunteer.

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Public transport capacity increased to meet extra demand

June 18, 2020

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) have confirmed an increase in capacity on a number of bus routes to meet an expected increase in demand as more people return to work and shops and other facilities are re-opened.

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Small charities can attend the IOF Fundraising Convention for free

June 18, 2020

The IOF has, as part of Small Charity Week, 1,500 free places for individuals from charities with an annual income of under £1 million.

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Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

June 18, 2020

This guidance was updated on 12 June to include details on how the scheme will change from 1 July

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The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Foundation

June 18, 2020

In recognition of the magnitude of the COVID-19 crisis, the Trustees of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Foundation have made additional funding available for their next grants phase, running from May to December 2020.

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RUCST working together in partnership with RMBC Early Help

June 18, 2020

our collaborative Journalism Programme has seen a number of young people develop skills in Journalism ranging from Fact or Fiction, Biased Writing through to Public Interest and,  has developed some very talented young journalist. 

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Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity

June 18, 2020

This 2-3 hour self-paced course, funded by the National Lottery and Sport England, is suitable for anyone who delivers sports coaching and physical activity.

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Ecclesiastical’s £50,000 Movement for Good awards are open

June 18, 2020

Designed to give eligible charities* the financial assistance they need to help them make a real difference, we’re awarding a £50,000 grant to 10 charities. And yours could be one of them.

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Answering the call for nursing

June 18, 2020

A Sheffield man has answered his calling and taken up a new career in nursing at the tender age of 57.

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CISWO Personal Welfare Service continues during COVID 19 outbreak

June 18, 2020

During this difficult period, CISWO is continuing to provide our personal welfare service and are accepting referrals from individuals themselves, family members and other agencies.

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The Anne Frank Awards 2020

June 18, 2020

Aged between 10-15? Write a poem, story, essay or article inspired by Anne Frank which shows the importance of living all together with kindness, respect and equality. 

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Hosting online groups

June 18, 2020

Running online groups? Action for Happiness has released a new guidance on facilitating online groups. 

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We are Undefeatable to return on June 22

June 17, 2020

We Are Undefeatable will be back on TV, radio, social media and in national news coverage from June 22, with a new film and campaign assets live from the week commencing 6 July.

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Beyond Words Coping with Coronavirus

June 17, 2020

Beyond Words has developed resources to empower people to understand health issues and social changes that they might face, due to coronavirus.

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The Ironmongers’ Company

June 17, 2020

The Ironmongers' Company offers support to registered charities in the UK providing opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people, under the age of 25, to fulfil their potential.

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Covid-19, Women and Multiple Disadvantage

June 17, 2020

Agenda has launched a survey to gather vital evidence about what is happening for women and girls at risk and the services that support them during the pandemic.

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Young and Black Campaign

June 17, 2020

Several organisations and activists including UK Youth, Jermain Jackman, My Life My Say and The Diana Award have come together to launch the #YoungAndBlack campaign, a space to share, listen and learn from the experiences of young black people.

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Impact of Covid-19 on BAME voluntary organisations

June 17, 2020

Voyage Youth is conducting research on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) youth charities and community interest companies

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Vintage Afternoon Tea – in a box!

June 17, 2020

Winthrop Gardens are delighted to announce that we can now offer a ‘Vintage Afternoon Tea’ by personal delivery to people who live in and around Wickersley (3 miles radius).

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#NeverMoreNeeded Campaign Has Launched a New Website

June 17, 2020

The #NeverMoreNeeded campaign has launched a new website to help communicate the message and champion the vital role the charity sector plays to improve people’s lives.

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Wrigleys Charities & Social Economy Webinar Series

June 17, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Wrigleys charities and social economy team is delivering a series of webinars in July which will look at restructuring options for organisations, to put them in the best place  possible to help society through the crisis.

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Lloyd’s Bank Foundation – Update on Covid-19 support

June 17, 2020

Lloyd's Bank Foundation has provided an update on their funding support amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Investors in Community

June 17, 2020

Investors in Community have created a brand new and exciting online platform where both organisations and individuals give to our communities.

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Edge Post Covid-19 Revival Fund Launches

June 11, 2020

Organisations are invited to apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to address educational challenges that have arisen from the COVID-19 crisis.

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BBC Children in Need’s COVID-19 Next Steps Grant programme

June 11, 2020

Next Steps grants are designed to deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to £80,000

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The Foyle Foundation

June 11, 2020

Charities with an annual turnover of less than £150,000, especially those that work at grassroots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities, can apply for between £1,000 and £10,000.

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Co-op Local Community Fund

June 11, 2020

Grants for small, locally based voluntary and community groups to support projects which benefit local communities

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The Ragdoll Foundation

June 11, 2020

Small (up to £1,500) or large grants (up to £20,000) to supports the cultural sector’s work with children and young people.

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Grimm & Co Move to Expand Their Enchanting Offer

June 11, 2020

Children’s literacy charity Grimm & Co have announced that they will be relocating to their new premises on Moorgate Street, Rotherham in August 2020.

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Re-opening your building help sheet

June 11, 2020

Community Matters has created a new helpsheet looking at things that will need to be considered when re-opening your building after the COVID 19 lockdown.

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Open call for innovative solutions to tackle inequalities

June 11, 2020

The call, from Sports England, is aimed at individuals or organisations that can help break down barriers to activity that have long-existed but have been exacerbated by coronavirus.

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Barnardo’s to distribute £7m coronavirus fund to children’s charities

June 11, 2020

Barnardo’s will help distribute £7m of coronavirus funding from the government to children’s charities.

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Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund

June 11, 2020

Grants up to £100,000 to provide accommodation for domestic violence victims. Deadline is 20th July, but the money may run out before then

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FREE Employment & Skills Support – Rotherham

June 11, 2020

If you are worried about the update on furlough and risk of redundancy and need help looking for work and your CV updating Coalfields Regeneration Trust can help.

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Support is still available from Rotherham Heroes Volunteers

June 10, 2020

Since early April, the Rotherham Heroes volunteers have now responded to more than 3,100 requests for help from some of the most vulnerable residents in the borough.

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More financial aid for local small businesses and charities

June 9, 2020

On Friday the Council launched a new discretionary scheme which includes a grant payment to charities. 

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Julie Kenny to be made Honorary Freewoman of Rotherham

June 9, 2020

Dame Julie Kenny DBE is to be made a Honorary Freewoman of the Borough - the ultimate accolade that the Rotherham Borough can bestow on one of its citizens.

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Rotherham Young People’s drug and alcohol service

June 9, 2020

Divert Rotherham Young People’s drug and alcohol service are continuing to support young people in Rotherham.

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RUCST Are Looking for Projects to Help the Local Community

June 8, 2020

With the country starting to get back on its feet, and lockdown slowly being lifted, everyone is going to need a little more help to get back to whatever ‘normal’ is going to be.

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South Yorkshire LGBT+ FREE Online Training

June 8, 2020

Call It Out have just released dates for our next round of multi-agency training sessions for Domestic Abuse, Women's and Housing and Homelessness service providers.

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Youth Futures Foundation Resilience Grants

June 8, 2020

Grants are available for key infrastructure organisations in England that can demonstrate their ability to play a pivotal role in responding to rising youth unemployment but have had their finances impacted as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

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Edward Gostling Foundation

June 8, 2020

The Edward Gostling Foundation (formerly the ACT Foundation) provides grants to UK registered charities with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled or those with long-term illness.

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PHE report on risks and outcomes

June 8, 2020

Public Health England has published its long-awaited report Disparities in the risks and outcomes of COVID-19, which concludes that the risk of death as a result of COVID-19 is higher for people (especially men) from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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COVID-19 digital checklist for charities

June 8, 2020

The Charity Digital Code of Practice has launched a COVID-19 digital checklist to support charity leaders during this difficult time.

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Healthwatch Rotherham are recruiting Volunteers for Steering Group

June 8, 2020

Do you feel passionate about health and social care services in Rotherham? do you have a few hours per week to spare? You could be just the person we are looking for!

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How charities can make the most of Facebook Messenger Rooms

June 8, 2020

This article from Charity Digital explores how charities  can take advantage of the marketing and communications opportunities available through Facebook’s recently launched video chat offering.

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Free Training and Qualifications with The Source

June 8, 2020

At The Source we are continuing to support unemployed people and those being made redundant, in the Rotherham and surrounding areas with free online training and qualifications, with our Steps to Work at Home programme.

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Nationwide Building Society Community Grants

June 8, 2020

Grants of £10,000 - £50,000 are available to charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives for projects that tackle a housing problem

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Survey of South Yorkshire Groups

June 8, 2020

Last chance to complete a survey of how the pandemic is affecting South Yorkshire groups

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The Power of Youth Campaign Launch

June 8, 2020

This campaign is a nationwide collaborative effort in response to the pandemic aiming to celebrate young people's contributions.

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Bright Green Future programme

June 8, 2020

This is a unique and free year-long curriculum of environmental training for 14-17 year olds. Deadline for applications is 29 June.

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Coronavirus response toolkit for charities

June 8, 2020

NPC has produced a toolkit which pulls together resources that will be useful to a charity’s response to coronavirus.

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Support for Chairs of small charities

June 8, 2020

The Association of Chairs is pleased to announce that due to additional funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, aspects of its Beacon Programme will be continuing until 30th September 2020, allowing it to extend support for Chairs of smaller charities in these challenging times.

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Financial management and accessing government funding

June 8, 2020

NCVO has made its webinar on applying for the government’s Coronavirus Community Support Fund available to watch online.

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Safeguarding for Trustees – FREE e-learning

June 8, 2020

To support the voluntary sector, Taye Training has made it's safeguarding for trustees e-learning course free for 30 days.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Foundation grantees

June 8, 2020

Lloyds Bank Foundation has published a report into the impact of COVID-19 on their grantees, looking at the impact on their beneficiaries, communities and finances, as well as the impact on the wider voluntary sector.

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YMCA Rotherham Wellbeing and Activity Booklet

June 8, 2020

YMCA Rotherham are delivering activity and wellbeing packs for children and young people in the Rotherham town centre area and have developed a Wellbeing and Activity Book to accompany them.

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New Survey to establish the health and well-being impacts of COVID-19-related physical/social distancing policies globally

June 8, 2020

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have designed a survey aimed at assessing inequalities in the health and wellbeing impacts of COVID-19-related physical/social distancing policies globally. 

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Museums Sheffield from Home

June 8, 2020

While the city’s museums and galleries are closed, Museums Sheffield is working hard to bring them to you.

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Places of worship to re-open for individual prayer

June 8, 2020

From Monday 15 June places of worship will be permitted to open for individual prayer in line with social distancing guidelines.

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Heatwave plan for England

June 4, 2020

The Heatwave Plan for England provides the latest advice from Public Health England on how to make appropriate preparations for summer heatwave events.

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The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) offer online peer support sessions

June 4, 2020

These 90 minute sessions, for up to 10 voluntary sector leaders at a time, will give you the opportunity to explore and discuss the challenges you are currently experiencing, precipitated by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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10 Days of Happiness

June 4, 2020

10 Days of Happiness is a free 10-day online coaching program which guides you through daily actions for happier living.

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Has your charity made use of Covid-19 Government support measures?

June 4, 2020

Charity Tax Group are asking charities on the extent to which they have made use of Government Covid-19 support measures.

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The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme has gone live

June 4, 2020

Employers with fewer than 250 employees can now claim for coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

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Social connection in the COVID-19 crisis

June 4, 2020

The lockdown has reinforced the importance of digital inclusion, and has demonstrated the importance of the ‘old-fashioned’ ways of communicating. 

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Launch of the New NHS Test and Trace service

June 4, 2020

Anyone who now tests positive for coronavirus will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and will need to share information about their recent interactions.

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Survey highlights need for remote employee volunteering

June 4, 2020

A survey of community charities has highlighted the need for remote employee volunteering to help support charities and people across UK.

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The 7 Stars Foundation Charity Support Fund – Launching July

June 4, 2020

In July, The 7 Stars Foundation is launching an unrestricted grant funding programme open to charities with a turnover of less than £1.5m across the UK who are working with at-risk young people

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Rotherham Older People’s Forum Update

June 4, 2020

Our management committee is meeting each week on-line to make sure members continue to be engaged and their interests represented in this challenging time.

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Ripley Printers support foodbanks during Covid-19

June 4, 2020

Ripley Printers, based in Alfreton, Derbyshire have been showing community spirit and generosity to frontline services during the course of the Covid-19 pandemic by supplying much needed PPE.

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Teenagers to help charity shops re-open

June 4, 2020

The CRA and NCS have planned a 'million hours' volunteer scheme, according to an announcement  at the start of Volunteers' Week.

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Edge Post Covid-19 Revival Fund – how to build back better

June 4, 2020

The Edge Post Covid-19 Revival Fund will launch on Monday 8 June. This is a one-off fund with up to £250,000 of grant funding available.

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Academy’s team ready with support as jobless crisis deepens

June 4, 2020

Specialists at a leading Sheffield City Region training academy are poised to help an anticipated deluge of people losing jobs in the Covid-19 pandemic.

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British Muslim Covid-19 Fund

June 4, 2020

The fund is to help groups irrespective of faith affected by the emergency, who are working to ameliorate the impact. Grants of £250 - £5,000 are available.

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The Tree Council Branching Out Fund

June 4, 2020

Grants of £300 - £1,500 to fund well-planned tree and hedge planting projects this winter

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Rosa’s Covid-19 Response Fund (Small Grants)

June 4, 2020

Grants up to £10,000 for specialist women's organisations supporting those who miss out the most

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What the new corporate insolvency and governance bill means for charities

June 4, 2020

When it becomes law, this will provide organisations with flexibility on holding member meetings and breathing space to continue trading and potentially avoid insolvency due to the financial pressures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Managing volunteers – A guide for organisations working in the criminal justice system

June 4, 2020

For volunteering week, Clinks have published our new guide, written in partnership with NCVO, to support voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system to manage volunteers.

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New guidance on reporting serious incidents

June 4, 2020

The Charity Commission has updated its guidance for trustees on what needs to be reported as a serious incident during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Have YOUR say on how post-lockdown UK society will look

June 3, 2020

Join the People's Commission and have your say on what life should be like when we return to normal.

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Sign up for UK Parliament Week

June 3, 2020

Taking part this year might feel a little different, but with over 2,000 organisations already signed up, we’re looking forward to seeing all the creative ways people get involved.

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The Skills Toolkit: Free digital courses

June 2, 2020

The Department for Education, with support from DCMS, has recently launched The Skills Toolkit, a new online platform providing easy access to free, high-quality digital and numeracy courses.

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Building organisational resilience: things for small charities to consider

June 2, 2020

Join NCVO for this free webinar during #SmallCharityWeek to learn about the key characteristics of a resilient organisation, and tips on how to become one.

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Zoe plucked her art from the attic to win Wentworth Woodhouse contest

June 2, 2020

Entries came from near - and as far away as Australia - when Wentworth Woodhouse launched a Lockdown art contest.

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Events and training For organisations supporting women in the criminal justice system

June 2, 2020

Clinks have got several online training sessions coming up for organisations supporting women in the criminal justice system.

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House of Lords Select Committee on Public Services: Call for evidence

June 2, 2020

This select committee is investigating issues around public service delivery during the pandemic, as well as opportunities for reform.

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Asda Foundation

June 2, 2020

In light of the Coronavirus outbreak, the Asda Foundation has created two new grant schemes to support communities: the Hygiene Grant and the Healthy Holiday Grant.

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Job Retention Scheme will close to new entrants next week

June 2, 2020

The final date by which an employer can furlough an employee for the first time will be the 10 June, in order for the current three-week furlough period to be completed by 30 June

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National Trust begins phased reopening this week

June 2, 2020

The National Trust begins a phased reopening of some of its gardens and parklands in England and Northern Ireland this week, using advance bookings to limit visitor numbers.

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Gift Aid during the COVID-19 pandemic

June 2, 2020

HMRC has agreed to relax a few Gift Aid rules because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of these have been negotiated by the Charity Tax Group.

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Centre for Philanthropy launches free fundraising course online

May 28, 2020

The University of Kent’s Centre for Philanthropy is aiming to help small charities, non-profit organisations, and community and volunteer-led groups fundraise more effectively with a new, free, online course.

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Forces Communities Together programme

May 28, 2020

Small grants of up to £10,000 towards creative and engaging projects, that can be delivered under social restrictions, for people from Armed Forces communities who are isolated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Spreading the News from Speakup

May 28, 2020

Speakup has produced an easy read newsletter on celebrating Eid.

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Rotherham Pride Virtual Quiz Nights

May 28, 2020

Join us for on the Rotherham Pride Facebook page for Virtual Quiz Nights hosted by local legend Nic Harding and her quiz horn on Facebook Live

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Locality launched new My Community platform

May 28, 2020

Locality has created a new and improved My Community platform, which contains lots of new and exciting resources to support you and your community. 

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Introducing the Voluntary Sector – online course

May 28, 2020

The Open University is offering a free online course which will help participants learn more about the voluntary sector.

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Maintaining activities for older adults during Covid-19

May 28, 2020

The Health Innovation Network, which is the Academic Health Science Network for South London, has produced a guide to online resources for those providing care for people with Dementia.

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Volunteers needed for Community Sewing Project

May 28, 2020

Thanks to Groundwork Tesco Bags for Help, Tassibee have gained funding to purchase fabric, threads and elastic to make masks for those who are working in community and need them

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Product Giving Alliance

May 28, 2020

Four charities, Charity Digital, FareShare, In Kind Direct and International Health Partners, have joined together to launch the Product Giving Alliance, distributing new, usable consumer goods, donated by some of the UK’s best known manufacturers and retailers, to charities, not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises working in the UK and abroad.

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Employment and skills support: The Coalfields Regeneration Trust can help

May 28, 2020

Undeterred by the Coronavirus, our Employment and Skills Service is still working tirelessly to support people in the Maltby and surrounding former coalfields area supporting people into work or help grow in confidence, develop skills and gain qualifications. 

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YMCA Rotherham Wellbeing and Activity Booklet

May 28, 2020

The latest wellbeing and activity book from YMCA Rotherham is now available to download.

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FREE online financial education course with the Open University

May 27, 2020

The Open University has joined forces with MoneySavingExpert (MSE) to produce this new free course to give you the skills and knowledge to master your finances.

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Larger grants now available from the Heritage Emergency Fund

May 26, 2020

We are now welcoming applications for grants of £50,000-£250,000 to cover emergency costs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

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Can you help us?

May 26, 2020

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) is calling for volunteers who would be willing to sew some re-usable face coverings for staff and volunteers to use when they are not at work and when they are out and about, for example shopping or on public transport.

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Applications for Christmas Challenge 2020 are now open!

May 26, 2020

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is the UK's biggest online match funding campaign and brings together hundreds of charities in one high profile campaign to raise millions of pounds for charity.

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The Childs Charitable Trust

May 26, 2020

Emergency Funding Application for Christian-based charities who meet the Trust's usual funding criteria, that are in financial difficulty due to COVID-19.

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Sporting Age Stay At Home Challenge

May 26, 2020

Keep your child fit, active and improving their movement skills while they’re away from school.

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Covid-19 and charity fraud

May 26, 2020

This webinar is focused on the common ways that charities may be affected by fraud during the coronavirus crisis. 

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ACRE guidance for community buildings re-opening for pre-schools

May 26, 2020

It is likely that from 1st June the government will be asking preschools and nurseries to re-open. ACRE have issued guidance sheet for community building management committees to help them open safely, for children and staff. 

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SAGE Courses

May 26, 2020

As part of their Steps To Work programme, The Source Skills Academy are offering free SAGE qualifications to anyone who is 16 years and over and not in work or training.

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The George Bairstow Charitable Trust

May 26, 2020

The George Bairstow Charitable Trust (the GBCT) makes small grants to UK registered charities for the provision of Emergency Aid in communities; the encouragement of volunteering among young people; and the enhancement of skills among young people.

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Emergency government grants scheme now open

May 26, 2020

Government emergency support funding for charities distributed via the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) is now open to applications.

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Aviva Community Fund

May 26, 2020

In response to Covid-19 Aviva are temporarily opening up the Fund to provide grants up to £50,000 to projects ensuring organisations can adapt/maintain critical services and infrastructure in response to impacts of COVID-19.

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Social Media Strategy Master Class (virtual classroom)

May 26, 2020

Due to high demand, SYFAB have added another date for this session. Join us in a virtual classroom (Zoom) on 4th June to begin developing a social media strategy for your organisation.

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Free Online Webinar Explores How Charities Are Responding to Change During COVID-19

May 26, 2020

This free online webinar explores how nonprofit leaders are navigating, adapting and responding during the coronavirus outbreak.

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BBC Children in Need: COVID-19 Response Grants

May 21, 2020

Two new COVID-19 Response Grants to enable organisations to continue to support disadvantaged children and young people. Open to current grantees and new applicants.

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Can you help us do better to support community groups through Covid19?

May 21, 2020

Infrastructure Groups come together to provide better support to the Community Sector

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Food Charities Grant Fund

May 21, 2020

If you run a front-line not-for-profit or charity that provides food, you may be eligible to apply for a grant to support your organisation to provide food those who need it.

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Insurance and long-term savings industry launches fund to support people worst affected by Covid-19

May 21, 2020

The UK insurance and long-term savings industry is aiming to raise £100 million for a new fund to help some of the people hardest hit by the Covid-19 crisis.

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eBay’s Big Charity Sell launches to help charities raise vital funds and combat waste

May 21, 2020

To support charities across the UK, “eBay’s Big Charity Sell” launches today – calling for the nation to sell their unwanted items on eBay and donate up to 100% of the proceeds to a charity of their choice, helping to raise vital funds for good causes and reducing waste.

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Covid-19: Returning to the workplace

May 21, 2020

This guide from CIPD will help you plan your organisation’s next steps following a period of furlough or once lockdown measures start easing.

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COVID-19 Homelessness Response Fund 2020-21

May 21, 2020

These grants are open to registered charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations, Community Benefit Societies and Community Interest Companies (with an asset lock) in England working to support those rough sleeping or experiencing homelessness through the COVID-19 crisis. The grant application window closes 27th May.

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New taskforce developing plan to reopen places of worship

May 21, 2020

Faith leaders and government have agreed to develop a plan to enable the phased and safe reopening of places of worship

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Why text to donate is bigger than ever

May 21, 2020

This article from Charity Digital explores the lasting value that text to donate continues to offer and how to get started with Text to Donate.

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Mental Health Awareness Week sees the Launch of Online Platform for Rotherham People

May 21, 2020

ADULTS in Rotherham are set to get access to quick and easy help and advice on a range of mental health and wellbeing issues all in one place as a new online platform is launched on Monday 18th May for Mental Health Awareness Week (18th -24th May).

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Clinks’ Covid-19 Response Grants

May 21, 2020

Clinks, which supports charities working in the criminal justice system, is administering a small grants programme on behalf of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS).

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Nominate your voluntary group for Queen’s award

May 21, 2020

Do you know a voluntary group in Rotherham that deserves recognition for the work it does? Nominate them for a 2021 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

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#SpeakYourMind

May 21, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic can impact anybody’s mental health, which is why the mental health charity Mind have launched a new campaign called #SpeakYourMind.

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New UK Aid Direct funding round announcement

May 21, 2020

The next UK Aid Direct funding round will opened to applicants on Monday 18 May 2020 and will be accepting applications for both Community Partnership and Impact grants.

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Small Charities Challenge Fund

May 21, 2020

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of up to two years, for UK-registered organisations working towards addressing the Global Goals, to improve the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalised. 

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Independent Age Grants Fund

May 21, 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 for up to six months for registered charities reaching older people most likely to be missing out.

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Webinar recording: Governing during a pandemic

May 21, 2020

In this webinar, we share practical tips for some of the key things trustees should be thinking about and signpost you to useful resources. 

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Get direct support from businesses

May 21, 2020

If your organisation urgently needs support to help respond to COVID-19, Volunteering Matters has created a platform to help connect voluntary organisations with businesses that have come forward to support charities with their skills and expertise.

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Podcast: Supporting charities during and after the COVID-19 outbreak

May 21, 2020

Explore the challenges that are being faced on a daily basis during this crisis by charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK and how they can help and support them and each other.

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Council’s Covid-19 response in pictures

May 21, 2020

To create a snapshot of the Council's response, we have created two infographics which show just some of the activity going on both across the Council as a whole  and specifically through the Rotherham Heroes scheme, based at the Community Hub.

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Domestic Abuse: At home shouldn’t mean at risk

May 21, 2020

A new Home Office campaign aims to raise awareness that the coronavirus (COVID-19) household isolation instructions do not apply to those escaping domestic abuse and that police response and support services remain available too.

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#KindnessMatters this Mental Health Awareness Week

May 21, 2020

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week which raises awareness of mental health and mental health problems, and aims to inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all.

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Community Grant Scheme Amended to Support Projects Affected by Covid19

May 21, 2020

Funding of up to £5,000 is available to South Yorkshire groups and projects that align to the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan priorities, protect vulnerable people, tackle crime and anti-social behaviour and treat people fairly.

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South Yorkshire PCC Update

May 21, 2020

The blog aims to keep members of the public, partners and communities up to date with how he is carrying out his role during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Where to get urgent help for mental health

May 21, 2020

It's important to know that support is available, even if services seem busy at the moment because of coronavirus.

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Shiloh Rotherham service update

May 21, 2020

Our building may be temporarily closed, but we're still offering a range of support to anyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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£37 million to support children with complex needs

May 21, 2020

The multi-million-pound settlement will help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services.

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Government unlocks £150 million from dormant accounts for coronavirus response

May 21, 2020

Culture Secretary accelerates release of funding in further boost for charities and social enterprises across the country.

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Coronavirus Community Support Fund

May 21, 2020

The Government’s new £200m Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications at 10am on Friday 22nd May with 2 key objectives, increase community support to vulnerable people and reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises

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Give the Covid Class of 2020 a chance: businesses urged to offer apprenticeships

May 21, 2020

Companies re-opening across the Sheffield City Region are being urged not to leave the Covid Class of 2020 on the shelf.

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Mind’s Mental Health Covid Grants now closed

May 20, 2020

Due to overwhelming demand, this scheme has closed for new applications

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National Churches Trust – The Gateway Grant

May 20, 2020

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 towards project development and investigative work.

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The Antonio Carluccio Foundation

May 20, 2020

Grants up to £5,000 for charities involved in food. No deadline given.

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Let’s Talk About it – information about online radicalisation

May 20, 2020

Unfortunately, whilst rare, there are negative influencers and online groomers who use the internet, social media and online gaming to spread hate and extreme ideas. This is useful information for parents/guardians who are concerned about online radicalisation.

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Lost Chord Music Sessions Now Available on Youtube

May 20, 2020

Lost Chord have recently launched on-line music sessions via the Lost Chord Dementia Charity YouTube channel.

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Chairs available free to community groups

May 20, 2020

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust have a number of chairs available for free to any community group who can make use of them.

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Don’t use public transport, unless you really must

May 20, 2020

Sheffield City Region Mayor, Dan Jarvis and South Yorkshire’s transport chiefs are calling on people to avoid public transport where possible, to allow those that need to use it to stay safe.

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Rotherham’s parks – you’re welcome, but please stay safe

May 20, 2020

We’re expecting Rotherham's parks might become a bit busier over the coming weeks as we all adjust to the new measures and we want to make sure that they remain safe and welcoming spaces for everyone.

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£1 million crowdfunding support for clubs and organisation

May 20, 2020

Sport England are working with Crowdfunder to match fund projects affected by coronavirus.

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Update on gambling addiction services available

May 20, 2020

GamCare - the charity which supports those with an addiction to gambling - has posted a blog outlining which of their services are still available during the lockdown.

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How Chairs can make online meetings work for their board teams

May 20, 2020

The Association of Chairs has shared a resource to help give you some new ideas about how you can ensure your board team are fully engaged in your next remote meeting. 

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Supporting mental health With Me In Mind

May 20, 2020

Teams across Rotherham and Doncaster which support the mental wellbeing of children and young people are using Mental Health Awareness Week (May 18-24) to remind pupils and students that help is at hand if they are feeling down, anxious or stressed.

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Say Thank You to Rotherham Volunteers during Volunteers’ Week

May 20, 2020

Voluntary Action Rotherham may have had to postpone their usual celebrations for Volunteers’ Week, including the popular Volunteer Walk, but we are still determined to recognise the amazing people of Rotherham who freely give up their time to help others.

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Coalfields Regeneration Trust – COVID 19 Recovery and Resilience Fund – Capital Funding Revision

May 14, 2020

Organisations can now apply for capital costs up to 50% of the CRT request to enable the organisation to make adaptations to premises to ensure the health & safety of the public is catered for

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Survey of South Yorkshire Groups

May 14, 2020

The Community Sector in South Yorkshire, and across Yorkshire and Humberside, is playing a critical role in the Covid-19 response and we want to find out how third sector organisations are adapting, to understand the pressures you are under and to work to provide the right support.

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Harthill COVID-19 Volunteer Support help’s Families First with emergency stock

May 14, 2020

Harthill COVID-19 Volunteer Support kindly stepped in to donate a cot to Families First to help a family in need.

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Volunteer Befrienders Urgently needed (COVID response) in Rotherham

May 14, 2020

Live Inclusive is currently seeking Volunteer Befrienders to enrich the lives of people who are shielding or self-isolating.

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The government’s covid-19 recovery strategy: Implications for charities

May 14, 2020

NCVO has summarised the Governments recovery strategy and the implications for for the voluntary and community sector.

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Workplace guidance developed by the Charity Retail Association

May 14, 2020

The CRA, the umbrella body for charity shops, have published a ‘reopening pack’ offering guidance on opening charity shops which has been reviewed by health and safety experts.

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Free IQ Element

May 14, 2020

IQ have made Element 4 of the Quality Scheme freely available, allowing organisations to capture their learning from the current Covid-19 situation.

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Lack of help for charities will do ‘untold damage’, MPs warn

May 14, 2020

The Digital, Culture,  Media and Sport Committee inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on the charity sector, has published its report today.

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Teams support Mental Health Awareness Week

May 14, 2020

NHS services in Rotherham and Doncaster are using Mental Health Awareness Week (18-24 May) to remind residents that therapy support is available if they are experiencing anxiety, low mood or stress.

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Latest Government Guidance in an Easy Read Format

May 14, 2020

Speakup, a Rotherham registered charity who provide opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autistic people, have produced the latest Government Guidance in an Easy Read Format.

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FREE qualifications for 16+ not in work or training

May 14, 2020

The Source Skills Academy, a registered charity, has over 20, FREE online qualifications for anyone aged 16 and over, who are not in paid employment or in training, through their Steps to Work programme. 

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Town’s Feoffees step in to help during Covid-9 pandemic

May 14, 2020

Rotherham’s oldest charity, which supported local people through the Black Death in 1349 and Plague victims in the 1660s, is now helping those in need during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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YMCA Rotherham Wellbeing and Activity Booklet

May 14, 2020

YMCA Rotherham are delivering activity and wellbeing packs for children and young people in the Rotherham town centre area and have developed a Wellbeing and Activity Book to accompany them.

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Council confirms £1.5 million care sector support

May 13, 2020

Rotherham Council has agreed to provide a financial support package worth more than £1.5 million for the borough's adult care sector at its meeting this afternoon (11th May).

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Get arty for Wentworth Woodhouse during lockdown

May 13, 2020

Supporters are being urged to get creative during Lockdown for a chance to win afternoon tea for two, when the house reopens, and your design on the first ever Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust’s fundraising T-shirt.

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MyRotherham digital platform showcases the very best of Rotherham

May 13, 2020

The information hub at www.MyRotherham.co.uk aims to change the perception of the borough by promoting the positives and celebrating the biggest events and happenings whilst also focusing on communities, local businesses and more importantly, local people.

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National Lottery Awards for All England

May 13, 2020

Voluntary and community organisations can apply for grants of between £300 and £10,000 to fund their work supporting people at high risk from Covid-19, or people who have faced an increase in challenges as a result

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£5 Million Loneliness COVID-19 Grant Fund

May 13, 2020

National organisations working to tackle loneliness and build social connections are invited to apply for a share of the £5m funding to continue and adapt their critical work.

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New guidance launched to help get people safely back to work

May 13, 2020

This guidance only applies to businesses currently open and guidance for other sectors will be published at the right time but it will give some ideas on the changes that you may need to make to your working premises and could be used to facilitate discussions with your staff, volunteers and trustees.

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Photographing Thurcroft goes online

May 13, 2020

The coronavirus hasn't stopped young people in Thurcroft from having their hard work and creativity enjoyed by local residents.

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Nominations and Voting extended for National Diversity Awards

May 13, 2020

The National Diversity Awards are thrilled to announce that nominations and voting has been extended until Monday 08th June!

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Accessing Dental Care in South Yorkshire

May 13, 2020

Urgent dental care services have been developed across South Yorkshire in response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

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Oral health and access to NHS dentistry during pandemic

May 13, 2020

The British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry (BASCD) has released some high level oral health messages for families along with information on how to access NHS dentistry during the pandemic

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NCVO / Zurich webinar: Assessing risk in uncertain times

May 13, 2020

We'll explain the importance of risk assessments and how effective ones can show that appropriate measures are being adopted pandemic.

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NCVO Webinar: Making decisions in tough times

May 13, 2020

How to balance immediate and strategic choices, and how to make good decisions in a time of crisis.

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Furlough scheme extended until October

May 13, 2020

The Government's furlough scheme will be extended to the end of October, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced. The scheme was previously only set to run until 30 June. 

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Digital Skills 2020 Grants Programme

May 12, 2020

Grants up to £5,000 to equip adults with basic digital skills for work and life, helping them access the online world. 

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Swimathon Foundation Launches COVID-19 Relief Fund

May 12, 2020

Small swimming organisations can apply for a grant to of £250 - £1,000 to help them make ends meet by covering fixed costs or loss of revenue. Deadline is 22nd May 2020

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Sport England Emergency Fund to pause applications

May 12, 2020

Sport England are to pause new applications to their Community Emergency Fund at 11.59pm on Thursday 14th May. The good news is there’s an extra £15m going into it.

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Resourcing Racial Justice

May 12, 2020

Emergency grants of £5,000 - £50,000 will be available from 18th May for projects that meet the immediate needs and/or impact of crisis for communities of colour.

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Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme

May 12, 2020

Up to £10 million is being distributed as part of the scheme’s new Covid-19 Crisis Fund. Grants of between £20,000 and £300,000 are available under this part of the scheme. 

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New website offers relationship support

May 12, 2020

Relationship Matters is a new partnership between 15 Local Authorities across Yorkshire and the Humber Region helping families who may be having relationship difficulties.

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Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

May 12, 2020

The lastest government guidance on staying safe and the changes that will come into effect on Wednesday 13 May.

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D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

May 11, 2020

The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust has grants available in the range of £500-£5,000 for UK Registered Charities operating in the fields of the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement.

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Domestic abuse charities can apply for vital funds

May 11, 2020

Charities can bid for a share of £10 million funding to support victims of domestic abuse.

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Quit for Covid stop smoking campaign

May 11, 2020

Get Healthy Rotherham hopes that one positive to come out of the coronavirus crisis is that more people will quit smoking.

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What to do if you have concerns about a child

May 11, 2020

Safeguarding advice for reporting concerns is unchanged.

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Online safety – Advice for parent and carers

May 11, 2020

While schools are closed it is important that parent and carers are aware of the current advice and guidelines around online safety. 

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Loans and charities during and after the COVID-19 crisis

May 11, 2020

Richard Sagar, Policy Manager at Charity Finance Group (CFG), reviews some of the key issues charities might want to consider when looking at these schemes and some of the remaining practical issues that CFG have heard charities are experiencing.

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The Baring Foundation

May 11, 2020

The Baring Foundation’s Strengthening Civil Society programme has launched three new funding schemes to support its grantees and broader civil society through the Covid-19 crisis.

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SYEDA Newsletter

May 7, 2020

The latest newsletter from SYEDA (South Yorkshire Eating Disorders Association) is now available to view online

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Youth Endowment Fund

May 7, 2020

The Youth Endowment Fund’s new £6.5m Covid-19 grant round will fund and evaluate work which supports vulnerable young people in at risk of youth violence, and that can be delivered whilst adhering to UK government social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines.

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Celebrate VE Day Virtually in Rotherham, Friday, 8 May 2020

May 7, 2020

Despite being in lockdown, celebrations will still go ahead for VE Day this Friday, 8th May and communities across Rotherham are being encouraged to stay safe and celebrate at home.

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Enter your favourite charity in prize draw for 500 grants of £1,000

May 7, 2020

First round of the insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards is open for nominations until 24 May

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Government provides further information on coronavirus funding for charities

May 7, 2020

The Government has released further information about how much emergency coronavirus funding some departments will have to distribute to charities. 

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Please support Rotherham Virtual 10K

May 7, 2020

We are inviting everyone who can to lace up your running shoes for the ‘Virtual Rotherham 10K’ and to help Age UK Rotherham to be there for older people in Rotherham.

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Advice Line is available for all older people and their carers

May 7, 2020

Age UK Rotherham is continuing to provide essential services including help with benefit applications

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Future Travel in South Yorkshire Survey

May 7, 2020

More people will need to travel again in future and Travel South Yorkshire are trying to think about what public transport might look like when that time comes. 

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New information leaflets for new and expectant mothers

May 7, 2020

NHS England have produced patient information leaflets answering key questions for women and their families during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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CAF: Covid-19: What it means for giving

May 6, 2020

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) have been monitoring public reactions to charitable giving as well as talking to charities about their concerns.

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Charities invited to apply to Barclays 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme

May 6, 2020

Barclays has launched its 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Programme and is inviting charities to apply. Applications are open now, until 22 May

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Trust switches roles to help Rotherham’s most vulnerable stay safe

May 6, 2020

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust has joined forces with Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust (RDaSH) to provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable and struggling families during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Getting help for your mental health in Rotherham

May 6, 2020

If you, a loved one or friend needs help with their mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak, find out about the support on offer from RDaSH

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Update on Business Support Grant

May 6, 2020

Local councils will now have the discretion to make grants of up to £25,000 to small charities which own properties and would normally meet the criteria for small business rates relief.

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Update on Sport England Funding

May 6, 2020

Sport England have suspended applications to their Small Grants and Community Asset Funds. They do have the Community Emergency Fund of grants up to £10,000 for groups affected by Covid 19.

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A Message from HM Lord-Lieutenant to all voluntary organisations in South Yorkshire

May 6, 2020

A message of outreach and support for those organisations helping communities impacted by Coronavirus has been shared by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombe.

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Rotherham firms urged to access free training for workers stuck in lockdown

May 6, 2020

At least 70 online courses, ranging from management skills to data protection and social care qualifications, are now being rolled out for home-working employees of SMEs and other individuals wanting to use lockdown productively.

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Charities Eligible for Coronavirus Bounce Back Loan scheme

May 5, 2020

Similar to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, the government has confirmed that charities are also eligible for smaller ‘bounce back’ loans of between £2000-£50,000

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How volunteers can pay for goods and services for people who are self-isolating

May 5, 2020

NCVO have updated their guidance with the latest advice

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Update on the government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

May 5, 2020

A new change to the scheme means charities can now apply for loans even if they don't generate most of their income from trading.

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Recycle your used Jigsaws and help someone in need

May 5, 2020

Rotherham Minster, Rotherham Timebuilders and Shiloh are appealing for new or used Jigsaws to be dropped off at Shiloh to be distributed in their food parcels.

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Directory of Social Change Online Training Programme

May 5, 2020

To help you with the new challenges you're facing right now, Directory of Social Change have adapted and developed some of their most popular courses into a selection of 1 hour online sessions

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Power to Change – Emergency support

May 5, 2020

Grants up to £25,000 are available to community businesses to contribute towards trading income losses incurred between April and June 2020. Only available to connected organisations

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Rotherham Citizens Advice Lockdown Service

May 5, 2020

Throughout the Coronavirus lockdown we are running a telephone call back service to offer advice and information to the people of Rotherham & District.

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Lockdown Survival Guide

May 5, 2020

ABL health has produced a Lockdown Survival Guide which brings together links to resources, tools and ideas to support wellbeing during this difficult time.

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HABC Award in Delivering Training – Accredited Train the Trainer Course

May 4, 2020

This course, on 11th May 2020, is an ideal qualification for those who wish to develop their training skills and are looking to learn the skills required to deliver a professional training session.

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A step-by-step guide to using social media to raise more funds

May 4, 2020

Charity Digital are going to be re-releasing some of their content from Digital Fundraising Day with the hope that it will give charities valuable advice, skills and knowledge to help them move forward in their digital fundraising journey throughout COVID-19 and beyond.

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Smallwood Trust

May 4, 2020

Smallwood Trust helps women to overcome financial difficulties and improve their social and emotional well-being, and is aiming to support as many women as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Families First support local family in need thanks to Rotherham Pay it Forward

May 4, 2020

Thanks to Families First, Early Help, Rotherham Pay it Forward and a generous VAR staff member a much needed cot was donated and delivered directly to a family in desperate need.

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Flood Appeal Funding still available for Community Organisations

May 4, 2020

If your organisation is supporting those affected by the recent flooding to repair their lives and restore communities, then you could apply.

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Second chance to watch Grimm & Co Virtual Gala

May 4, 2020

Did you miss the Grimm & Co virtual gala, Here Not There at the weekend? You can catch up and hear the magical story of Grimm & Co, and the words of the young writers whose imaginations have made it possible now on YouTube or Vimeo.

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Coronavirus guidance for people receiving direct payments

April 30, 2020

The government has published advice for people who buy care and support through direct payments, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support.

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Supporting staff and volunteers through traumatic situations

April 30, 2020

NAVCA has reported that charities are receiving calls from people who are really struggling with their mental health, and in some cases are considering taking their own lives. NAVCA has gathered together and adapted material to help support the staff and volunteers who are taking these calls.

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FAQs and resources from LawWorks

April 30, 2020

LawWorks has received many queries about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on small charities and other not-for-profits. In response, the charity has collaborated with its members to produce tailored briefs relevant specifically to small not-for-profit organisations.

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Shadow Minister listens to VCSE sector

April 30, 2020

Rachael Maskell MP has announced she will be holding weekly surgeries for large and small voluntary and community organisations

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Zoom security information

April 30, 2020

The National Police Chief's Council has published a guide which outlines Zoom's security controls and how to access them, as there are risks associated.

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Covid-19 data for charities and funders

April 30, 2020

NPC has launched a free data resource to help charities and funders assess Covid-19 related needs across England.

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Hilden Trust – Summer Playschemes

April 30, 2020

Grants of £500 - £1,500 for summer play schemes for disadvantaged communities.

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Age UK Rotherham Update

April 30, 2020

Age UK Rotherham is continuing to provide essential services supporting vulnerable and shielded older people in the borough and have produced infographic on what they have been doing and the difference it is making.

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Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Fund

April 30, 2020

The Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund is an interim replacement for the Coalfields Community Investment Programme (CCIP) and will open for enquiries on 1st May 2020. Awards of up to £10,000 are available.

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Unpaid carers views wanted in Rotherham

April 30, 2020

The Rotherham Carers Forum and Rotherham Parent Carers Forum (RPCF) are working in partnership to initially try and capture that all unpaid carers are being supported and know where to go for help. 

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Rotherham Carers Forum Update

April 30, 2020

Rotherham Carers Forum have produced an information factsheet with informal (unpaid) carers from Rotherham in mind giving useful information which may help carers in their important and vital role. 

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Risk and Contingency Planning

April 30, 2020

Given the current crisis, it's probably a really good time to dust off your risk register and contingency plan and Community Matters have put together some ideas to get you thinking.

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Community Assets Matter

April 30, 2020

Thanks to support from Sovereign Housing Association, Community Matters have been able to create a new updated version of the Community Assets Matter manual.

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Keep Active At Home

April 30, 2020

Move More Sheffield have launched a booklet that is packed with exercises you can do to keep yourself fit - and it can be printed off and given to someone self-isolating if they don't have access to the internet. 

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YMCA Rotherham Online Youth Clubs

April 30, 2020

YMCA Rotherham are continuing to provide a wide range of activities for young people including online Youth Clubs.

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Charity Tax Group proposal for small charities

April 30, 2020

The Charity Tax Group has prepared a briefing proposing that the eligibility criteria for the Small Business Grants Fund be amended to allow charities who claimed mandatory charity business rates relief to make a claim.

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Adult Social care recruitment

April 30, 2020

Rotherham Council is running an adult care workforce recruitment campaign to recruit more carers, care assistants, cook and domestic workers to support adult care services across the borough.

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Businesses told to beware covid grant email scam

April 30, 2020

Rotherham Council has been alerted to a scam email being circulated to local businesses in our area. The fake email uses an official looking GOV.UK heading but is a scam aimed at extracting bank details from firms.

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Latest update from Rotherham Timebuilders

April 30, 2020

The latest news from Rotherham Timebuilders is now available to download

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How to involve and safeguard your volunteers during coronavirus Webinar

April 30, 2020

What do you need to do if you are involving volunteers in your response to coronavirus? This free webinar on 14th May will bring you up to date on common volunteering roles, key safeguarding principles, and wellbeing tips for your volunteers.

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Involving volunteers during the pandemic: What you need to know Webinar

April 30, 2020

This webinar, on 5th May, will provide you with some top tips on involving and supporting volunteers during the coronavirus crisis and give an overview of the practical guidance and support available.

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Checklist for preparation of accounts

April 30, 2020

The ICAEW have produced a checklist of implications of COVID 19 on the preparation of accounts under FRS 102. If your charity's reporting year ends in April not December, you need to check out these new guidelines.

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Enjoying heritage from home

April 30, 2020

To help alleviate some of the lockdown blues, the Heritage Fund have collated a list of heritage-inspired activities you can do at home – from noticing nature, to creative challenges, and taking virtual tours.

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Wilko’s to donate £1500 of stock to Rotherham Food banks

April 30, 2020

Wilko's Store are going to donate £1500 of stock to the Rotherham Food for People in Crisis Partnership who support local people living in poverty.

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Roy Hatfield Group donates food during Covid-19 pandemic

April 30, 2020

Mark Hatfield, Director of Roy Hatfield Group has bought stock in aid of the Rotherham Food for People in Crisis Partnership, who provide food parcels to people during times of food poverty.

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NHS urge public to seek care

April 28, 2020

NHS England are urging the public to seek care and treatment when they need it to avoid long term health risks.

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Cash grants available for nurses in hardship

April 28, 2020

Cash grants of up to £1,500 are available for nurses, healthcare assistants and third year student nurses who are volunteering with the NHS who find themselves in a difficult financial situation

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Rotherham college offering free distance learning courses

April 27, 2020

As the country continues to adapt to working from home and staying indoors, Rotherham College is offering free distance learning courses for adults in the local community, providing the opportunity to learn new skills from the comfort of their own home.

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Vulnerable people get direct line to NHS volunteer army

April 27, 2020

Millions of vulnerable people and their families will be able to directly call on the army of NHS Volunteer Responders, the NHS and Royal Voluntary Service yesterday announced.

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NHS fitness studio

April 27, 2020

NHS fitness studio offers 24 instructor-led videos across aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories.

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Boost your fundraising work

April 27, 2020

This article, from the Directory of Social Change, explores easy and often free ways to digitally boost your fundraising work.  

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Connection Coalition – Connecting communities

April 27, 2020

Connection Coalition is a network of organisations, charities, companies and groups aiming to help people maintain social connections during the coronavirus crisis.  

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Restorative Thinking and Positive Relationships

April 27, 2020

Restorative Thinking has launched its first digital learning resource on preventing and managing conflict, techniques that can help people to better manage emotions and stay calm, and to keep communicating in positive ways.

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Jigsaws, Puzzles, Games Please!

April 27, 2020

To try and support them through this time, and provide some mental stimulation Rotherham Minster are hoping to give out jigsaws, puzzles, games and books with our food parcels. 

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Activity & Well-being Packs – appeal for donations

April 27, 2020

YMCA Rotherham are currently working to put together some activity and wellbeing packs for children and young people in the Rotherham town centre area and they need your help.

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Social Enterprise Exchange

April 23, 2020

This programme offers free support, advice, and focussed grants to social enterprises in the Sheffield City Region, up to £1,500 or £5,000. Grants now on a rolling prgramme

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Claim system now open for furloughed staff

April 23, 2020

You can now make your claim for the 80% of furloughed staff salaries through HMRC's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

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Access to food during the pandemic Survey

April 23, 2020

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee is asking for people from a range of backgrounds and communities to complete their short survey about their access to food during the pandemic. closes on 28 April

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Covid-19 BAME Resource Hub

April 23, 2020

Spark & Co – an organisation that runs community events for women – has created a resource hub for BAME groups, which have been hit particularly hard by the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Carry on campaigning

April 23, 2020

To coincide with BBC’s Big Night In and following on from the #EveryDayCounts campaign, NAVCA want to celebrate and highlight the vital and amazing work that all charities do around the UK.

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CALL FOR COVID-19 VOICES FOR COLLABORATIVE ANIMATION PROJECT

April 23, 2020

Liz Churton, an artist based in Rotherham, is looking to collect voices and sounds to assist in a creative 'lockdown' project to collage together as soundtrack for an animation.

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Healthwatch Rotherham Covid-19 Survey

April 23, 2020

Healthwatch Rotherham would like to know your experiences of coronavirus.

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GP Practices in Rotherham

April 23, 2020

GP Practices are open but have changed the way they're working during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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Applications for the Aviva Community Fund open

April 23, 2020

Applications for the Aviva Community Fund are now open, with important changes to criteria in response to COVID-19.

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Public urged to flag coronavirus related email scams as online security campaign launches

April 23, 2020

A 'Cyber Aware' campaign and other services have been launched to combat cyber security threats.

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Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

April 23, 2020

A step by step guide for employers to help with completing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (furlough) claim has been produced.

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Morrisons’ Foundation COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund

April 23, 2020

Grants up to £10,000 to support homeless charities

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Standard Life Foundation – Covid 19 response

April 23, 2020

Grants from £5,000 to address social change which tackles financial problems and improves living standards for those on low-to-middle incomes in the UK.

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What Government support can you get?

April 23, 2020

There is a handy tool issued by the Government to set out what financial help is available

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Alpkit Foundation

April 23, 2020

Grants up to £500 are available for individuals or organisations serving those affected by the Covid 19 emergency.

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Kennel Club Emergency Relief Initiative

April 23, 2020

Support to prevent the unnecessary suffering of dogs for small to medium sized rescue centres.

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SYFAB Emergency Funds Update

April 23, 2020

There are a lot of funders making great efforts to provide funds for groups in this Covid 19 emergency. We've complied a list showing the major ones

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Support Adoption for Pets

April 23, 2020

Grants up to £10,000 to support animal welfare costs of groups who re-home pets

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Support available for people suffering Domestic Abuse in Rotherham

April 22, 2020

Rotherham RISE, which provides Domestic Abuse support on behalf of Rotherham Council has created a new web chat facility for those that find it safer to communicate online.

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Free COVID19 Funder Database is now live

April 22, 2020

The free Charity Excellence COVID19 Funder database is searchable using a wide range of criteria, including location, amount and type of activity, has links to 30+ other funding lists; globally, UK wide and for individuals.

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Funding and furloughing guides

April 22, 2020

NCVO have made three important additions to their existing coronavirus advice including, Charity funding from the government, Other funding opportunities for charities and Coronavirus job retention scheme (furloughing).

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Free Safeguarding Children E-learning

April 22, 2020

A list of online courses, compiled by Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership, provided by external organisations free of charge and can be accessed directly via their website.

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Online safety – a guide for children & young people during the coronavirus outbreak

April 22, 2020

CEOP ThinkUKnow has launched a campaign to help keep children safe online during the coronavirus pandemic

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WEA Free online courses and activities

April 22, 2020

The WEA would like to offer you the opportunity to socialise online through a range of activities and courses from the comfort of your own home.

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Paces unveils plans for new purpose built facility

April 22, 2020

Paces, already a specialist in conductive education, has announced plans to build a new purpose-built home on the Waverley development in Rotherham.

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Introduction to Social Media in your fundraising (webinar)

April 22, 2020

This free webinar specifically explores how social media can be used in your fundraising and to engage with potential donors.

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Charities at increased risk of fraud and cybercrime during pandemic

April 22, 2020

The commission has issued an alert to help charities minimise the risk of becoming a victim of such frauds and cyber-attacks.

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Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund

April 22, 2020

Mind is administering a £5m grant fund given by Government and as from 16th April voluntary sector organisations can apply for grants for additional support. 

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Launch of online reporting tool for domestic abuse

April 22, 2020

Victims of domestic abuse in South Yorkshire will now be able to report incidents to South Yorkshire Police via a dedicated online portal.

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British Red Cross – Training for coronavirus volunteers

April 22, 2020

British Red Cross has produced a free online training guide that aims to help local charities, mutual aid groups and individuals understand how to safely support people in their community.

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Mental Health Awareness Week announces new theme

April 22, 2020

The Mental Health Foundation has announced that kindness is the theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week, in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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New loan fund for social enterprises and charities to launch soon

April 22, 2020

A new Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund, managed by Social Investment Business (SIB), will enable social lenders to provide emergency loans to social enterprises and charities affected by the coronavirus crisis

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Busniness in the Community Covid-19 Toolkits

April 22, 2020

Business in the Community has produced some useful guides to help people deal with the Covid-19 emergency

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Implementation of ‘5 ways to Wellbeing’ during Covid-19

April 22, 2020

The South Yorkshire Frontline Network are hosting this event to provide support on the implementation of the '5 ways to Wellbeing' for yourself and for your service users while working from home.

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University offers free online Masters course to charity workers

April 22, 2020

The University of Kent has developed a free version of its one-day masters programme in philanthropic studies for charity sector professionals to help them during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A really helpful list of Autism Resources

April 22, 2020

A short list of resources of APPS, web links, videos, animation, role models, inspirational speakers etc. to help provide advice, support and encouragement to people with autism and their parents, carers, professionals and those interested in autism.

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Covid-19 – when the new normal ends Webinar

April 22, 2020

In this FREE webinar on 5th May 2020, we will explore how charities and social enterprises can get back on their feet, when the world finally gets back to some normality.

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Leeds Digital Festival launches with over 100 virtual events

April 22, 2020

Leeds Digital Festival has launched in a virtual format, with a programme of over 100 online events, many which are free to join.

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Webinars on employment law topics

April 21, 2020

Free webinars from ACAS on employment law topics including Furlough leave: the HMRC Job Retention Scheme. 

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Fundraising in a hurry

April 21, 2020

Supported by the Lloyds Bank Foundation, this webinar is about how to digitally fundraise in a hurry during the coronavirus outbreak. 

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Support for voluntary sector leaders

April 21, 2020

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research is piloting online support sessions for the leaders of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. 

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Yorkshire Building Society Coronavirus Response Fund

April 21, 2020

The Coronavirus Response Fund will make donations between £250 - £2,000 to charities with an income below £100,000. They must be helping local communities to cope with the impact of the COVID-19 emergency.

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Alcohol and Substance misuse and Covid-19 Guidance Published

April 21, 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England have published guidance for commissioners and providers of services for people who use drugs or alcohol.

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Emergency Fund from St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity

April 21, 2020

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Frontline Network is accepting applications from paid frontline workers who provide support to people experiencing homelessness or whose accommodation might be at risk.

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Bereavement help listening service launched

April 21, 2020

A new service for people that live in, or are registered with a GP in, South Yorkshire (Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield) and Bassetlaw who have been bereaved during the COVID-19 period.

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Help create the Covid Diaries

April 21, 2020

As we are in unprecedented times, the likes of which we are unlikely to see again, Rotherfed was looking to piece together a short film to try and capture the mood and spirit of these times.

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Rotherham Federation Friendship Calls

April 21, 2020

Rotherham Federation are offering friendship calls throughout the period of lockdown, where a member of our team will give you a ring.

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Latest news from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

April 21, 2020

The latest news, developments and information from RDaSH to let you know how we are dealing with the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Can you get your steps up for Rain Rescue?

April 21, 2020

With fun boxsets a plenty and the pull to pyjamas so strong, keeping fit is certainly tricky. So, we thought it would be fun to set a fundraising challenge all around keeping your step count up.

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Important update about Volunteers’ Week 2020

April 21, 2020

NCVO, the main organiser of Volunteers Week, has made an announcement encouraging those that usually celebrate the event to put the focus on supporting people to take up coronavirus-related volunteering opportunities instead, and help their communities cope with the impact of COVID-19. 

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Tingas in Tinsley is Open to the Community

April 16, 2020

Tingas is the old primary school building that is currently being transferred over from Sheffield Council to Groundwork South Yorkshire.

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Ramadan and EIDs 2020

April 16, 2020

The Muslim month of Ramadan starts on / around Thursday 23rd April 2020

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Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund

April 16, 2020

A new short-term streamlined fund to give £5,000 grants to not for profit organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups.

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SYFAB Training – going online

April 16, 2020

Our social media training sessions advertised for May will go ahead…online.

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Yorkshire and Humber Learning Community

April 16, 2020

An online resource to access free modules to support club, school and organisations who want to engage or retain more people into physical activity, create an inspiring offer and support the wellbeing of customers.

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Helpline for sports clubs and organisations

April 16, 2020

Yorkshire Sport Foundation are now operating a helpline to support clubs and organisations in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire impacted by the coronavirus lockdown.

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FAQs from Carers UK

April 16, 2020

Carers UK has brought together the questions they have most frequently been asked by carers, to help address the main concerns and help put carers' minds at rest, reassuring them that they’re not alone and guiding them to what support there is to help.

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Communicating in a crisis: guides from Lloyds Bank Foundation

April 16, 2020

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales (LBFEW) has a free Communications, Press and Influencing toolkit available online to help small charities communicate their stories and important information during a crisis, as well as during more ‘normal’ times!

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ICSA good practice for virtual board and committee meetings

April 16, 2020

ICSA has published a Good Practice Guide (pdf) for virtual board and committee meetings.

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‘Looking Out for Each Other’

April 16, 2020

This Public Health England campaign is to inform those who are well and not at risk, on the things that they can do to help support their friends and neighbours who need to stay at home because of Coronavirus.

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Thank you for the food donations and support!

April 16, 2020

Behind the scenes Rotherham Food for People in Crisis Partnership continue to work with local businesses and partnership members to provide…

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RotherFed launches YouTube channel for basic digital support

April 16, 2020

Rotherham Federation of Communities Community Organiser, Daniel Barron, has created some new online guides and helpful tips for anyone struggling to make the most of their phone or tablet to stay connected during the Covid-19 disruption.

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Rotherham Safeguarding Children Partnership Website

April 16, 2020

Due to technical difficulties there has been an issue with the RSCP Website and it has not been possible to access the site by search engines.

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Commission gives advice on changing charitable objects during Covid-19

April 16, 2020

The Charity Commission has added information about changing charitable objects to its guidance for charities operating during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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National Emergencies Trust appeal reaches £16m fundraising milestone

April 16, 2020

The National Emergencies Trust fundraising appeal has now raised £16m, and nearly half of it has already been passed to community foundations to distribute

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Charity launches online aftercare for Covid-19 survivors

April 15, 2020

Patients and healthcare professionals are being offered help through an online hub looking at the long-term breathing problems those recovering from the virus face.

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Support for people undergoing cancer treatment

April 15, 2020

Cancer Research UK has asked us to share information about additional support they are making available for cancer patients, who can be at additional risk during treatment due to weakend immune systems, in addition to the added anxiety.

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Don’t get bored – get creative!

April 15, 2020

Rotherham Creative Learning Centre - a partnership between Rotherham Council and RNN Group - is opening up its doors virtually to offer a range of learning activities for families and adult learners during the coronavirus crisis.

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Free communications support offered to charities and public sector

April 15, 2020

A group of volunteer PR practitioners have launched an initiative to provide free communications support to charities and public sector organisations that are struggling against the background of coronavirus, lockdown and staff on furlough.

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CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund – CLOSED

April 15, 2020

The Charities Aid Foundation are not processing any further applications to their Covid 19 fund, having received a very large number of bids

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Community Matters & SYFAB: Online information and networking meeting

April 15, 2020

We know these are difficult times, this online meeting for South Yorkshire organisations will provide information on funding and encourage networking. Join us for a free Zoom meeting on Thursday 30th April 2020, 10 - 11. You must book a place

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Homeless Link Free Webinars

April 15, 2020

Homeless Link are broadcasting weekly webinars on 3pm Wednesdays, open to all, providing an overview of current responses and emerging practice.

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Emergency grants summary

April 15, 2020

It's a quickly changing situation, but SYFAB are trying to keep track of funds available to help groups tackling the current crisis.

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Do you need support during the Covid-19 outbreak?

April 15, 2020

If you, or someone you know of, is living alone, is vulnerable and has no one else to help with basic tasks, then the Rotherham Heroes volunteers are here to help.

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Young People’s consultation

April 15, 2020

''Take the Temperature: National Youth Trends'' consultation asks young people what they think of COVID-19 and its impact.

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Random acts of kindness during Covid-19

April 15, 2020

What can each one of us do for other people to inspire kindness during these unforeseen times?

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Coronavirus: 5 tips for writing an appeal during a global crisis

April 14, 2020

In this blog for the Institute of Fundraising gives his five pointers for writing an emergency appeal that will keep your audience connected with your cause.

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Rotherham Minster Food Parcel Delivery Volunteers Needed!

April 14, 2020

The Rotherham Minster food parcel service has really grown over the past couple of weeks and we are now delivering to around 50 households in the local area and need volunteers to help with picking up and delivering food

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Crisis – Emergency Homelessness Fund

April 9, 2020

Grants up to £5,000 and £50,000 for local homeless groups who are struggling to meet increased demand for their services

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Schemes for volunteers to shop on behalf of isolated residents

April 9, 2020

A list of Supermarkets that are offering schemes to assist volunteers to get food shopping for those that are isolated.

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Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme

April 9, 2020

The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP) will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Leathersellers’ Company fast track application process

April 9, 2020

One-off grants of up to £3,000 are available for registered charities supporting: the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless; provision of food and essential supplies; victims of domestic violence; or nursing care to vulnerable patients.

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Tips & Techniques for Managing Anxiety in a Pandemic

April 9, 2020

For the last 28 years Khulisa has held a Stress Awareness Month in April, this year the team have put together an anxiety and stress management guide containing short exercises everyone can do to manage anxiety in a pandemic.

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Heritage Emergency Fund guidance published

April 9, 2020

Applications do not open until Wednesday 15 April but the guidance has now been published for the Heritage Emergency Fund. The grants are for current or previous National Lottery Heritage Fund recipients only.

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Migrant Information Hub

April 9, 2020

The Migrant Information Hub aims to offer useful information and resources to help migrants, and those supporting them, to stay safe, connected and informed, and to reduce the harmful impacts of Coronavirus on the region and on people’s lives.

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Coronavirus Risk Assessment Framework

April 9, 2020

If your organisation is responding to the Coronavirus outbreak, and you need to risk assess the work you are carrying out, please take a look at this template risk assessment

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Small Charities Coalition

April 9, 2020

The Small Charities Coalition has published online support for charities and voluntary groups.

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Stream National Theatre plays for free

April 9, 2020

The National Theatre has introduced an ‘at home’ viewing service to enable theatre-goers to continue enjoying their favourite plays for free on YouTube.

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Government Announces £750 million for charities

April 9, 2020

The Chancellor has announced that charities across the UK will receive a £750 million package of support to ensure they can continue their vital work during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Charity Tax Group Information Hub

April 9, 2020

Charity Tax Group has created a hub of advice and guidance for charities around tax and finance matters includes updates on government initiatives and how they might apply to charities.

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Coronavirus and your charity: Bates Wells address charities’ key questions in new webinar

April 9, 2020

With the entire charity sector raising a range of legal questions in relation to the impact of coronavirus in recent weeks, Bates Wells, in association with NCVO, have produced a webinar which addresses charities’ most common queries.

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Charity Excellence Framework

April 9, 2020

A free online toolkit has been made available by the Charity Excellence Framework, including fundraising guides, funder lists and free funding finders.

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Rotherham Minster Easter Drawing Competition

April 9, 2020

To try and brighten things up a little we are running a competition to design an Easter stained glass window!

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Government Funded Distance Learning

April 9, 2020

Due to Covid-19 the Coronavirus We Find Any Learner are now able to issue all paperwork by email which will limit outside contact and still be able to enrol on to Distance Learning courses

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Barclays Launches £100m COVID-19 Community Aid Package

April 9, 2020

The British Bank has launched a charity foundation to help deal with the medical and economic crisis caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) and in preparing for the recovery in its aftermath.

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Persimmon’s Charitable Foundation

April 8, 2020

The Foundation has two schemes offering substantial cash awards up to £100,000 for a few groups, but each includes 300 monthly awards of £1,000 in April, May and June

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Guidance for CICs

April 8, 2020

The CIC Regulator has released new guidance on maintaining services for CICs and the support available during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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BBC to host Big Night In for Comic Relief & Children in Need

April 8, 2020

The BBC is hosting a special fundraising event to raise funds for its biggest charity partners, BBC Children in Need and Comic Relief and their work supporting those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dementia Action Week postponed

April 8, 2020

Following government advice about coronavirus, the Alzheimer's Society has postponed Dementia Action Week 2020 from May to later in the year. 

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Comic Relief Community Fund still open for applications

April 8, 2020

The Comic Relief Community Fund (England) is still open for applications during the COVID-19 outbreak and new applications are being assessed as normal.

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Tesco Bags of Help launches new COVID-19 grant fund

April 8, 2020

Organisations that support vulnerable groups are encouraged to apply for a grant of £500 to help them deliver their services during the coronavirus crisis.

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Furlough and volunteering – guidance from NCVO

April 8, 2020

Concerns have been raised by NCVO regarding those organisations who are furloughing employees, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but not following government rules by allowing staff to continue supporting their organisation through volunteering. 

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Food parcels or supermarket vouchers while schools are closed

April 8, 2020

If your child qualifies for free school meals you could receive support such as food parcels or supermarket vouchers while schools are closed during the pandemic and during the Easter Holidays.

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NHS army of volunteers to start protecting vulnerable from coronavirus in England

April 7, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of NHS Volunteer Responders will be able to report for duty today and start helping the NHS in its fight against coronavirus.

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Furlough guidance

April 7, 2020

There is a very important and relevant paragraph which could have implications for VCSE organisations that states that if you're receiving public money to cover staff costs you cannot furlough those staff even if you can't deliver the work. 

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National Minimum and Living Wage increases come into effect

April 7, 2020

The 2020 National Living Wage came into effect on Wednesday 1 April 2020, a 6.2% increase on the previous rate.

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Covid-19 mutual aid and community support: How volunteers are getting involved

April 7, 2020

NCVO have talked to three people who’ve helped set up volunteer-run groups to support their local communities during the outbreak

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Rotherham’s SEND Local Offer Covid-19 support page

April 7, 2020

Families feeling anxious or worried can find information, tips and help for being off school, looking after yourself and much more. 

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Join the Movement – #StayInWorkOut

April 7, 2020

Sport England are inviting everyone to 'Join the Movement' and keep active with the help of a new campaign.

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Entries now open for Third Sector Awards 2020

April 7, 2020

In these uncertain times, Third Sector Awards believe now more than ever is a great time to recognise, celebrate and reward the amazing hard working people and organisations in the voluntary sector.

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Hardship Grants from COSARAF Foundation

April 7, 2020

The COSARAF Foundation provides small grants to individuals facing significant hardship and is encouraging organisations to apply for support for those struggling as a result of Covid-19.

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*New* Involving volunteers guidance

April 7, 2020

NCVO have updated (6th April) the guidance on involving and managing volunteers during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Staying in touch with family, friends or colleagues during the coronavirus outbreak

April 7, 2020

Citizens Online has curated a list of resources to help us stay in touch with family, friends and colleagues, including guidance on how best to support the elderly and vulnerable.  

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Essential Digital Skills Training

April 7, 2020

The Learn My Way website is free to use and built specifically for those with low or no digital skills.

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Thomas Pocklington Trust launches COVID-19 Emergency Fund for sight loss sector

April 7, 2020

Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) is supporting sight loss organisations providing services to blind and partially sighted people during the COVID-19 pandemic with a new emergency fund.

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GivingTuesday announces extra May date in response to Covid-19

April 7, 2020

The organisers behind the Giving Tuesday charity donation initiative have announced an extra day of global giving to raise funds for charities and communities affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cash support for food redistribution during coronavirus outbreak

April 7, 2020

The government has announced a £3 million fund for organisations redistributing safe surplus food to those who need it during the coronavirus outbreak.

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South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation Covid-19 Response Fund

April 7, 2020

Grants up to £5,000 are available to support local organisations that are working to ease the immediate difficulties communities are facing, and to support their recovery in the coming weeks and months.

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Explore Heritage Sites Online

April 7, 2020

Staying at home doesn't mean you can't explore some incredible heritage sites. Heritage Open Days have brought together some of their favourite online experiences so that you can get your cultural fix indoors.

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Big Lottery Fund – Our funding during COVID-19

April 7, 2020

All funding decisions we make for the next six months will prioritise getting funding to groups best placed to support their communities at this vital time

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Report concerns to the Police online

April 7, 2020

South Yorkshire Police have created a dedicated reporting form on their website where you can report concerns about people congregating in groups and flouting social distancing restrictions. 

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Extra Council Tax support for hardest-hit residents

April 7, 2020

Rotherham residents whose incomes have been hit hard are being urged to check if they are eligible for a discount on their Council Tax.

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Rotherham online libraries never close

April 7, 2020

Rotherham Council's online library service is a great place to go for adults and children wanting to learn and keep their minds occupied as people spend more time at home during the coronavirus restrictions.

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Easter Card Template and Word Search

April 2, 2020

Alzheimer’s Society have kindly provided an Easter themed word search and chick template to be made into an Easter Card if it’s helpful for anyone!

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Covid -19 Response Fund

April 2, 2020

South Yorkshire Community Foundation, will be releasing a fund shortly for organisations supporting the most vulnerable people affected by coronavirus.

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National Youth Agency: Coronavirus support for young people

April 2, 2020

This online resource is for young people to help stay calm collected and safe during the coronavirus crisis.

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New National Youth Agency Youth Work website

April 2, 2020

This website is designed to bring together relevant advice, guidance, support and tools for youth workers, young people and organisations during the COVID 19 pandemic.

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NHS Every Mind Matters: Dealing with coronavirus anxiety

April 2, 2020

Do you have anxiety over coronavirus, theses top tips from the NHS could help.

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NHS Every Mind Matters: Staying at home tips

April 2, 2020

Browse for your mind with these tips from the NHS on keeping a good mental health wellbeing.

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Planning coordination of spontaneous volunteers

April 2, 2020

Spontaneous volunteers are individuals who are unaffiliated with existing official response organisations, yet, without extensive pre-planning, are motivated to provide…

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Gismo is being updated with Covid-19 support available

April 2, 2020

If you would like to raise awareness of your service by being featured on Rotherham Gismo please contact us at Voluntary Action Rotherham.

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The Weavers’ Company Benevolent Fund

April 2, 2020

Grants available of up to £15,000 for organisations working with: young offenders; prisoners and ex-prisoners; and young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement

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Protecting people from scammers

April 2, 2020

Victim Support have released a leaflet on advice for community groups to warn against coronavirus scammers and fraudsters.

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Heritage Emergency Fund launches to help the sector

April 2, 2020

This is a £50million fund to support the heritage sector as an immediate response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Local business receive £7.2 million aid in just two days

April 2, 2020

More than £7.26m has been paid to 661 Rotherham businesses through various coronavirus support grants in the last two days - with hundreds more payments due to be made this week.

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Rotheham Heroes delivering to those most in need

April 2, 2020

In a massive show of community spirit more than 600 people have already come forward to be part of the Rotherham Heroes Volunteer Programme.

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Creative isolation

April 2, 2020

Check out this great resource from March Network, which pulls together the huge range of creative initiatives available to support our mental health and wellbeing during this social distancing period.

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Arts and Culture fundraising advice

April 2, 2020

Don't miss Art Fundraising & Philanthropy's free 'Power Hour' of consultancy support for arts and culture organisations every day.

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Join the #CreativeNetwork

April 2, 2020

Voluntary Arts has launched #CreativeNetwork, an online get-together of people involved in arts, culture and creativity.

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AMA free webinars on crisis communications

April 2, 2020

The Arts Marketing Association is running free webinars on topics such as crisis communications and connecting with your audiences.

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Additional support available to you

April 2, 2020

Arts Council have pulled together the latest support and guidance available from the government and other professional bodies, for both individuals and organisations.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) roundup

April 2, 2020

Catch up on the latest data and analysis related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its impact on our economy and society.

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Healthwatch Rotherham update

April 2, 2020

As from the 1st April 2020 Rotherham Healthwatch Ltd will no longer be delivering the Healthwatch service in Rotherham. The contract will now be delivered by Citizens Advice Rotherham & District.

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Free virtual conference offers support to charities affected by coronavirus

April 2, 2020

Did you miss the global virtual summit on 2 April to support the charity sector’s response to Covid-19? The live stream will be subtitled in various languages and available post-event.

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How to Run an Online Event And Engage More People Virtually

April 1, 2020

Are current news stories threatening your real-life events? In this webinar, Nikki Bell and Simon Scriver will take you through the steps and learnings of developing online engagement events.

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Resources to stay connected and improve digital skills amid COVID-19

April 1, 2020

We can tackle skills gaps and digital divisions in our communities by sharing resources.

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First response training

April 1, 2020

During the period of Government-enforced national ‘lock down’, First Response Training are encouraging clients to utilise alternative delivery methods rather than classroom based training.

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Standard Life Foundation launches coronavirus fund

April 1, 2020

The Standard Life Foundation is making funding available for work directly related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bright Ideas Fund is currently suspended

April 1, 2020

Earlier in March, we reported that the Bright Ideas Fund, which supports new community business ideas, had re-opened for applications. This funding programme is now on pause.

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COVID-19 guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

April 1, 2020

The Government has issued guidance on shielding for people, including children, who are at very high risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

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DHSC confirm that PAs are key workers

April 1, 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that personal assistants (PAs) are included in the definition of key workers.

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Extension to expiring first aid certificates

April 1, 2020

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Department for Education have released a statement extending the validity of various qualifications by 3 months.

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Temporary changes to ID checking guidelines

April 1, 2020

The government has announced temporary changes DBS ID checking in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Winthrop Gardens updates

April 1, 2020

The Gardens are temporarily closed due to social distancing and events in April and May have been postponed for now. Don't despair, Winthrop are holding events such as the bake off by social media.

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Sport England support package

April 1, 2020

Sport England have announced a support package of up to £195 million to help the community sport and physical activity sector through the ongoing crisis.

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The Recovery College Online: Free online course for everyone in response to the recent global Coronavirus pandemic.

April 1, 2020

The Recovery College Online have developed online courses around COVID-19 and mental health for adults and children. Coping During the…

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Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)

April 1, 2020

This guide provides advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund

April 1, 2020

Grants up to £10,000 to organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19, to help them to continue to deliver much needed support to communities across the UK.

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Neighbourly Covid -19 Community Fund

April 1, 2020

Grants up to £400 for groups registered with them to support their communities.

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RUFC Paul Warne follows up Community Sports Trust phone call with shopping drop-off

April 1, 2020

Rotherham United boss Paul Warne has once again been reinforcing the club’s commitment to the community following his recent delivery of essential shopping items for lifelong supporters John and Margaret Bailey.

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Information from the British Chamber of Commerce

April 1, 2020

The British Chamber of Commerce have published information for Barnsley & Rotherham businesses to prepare for the impacts of Coronavirus/COVID-19 transmission.

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COVID-19 Support from the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF)

April 1, 2020

Activities addressing the issues raised by the Covid-19 will be prioritised for Reaching Communities & Awards for All decisions, with money coming out much quicker.

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Coronavirus and charity funding

April 1, 2020

Paul Winyard details initiatives like the new National Emergencies Trust appeal and promises of support from grantmakers.

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Volunteers responding to coronavirus

April 1, 2020

NCVO's Shaun Delaney on the coordination efforts going on behind the scenes and explains the best ways to offer your support.

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What charity trustees need to think about

April 1, 2020

NCVO' governance lead Dan Francis outlines nine questions for trustees to consider during the coronavirus crisis.

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Key coronavirus legal issues for charities explained

April 1, 2020

NCVO's free webinar with Bates Wells solicitors is available watch again on demand. It's full of great advice on topics like HR law, contracts, insurance, governance and volunteer management.

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New procurement guidance in response to Covid-19: implications for charities

April 1, 2020

Charities delivering public services are facing serious challenges. Rebecca Young explains the issues and what the government's new guidance for contracting authorities will mean in practice.

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Are volunteers on lockdown?

April 1, 2020

NCVO's volunteering development manager Shaun Delaney explains what they know about if people can still volunteer during the coronavirus crisis.

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NCVO guidance on your organisation and coronavirus

April 1, 2020

NCVO have published practical guidance with information to help you protect your staff, volunteers and beneficiaries, and handle the financial and other impacts on your organisation.

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Coronavirus: Advice And Practical Tips For People Affected By Dementia

April 1, 2020

Alzheimer's Society are offering coronavirus advice and practical tips for people affected by dementia - help is available.

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Support for Social Enterprises during the Coronovirus

April 1, 2020

Social Enterprise UK has a page offering advice and support. They have run webinars which you can access, and have practical advice on how to manage the crisis.

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Coronovirus NHS information in 36 languages

April 1, 2020

Current health advice is available in 36 languages on the Doctors of The World website.

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Update from Rotherham Council Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

March 31, 2020

Do you need support during the Covid-19 outbreak? If you, or someone you know of, is living alone, is vulnerable and has no one else to help with basic tasks, then the Rotherham Heroes volunteers are here to help.

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Public Transport service reductions from 28th March 2020

March 31, 2020

Travel operators are keeping customers up to date via their websites and social media channels. Further reductions to service have been put into place from 28th March.

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Social distancing guidance for parents and carers

March 31, 2020

The Director of Public Health Office at Sheffield Town Hall has released a social distancing guide to assist parents and carers in keeping you, others and the ones you care for safe.

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Coronavirus: How to help safely

March 31, 2020

Due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19), RMBC will now be providing regular email updates for residents to inform on the latest information they have and any changes to local services that may be affected.

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Masonic Charity – Later Life

March 31, 2020

This Later Life Grant programme is open to local and national charities who are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life.

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Masonic Charity Early Years Opportunities

March 31, 2020

Grants up £80,000 to help disadvantaged children and young people (up to 25) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life.

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Latest on Covid-19 support for groups

March 31, 2020

Good Finance have created an article pulling together the latest funding and support available for charities and social enterprises.

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Triangle Trust 1949 Fund

March 30, 2020

Grants up to £80,000 over three years for groups supporting the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders.

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Esmee Fairbairn deadline for bids

March 30, 2020

This funder supports a range of areas with major grants and are reviewing their programmes. Deadline for new bids is 3rd April 2020.

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AB Charitable Trust

March 30, 2020

Grants up to £20,000 for larger charities working where human dignity is imperilled and where there are opportunities for human dignity to be affirmed.

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Volunteering Safely – Guidance from NCVO

March 30, 2020

Staying safe whilst helping with the Covid 19 volunteering response.

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The ABI (Association of British Insurers): Enhanced help and support to customers who may be affected by the impact of Covid-19

March 30, 2020

Including; key workers who may need to drive to different locations, people who want to help their communities by transporting medicines or groceries and office workers who need to work from home.

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Safeguarding Factsheet: Community volunteers during COVID-19 outbreak

March 27, 2020

The UK Government have issued a new fact sheet designed to address specific concerns that people involved in supporting their…

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New Covid-19 PA Register

March 26, 2020

In response to a Sheffield city wide need for more personal assistants due to the impact of the Coronavirus, Disability Sheffield is hosting a new Covid-19 PA register.

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Arts Council England announces £160m emergency fund

March 26, 2020

Arts Council England is making £160 million of emergency funding available for organisations and individuals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for patients in 34 languages

March 26, 2020

A website that includes collated coronavirus advice on staying safe and other advice in 34 different languages

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Companies to receive 3-month extension period to file accounts during COVID-19

March 26, 2020

Businesses will be given an additional 3 months to file accounts with Companies House to help companies avoid penalties as they deal with the impact of COVID-19.

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Coronavirus Lockdown message in Roma language

March 26, 2020

Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance (REMA) have uploaded a short video explaining the lockdown in the roma language on to their Facebook page

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Keep Fire Safe – home fire safety quiz

March 26, 2020

Whether you're self-isolating, working from home or just social distancing, you will all be spending more time at home over the next few weeks. With prizes to be won, check out our home fire safety quiz here.

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Keep Fire Safe – children’s poster drawing contest

March 26, 2020

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue have launched a poster drawing competition for your youngsters and they have a load of LEGO prizes up for grabs.

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Vital roof repairs continuing during shutdown of stately home Wentworth Woodhouse

March 26, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic forced the mansion to halt its tours and events and close to visitors last week (Fri March 20) but vital roof repairs continue.

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Easy Read Information About Staying at Home

March 26, 2020

Many vulnerable people will find it hard to understand the staying at home regulations so Easy Read Online have created an Easy Read version of the new rules.

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‘Your NHS Needs You’ – NHS call for volunteer army

March 26, 2020

The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home.

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Data protection and Coronavirus

March 26, 2020

In these uncertain times, it remains important to process personal data lawfully. If your staff are working remotely, you may need to create new procedures and consider how extra care may be taken to secure information.

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Social Enterprise UK – Coronavirus support and resource

March 26, 2020

This page will be updated regularly with the latest news and resources on supporting social enterprises during the coronavirus crisis. The information includes details of any upcoming (free) webinars.

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Dementia UK – Covid-19 information for families looking after someone with dementia

March 26, 2020

This dedicated hub includes advice about how to look after someone with dementia during this time. It includes coronavirus questions and answers, leaflets and further information, and contact details for a free dementia helpline, staffed by specialist nurses.

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Covid-19: Guidance for employees

March 26, 2020

Government guidance on what to do as an employee if you develop coronavirus symptoms. Includes information on staying at home, sick pay, claiming benefits and support for rent costs

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NCVO wants to know the financial impact of COVID-19 on your charity

March 26, 2020

NCVO is calling on charities to come forward and share details of the direct financial impact that COVID-19 (coronavirus) is having on their organisation, so that they can share this with the government. 

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Rotherham Heroes Volunteer Programme

March 26, 2020

The Rotherham Heroes Volunteer Programme is a borough-wide volunteer programme, co-ordinated by the Rotherham Community Hub to help vulnerable people across Rotherham during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Beware Of COVID-19 Scams

March 25, 2020

Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector

March 25, 2020

Guidance to help with running your charity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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£500 million hardship fund will provide council tax relief for vulnerable households

March 25, 2020

£500 million Hardship Fund will provide council tax relief to vulnerable people and households to help those affected most by coronavirus.

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Rotherham CCG launches Coronavirus Facebook Page

March 24, 2020

Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group have launched a Facebook page to share useful, validated information and advice about health services in Rotherham.

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Get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person

March 24, 2020

Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus who may need assistance with foods and medicines whilst you are shielding.

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Yapp Charitable Trust

March 24, 2020

We continue to support the smallest of charities (spending less than £40k per year) and we only fund running costs (including rent, utilities and salaries) with grants of up to £9,000 over 3 years.

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Free online courses

March 24, 2020

Make the most of your coronavirus isolation (self-imposed or otherwise) by learning something new or improving on the skills you already have.

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Tender – IAPT High Intensity Therapy (HIT) and Psychological Wellbeing

March 24, 2020

Health Education England is looking to tender the provision of the delivery of IAPT High Intensity Therapy (HIT) and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) education across Yorkshire and the Humber.

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COVID-19 advice translations

March 24, 2020

The Big Leaf Foundation has translations of NHS and WHO advice in several languages.

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Charities included in the government’s coronavirus wages scheme

March 24, 2020

Charities can claim 80 per cent of workers’ wages from the government, if they would otherwise have been made redundant, under the scheme announced on Friday.

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Funding news related to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

March 24, 2020

GRANTfinder have made available a dedicated page which will be continually updated to give you details of which funds and extra support have been announced to counteract the impact of the outbreak.

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Voluntary Action Rotherham Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

March 24, 2020

With the challenges of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we will be using this page to keep you updated.

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New Rules on staying at home and away from others

March 24, 2020

Full guidance from the Government on the new measures put into place yesterday (23.03.2020)

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Easy Read Hand Washing Coronavirus

March 23, 2020

Easy read leaflet on the Coronavirus and washing your hands more often

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Five ways to work well from home

March 23, 2020

With many places advising employees to work from home (where possible and appropriate) the BBC have shared some tips on staying efficient and how to look after your mental well being whilst working from home

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Supporting children and young people’s mental health

March 23, 2020

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have released some useful resources on how to support children and young people’s mental health during this challenging time.

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Covid-19 Resources

March 23, 2020

A number of resources that have been pulled together that may be of some help to the families you or your colleagues work with as we continue to work through unprecedented times.

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The Grow the Game (Football)

March 23, 2020

Grants up to £1,500 to form new female or disability teams who are traditionally underrepresented groups in community football.

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Free Supplies through www.givingworld.org.uk

March 23, 2020

We are here to provide free of charge clothing, food Items, toiletries, cleaning and household products so the most vulnerable people in our communities can stay safe and well.

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Coronavirus: Youth charities offer advice on moving support online

March 23, 2020

A series of guides have been produced by youth work organisations on how digital can be best deployed to maintain support for young people.

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Rotherham Sight and Sound Update

March 23, 2020

Further to us having to suspend all activities, we have taken the step to close our Equipment Centre and hearing aid repair service from today. (23rd March 2020)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector

March 23, 2020

Guidance from the Charity Commission to help with running your charity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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PRESS STATEMENT FROM WENTWORTH WOODHOUSE PRESERVATION TRUST

March 23, 2020

With great regret, we will be closing the doors of Wentworth Woodhouse to the public from 5pm today (Friday March 20). All events and tours have been postponed until further notice.

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Citizens Advice Rotherham Service Update

March 23, 2020

Due to government guidelines the office is now closed. Our service will continue to be delivered by phone, webchat and video chat. Please call us on 01709 515680 to book your appointment.

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The Big Give asks people to #DonateYourCommute for NET appeal

March 23, 2020

The Big Give has launched a match funding campaign to raise funds for NET’s coronavirus appeal, and is doubling the first £200,000 donated.

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Make Your Charity More Relevant to Young People

March 23, 2020

The Third Sector magazine has published survey results which reveal getting the younger generations to engage is an issue that many charities wrestle with.

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The National Emergencies Trust – Coronavirus Appeal

March 23, 2020

Supported by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge the NET has launched an appeal to raise funds for local charities and grassroots organisations.

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Free charity digital training course

March 23, 2020

Free digital marketing training tailored to the charity sector delivered in 7 webinars. 

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Free resources for your charity

March 23, 2020

Cranfield Trust provides free practical business tools and resources on different thematic areas for charities. 

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National Intergenerational Week

March 23, 2020

This week we are celebrating the National Intergenerational Week which is taking place from 23 to 29 March 2020.

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VCS Rotherham Response to Coronavirus SURVEY

March 20, 2020

We have developed a quick survey to try and identify how Coronavirus is impacting your group/ organisation, your services and staff/ volunteers and how Voluntary Action Rotherham might be able to help.

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Concessionary Travel Scheme Extended in South Yorkshire

March 20, 2020

Mayor of Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis has today announced an extension of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) Senior Pass so that it can be used on all buses and trams in South Yorkshire before 9.30am any day of the week. 

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Public Transport service reductions – From Saturday 21 March 2020

March 20, 2020

Due to the current situation, operators are announcing a reduced service to react to the reduction in customer demand and staff shortages.

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Rotherham Adult Learning and Development Update

March 20, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus crisis we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend adult care training for a period of 3-months, that is, until 30th June 2020.

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Charities to open nature reserves and gardens for free during coronavirus social distancing period

March 20, 2020

A number of charities and organisations in the UK are closing their visitor centres, shops and cafés, but are keeping nature reserves and gardens open for free.

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The Coronavirus Charity Help Fund – Deadline 25 March 2020

March 20, 2020

MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis is making available £1million from his personal charity with  grants of £5,000 to £20,000 to help with specific UK coronavirus-related poverty relief projects. 

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My Maltby Photo Competition

March 20, 2020

Maltby's Neighbourhoods team would like local people to take photographs across the area to create a giant community jigsaw, showing what Maltby means to them.

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Deadline extended: Good Credit grants fund

March 20, 2020

We understand that many organisations are very busy preparing their response to Covid-19. Therefore we have extended the deadline for applications to our Good Credit Project small grants pot. The new deadline is 12pm, Monday 30/3/20. Please do get in touch if you have any questions about the fund, or how the Good Credit Project might support financial inclusion in these challenging times.

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Rotherham TimeBuilders update Covid-19

March 20, 2020

For the time being we are having to suspend most of our TimeBuilder groups.  This will have a major impact on wellbeing and mental health if it goes on for any length of time, so we are looking at ways we can continue to provide support and a sense of community to all our members.   

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Shiloh Rotherham have shared information regarding changes to their services due to Covid-19

March 20, 2020

Please be aware that the Shiloh Rotherham service will be reviewed on almost a day by day basis given the ever changing environment resulting from Covid-19. 

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Sport England Coronavirus Update

March 20, 2020

An update on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and what our key priorities for sport and physical activity are at this time.

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Filing charity annual returns during the coronavirus pandemic

March 20, 2020

Any charity that needs an extension to their annual return deadline can contact the Charity Commission to ask for one.

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Managing your Mental Health during the Covid-19 outbreak

March 20, 2020

The Mental Health Foundation has published tips to help you, your family, friends and colleagues to look after your mental health at a worrying time when there are threats to people’s physical health.

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Home care provision and Covid-19

March 20, 2020

The government has published information on covid-19 and home care provision

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Funders offer their support

March 20, 2020

30 major funders across the country have issued a statement pledging support for funded groups in the current crisis:

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SYFAB Services

March 20, 2020

Here’s an update on how our services are affected by the CORVID-19 situation

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Covid-19 Rotherham Central Muhafiz Volunteers Respone Unit

March 20, 2020

Muhafiz volunteers in this time of crisis will be supporting those most vulnerable in our communities, regardless of faith, ethnicity or background.

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Charities encouraged to bid for £15 million Tampon Tax Fund

March 20, 2020

Charities across the nation can apply for grants to fund projects which directly benefit disadvantaged women and girls, tackle violence and support their mental health and wellbeing.

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Guidance for SYCF Funded Groups in response to Coronavirus

March 20, 2020

We recognise that depending on how you operate and who you work with, you might need to make some changes to planned activity.

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Historic England step in with £1/4 million for urgent repair bill at Wentworth Woodhouse

March 20, 2020

Historic England stepped in to help Rotherham stately home Wentworth Woodhouse when it discovered an unexpected £370,000 heritage repair bill.

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) now open for new enquiries!!

March 20, 2020

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) is a £550,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities.

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Rotherham Cultural Education Partnership: Independent Chair

March 20, 2020

Rotherham Cultural Education Partnership wish to appoint a new Chair, for an initial term of three years

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Important information from the WEA on the Coronavirus outbreak

March 19, 2020

Following the Government’s announcement on Education delivery, the WEA has decided to suspend all face-to-face delivery, as of today (19th March) and until further notice. 

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Your organisation and coronavirus

March 17, 2020

This information is intended to help you decide what steps you and your organisation may need to take in light of the spread of the covid-19 virus.

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

March 12, 2020

For all the latest information and advice visit the Rotherham Council website

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What the Budget means for charities

March 12, 2020

As well as some significant new spending aimed at delivering the 'levelling up' agenda that was promised during the election, there were several announcements that will affect charities and the people they support.

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Sara Cunningham Nominated for the UK’ Largest Diversity Awards

March 12, 2020

Sara Cunningham a local role model from Rotherham has been nominated for the Positive Role Model award (Disability) at The National Diversity Awards 2020 and needs your vote!

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Watch now: Bright Ideas Fund webinar

March 11, 2020

Miss the Bright Ideas Fund webinar? Do not fear, you can watch the webinar recording now to find out who can apply, what a community business is, what you can apply for and how support is delivered.

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St Agatha’s Community Kickstart Fund

March 11, 2020

Grants up to £500 for activities supported by faith communities that help build stronger communities. Next deadline is 31st March 2020

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South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System sets out health and care plans for next 5 years

March 10, 2020

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS) has unveiled its new Plan for the next five years by reducing the number of preventable deaths and illness that are caused by smoking, obesity and mental illness.

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Get your applications in for the 2027 development programme

March 10, 2020

Do you have experience working or volunteering in a frontline-based role in your community, or have lived experience of issues affecting working-class communities? If so, you could benefit from applying to professional development programme 2027.

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Magic Little Grants 2020

March 10, 2020

Grants of £500 for charities and community groups delivering sports and physical activities.

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Wickersley Walking Festival

March 10, 2020

Wickersley Walking Festival, organised by Wickersley Parish Council, is taking place between Sun 3rd May - Sun 5th June 2020 and includes walks for all ages, abilities and interests.

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Neighbourhood priorities – have your say

March 10, 2020

Rotherham Council would like to hear your opinions on what matters most to you in your local neighbourhood.

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Faith, Race and Hate Crime Grant Scheme 2020/21

March 10, 2020

Grants for projects that bring different faith and ethnic groups together and tackle racially and religiously motivated hate crime to create integrated communities in England.

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Apply for a Comic Relief Community Grant

March 10, 2020

The Comic Relief Community Fund (England) is offering grants to grassroots community organisations with an income of less than £250,000.

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Free Resource for people you support

March 10, 2020

Giving World is a registered charity that redirects end-of-line and discontinued stock (e.g. warm clothing, food, toiletries) for free to the most deprived communities in the UK.

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Diversify – We have launched a crowdfunding campaign!

March 10, 2020

Diversify, a Rotherham based non-profit organisation, have launched a crowdfunding campaign through NatWest’s ‘Back her business’ scheme which supports women in business.

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Rotherham Bus Service Changes – from Sunday 26 April 2020

March 9, 2020

Early notification of Rotherham Bus Service Changes that will take place from 26th April 2020.

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South Yorkshire Community Foundation

March 9, 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for a range of community activities.

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Carers UK – State of Caring 2020 survey now open

March 9, 2020

The survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers and many professionals who work with carers find the results provide a useful evidence base for their work locally.

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Road Safety Trust major grants

March 5, 2020

Projects which aim to address in a mixture of practical and research ways the use of technology to reduce road offending and improve road safety can apply to the Road Safety Trust major grants programme. Grants of up to £200,000 are available.

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Rotherham Safeguarding Awareness Week 2020

March 5, 2020

Rotherham Safeguarding Awareness Week takes place between Monday 6th July and Saturday 12th July 2020 and will involve a range of activities to raise awareness of Safeguarding Children and Adults.

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Les Mills Fund

March 4, 2020

Charities and community groups can apply to the Les Mills Fund for grants of up to £1,000 to improve the education and physical and emotional wellbeing of children aged 0 to 16.

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DM Thomas Foundation

March 4, 2020

Registered charities and Community Interest Companies can apply to DM Thomas Foundation's Central Grants for up to £30,000 per year for up to two years.

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Biffa Award opens partnership grants scheme

March 4, 2020

Grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 are available for projects that will make a significant impact on the built or natural environment. They must also be large scale projects of regional or national significance.

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Planning for coronavirus (covid-19)

March 4, 2020

As the coronavirus situation develops your organisation and members need to plan how best to keep employees, volunteers, supporters and beneficiaries informed and protected. To help, NCVO have collated guidance on what steps you may need to take.

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Good Credit small grants

March 3, 2020

Grants of up to £5,000 is available to fund new financial inclusion initiatives, or fund an existing project to take it to the next level of impact and reach in South Yorkshire.

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Support for people with eating disorders

March 3, 2020

A team, which provides a community eating disorder service for children and young people in Rotherham, is reminding residents that help is at hand if they are experiencing bulimia, binge eating and anorexia.

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NEW CHILDREN’S SURGERY AND ANAESTHESIA PROPOSAL

March 3, 2020

Have your say on the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw proposal that appendicectomies should be conducted at Sheffield Children’s Hospital for children aged under 8 and children with complex needs,

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Free community training opportunities

March 3, 2020

Rotherham Federation are running a series of free training days around Community Organising at Springwell Gardens this month

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WaveLength – Using media technology to fight loneliness

March 3, 2020

WaveLength gives radios, televisions, and tablet computers free of charge to people who are lonely and can’t afford to buy the technology themselves.

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Be Internet Citizens: A digital education programme for young people

March 3, 2020

UK Youth has recently announced the launch of a new digital literacy programme with the support from Google and YouTube. 

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Yorkshire & Humber Charity Digital Survey

March 3, 2020

In attempt to get some real data on what the uptake of digital tools and how digital activity is perceived in Yorkshire & Humber Community Matters has created this survey.

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EU Citizens and Brexit: An Introduction to the EU Settlement Scheme

March 3, 2020

This is a workshop is organised by Migration Yorkshire and Seraphus on 24 March at Goole Leisure Centre and is aimed at charities, third sector organisations and faith and community groups who are already working with EU nationals and their families

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Storytelling tips for your charity

March 3, 2020

Are you struggling to keep your supporters engaged throughout your journey and show them what, how and and why you do things?

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Keeping us well: How non-health charities address the social determinants of health

March 3, 2020

This is a new report released by NPC which aims to support non-health charities to better understand and use the evidence about seven social factors that impact on people’s health and well-being

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Bettys Trees For Life Fund

March 2, 2020

Grants of £500 to £4,000 are available from the Bettys Trees for Life fund. Community groups, small charities and schools based in Yorkshire can apply for funds to run an environmental project to improve their local area.

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Rotherham to host Yorkshire Day celebrations

March 2, 2020

Rotherham Council is proud to announce that the town will be the official host for Yorkshire Day and will be flying the flag for the County on Saturday 1st August. 

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Swinton Community Focus Group Invites New Committee Members

March 2, 2020

The Swinton Community Focus Group is a dedicated group of Swinton residents who give up their spare time to make a difference in Swinton.

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Rotherham TimeBuilders News

March 2, 2020

For all the latest news, groups and activities from Rotherham TimeBuilders download the latest newsletter

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HR changes that may affect your organisation

March 2, 2020

In April 2020 key HR changes will come into force that all charities should understand.

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Understanding your charity’s impact

March 2, 2020

NPC has created Understanding impact a new guide to help charities evaluate their impact.

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Charity Times Awards 2020- call for nominations

March 2, 2020

Nominations are open for Charity Times’ annual awards ceremony, which takes place later this year. There’s still time to nominate your charity sector colleagues! Nominations close on 8 May 2020.   

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The Heritage Volunteer Leader of the Year Award is open for nominations

March 2, 2020

The award celebrates outstanding achievements in volunteer management and will be presented at the Heritage Volunteering Conference in Manchester on 12 June.

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DBS launches new payment option for online basic DBS checks

March 2, 2020

This new feature allows someone else to pay for an individual's basic check. 

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Latest guidance regarding CoronaVirus

February 27, 2020

Public Health England have updated their guidance for travelers returning to the UK from/ through COVID19 affected areas

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New free jobs platform for Sheffield City Region

February 27, 2020

With Good Work's platform, recruitment services and staff wellbeing support, being a great employer has never been more rewarding.

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Anyone for Cricket?

February 26, 2020

Rotherham U3A, in partnership with Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, are introducing Walking Cricket to Rotherham and are looking for men and women interested in forming “Walking Cricket” teams.

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Bright Ideas Fund is now open!

February 26, 2020

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. The fund is now open! 

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Fully Funded Distance Learning

February 26, 2020

A range of level 2 nationally accredited distance learning certificate programmes Free of Charge.

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Mentors in Violence Prevention Event

February 25, 2020

An explorative event about the implementation of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) in schools across South Yorkshire. 

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Grow Wild Youth Project Funding

February 24, 2020

Grants up to £500 are available for young people (aged 14 to 25 years) in the UK to deliver a creative project that celebrates UK native plants and fungi in exciting and engaging ways.

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Sponsorship opportunity to support new Rotherham Walking Cricket team

February 24, 2020

Walking Cricket is new initiative in Rotherham that engages with those who identify as older adults, to help increase physical and mental health wellbeing and are in desperate need of match playing shirts sponsors.

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Opportunity to join Social Work England’s National Advisory Forum

February 24, 2020

This is a unique opportunity to get involved with a new, national organisation at an important time in our development. You will work with other people committed to raising standards and with an interest in social work.

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Healthy Communities Together

February 24, 2020

Grants up to £50,000 plus support for partnerships between the voluntary and community sector, NHS and local authorities to improve health and wellbeing, reduce health inequalities and empower communities.

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Make your community hub thrive!

February 24, 2020

Packed with information, case studies, checklists, templates and practical tools, The Community Hub Handbook – published this week – is a new, free resource that sets out how to run a thriving community hub and ensure its future is secure.

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Healthier communities

February 20, 2020

The King's Fund has published a new strategy focusing on building healthier places and communities, tackling the worst health outcomes and supporting people and leaders working in health and care.

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The Wharfedale Foundation

February 19, 2020

The Foundation funds projects in the Yorkshire and Humber Region that address the divisions in society by developing greater understanding of social justice and diversity.

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The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust

February 19, 2020

Substantial grants, up to £150,000 for groups addressing the root causes of conflict and injustice.

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Nominations are now open for The National Diversity Awards 2020!

February 19, 2020

Britain’s most inspirational and selfless people will come together to honour the rich tapestry of our nation, recognising individuals and groups from grass roots communities.

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RAW ROAR TALKS: Rotherham for Artistic Women.

February 18, 2020

ROAR in Partnership with Shefest bring you an exhibition and fascinating evening of talks from Liz Churton, Carol Robson and Chinwe Russell showcasing a section of self identifying female artists working in Rotherham and the greater region in celebration of International Women's Day.

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This Is Us – An exhibition of work by Artworks artists in the Cafe at Riverside

February 18, 2020

‘This Is Us’ showcases work by artists in Rotherham with physical and learning disabilities. The exhibition runs until Friday 28 February in the cafe at Riverside House.

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We Are UndefeatABLE Campaign

February 18, 2020

A new campaign led by Public Health England aims to encourage people managing long-term health conditions to take up exercise by finding manageable work-arounds to fit into their lives.

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Launch of 569 Million Reasons Campaign

February 18, 2020

569 million reasons is a health campaign that aims to explain and encourage local people to support the NHS in saving money by buying their own over the counter medicines. This saving would equate to £569 million for the NHS.

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ACRE National Village and Community Hall Survey

February 18, 2020

The National Village and Community Hall survey which is carried out once every ten years and will provide up to date information about halls and the social and economic impact they deliver for their communities.

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Free, online toolkit to increase impact and funding

February 18, 2020

The Charity Excellence Framework provides a free, online toolkit to increase impact and funding for non-profits in the UK to improve their impact and financial resources, with access to the largest resource base in the sector.

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Right Up Your Street: How Faith-Based Organisations Are Tackling Loneliness

February 18, 2020

'Right Up Your Street: How Faith-Based Organisations Are Tackling Loneliness' is a recently released report by FaithAction which highlights just some of the ways in which faith groups are working to tackle loneliness and isolation.  

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Impact and Learning: The Pillars of Stronger Foundation Practice

February 18, 2020

The Association of Charitable Foundations has released a new report titled 'Impact and Learning: The Pillars of Stronger Foundation Practice' looking at how foundations understand the total impact they have.

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What do you think of the Community First Yorkshire website?

February 18, 2020

The Community First Yorkshire website is now three years old and they would like to know what you think of it.

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BBC Children in Need Small Grants

February 17, 2020

The Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to 3 years.

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Free management consultancy and HR advice

February 17, 2020

Cranfield Trust are an independent charity, providing management consultancy free of charge to any registered non-profit organisation addressing the issues of poverty, disability or social exclusion. 

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South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Appeal – Phase Two

February 17, 2020

South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Appeal Fund Phase Two is now live and accepting applications from those who have been impacted by the floods.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice

February 17, 2020

Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus in China, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.

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Sport England emergency flood relief fund

February 17, 2020

Sport England is offering grants of up to £5,000 from its Community Assets Fund to pay for emergency repairs to sport facilities. "From damaged sports club roofs to areas hit by flood damage, our team aims to provide quick responses to those most badly affected."

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‘Stress Buster’ classes in Rotherham

February 17, 2020

If life’s pressures are getting you down and making you feel worried, stressed and anxious, then a stress buster class could help you.

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Enter the SMK National Campaigner Awards 2020

February 13, 2020

Each year, SMK celebrates the best campaigns and campaigners – local, national, individuals, community groups, charities any shape or any size.

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Do yousupport people affected by the criminal justice system?

February 13, 2020

Voluntary organisations are supporting more and more people, whose needs are growing more complex and urgent. Clinks can support to make connections and share good practice, stay informed and up-to-date and get your voice heard by decision makers.

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Brian Murtagh Charitable Trust

February 12, 2020

The Brian Murtagh Charitable Trust is a family trust which makes grants to smaller charitable organisations who support children and young adults in the following areas of need: physical and learning disabilities, social disadvantage, education, poverty, sickness and trauma.

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Have your say on the future of Rotherham Libraries

February 12, 2020

Rotherham Council is running a consultation to ask members of the public their views on the future of libraries in the borough.

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South Yorkshire Devolution Consultation

February 12, 2020

South Yorkshire is a step closer to receiving tens of millions of pounds in additional powers and resources and the Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority would like to know what you think about these proposed new powers and changes to the way they work.

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Citizen Food Waste Behaviour Change Grant

February 11, 2020

WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) are offering grants of £25,000 - £100,000 to encourage people to waste less food.

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Free Crowdfunding site

February 11, 2020

Crowdfunder has launched a fee-free platform for charity fundraising today, with transaction charges covered, no fee taken on Gift Aid, and platform fees set to 0%.

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Table Tennis England – Inclusivity grant scheme re-opens

February 11, 2020

Clubs and organisations are being invited to apply for Table Tennis England funding to help get more people from minority or underrepresented groups playing table tennis.

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Marmot ‘Ten years On!’

February 11, 2020

To mark the 10-year anniversary of Professor Sir Michael Marmot's landmark study of health inequalities, Minding the Gap is delighted to present Marmot Ten Years On! This is an opportunity for Sir Michael to promote the work of the Institute of Health Equity, share current and future developments and introduce the institute’s new and emerging approaches.

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Rotherham Creative Network

February 11, 2020

Last month saw the first ever monthly meet up as part Rotherham Creative Network, giving the creative sector a chance to come together, share skills, knowledge and to promote collaboration and co-production. 

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The Great Ideas Grant

February 11, 2020

The Great Ideas Grant offers up to £300 to support people and small groups in Waverley, Catcliffe or Treeton to bring their ideas to life in their neighbourhoods making it a better place to live, work and play.

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Applications open for support from Pilotlight!

February 11, 2020

The programme provides an opportunity for leaders who are open to change and challenge to access strategic business support to develop their charity or social enterprise.

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Secretary Role at Rotherham Carers Forum

February 10, 2020

Rotherham Carers Forum are looking for a Secretary to join their Board of Trustees.

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Veolia Environmental Trust

February 10, 2020

Grants of £10,000 - £75,000 to develop community buildings, outdoor spaces or sport/recreation facilities.

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Peter Cruddas Foundation

February 10, 2020

Grants mostly up to £10,000 to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to education, training and employment.

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FCC Community Action Fund

February 10, 2020

Grants of £2,000 and £100,000 to not-for-profit organisations for the provision, maintenance or improvement of public amenities.

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Your organisation’s funding needs survey

February 10, 2020

The findings of this research will be used to inform work with funders on opportunities and barriers within the existing funding environment for social purpose organisations.

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How to Support Wellbeing in the Workplace Webinar

February 10, 2020

Croner, in collaboration with NCVO, is holding a webinar which will help you to understand the value of effectively managing mental wellbeing in the workplace. You will gain an awareness of strategies that can enable you to create a positive workplace, and learn where to go to get support in managing mental wellbeing at work.

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Keeping Safe Online: A guide for people with learning disabilities

February 10, 2020

The guide looks at different types of online abuse you can experience and what to do if you feel you are unsafe. It also shows you the types of things you can do to keep safe online and warning signs that you may be experiencing online abuse.

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Support for third sector organisations to use data and statistics

February 10, 2020

Statisticians for Society helps third sector organisations to cost-effectively secure the expertise of Royal Statistical Society member statisticians to collect, analyse and present data, to help them make informed decisions.

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) Updated Ward List – Yorkshire

February 10, 2020

The areas covered by Coalfields Regeneration Trust Community Investment Programme has recently changed and has now reopened for applications.

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Responding to Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Training

February 10, 2020

This is a chance for professionals to gain an in depth understanding of the NRM process & how to best support victims of Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking.

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Football Foundation Grow the Game grants

February 10, 2020

The Football Foundation's Grow the Game programme aims to "support the growth of new female and disability teams by offering grants of £1,500 for the creation of new affiliated teams.

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Free Self Harm Awareness Training

February 10, 2020

The course is commissioned by NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is available for parents, carers and frontline staff and will help to understand self harm, who it affects, supporting someone who self harms and where to get further help.

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Coming soon: Bright Ideas Fund round 7!

February 10, 2020

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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FREE Accredited Distance Learning

February 10, 2020

We Find Any Learner still have some funding in your area that offers a wide range of free courses that might suit you, or your employees/volunteers. The courses available are all Level 2 NCFE/CACHE accredited and delivered on a distance learning platform.

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The Corner Café and Charity Shop Opens in Rotherham Town Centre

February 6, 2020

Crossroads Care is inviting visitors to join them for a coffee and a chat at “The Corner” in All Saints Square.

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Rotherham Youth Theatre

February 6, 2020

Starting March 5th, 2020, Youth Theatre welcomes all young people regardless of experience or ability and aims to teach drama skills, building confidence and promoting an ensemble style atmosphere.

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Have your say on the future of Libraries and Neighbourhood Hubs

February 6, 2020

During the last year, the Council has been working on its Library strategy which outlines how libraries could be run over the next five years, including the locations of the buildings, the availability of books, up-to-date computers and updating facilities to be more family friendly.

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Woodward Charitable Trust, summer playschemes

February 6, 2020

Registered charities with an annual income under £100,000 can apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust for grants of £500 to £1,000 to run summer playschemes for children aged 5 to 16.

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Psychological effects of brain injury Training

February 6, 2020

This training from Headway on Wednesday 26th March 2020 will cover Insight & Psychological Adjustment & Cognitive Rehab Issues following a Brain Injury.

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MSE (Money Saving Expert) Charity

February 6, 2020

The Money Saving Expert charity is open for bids up to £7,500 for financial education projects targeting people who live with long term challenges.

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Peer Researcher opportunity with The Young Foundation

February 6, 2020

Get Paid to Talk to People in Your Community! Apply to become a trained peer researcher with The Young Foundation. You don't need any previous experience, just a willingness to learn and an openness to talking to people living locally.

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Armed Forces grants – consultation

February 5, 2020

Views Of Armed Forces Community Sought To Help Develop New Local Covenant Funding Programme

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The Swimathon Foundation Community Grants

February 5, 2020

Grants of £500 - £2,500 for groups encouraging people to get involved in swimming. They must be linked to a pool that has participated in the 'Swimathon' event.

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Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

February 5, 2020

A free accredited two day, interactive training course that prepares caregivers to provide suicide first aid interventions taking place on 2nd and 3rd March in Rotherham.

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Rooms to suit a range of activities at MyPlace Rotherham

February 5, 2020

YMCA Whiterose has a variety of rooms available, at competitive rates, in Rotherham Town Centre.

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Tassibee Creative Craft Group

February 5, 2020

Join Tassibee on Tuesdays between 1pm and 3pm during February and make crafts for Ramadan

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‘Stress Buster’ classes in Rotherham

February 5, 2020

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

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BBC Young Writers’ Award 2020

February 5, 2020

BBC Young Writers' Award is back for 2020. The five writers shortlisted, aged between 13 and 18, will have their 1000-word stories broadcast on the BBC, and published in an anthology.

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Criminal Justice Champions

February 5, 2020

Victim Support is inviting people to become Criminal Justice Champions. The role is aimed at people who work with the public either through work or volunteering and may come into contact with people who have been affected by crime.

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Studio 10b available at ROAR

February 5, 2020

The studio benefits from two sides of daylight through leaded windows overlooking Corporation Street and Domine Lane in the centre of Rotherham.

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Office Furniture Available

February 4, 2020

Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance (ROAR) have a number of office items available.

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Enterprise Development Programme

February 4, 2020

Individual packages of financial and business support are available for organisations working in England to make the transition to new enterprises or to grow existing ones.

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Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme

February 4, 2020

A range of major grants for energy efficiency and supporting vulnerable energy consumers. Deadline is 19th February 2020

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Bullseye! Boost for patients on hospital units

February 4, 2020

Big hearted ladies darts players have donated £450 to a hospital which cares for people over 65 who have mental health needs.

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New Men’s Group to improve health, well-being and vitality

January 30, 2020

RAP have secured NHS/CCG funding to start a ‘Men’s Group’ and are holding an initial planning meeting to discuss the options of what to do and where to go.

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Absolute Beginners Computer sessions for Men

January 30, 2020

These sessions will take a fun approach to help you overcome any fears you may have. We will start from turning the computer on; using keyboard and mouse; using desktop and icons; opening programmes and understanding what is in front of you.

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Carers Awareness Training -18th February

January 30, 2020

Crossroads Care will be delivering a Carers Awareness and Supporting Carers information and training session on 18th February 2020 at Crossroads Care Headquarters

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Northern College First Steps Day

January 30, 2020

Come along on a First Step Day to discover how Northern College can support you into further study, voluntary work or working towards going to work.

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Rotherham Short Breaks consultation

January 30, 2020

Rotherham Council are currently reviewing the short breaks provision in Rotherham, the purpose of this survey is to gather the views of parents/carers on Short Breaks that are currently available to children and young people with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities in Rotherham. 

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Young People needed to help shape future of Clifton Park Museum

January 29, 2020

Clifton Park Museum are looking for people aged between 15 and 25 to come along and get involved in fun projects and activities!

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Former patient writes book to help others

January 29, 2020

A Rotherham man, who has been living with a mental illness for the past 15 years, has written a book about his experiences in a bid to help others in the same position.

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Help For Local ‘Green’ Projects

January 29, 2020

The Renewi Corporate Social Responsibility Fund supports communities surrounding the award-winning waste treatment facility at Manvers, and applications are now open

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Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Grants

January 29, 2020

Kellogg’s is working with Forever Manchester to award grants of £1,000 to school breakfast clubs, to help them provide breakfast to children who need it most.

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The King’s Fund announces new £3m health and wellbeing fund

January 28, 2020

The King’s Fund has announced a partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund that will see up to £3 million given to help voluntary and community organisations boost the health and wellbeing of their communities. The fund accompanies a new strategy for the next five years.

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New Support Group for people who support someone who is visually impaired

January 28, 2020

Rotherham Sight & Sound are establishing a Support group for Partners, Relatives and Friends who support someone who is Visually Impaired.

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Lip Reading Class

January 28, 2020

Would you like to Lip Read?  Do you struggle in conversation’s? Hard of Hearing? If so join Rotherham Sight and Sound's lip reading class.

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Free Nature Resources for young people to engage in environmental social action

January 28, 2020

#iwill campaign have teamed up with Eden Project Communities and have created a series of adaptable resources to support schools and organisations to take part in environmental social action

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Free consultancy packages to transform your organisation

January 28, 2020

Are you looking to transform your organisation for good? Action Planning is 30 years old this year and to celebrate their Pearl anniversary, they are giving away 56 consultancy packages with an average value of £2,000 each.

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Coop Foundation iwill fund, deadline 24 February 2020 (12 noon)

January 28, 2020

Grants of up to £35,000 are available from the Co-op Foundation’s extended #iwill Fund for projects that help young people support each other during the move from primary to secondary education.

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How do families with disabled children engage in physical activity?

January 23, 2020

Sense, The National Deafblind And Rubella Association, and the ukactive Research Institute are partnering together to understand in more detail how families with a child or children with complex disabilities engage in physical activity. 

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Comic Relief, Future Looking Good grants, deadline 7 February 2020

January 22, 2020

Investments from £100,000 to £200,000 are available to help young people aged 11 to 25 build skills necessary to live with dignity, access basic housing and create a happy home in which they feel safe and secure.

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The Rotherham Marie Curie Fundraising Group Need your support

January 22, 2020

The Rotherham Marie Curie Fundraising Group raises vital funds for Marie Curie by organising local events and activities and are looking for volunteers to get involved in the Great Daffodil Appeal and support them with collections in Morrisons stores between 9th and 15th March.

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Get Yourself Active’ Programme

January 22, 2020

Disability Rights UK have developed a get active programme and would like to offer training to social care providers.

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Diversify Launch Auction

January 22, 2020

Diversify have recently launched our Yorkshire & the Humber Regional Office in Rotherham and we are holding a silent auction in order to raise money to fund the costs of our workshops.

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This Girl Can Community Fund opens

January 22, 2020

Up to £10,000 is available to support women aged 16+ to get active.

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South Yorkshire Public Art Commission Opportunity

January 21, 2020

Three temporary physical public art commission opportunities for three Artists/ Collectives/ Organisations – at Wentworth Woodhouse; Wentworth Castle Gardens; Elsecar Heritage Centre (South Yorkshire).

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Aviva Community Fund 2020 makes £250,000 a quarter available for small charity projects

January 21, 2020

Aviva has today (21 January) unveiled the latest development of the Aviva Community Fund, which will see £250,000 per quarter available for small charity and community interest group projects, with Aviva employees deciding how the money is distributed.

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SafeTALK Suicide Prevention Training

January 21, 2020

safeTALK is a free half-day training session on suicide alertness. It helps participants recognise a person with thoughts of suicide and connect them with resources who can help them in choosing to live.

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Get Creative with Decoupage

January 21, 2020

Active Independence will be starting their next series of Free Art of Wellbeing classes in Rotherham and Doncaster aimed at improving the wellbeing of Disabled people in the area.

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Does your group/ charity have a room that needs some TLC?… or a garden that needs sprucing up?

January 21, 2020

Occasionally Voluntary Action Rotherham are approached by private firms who are looking to release their staff for a community project and we are looking for some new projects to add to our menu for 2020. 

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Mental Health Carers Support

January 20, 2020

Do you regularly look after a friend or relative who has a mental health condition? If so Crossroads Care Rotherham can help you access information, training, activity groups and benefits advice.

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FREE workshops for carers

January 20, 2020

These workshop are useful for families and carers of people living with Dementia, or other communication difficulties in Rotherham. You'll find out more about the Herbert Protocol and This is me and how to complete the forms, both are extremely useful when supporting someone with Dementia.

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Introduction to fundraising

January 20, 2020

Are you new to fundraising? Feeling a little daunted at the prospect of fundraising? This session on 6th February 2020 gives a basic introduction on how to find funders and present your project.

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Find out more and have a say

January 20, 2020

Patients in Rotherham who use mental health services are being asked to go along to one of three drop-in sessions to have their say.

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Celebration of Craft – Call for Expressions of interest

January 20, 2020

The Crafts Council are inviting organisations and groups to partner with to deliver craft workshops, events and talks during 2021.

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Masonic Charity Early Years Opportunities

January 20, 2020

This 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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Masonic Charity – Later Life

January 20, 2020

This grant programme is open to local and national charities who are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life.

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What matters to communities?

January 16, 2020

The Institute for Community Studies, powered by the Young Foundation, is seeking to understand what matters to communities in the UK.

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Understanding & Responding to Domestic Abuse Training Course

January 16, 2020

Whether you are a professional or an interested person this is a valuable course to attend. It will give you the tools to understand domestic abuse and importantly how to respond to it.

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Rotherham Pride Quiz Nights

January 16, 2020

Join us on the first Monday of every month for our quiz night! A chance to get social & have some fun; come as a team, or come along & join a team!

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Latest Training Calendar from Directions at RMBC

January 16, 2020

The updated training courses available upto March 2020 from Directions at RMBC are now available to download.

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Ten years of change in the voluntary sector – One day conference

January 16, 2020

Based on a long-term national research project, with Karl Wilding (Chief Executive, NCVO) as keynote speaker, the conference in Manchester on 5th February 2020 offers a chance for discussion on the scale and nature of change in the voluntary and community sector.

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Rotherham Hospice recruiting Trustees and Chair

January 16, 2020

Rotherham Hospice are recruiting a number of Trustees and a Chair to the board of Trustees to contribute to its continued success and offer strategic guidance.

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Funded Training for 2020

January 16, 2020

We Find Any Learner have full funding on courses for individuals and organisations these courses are all nationally accredited and have been designed around a flexible learning delivery model to ensure they are easily accessible within the workplace.

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Hold a Brew Monday for Samaritans

January 15, 2020

Samaritans is asking organisations to hold a Brew Monday this January or February to raise funds and encourage employees to get together and talk.

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Andys Man Club

January 15, 2020

The group is a is a peer to peer support group open to any man over the age of 18  across the borough, regardless to where they live. They meet on Monday evenings at The Centre, Brinsworth, at 6.30pm.

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Community Asset Fund – the Movie!

January 15, 2020

Sport England have released a short video explaining what their Community Asset Fund is for, and what they are likely to fund. 

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People’s Postcode Lottery schemes next deadline 4 February 2020

January 14, 2020

Postcode Community Trust, Postcode Local Trust, and People's Postcode Trust all reopen for applications on 21 January. The deadline for applications is 4 February 2020.

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Places Available – safeTALK Training Jan 2020

January 14, 2020

The aim of this free training is to teach participants four basic steps to recognise if someone is having thoughts of suicide and how to connect them with resources that can help.

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Understanding Personal Care Needs Distance Learning Course

January 14, 2020

Directions at RMBC have added this new FREE Level 2 training course to their distance learning list.

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CLIC Sargent | World Cancer Day 2020 Volunteering Booking System

January 14, 2020

This February CLIC Sargent will be bucket collecting at Morrisons stores across the country for our World Cancer Day 2020 Campaign and we need volunteers to collect donations to help make World Cancer Day bucket collections better than ever before!

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Safer Moving and Handling Train the Trainer

January 13, 2020

Directions training at RMBC have spaces still available on the Safer Moving and Handling Train the Trainer and Train the Trainer refresher course due to run in February and March.

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Nominations open for first ever Financial Inclusion Awards in South Yorkshire

January 13, 2020

Nominations are now open for South Yorkshire’s first ever Financial Inclusion Awards, a unique initiative to celebrate those working to improve the region’s financial health.

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NCVO explores diversity and volunteering

January 13, 2020

NCVO will be researching in 2020 diversity and volunteering and NCVO want to hear from you about what your organisation is already doing.. 

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Reporting a serious incident in your charity when it involves a partner

January 13, 2020

GOV.UK guidance for charity trustees on when to report incidents involving the charity’s partners as a serious incident is now available here. 

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Free Community Organising Training Courses

January 13, 2020

Rotherfed are offering 4 free community organising training courses in February 2020.

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Keep Britain Tidy in 2020

January 13, 2020

The Keep Britain Tidy Spring Clean is taking place between 20 March and 13 April.

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AB Charitable Trust

January 13, 2020

Grants in the range of £10,000 to £20,000 are available from AB Charitable Trust for charities working to support: migrants, refugees and asylum seekers; criminal justice and penal reform; and human rights, particularly access to justice.

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Pilates group

January 13, 2020

Pilates is a great way to improve your balance, posture and strength and Timebuilders have a couple of places available on their Wednesday Pilates class which takes place at 10.30am at All Saint’s Centre, Vicarage Lane, S65 1AA

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Temporary venue required for local food parcel provision

January 13, 2020

A local Rotherham based church who support people in poverty with food parcels are in need of a new venue from February 2020.

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NCS | *Exciting news* One of our very own NCS Grads is releasing his debut single!

January 13, 2020

The very talented Adam (otherwise known as Gazzini) has written a heartfelt rap based on homeless people around Rotherham and all proceeds from the sale of the single will go to Shiloh Rotherham.

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Applications for Severn Trent’s Community Fund are now open!

January 13, 2020

Severn Trent Water are really excited to share that applications are now open for our new Community Fund which will give away more than £10 million to charities and community groups over the next 5 years.

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Pledging support to armed forces veterans

January 13, 2020

A Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire health trust has pledged its commitment to support armed forces’ veterans, reservists and their families.

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ICO launches consultation on draft direct marketing code of practice

January 13, 2020

The regulator has released draft guidance urging charities to ensure they comply with legislation around the electronic storage of data such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Free Carbon Monoxide Awareness workshops

January 13, 2020

The Gas Safe Charity is working with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to deliver free half day carbon monoxide workshops aimed at front line staff who deliver their services in the homes of vulnerable people in the Doncaster and Rotherham areas.

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IT for Absolute Beginners

January 9, 2020

Thanks to funding from South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, Tassibee Centre will be running a series of IT workshops over the coming months to help you make the most of using your laptop, mobiles and tablets.

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FREE Funding Support Available in Rotherham

January 9, 2020

Here at Voluntary Action Rotherham we know finding funding is a constant challenge for voluntary and community sector groups. To help groups and organisations identify opportunities we offer a free funding search facility.

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Media Trust seeks charities for Women’s Voices 2020

January 9, 2020

Media Trust is looking for 30 charities to participate in its fourth annual Women’s Voices event in celebration of International Women’s Day in March.

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Rotherham Gismo has a makeover for 2020

January 9, 2020

Rotherham Gismo, the free online directory that gives you access to hundreds of services and community groups across Rotherham has had a makeover!

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Fully Funded Accredited Training available at Tassibee

January 9, 2020

YFL Training will be providing free funded courses working in partnership with registered charity Tassibee.

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Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge in aid of Rotherham Hospice

January 9, 2020

Our most popular annual challenge is back! Conquer the dizzying heights of the 3 Peaks in a challenge of stamina and fitness, all in under 12 hours!

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Princes Trust Programme for young people 16 – 25

January 8, 2020

12 week personal development course Starting 21st January 2020 for unemployed 16 – 25 year olds, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.

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Free New Year fitness class in Maltby

January 8, 2020

Free New Year fitness class in Maltby starting 27th January for anyone unemployed, part-time or at risk of redundancy.

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Small Charities: transform your fundraising & governance, just £20!

January 8, 2020

If you’re a #smallbutvital don’t miss the FSI's popular small charity training this 10th March 2020. Explore 3 different courses covering fundraising, these sessions are heavily subsidised and fill up fast, so book your spaces now

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After the Flood – Safety Advice

January 7, 2020

Following the recent floods in parts of the Rotherham borough, RMBC are reminding residents of the precautions they can take when re-entering flood-affected properties

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New Improved SYFAB Website!

January 7, 2020

The SYFAB website includes a 'Knowhow' section, which has access to all our information sheets, as well as other reports, videos or resources that may be useful to you.

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Tackling Social Isolation

January 7, 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund has published a report on lessons from the community and voluntary sector on how community action can tackle loneliness and social isolation, including what works.

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Tesco Bags of Help grants reopen for applications

January 7, 2020

The Tesco Bags of Help programme has reopened for applications with grants of up to £2,000 available.

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Rotherham Taxi Licensing Policy Consultation

January 6, 2020

The Council is currently reviewing its Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy, more commonly referred to as ‘taxi’ licensing. This policy sets the standards that the Council expect from all drivers, vehicles and operator firms.

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Carers Awareness Training Course for Adult Care Providers and Staff

January 2, 2020

The session, on 14th January, has been designed to raise awareness to the issues Carers face on a daily basis, and also serves to provide helpful tips and advice for service providers and individuals alike.

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£1 million funding boost for South Yorkshire flood charity

January 2, 2020

The government will match the funds raised by the South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Appeal Fund up to the value of £1 million.

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How small charities can work with digital professionals on a budget

January 2, 2020

For small charities on a shoestring budget, operational efficiencies, marketing, and digital fundraising can come with a much smaller price tag. Many tools are free of charge, and freelance professionals can tailor services for the non-profit sector.

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Natural Neighbours Project – Sandhill Park

January 2, 2020

The Natural Neighbours project will deliver activities which enable communities in Rotherham to use, enjoy, improve and reclaim local green spaces.

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Democracy Pioneers

January 2, 2020

Ten awards of £10,000,looking to re-energise and reshape the future of civic participation and everyday democracy in the UK. Closing date is 31st January 2020

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South Yorkshire Homeless Survival Guide online version goes live

January 2, 2020

The online version of the South Yorkshire Homeless Survival Guide, based on the hard copy version released earlier this year, has officially gone live. 

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The FSI Training in Leeds – a choice of 3 courses on 10 March 2020

January 2, 2020

The FSI is offering over 60 training places for small charities on their programme of three different full-day courses all taking place on Tuesday 10 March 2020 in Leeds. 

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The Status of UK Fundraising 2019

January 2, 2020

New benchmark report entitled The Status of UK Fundraising 2019 has been released which reveals the trends driving fundraising success with the contribution of 1,000 charity professionals who contributed to the survey. 

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UK Social Sector Health Check

January 2, 2020

Charity Bank polled 182 social sector leaders to understand the challenges they face, and to assess the impact of the current climate on the Sector’s ability to respond to the needs of people and the communities they serve. 

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‘Stress Buster’ classes in Rotherham

January 2, 2020

Are life’s pressures getting you down and making you feel stressed and anxious? Do you worry a lot? Then a stress buster class, starting on 15th January, could help you.

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New Directions courses added

January 2, 2020

Due to demand RMBC Directions have added extra dates for some courses. These courses are free for anyone working and/ or volunteering in Rotherham.

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Green Giving – Grimple’s Green Grants

January 2, 2020

Green Giving are offering grants of up to £1,000 to help support environmentally friendly projects.

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Let’s get Weather Ready – free resources to help prepare for the winter months

January 2, 2020

The Met Office has launched its WeatherReady Campaign to encourage individuals, families and communities to think about winter preparations they can make to help them stay warm, healthy and safe at this time of year.

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UK Theatres small grants

January 2, 2020

The UK Theatres small grants scheme is a capital fund that awards up to £5,000 to theatres across the UK run by charities and not-for-profit groups that can clearly demonstrate the value capital improvements to their theatres would make to their work in local communities.

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Thomas Wall Trust

January 2, 2020

The Trust is running a new Digital Skills  grants programme throughout 2020 offering grants up to £5,000 to organisations working towards improving basic digital skills for adults in need.

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My Maltby photo competition

December 19, 2019

Maltby's Neighbourhoods team would like local people to take photographs across the area to create a giant community Jigsaw, showing what Maltby means to them.

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Stalls available at Get Lifewise Event

December 18, 2019

The Lifewise Centre are holding an event for people over 60 in Rotherham on 1st May 2020 and have stalls available for organisations that work with older people.

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

December 18, 2019

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects that will meet one of the following themes, Skills, Employment and Health & Wellbieng.

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Institute of Fundraising launches free safeguarding phone line

December 17, 2019

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) has launched a free phone line for people looking for confidential support and advice about safeguarding issues they have witnessed or experienced.

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Your UK Parliament Awards

December 17, 2019

Do you know someone who has made a difference in their community? Nominate them (or yourself!) for a Your UK Parliament Award.

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Falls Prevention Exercise Programme – Rotherham

December 17, 2019

A two year contract for a falls prevention exercise programme. Expression of interest deadline is 5pm on 23rd January 2020

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Mental health tips for the Christmas period

December 17, 2019

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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Do I need a ‘digital trustee’?

December 17, 2019

Do you have a digital trustee? Chief Executive at Reach Volunteering writes in her blog: ''Trustees need to lead the way on digital, and recruiting a digital trustee can be a good way to bring expertise on to your board. But what kind of person do you need and what role would they play?"

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British Cycling Places to Ride – Grants programme

December 17, 2019

The Places to Ride programme will fund the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities in communities across England. Decisions will be made every 12 weeks.

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The Screwfix Foundation

December 17, 2019

Grants up to £5k for repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings in deprived areas. 

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Rotherham Council Budget Consultation

December 17, 2019

The Council is currently going through its budget setting process and they are keen to hear your views.

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Firstfruits

December 16, 2019

Firstfruits has considerable flexibility, but aims primarily to support charities, organisations and individuals local to Yorkshire.

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How are carers over 50 planning for the future?

December 12, 2019

Carers Trust UK with support from the Health & Wellbeing Alliance are trying to find out how carers over 50 are planning for a future when they may be less able or unable to care.

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Alert for charities – fraudsters impersonating staff

December 12, 2019

The Charity Commission have received several reports from charities who have been targeted by fraudsters impersonating members of staff, specifically attempting to change employees bank details. In all these cases the request was made through an email.

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Thomas Wall Trust – Digital Skills 2020 Grants Programme

December 12, 2019

Grants up to £5,000 for registered charities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills in order to increase employment prospects within the UK.

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Wolfson Foundation

December 12, 2019

Grants for major capital projects in the fields of science and medicine, arts and humanities, education or health and disability. Deadline is 5th January 2020

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National Churches Trust – The Gateway Grant

December 12, 2019

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 towards project development and investigative work, to support churches preparing for a major project.

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Chemistry Outreach Fund

December 12, 2019

Grants up to £10,000 to run chemistry-based public and schools engagement activities.

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Scurrah Wainwright

December 12, 2019

Grants of mostly £1,000 - £3,000 for hard to fund work on social reform and tackling the root causes of social inequity, in Yorkshire or Southern Africa.

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Introduction to Deaf Awareness

December 11, 2019

This short course on 13th January at 9.30am aims to raise awareness and understanding of the needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.

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Swire Charitable Trust

December 11, 2019

Grants of up to around £50,000 for charities working in three programme areas: opportunity, environment and heritage.

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Calling all people aged 15-25!

December 10, 2019

Clifton Park Museum are looking for people aged between 15 and 25 to come along and get involved in fun projects and activities!

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Community Achievement Award Winners Announced

December 9, 2019

The awards, which recognise and celebrate the wide-reaching impact of Rotherham’s Voluntary and Community Sector, were presented at a ceremony on Friday 22nd November at The Carlton Park Hotel.

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Sense Rotherham Centre appealing for donations after flooding

December 9, 2019

Sense Rotherham are aiming to raise £1,000 to help get Sense Centre Rotherham back up and running after the floods.

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Grants for Groups Supporting Flood Victims

December 9, 2019

If groups have been helping victims of the recent floods, they can apply for a grant up to £600 from South Yorkshire's Community Foundation to help cover the costs.

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Bishop Radford Trust

December 9, 2019

Grants up to £5,000 for UK registered charities to support the work of the Christian church in the UK and internationally.

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National Churches Trust – Foundation Grants

December 9, 2019

The scheme offers grants of between £500 and £5,000 towards identified urgent maintenance works and small repairs to churches of any Christian denomination.

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One Stop Carriers for Causes

December 9, 2019

Grants of up to £1000 are available to support projects that benefit local communities through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores

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Impact Awards 2020

December 9, 2019

The DigitalAgenda Impact Awards celebrate technology innovations that improve people’s lives and the world around us.

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A guide to using mass involvement to shape the future

December 9, 2019

Nesta has released a new guide, ‘Our Futures: By the people, for the people’ which looks at how mass involvement with shaping the future can solve complex problems.

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Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects

December 9, 2019

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

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Small Charity Leaders Insight Report 2019

December 9, 2019

The Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight have released the Small Charity Leaders Insight Report 2019, now in its third year.

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Skills for Growth: project call in Sheffield City Region

December 9, 2019

Call to run a project to improve digital skills for disadvantaged individuals and groups in Sheffield City Region LEP Area.

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NHS warning as winter vomiting bug closes 1,000 hospital beds

December 9, 2019

The NHS is calling on the public to heed advice and stay at home if they have norovirus to avoid passing it on, as hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week.

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2020 Weston Charity Awards now open for applications!

December 9, 2019

Applications for the 2020 Weston Charity Awards are now OPEN. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 10th January 2020. To be eligible to apply, charities must have the following: A registered charity number.

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

December 6, 2019

Trusthouse gives grants for running costs or one-off capital costs to not-for-profit organisations which support communities in the most deprived urban areas, or the most remote and socio-economically deprived rural areas of the UK.

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Concertina Charitable Trust

December 6, 2019

The trust makes small grants to charitable activities which aim to improve the quality of life or add therapeutic benefit to the health and wellbeing of the elderly.

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Christmas timetable changes from South Yorkshire Travel

December 5, 2019

Over the festive period, between 23rd December 2019 and 4th January 2020, there will be changes to the normal operation of some bus, train and Tram Train services.

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Leeds Building Society small grants

December 5, 2019

UK registered charities can apply for funding between £250 to £1,000 towards practical items that directly support those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues.

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Mortality and life expectancy trends in the UK

December 4, 2019

The Health Foundation has published a new report: Mortality and life expectancy trends in the UK. The report shows that while mortality rates continued to improve during the 2000s, since 2011 they have stalled, and for certain groups of the population, gone into reverse.

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Key findings and calls to action from the UK Business and Charity Digital Index

December 4, 2019

Lloyds Bank’s latest Charity Digital Index has revealed that 13% of charities (26,000) have shown almost no digital activity this year: a 10,000 increase on 2018. 12% of charities also say they do not attribute any benefits to being online.

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FareShare Yorkshire recognised by Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards

December 4, 2019

In recognition of their hard work, FareShare Yorkshire recently won two awards at this year’s Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards; the Community Impact Award and Charity of the Year for which they also received a £3,000 donation from Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber. 

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South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Appeal Fund

December 4, 2019

The South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Appeal Fund is now live and accepting applications from those who have been impacted by the floods. At this stage giving blanket payments of £200* to everyone who applies.

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The charity sector’s leading manifestos are out

December 4, 2019

While it may not be easy to be heard through all the election noise, the leading umbrella bodies have issued manifestos to stake out an approach to whoever forms the next government.  

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New guidance on “lead trustees” from ICSA

December 4, 2019

The guidance note is aimed at those charities who employ staff or undertake activities that would warrant the additional assurance of a lead trustee to provide specific support and guidance to the board or others, for example in safeguarding, staff welfare, digital or fundraising.

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The Morrisons Foundation

December 4, 2019

The Morrison's Foundation awards grants to community projects that improve people's lives. Applicants must demonstrate how the project will deliver public benefit, who in the community will specifically benefit and how it will bring about positive change.

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BBC Children in Need main grants

December 4, 2019

Grants over £10,000 per year are available to support not-for-profit organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 and under in the UK.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation England and Wales reopens for applications

December 4, 2019

For Registered Charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £1 million who are tackling complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse and have a proven track record of helping people achieve positive change.

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Approaching a business for support

December 4, 2019

This interactive introductory session on 29th January 2020 explores the considerations and steps required to plan your approach to ask for support from a business donor.

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Daytrippers Foundation grants

December 4, 2019

Charities, support groups, SEND schools and children’s hospices can apply for funding, usually between £500 to £3,000, towards a day trip of their choice, or to support an innovative idea for an event or series of workshops.

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12 days of Giving | Still time to nominate a charity!

November 28, 2019

There is still time to nominate a charity for the opportunity to receive £1,000 in Ecclesiastical's 12 Days of Giving.

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Bruce Wake Charitable Trust grants

November 28, 2019

The Bruce Wake Charitable Trust offers grants, usually for £5,000 and under, to fund leisure activities for disabled people, in particular physically disabled wheelchair users.

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Keep your friends & family safe during the festive season!

November 28, 2019

Take advantage of this fantastic offer by sending your volunteers, clients and service-users onto our last FREE Safe & Well Ambassador Training at Northern College.

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Support for Individuals and Organisations affected by Flooding

November 28, 2019

We know first hand what an impact water can have on buildings and individuals, the damage it can cause, the disruption it creates and the amount of time it takes to things put right.  We've brought together a list of support that's available to people affected in Rotherham.

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4Daughters – Aging Well Funding

November 27, 2019

A charity focused on providing funding to making a real difference around ageing. A total of £250,000 is available; grants can be of any size.

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HMRC funding

November 27, 2019

Grants of £10,000 - £450,000 for projects which support customers who need extra help understanding and complying with their tax obligations and claiming their entitlements.

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The Wharfedale Foundation

November 27, 2019

Grants up to around £3,000 that address the divisions in society by developing greater understanding of social justice and diversity.

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Invitation to bid for the co-design and co-delivery of third sector provided Crisis Support services

November 27, 2019

The Council is seeking to appoint a lead organisation from among voluntary sector providers in Rotherham to develop co-designed and co-delivered Crisis support services.

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Free Suicide Prevention Training

November 27, 2019

This free online training shows how you can help people who might be contemplating suicide by bringing up the subject and offering support. The course is available to everyone and is accessible without any kind of registration or login.

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Fully Funded Distance Learning

November 27, 2019

A range of level 2 nationally accredited distance learning certificate programmes Free of Charge.

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Carers Awareness and Support Training 28th Nov 2019

November 26, 2019

Directions, at RMBC, have places available on a 2 hour workshop taking place this Thursday, 28th November, 10.00am to 12.00pm around Carers Awareness and Support. 

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SEYH 2019 award nominations are open

November 26, 2019

Nominations are open for the SEYH Awards 2019, there are 7 awards up for grabs this year, Social Enterprise of the Year, Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Social Impact, Social Investment, Start up, Tech for Good and a brand new Environmental Award. 

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Get your event listed on the Musical Map for Dementia

November 26, 2019

Music for Dementia 2020 is launching the first ever Musical Map for Dementia. Its aim is to provide those affected by the condition with information on music based events and services in their area.

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Promote your volunteering opportunities at Northern College Volunteer Fair

November 25, 2019

Northern College encourages all of their students to take part in volunteering and give back to the local communities either for a full year whilst they are studying or at least a 2-week placement. If you have any suitable opportunities available why not attend their Volunteer Fair on 12th December.

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Social Work England becomes the new specialist regulator for social workers

November 25, 2019

On Monday 2 December Social Work England will take over from the Health and Care Professions Council as the new specialist regulator for the profession.

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Social Enterprise Exchange

November 25, 2019

Support, advice, and grants up to £5,000 for not for profit social enterprises in the Sheffield City Region. You must go through the programme before being invited to apply for a grant.

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Home-make Christmas, with love… at Wentworth Woodhouse

November 25, 2019

Wentworth Woodhouse, Rotherham’s stately home, lining up a series of festive crafting events to encourage nimble-fingered folk to create a home-spun, made-with-love Christmas. 

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The Centenary Commission on Higher Education

November 25, 2019

The centenary commission on higher education has issued its report, 100 years on from the original report that created the adult education movement.

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Fundraising webinars in December from the FSI

November 25, 2019

The FSI is running a series of fundraising webinars aimed at charities with an annual turnover of less than £1 million.

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Woodward Charitable Trust funds core costs for small charities

November 25, 2019

In October 2019 the Woodward Charitable Trust made changes to its grant criteria and they will now only make grants, up to £3,000, towards core costs rather than specific projects.

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#CelebrateNationalLottery25 Funding now open

November 25, 2019

To celebrate The National Lottery’s 25th birthday they are offering people and communities with great ideas the chance to receive a grant between £100 and £1,000.

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GEM Road Safety Charity

November 25, 2019

Grants are available to support road safety projects which help to improve the safety of all road users throughout the UK through research, education, engineering or enforcement.

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Charity annual returns: print before you submit!

November 25, 2019

The Charity Commission is no longer providing copies of annual returns once they have been submitted online.

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How are your partnerships with NHS Trusts?

November 25, 2019

NAVCA is working with NHS England and NHS Improvement to conduct some research into partnerships between NHS Trusts and organisations within the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.

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The Sun launches new £1million fund for local charities

November 21, 2019

The Sun has announced that it is to give away donations up to £20,000 to small local charities over the next year through the new £1m Sun Readers Fund. Nominations are open until 18th December.

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Walking Netball

November 21, 2019

Winter is a great time to try something new and meet new friends. Why not try out the Walking Netball, sessions are being launched at Maltby Leisure Centre

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Free trees for communities from the Woodland Trust

November 20, 2019

Woodland Trust want to make sure everybody in the UK has the chance to plant a tree. So we’re giving away hundreds of thousands of trees to schools and communities.

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Natural Neighbours Project

November 20, 2019

Natural Neighbours offers a unique opportunity to work with communities across four areas in Rotherham, supporting these areas to celebrate and take ownership of the green spaces right on their doorstep.

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South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Appeal Fund

November 20, 2019

Following widespread disruption South Yorkshire's Community Foundation (SYCF) Flood Disaster Relief Appeal was established last week. It is now accepting grant applications from individuals and families.

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Rotherham Activity Group need engaging activities and guest speakers for people with Dementia

November 20, 2019

Could you/ your group/ organisation offer an engaging activity or talk?  The talks and activities need to be fun and interactive and not too vigorous, as some group participants are over 90 years old!

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I know I wish I will project

November 19, 2019

Young people are invited to use your spoken word or poetry in this competition to tell; what you KNOW about the world…what you WISH was different and what you WILL do to make change.

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Manifesto for carers

November 19, 2019

Carers UK has created a manifesto that outlines the top priorities unpaid carers would want to see delivered in the future. Read the Manifesto here.

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Buttle UK

November 19, 2019

Grants available to provide vulnerable individual children and families the support they need to overcome immediate crisis, or ensure the best possible opportunity for a successful education.

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HMRC updates guidance on recognising phishing emails

November 19, 2019

This guidance explains how to recognise when contact from HMRC is genuine, and how to recognise phishing or bogus emails and text messages.

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Six months of free advertising services for one Yorkshire-based charity

November 19, 2019

Yorkshire based charities which are already a Google Ad Grantee or looking for help applying for and running Google Ads campaigns, may apply to receive half a year of free PPC support!

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UnLtd, Thrive access to employment

November 19, 2019

Advice and support as well as access to loans of up to £50,000 is available from the Thrive access to employment programme.

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Yorkshire & Humber Charity Digital Survey

November 19, 2019

Charities are asked to please take a few minutes to complete this survey as it will provide some significant information to a number of funders.

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Event and workshops grant

November 15, 2019

Grants for events, workshops and projects for children and young people aged 5-25 who have disabilities and life-limiting conditions in the UK.

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Day trip grant

November 15, 2019

Grants for recreational and educational day trips for groups of children and young people aged 5-25 who have disabilities and life-limiting conditions in the UK.

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Tool giant spearheads donations for Wentworth Woodhouse wishlist

November 14, 2019

£1,604-worth of top-notch Spear & Jackson trowels, spades, forks and garden loppers have been delivered to support gardening volunteers at Wentworth Woodhouse.

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Flooding in Rotherham

November 14, 2019

Has your voluntary or community group been affected by the recent flooding in Rotherham? If so, please contact Voluntary Action Rotherham, we are working with Public Sector Partners to assess the support needs of those affected and where we are able to do so, offer support.

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Food in Crisis Christmas Appeal 2019

November 13, 2019

This appeal is an opportunity for the kind and generous people of Rotherham to come together and make a real difference to the lives of those who, for whatever reason, find themselves in crisis in our community.

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Government grants and contracts survey

November 13, 2019

ACEVO need views from civil society organisations about restrictions in government grants and contracts, to support calls for reform.

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NCVO’s vision for charities and volunteering

November 13, 2019

NCVO want the future health of charities and volunteering to be a mainstream concern. Use your voice to help NCVO to make the case for charities and volunteering by sharing their manifesto with your local candidates.

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Reflexology course at Tassibee

November 13, 2019

Women are invited to join the stress reducing Reflexology Course starting Monday 18th November - Monday 16th December, at Tassibee with Sat Nadar. Please bring a friend to practice on.

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RUCST and RUFC recognised as Sports Upstander at #NO2H8CRIME awards

November 12, 2019

Rotherham United were delighted to see the Community Sports Trust honoured with the recognition of winning #NO2H8CRIME’s Sports Upstander Award.

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Raffle Prizes needed to help raise vital funds for Children’s Hospice

November 11, 2019

Donations of any brand new, unwanted gifts, wine, chocolates or toiletries are needed to raffle in aid of children and young adults whose lives are sadly just too short.

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South Yorkshire Flood Disaster Relief Appeal

November 11, 2019

SYCF have launched this emergency appeal; to support local people who have been displaced from their homes and had their property damaged by severe flood waters.

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Self Care Week, 18-24 November 2019 “Think Self Care for Life”

November 11, 2019

Self Care Week is an annual awareness week organised by the Self Care Forum, and provides a focus for self care events and activities across the country.

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Free trees on offer from TCV & OVO Energy

November 11, 2019

TCV and OVO Energy are offering free trees to community groups to help them do their bit for the environment with applications open for the 2019/2020 I Dig Trees programme.

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Grimm & Co awarded Arts Council funding as part of expansion plans

November 11, 2019

Grimm & Co have been awarded funding from Arts Council England to transform a 250-year-old town centre church into an ‘apothecary for the magical’, as part of a £1.5 million expansion and redevelopment.

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The Dame of Wentworth Woodhouse celebrates on home turf

November 11, 2019

Celebrations were thrown at Wentworth Woodhouse in honour of its best-known volunteer. Business woman Julie Kenny DBE, whose relentless five-year campaign saved the house for the nation, received a damehood at Buckingham Palace.

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My Community BETA website launches

November 11, 2019

The new BETA website is now live. Get all the latest tools, tips and ideas in one place. From the best people and organisations that care about communities.

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Empowering charities to speak up about funder practice

November 11, 2019

Grant Advisor UK is a platform for charities to write a review about funders to help your colleagues. You can ask for reviews to learn what’s really going well or could be improved.

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Clifton Park picked as ‘people’s choice’ for fourth year

November 11, 2019

Rotherham’s Clifton Park has once again been voted as one of the nation’s top ten favourite green spaces by the public.

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Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

November 8, 2019

Grants are available to support core or project costs in the areas of; Arts, Children and Young People, Environment, Food and Social Change.

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FCC Community Action Fund

November 7, 2019

Grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of public amenities. Wider coverage now in South Yorkshire.

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Parasport Fund

November 7, 2019

Grants between £1,000 and £5,000 for not for profit organisations to buy sports equipment for people with disabilities, to get help them active and have the best possible experience.

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Giving Tuesday 2019

November 6, 2019

Celebrated on the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

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We Find Any Learner

November 5, 2019

A wide range of free courses, all Level 2 NCFE/CACHE accredited and delivered on a distance learning platform.

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Free social media masterclass

November 5, 2019

In this workshop, on 12th November, we'll show you some of the tips and tricks of the trade and how you too can be successful using Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram, Pintrest, Youtube and the rest.

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Free holidays in historic buildings for charities and non-profits

November 5, 2019

Once again, the Landmark Trust are offering 50 free, self-catering breaks in their amazing historic buildings to charities and non-profit organisations for their nominees in March 2019, absolutely free.

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VIP Volunteering in Rotherham

November 5, 2019

VAR staff worked with the Chief Executives from a number of key agencies in the borough to secure volunteering placements for them in local voluntary and community groups. 

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Ecclesiastical prize draw, 12 days of giving

November 5, 2019

Ecclesiastical insurance is offering the chance to win one of 120 prizes of £1,000 in a prize draw called "12 days of giving" taking place each weekday from 5 December until 20 December 2019.

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Bluebell Wood 365 Business Club

November 5, 2019

Join Bluebell Wood 365 Business Club for just £1 a day and enjoy lots of benefits whilst supporting more than 250 children with life-threatening or life-shortening conditions; and their families.

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Climate change – Youth’s biggest priority

November 5, 2019

'Make Your Mark', the UK’s largest survey of young people’s views run by the British Youth Council which called on young people aged 11-18 to choose which issue they felt was a priority, climate change has been declared the biggest one.

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Could you be a Sleep Talker?

November 5, 2019

The Sleep Charity are offering workshops where you will learn important information about sleep that you can pass on to the families that you come into contact with.

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South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau Training Events

November 5, 2019

The SYFAB training programme is designed to help you gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to fulfil your fundraising aspirations. 

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Climate Action Fund

November 5, 2019

The Climate Action Fund is now open for an initial round of funding applications. In this initial round, they will support up to 15 place-based community-led partnerships to make the changes in their community they believe will have the biggest impact on climate change.

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The Charity Governance Awards

November 5, 2019

The Charity Governance Awards recognise good governance and celebrate brilliant boards. Its free to enter and open to all charities registered in the UK, large and small.

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Souter Charitable Trust

November 5, 2019

Grants of around £1,000 - £3,000 are available to registered charities for projects engaged in the relief of human suffering in the UK or overseas, particularly those with a Christian emphasis and ethos. Deadline is 22nd November 2019

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Armed Forces Covenant Trust, Positive Pathways grants

November 5, 2019

Grants of £35,000 a year to fund activities for veterans who need support to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

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TDS Charitable Foundation grants

November 5, 2019

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Foundation is offering grants of up to £10,000 for projects that focus on promoting knowledge of landlords' obligations or promoting knowledge of tenants' rights and responsibilities.

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The Weavers Company Benevolent Fund

November 5, 2019

Grants up to £15,000 to smaller charities supporting young offenders, prisoners and ex-prisoners, and young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement.

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Hilden Charitable Trust

November 5, 2019

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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Gardening for the Disabled Trust

November 5, 2019

Grants of up to £1000 for individuals to adapt private gardens to meet the needs of disabled people.

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Election guidance for small charities

November 4, 2019

On December 12 the country will take to the polls for a general election and over the next six weeks there will be a surge in campaigning by local politicians and NAVCA has provided a bit of advice on what small charities need to be aware of during this time.

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Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants

November 4, 2019

The Armed Forces Covenant local grants programme funds local projects that support community integration or local delivery of services for serving armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families. Registered charities and Community Interest Companies can apply for up to £20,000.

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Pocket Parks grants

October 30, 2019

Pocket Parks grants are open for applications. The funding, from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, aims to help communities in England transform unloved, neglected or derelict areas into new green spaces.

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Children’s Society’s Prevention Programme

October 28, 2019

The Children’s Society’s Prevention Programme is able to provide free awareness sessions about child exploitation for your community group.

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The Environmental Entrepreneurs Programme

October 28, 2019

The School for Social Entrepreneurs are looking to work with leaders of community organisations that are working to deliver environmental and social impact.

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The Weston Charity Awards

October 28, 2019

The Weston Charity Awards celebrate and support great front-line charities working in the fields of Community, Welfare and Youth.

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Making Tax Digital

October 28, 2019

Charity Tax Group (CTG) has developed a Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT ‘mythbuster’ document for charities.

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New Code of Fundraising Practice

October 28, 2019

The Fundraising Regulator’s revised Code of Fundraising Practice came into force on 1 October 2019. The new Code – split into three sections – aims to be more accessible and easier to navigate.

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Grants and free support for social entrepreneurs

October 28, 2019

The Community Business Trade Up Programme is run by the School for Social Entrepreneurs, in partnership with Power to Change and the National Lottery Community Fund, This is a free programme and comes with a Match Trading grant of up to £10,000.

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VIP Volunteering Week… Continues

October 25, 2019

This week, Rotherham District Commander Una Jennings, spent the morning volunteering with Rotherham Foodbank. This was one of a series of…

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Learn how to knit an angel

October 24, 2019

Rotherham Timebuilders are aiming to knit 100 angels in 6 weeks and need your help!

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Make angels for the Festival of Angels

October 24, 2019

Across the town groups are making angels for the festival, come and help us make ours!

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A choir for everyone at Rotherham Minster

October 24, 2019

A 6 week scratch choir every Tuesday morning in Rotherham Minster at 11am starting November 5th and culminating in a carol service in Minster on Tuesday 17th December at 12.30pm. 

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National Garden Scheme – Community Gardens Award

October 24, 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to create a garden or similar project with horticultural focus for the benefit of their local community.

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Call for evidence: Reducing health inequalities for people living with frailty

October 24, 2019

As part of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, Friends, Families and Travellers is delivering a project to help the NHS identity why there are inconsistencies in delivery of healthcare services to disadvantaged people experiencing frailty earlier in life.

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Fingers Crossed for The National Lottery Community Fund!

October 24, 2019

On Tuesday 29 October, all past and present grant holders from The National Lottery Community Fund are asked to join in a celebration of the organisations 25th birthday, by posting a selfie of you crossing your fingers.

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Trustees Week is coming

October 24, 2019

Between the 4-8 November we will celebrate the people that are in charge of our charities, who play a pivotal role, volunteering their time to make important decisions and helping to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world – our trustees.

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The Tabhair Trust

October 23, 2019

The Tabhair Trust supports small to medium sized charities in their aspirations to change communities and restore broken lives through providing opportunities for education, training and personal advancement.

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The Chrysalis Trust

October 23, 2019

Grants available to UK registered charities providing public benefit. Support is available for both capital projects and core funding with 'one off' donations.

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Ashworth Charitable Trust

October 23, 2019

Small grants are available to Registered Charities where the main focus is humanitarian causes. The Trust looks to fund projects and not core funding.

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£25 million fund to prevent burglary and theft in crime hotspots announced

October 23, 2019

The Safer Streets Fund, available to areas from April 2020, will be open to bids from Police and Crime Commissioners for projects aimed at preventing acquisitive crime.

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HOPE for people who have suffered bereavement through a fire, road traffic collision (RTC) or drowning

October 23, 2019

HOPE is a Registered Charity and offers a meeting place through a peer support group for anyone who has been bereaved in this way or who has witnessed a traumatic incident.

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Share your experiences of walking and cycling in South Yorkshire

October 23, 2019

Sheffield City Region has launched a new interactive map asking people in the area to give their views and experiences of walking and cycling.

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Social Media pages for Be Cancer Safe Rotherham and Barnsley

October 22, 2019

The Be Cancer Safe Rotherham and Barnsley Team have created a new Facebook page and would like your help to reach more people around Rotherham and Barnsley with their important health messages.

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2020 Windrush Day grants

October 22, 2019

Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 are available for community-led projects, taking place on national Windrush Day (June 22 2020), seeking to celebrate, commemorate and educate about the Windrush Generation and their contribution to British economic, social and cultural life.

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Women and Problem Gambling – FREE Training

October 22, 2019

GamCare is a national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling, and have just been successful in gaining funding from the Tampon Tax Fund to deliver a Women’s Programme across England, Scotland and Wales.

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Rank Foundation Pebble Grants for capital costs and short breaks

October 22, 2019

A small funding stream (the most commonly donated amount is £1,000) for UK registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £1million.

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Free Event for young people interested in careers in housing & regeneration

October 22, 2019

The Regeneration Brainery is an exciting new programme designed to give young adults a taste of what it’s like to work in the property world, from Developer to Architect, to Interior Designer and much more.

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Charities Aid Foundation Tourle Foundation Fund

October 22, 2019

Now open for applications the fund seeks to award grants of up to £5,000 to local charitable organisations delivering services for local people.

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Are you paying too much VAT on your Energy Bills?

October 22, 2019

Every year, charities may be paying more on their gas and electricity bills. If charities don’t keep a close eye on utility bills, they could very well be missing out on money that could be better spent in other areas of the organisation.

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2019 Cold Weather Fund

October 22, 2019

Grants of £25,000 (or £50,000 for larger organisations) to help get people sleeping rough off the streets this winter.

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The UK’s largest food drive needs volunteers

October 22, 2019

Tesco Stores in partnership with FareShare Yorkshire are gearing up to help feed people in need this Christmas. Volunteers are needed to help collect food donations from customers in their local Tesco Store.

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VIP Volunteering Week

October 22, 2019

VIP Volunteering week began in Rotherham yesterday with RDASH Chief Executive Kathryn Singh, visiting Places for People housing complex in Rotherham.

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Celebration Cake Skills & Wired Sugar Flowers Course

October 21, 2019

The WEA invite you to develop and hone your cake decoration skills in this exciting course that is perfect for both beginners and advanced students.

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Do you want a Networking Opportunity for Voluntary and Community organisations?

October 21, 2019

The Rotherham Pay it Forward team wish to hold a networking opportunity in Maltby. The idea is to help organisations explore acts of giving and peer support, thus removing the need for smaller funding bids. Please help by voting yes if you wish the event to go ahead.

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Beatrice Laing Trust

October 21, 2019

The Beatrice Laing Trust offers grants between £2,000 and £10,000  to UK based charities, Christian organisations and organisations providing opportunities for training and development to young people. 

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Henry Smith Charity – Holiday Grants for Children

October 21, 2019

The programme gives grants of £500 - £2,500 for recreational trips or holidays for groups of children under 13 who experience disadvantage or who have disabilities.

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Get ready for Charity Fraud Awareness Week

October 17, 2019

Next week is Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2019 and this year will offer charities a raft of ways to help the sector protect themselves from criminals including the risks of cyber crime.

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New fund for frontline organisations tackling loneliness

October 17, 2019

The government has announced it will launch a £2 million fund to help organisations at the frontline of tackling loneliness across the country.

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Volunteer fundraisers sought to kick-start new group

October 17, 2019

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is appealing for volunteers with a flair for inspiring others to join a brand new fundraising group.

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State of the Coalfields 2019 report launched

October 17, 2019

Coalfields Regeneration Trust have released research findings dedicated to the 5.7m people living in former mining areas.

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Shortlist Announced for Rotherham Community Achievement Awards 2019

October 17, 2019

Organisers of the 16th 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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Alzheimer’s Society Accelerator Programme

October 17, 2019

The Alzheimer's Society Accelerator Programme is open for applications. The programme invests in innovations to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

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Masonic Charity – Later Life

October 17, 2019

Small and large grants for charities who are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life.

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Early years’ preventative work

October 17, 2019

Grants up to £50,000 a year for 1 – 3 years for charities who will improve the life chances for some of the most disadvantaged 0-3 year olds.

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National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019

October 16, 2019

Its national National Hate Crime Awareness Week (October 12 - 19 2019) and its an opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of what hate crime is and to encourage victims to come forward.

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Cascading Leadership 2020 – free development opportunity for third sector leaders

October 16, 2019

Cascading Leadership provides an invaluable free opportunity for leaders working in health and wellbeing organisations in the voluntary and community sector (VCS) in the UK to develop their leadership skills and receive practical support.  

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NFU Mutual Charitable Trust

October 16, 2019

The trust's grants, support issues around agriculture and rural life. Minimum grant is £1,000; most are under £10,000.

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Northern College – Community & Me Course starts 28/10/19

October 16, 2019

Northern College is offering a new course "Community & Me" that explores the skills you need to learn, develop connections in your community and mentor other people.

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Do you know a Group who could do with some extra help over Christmas?

October 16, 2019

On the run up to Christmas every year, the Volunteer Centre receives enquiries from individuals wanting to volunteer, short term, over the Christmas period.

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NHS England Webinars for VCS

October 14, 2019

NHS England is running a series of free webinars for voluntary sector organisations. 

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HABC Level 2 Award in Food Safety for catering, manufacture or retail (RQF)

October 14, 2019

This course will run in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, on the 30th October and costs £65 . 

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HABC Level 3 Certificate in Education and Training (RQF)

October 14, 2019

This course will run in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, from the 18th to the 20th November and costs £499 per person.

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Employment & Skills Support in Maltby

October 14, 2019

The Employment and Skills Service, run by Coalfields Regeneration Trust, can provide one to one support to help you find a job, write your CV, complete application forms, interview preparation, and support getting training. 

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Citizens Advice Rotherham – Energy Projects

October 14, 2019

Over the next 6 months, CARD is delivering energy awareness training to frontline workers, to help them support their clients with energy-related issues.

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HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) Grants Programme 2020-22

October 14, 2019

One-off grants of £50,000 - £250,000 are available for voluntary sector organisations for the piloting of new services and approaches or the extension of current programmes that support offender rehabilitation over two years.

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Betty’s Trees for Life Fund

October 14, 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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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Bulletin

October 10, 2019

The October 2019 SEND Bulletin includes update on the Rotherham Equipment and Wheelchairs Service, a new model for the delivery of support services for sensory differences and early years speech and language projects.

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Rugby League World Cup 2021 capital grants programme

October 10, 2019

Grants of £1,000 to £15,000 are available for facilities and equipment that help to create accessible and welcoming environments for rugby league.

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British Red Cross Establishing Oneself in the Community

October 9, 2019

Establishing Oneself in the Community aims to improve the wellbeing of asylum seekers in Rotherham and offers a safe space where asylum seekers can socialise, learn new skills and learn about the asylum process.

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NCVO publishes free safeguarding resources for charities

October 8, 2019

NCVO has launched a range of free online safeguarding resources, in conjunction with several other charities, to outline how voluntary organisations can prevent beneficiaries, staff and others from suffering harm. 

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Manor Farm Drop In Centre – Expressions of Interest

October 8, 2019

Rotherham Council are looking for expressions of interest for the Manor Farm Drop In Centre on a community asset transfer basis.

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ESF Community Grants

October 8, 2019

Grants of £5,000 to £20,000 are available from ESF Community Grants for local initiatives that will move unemployed people in West Yorkshire towards employment, training or education.

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English Indices of Deprivation 2019

October 8, 2019

The English Indices of Deprivation measure relative levels of deprivation in 32,844 small areas or neighbourhoods, called Lower-layer Super Output Areas, in England. A very good source of evidence of need for your funding applications!

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Sporting Capital

October 8, 2019

Sporting Capital has removed its lower limit; so loans are now available for up to £150,000 to sports organisations that deliver sport and physical activity. The money can be used to develop new projects, operations and revenue streams.

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Ability Counts Football

October 8, 2019

Inclusive football sessions for 7-15 year olds and adults 16+ with visual impairment, deaf or hearing impaired, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and physical disability.

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South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Fund – Closes 31st October

October 8, 2019

As part of the efforts being made to tackle violent crime in South Yorkshire, the recently-established Violence Reduction Unit has made money available for organisation to apply for grants of between £5,000 and £20,000.

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New initiative launched for young people

October 8, 2019

Young people in Rotherham with mental health needs can now set goals and net advice on the football pitch!

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Can you change a life this November?

October 8, 2019

Join Neurocare this November and change the lives of patients in Sheffield with head injuries, brain tumours and other serious neurological conditions.

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Plans blossoming at Wentworth Woodhouse thanks to £1.5million National Lottery grant

October 8, 2019

Plans to transform the derelict Camellia House, Riding School and Stables at Wentworth Woodhouse can start to blossom, thanks to initial support of £1.5million from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Community Organising Training with Rotherham Federation

October 8, 2019

Rotherham Federation of Communities Ltd are running some Community Organising training at Springwell Gardens Community Centre starting in November 2019. 

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Wentworth Woodhouse staging Hallowe’en treats for crafty types

October 8, 2019

Hallowe’en treats are in store for nimble-fingered visitors to stately home Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham. Vintage diva Gemma Nemer is Artist In Residence for the heritage, culture and arts project Wentworth & Elsecar Great Place.

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BBC Children in Need small grants

October 2, 2019

The BBC Children in Need small grants fund is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for any amount up to and including £10,000 per year for up to three years.

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Kickstarter project to make a storytelling game written by children

October 2, 2019

Grimm & Co have launched a Kickstarter project to make Twists and Tales, a hilariously original story-telling game, created by children and young people.

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Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

October 2, 2019

Durham University would like you to take part in this 10 year study of the voluntary and community sector which is now running right across the North of England. Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing or struggling financially – or just carrying on more or less as normal – we need to hear from you.

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Call It Out South Yorkshire LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Survey

October 1, 2019

If you are, or know, someone who is LGBT+ and has experienced domestic abuse, we want to hear from you. Your views and experiences can help inform the project and the future work of Domestic Abuse services in South Yorkshire.

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Support for Chairs of smaller charities

October 1, 2019

The Association of Chairs have developed a rich library of resources through the Beacon Programme. Chairs and Vice Chairs of charities in England with an income under £1m can join the programme for free.

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British Science Week 2020 community grants

October 1, 2019

Grants of £500 to £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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New guidance on campaigning for charities

October 1, 2019

The Electoral Commission has published new guidance for charities about campaigning in the lead up to elections and referendums.

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Do you have a social media strategy?

October 1, 2019

Populating your social media account isn’t easy; it’s not often the quick job people assume it is. Having a plan for your social media campaigns and content makes it easier to plan the time to do it and think about the stories you want to tell.

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Black History Month Poetry Workshops

October 1, 2019

Welcoming women and girls of Rotherham to a series of workshops designed and developed by the highly acclaimed Sile Sibanda in collaboration with the formidable Sithule Mguni.

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NHS Careers in Rotherham – tell us more!

October 1, 2019

We want to know more about why people choose, or don’t choose, to work with us here at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust. Your answers will help us to share the right types of information about our career opportunities and the types of roles available.

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Harmful Gambling Awareness Training

October 1, 2019

Free training sessions have been organised to increase the awareness of harmful gambling and its impact on families and local communities as well as the individuals directly harmed by it.

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Black History Month at REMA

October 1, 2019

During October Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance (REMA) will be celebrating Black History Month by bringing together a planned programme of events and workshops with a range of impressive and inspirational speakers. Here’s a few things happening in October ……

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Tender in Rotherham – Tenants Federation

September 26, 2019

Rotherham MBC are tendering for a Tenants Federation in Rotherham for 4 year period. Providers should have a proven track record.

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New Code of Fundraising Practice coming soon

September 26, 2019

A new Code of Fundraising Practice from the Fundraising Regulator will come into force next week on 1st October.

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Does your organisation need funding support?

September 25, 2019

Voluntary Action Rotherham's staff are happy to come out to your organisation and offer funding support. Visits are available to book now.

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Rotherham NHS staff graduate

September 25, 2019

NHS staff who work for RDASH in Rotherham have been studying for a vast range of qualifications. The three colleagues received their graduation certificates at the Carlton Park.

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What are you doing for National Inclusion Week?

September 25, 2019

All across the nation organisations and business are holding events to help raise awareness and increase good practice during National Inclusion Week. There is still time to join in.

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Interested in working internationally?

September 24, 2019

The National Lottery Heritage Fund will support the UK heritage sector to build the capacity it needs to grasp the opportunities that working internationally can bring, both to individual organisations and the UK heritage sector as a whole.

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The National Lottery at 25

September 24, 2019

Say thank you to National lottery players by offering special access and offers to National Lottery ticket holders between the 23rd November and 1st December 2019.

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New pets help patients with dementia

September 24, 2019

Gilbert and Sullivan are famously known for their comic operas…but in Rotherham they’re better known for helping patients with dementia and other mental health needs!

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Directions courses available

September 24, 2019

Directions are pleased to offer courses between September and December. There is a wide range of topics available to choose from. This could be the perfect support to help train your staff.

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Volunteer treasurer needed at Shiloh Rotherham

September 23, 2019

Shiloh are looking to appoint a volunteer Treasurer to provide oversight of all aspects of financial management, working closely with staff and other members of the board of trustees to safeguard the organisation's finances.

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Digital tax regulation deadline looms for charities

September 23, 2019

Find out if and when you (or your clients) need to follow the rules for Making Tax Digital for VAT, or apply for an exemption here. If you’re in the deferral group your deadline is 1st October 2019.

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Training room facilities for hire

September 23, 2019

Crossroads Care Rotherham have two training rooms available for hire at The Point in Bradmarsh.

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Supporting men’s mental health – small grants scheme second round

September 23, 2019

NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group and Rotherham Council are working in partnership to fund local voluntary and community sector initiatives aimed at mens mental health.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation large grants

September 23, 2019

The Later Life grant programme is open to charities who are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life by supporting disadvantaged and vulnerable older people over 50 years.

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HABC Level 3 and Level 4 awards in food hygene & safety (RQF)

September 23, 2019

AD Training are able to offer food hygiene and safety courses in house or at your venue at discounted rates and dates to suit you.

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Have your say on the challenges of leadership in the third sector

September 23, 2019

The Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight would like to invite you to take part in a short survey of charity leaders for the Weston Charity Awards. Participants will be entered into a prize draw.

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Road Safety Trust small grants

September 23, 2019

Charities and not-for-profit social enterprises can apply for grants of £10,000 to £30,000 for a pilot, trial or evaluation of a practical road safety intervention that supports local priorities for casualty reduction.

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The Comic Relief Community Fund

September 23, 2019

Grants are available to grassroots community organisations that deliver on one of Comic Relief’s four strategic themes. There is up to £500 available for capacity building and up to £4000 for project delivery.

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The Coalfields Regeneration Trust

September 23, 2019

Funding available to projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities. Eligible projects will provide skills, develop employment pathways or increase health and wellbeing.

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Suicide prevention in Rotherham – Be The One

September 19, 2019

Be the One is Rotherham’s suicide prevention campaign, it is about creating a social movement in Rotherham to raise awareness and reduce suicide attempts.

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Knitting machine Free of charge

September 19, 2019

Kiveton Park & Wales Village Hall have a Knitting Machine available to donate Free of Charge for anyone who is able to make use of the machine.

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Korean cooking classes

September 19, 2019

WEA are pleased to be able to offer Korean Cooking Classes for adults. The classes are taught by Kyung-Hee at the Rotherham Unity Centre.

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Third sector trends in the North 2019 survey

September 18, 2019

Organisations are being asked to take part in this 10 year study of the voluntary and community sector. The report will be used to help inform investors to make good decisions when offering support.

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Independant member needed for SYFR Audit and Governance Committee

September 18, 2019

SYFR 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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Online hub launches to share learning from National Lottery youth fund

September 18, 2019

The #iwill Fund Learning Hub has been launched to share evidence of success and data from activities funding through the National Lottery backed funding stream.

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Trust takes part in national NHS mental health pilot

September 18, 2019

A trust which provides services for people in Rotherham with mental health needs is taking part in a national pilot to field-test new urgent and emergency mental health standards.

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Nominate health staff for award

September 18, 2019

Patients of a Yorkshire and Humber based health trust are being asked to nominate staff for a quality award.

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Nominate a volunteer for an award

September 18, 2019

Patients and carers who use the services of a Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire trust are being asked to nominate volunteers for an award.

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Dream fund opens for applications

September 18, 2019

Funding available to charitable projects which seek to achieve systemic change by addressing an important social or environmental problem through innovation and collaboration.

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Parkgate Sustainable Tenancies Project – Action Housing

September 18, 2019

Action are looking for partners who can utilise available accommodation for their specific client needs providing the tailored support whilst Action provide the tenancy sustainment.

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It can happen to any computer system at any time

September 18, 2019

NCSC advice to organisations to mitigate against DoS attacks. A suspected DoS attack resulted in Wikipedia experiencing intermittent outages in the early hours of 7th September.

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Sport England Small Grants – a new approach

September 17, 2019

Grants of £300 - £10,000 for projects helping people get more active through sport or other means, including active play for children.

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Transpennine express transform grants

September 17, 2019

Grants available to support community projects that seek to tackle youth unemployment, promote social inclusion and improve the environment. Priority is given to projects in close proximity to Transpennine Express train services.

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Funding report in Yorkshire and the Humber

September 17, 2019

Interesting report available from the National Lottery Community Fund, showing who gets funded where and by whom in Yorkshire and the Humber.

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Joanies Fund

September 17, 2019

This is a national fund run by Herefordshire Community Foundation. It gives grants of £1,500 - £5,000 to registered charities or CICs working with young people aged 0 to 25

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A collective thank you to supporters

September 17, 2019

#YouMadeItHappen is an opportunity for voluntary sector organisations to say thank you to their supporters. Why not join us and show your appreciation on the 11th October.

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Space for community meetings available to hire in Maltby

September 17, 2019

Are you looking for somewhere to put on classes/information sessions for the Maltby community? The Wesley Centre have space available to hire.

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Maths and English Functional Skills training

September 17, 2019

All apprenticeships will require you to evidence Maths and English so doing a function skills course with Directions could be a great starting place to get back in to learning.

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Safeguarding report-handling toolkit

September 16, 2019

This toolkit provides principles and a description of the core elements of a safeguarding report-handling mechanism.

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The best regulation-approved finance software for charities

September 16, 2019

From October 1st, charities will need to move to HMRC-approved software for their accounting and VAT processing – here are some of the best deals for charities.

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Still chance to sponsor the roof at Wentworth Woodhouse

September 16, 2019

The roof of Wentworth Woodhouse may be disappearing fast, but there’s still a last-minute chance to Make Your Mark on it…

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Changes for submitting annual returns to the Charity Commision

September 16, 2019

The Charity Commission changed its systems on 12 November 2018. If you have not submitted an annual return online since then, you’ll need to do things differently.

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Triangle Trust 1949 Fund

September 16, 2019

Grants of up to £80,000 over three years for the rehabilitation of offenders and ex-offenders, or to support unpaid carers.

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D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

September 16, 2019

Funding available to UK charities for the advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare and environmental protection or improvement.

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What does a No Deal Brexit mean for the Voluntary Sector?

September 12, 2019

NCVO have produced a useful guide outlining what a No Deal Brexit could mean for the VCS.

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Tables needed for a local not for profit organisation

September 11, 2019

Is your organisation looking to rehome any pre loved meeting tables to a good cause? ROAR need about 10 meeting room tables, so they can offer more flexible use of their spaces and a wider range of activity.

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National gas safety week

September 11, 2019

Yorkshire Housing Stay Put is supporting the National Gas Safety Week campaign to help raise awareness and help people stay safe in their own home.

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Talk suicide to save a life

September 11, 2019

RDASH, a health trust which provides community mental health and learning disability services to the people of Rotherham, is raising awareness that suicide can be prevented.

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Learn from van gough

September 10, 2019

Drawing group at Rotherham Minster will be taking their inspiration from the greatest artist for six weeks. To start things of join us and watch a film about the artist and his life in All Saints Centre 17th September.

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New website unveiled for disability charity

September 10, 2019

Autism Plus, a disability charity which has been supporting adults and young people with autism since 1986 has launched a new website.

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VAR on tour!

September 9, 2019

Would you like us to visit you at your organisation or event? Would you like support to develop your VCS organisation? VAR on Tour will begin 27th September 2019 and end 21st November 2019. Book your place now!

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50+ Gentle Excersise

September 9, 2019

Are you 50+ and want to keep active? Join RUCST in the Activity Suite every Friday from 23rd August for gentle seated and standing exercises.

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Awards for All applications

September 9, 2019

If you have a current Awards for All application on the go, then you will need to submit before 1 October 2019 or start a new form. A new online application form will be in place and any work saved will not automatically transfer to the new form.

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Drop in for Paige’s Project

September 9, 2019

Paige's project offer monthly drop ins for young people aged 11 to 25 with invisible illnesses. Information about the next sessions in Rotherham are available here.

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Coalfields Career Drop Ins (Maltby)

September 6, 2019

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s Employment and Skills service is launching a free drop in service to help you kick start your career search.

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The Small Charity Index ‘pulse of the sector’

September 6, 2019

The Small Charity Index has provided 'pulse of the sector' quarterly reports providing hard data on the sector based on surveys during 2018/19.

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Brexit readiness Government guidance

September 6, 2019

The Government has issued information to help organisations and individuals prepare for the UK leaving the European Union on 31 October 2019.

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Making every contact count

September 6, 2019

The Directions team are pleased to offer a new training opportunity, Making Every Contact Count! This training focuses on the lifestyle issues that, when addressed, can make the greatest improvement to an individual’s health.

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Free distance learning

September 6, 2019

We Find Any Learner can help you or your organisation achieve nationally recognised qualifications for FREE.

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Ideas and Pioneers Fund

September 6, 2019

The fund supports people with unusual or radical ideas to improve the life chances and opportunities of people in the UK.

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Community Buildings Advice

September 6, 2019

The organisation Advising Communities, which provided specialist advice on community buildings, folded recently. It's resources have now been acquired by Community Matters Yorkshire, who have re-opened the original website.

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Genetic Disorders UK fund

September 6, 2019

Applications are invited for grants up to £5,000 from registered charities or members of the UK Genetic Disorders Partnership Network. Projects must benefit children (age 18 or under) affected by a genetic disorder.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation – Later Life Inclusion

September 6, 2019

This grant programme is open to local and national registered charities, who are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life.

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Veolia Environmental Trust

September 6, 2019

Funding is available to constituted, not for profit groups, for capital improvement projects that make a difference to peoples lives or the environment.

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Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

September 6, 2019

Funding available to charities working with young people aged 11 - 25. Eligible projects will support mental health through clubs, mentoring or child exploitation.

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DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

September 6, 2019

Grants available to registered charities, supporting health and education projects for disadvantaged children and young people.

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Celebrating excellence in charity finance

September 5, 2019

Have you and your team made an outstanding contribution to your charity? If so, the Charity Finance Group (CFG) want to hear about it and recognise it with its new awards!

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Boost for young people with mental health needs

September 5, 2019

Big hearted church-goers in Rotherham have raised £600 for children who have mental health needs.

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Charity regulator issues email scam warning

September 4, 2019

The Charity Commission has issued a warning to donors to be on their guard against emails scams claiming to be from charities.

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Choose 2 Lose Fitness Programme

September 4, 2019

A brilliant 10 week fitness programme to keep you on track through autumn 2019!

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Making Your Community Building a Success

September 2, 2019

Community Matters Yorkshire are hosting this event on 15th October in Sheffield for people involved in running a community building to learn from the experiences of others and find out what support is available.

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Treasurer Vacancy at Doncaster Based National Charity

September 2, 2019

The Children's Sleep Charity are seeking a Treasurer who is keen to take an active role in the development of our award winning, national charity based in Doncaster.          

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Citizens Advice Rotherham & District Advice Sessions now available in Maltby

September 2, 2019

Citizens Advice Rotherham & District are now offering new outreach appointments in Maltby every Thursday at the Edward Dunn Memorial Hall. 

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Art of Wellbeing Classes (Rotherham)

September 2, 2019

Active Independence are running a series of free classes in Rotherham and Doncaster aimed at improving the wellbeing of disabled people in the area.

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Commission issues advice to help older donors avoid fraud

September 2, 2019

With HMRC data showing that 374,000 people over the age of 65 made donations in tax year 2017/18, totalling £1,092 million, the Charity Commission has issued advice to help older donors avoid falling victim to fraud.

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£3m Dream Fund open for applications

September 2, 2019

People’s Postcode Lottery’s Dream Fund opens to applications today (2 September), with a total of £3 million available and a top award of £1.5 million.

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Revamped allotment launched

September 2, 2019

Patients and staff have unveiled a newly revamped allotment in Rotherham – which helps to keep them healthy!

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PRS Music Foundation

September 2, 2019

Grants up to £10,000 to develop, commission or perform new music. Deadline is 1st October 2019

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Deadline Approaching

September 2, 2019

The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2020 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is fast approaching .

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Supporting men’s mental health – small grants scheme second round

September 2, 2019

Grants of up to £3,000 are available for activities that focus on ways of improving men’s mental health and reducing social isolation.

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Large Scale Online Youth Survey Launches

September 2, 2019

Each year the UK Youth Parliament canvasses opinion among young people across the UK on the key issues it should focus on each year.

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This is Netball Fund

September 2, 2019

Grants up to £500 and up to £1,000 will be given to individuals and Clubs, Community Groups or Organisations respectively to support women and girls across Yorkshire and Humberside to become involved in Netball.

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Charity Digital Workshop: How to get your ideas off the ground

September 2, 2019

Are you ready to learn how to transform your ideas into ideal solutions for your users?

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Community Business Crowdmatch

September 2, 2019

Up to £6,000 of extra funding to help start or grow locally based community businesses in England who have raised a similar amount through crowdfunding.

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Influencing Commissioners

September 2, 2019

A very useful report which also explains how commissioning works and how groups can take advantage of it.

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The ICO, cookies and why we all might be in for some tough times ahead

September 2, 2019

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published new guidance on the use of cookies and similar technologies. 

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Important new laws proposed for volunteering and charities

September 2, 2019

The Government is currently consulting on new laws which could mean significant changes for charities and volunteering. One of the most far-reaching proposals is to extend legal protections of the Equality Act to volunteers, not just staff. This could dramatically change organisations' responsibilities to their volunteers and liability for their actions.

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We Are Undefeatable campaign launched

September 2, 2019

A major new campaign has been launched to support the 15 million people who live with one or more long-term health conditions in England.

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Space available in the VAR Marquee at this years Rotherham Show!

August 29, 2019

Due to a cancellation we now have 1 stall available on Sunday 8th September. If you could utilise the space please contact Sarah on sarah.kelly@varotherham.org.uk.

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VAR is no longer operating as a DBS Umbrella body

August 29, 2019

With immediate effect VAR is no longer operating as a DBS Umbrella body, processing and checking service. VAR remains committed to supporting VCS organisations in Rotherham where safer recruitment guidance and safeguarding policy and practice more broadly is concerned.

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There’s still time to get your nomination forms in for the Rotherham Community Achievement Awards!

August 29, 2019

We have extended the deadline for this year’s Community Achievement Awards to 5pm on 5th September, so there is still time to get your nominations in.

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Rotherham Friendship Lunches – upcomming events

August 28, 2019

Home Instead Senior Care are pleased to invite you to the upcoming friendship lunches in Rotherham. The lunches are mainly aimed at older people, but they don’t exclude other client groups, who may benefit from joining in.

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Prosper North culture and heritage business support programme

August 28, 2019

A new, free business support programme for culture and heritage organisations to help them become stronger, more impactful, and make the most of the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund investment opportunity.

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Primary falls prevention pathway in Rotherham

August 28, 2019

Event for potential providers to explore the possible pathways and opportunities for the people of Rotherham, of ensuring delivery and a greater focus on preventing people from falling.

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Central Grants – DM Thomas Foundation

August 28, 2019

The DM Thomas Foundation funds local and regional projects which make a difference by providing targeted support to facilitate access to opportunities and improve wellbeing for disadvantaged children and young people.

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Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects

August 28, 2019

Not for profit organisations can apply for grants up to £2000. Funding is available to improve resilience within your community. This can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks.

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Parks and People, Stronger Together – event series

August 28, 2019

A learning and networking event series for greenspace Friends and volunteer groups as well as representatives from organisations. Several location and dates (Saturdays).

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Climate Action Fund – Applications to open Autumn 2019

August 28, 2019

A National Lottery Community Fund programme that offers support for community-led partnerships that will drive climate action in their area.

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More than a Pub: Open until September 2020

August 28, 2019

Want to take ownership of your local pub and run it for the benefit of the community? This programme provides advice, support and funding, including combined loan and grant funding up to £100,000.

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The Edge Fund

August 28, 2019

This fund aims at supporting individuals or grassroots groups that challenge abuses of power, and campaign against the systems that cause injustice.

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Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme

August 27, 2019

Funds are available to registered charities which offer support for energy customers in vulnerable situations or innovative products and services.

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Henry Smith Charity Housing First

August 27, 2019

Grants of £200,000 to £400,000 are available for charities and not-for-profit organisations delivering, or planning to deliver, ‘Housing First’ services, a specific programme of support for tenants.

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Charities Against Fraud Awards 2019

August 27, 2019

The Fraud Awards will recognise and celebrate the achievements of people proactively fighting fraud in the charity sector.

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Your organisation can host a Lego suffragette

August 27, 2019

Hope, the Lego suffragette is now available for your organisation to loan in the lead up to 2028, to celebrate the 1928 Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act which gave equal voting rights to all women and men.

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Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme grants round 5

August 27, 2019

The fifth round of the Ofgem Energy Redress Scheme offers charities across Great Britain the opportunity to apply for funding for energy related projects that support vulnerable energy consumers.

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Rotherham bus service changes – From 1 September 2019

August 27, 2019

Rotherham bus services will change from 1st September 2019. Proposed changes are available to view via the Travel South Yorkshire website.

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Could you host a VIP Volunteer for a day?

August 27, 2019

Voluntary Action Rotherham are organising volunteer sessions for CEO’s and Lead Counsellors / Chairs of vital Boards (Health and Well-Being etc) to showcase the work we do by taking on a volunteer role for the day.

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International Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2019

August 21, 2019

Get involved between 21 and 25 October to help your organisation and the charity sector become more resilient to fraud.

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Free office furniture available

August 21, 2019

Get Healthy Rotherham has a large amount of office furniture in good condition available for free to anyone who wishes to come and collect it. Please contact Jacqui or Sarah on 01709 718720 for more information.

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National Lottery Community Fund research for Climate Action Fund

August 21, 2019

Community-led and place-based partnerships, who believe they are already working on high impact climate action activities and are able to drive real change in their local community, are being asked for their views to help develop the Climate Action Fund.

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Could your charity be facing a security and compliance risk?

August 21, 2019

Microsoft is switching the lights out on Windows 7 for good, so those running it will no longer be security or GDPR compliant – we thought it was worth giving charities advance warning so they can start planning ahead.

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Henry Smith Charity Housing First grants

August 20, 2019

Grants of £200,000 to £400,000 are available for charities and not-for-profit organisations delivering, or planning to deliver, Housing First services.

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Children in Need Funding Awarded to YMCA ‘Where I Belong’ Project

August 19, 2019

YMCA Rotherham is delighted to announce that they have been awarded a Children in Need Main Grant. £119,200 has been granted for a three year project that will allow YMCA Rotherham to expand on their current youth offer.

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Tampon tax fund

August 19, 2019

The Tampon Tax Fund grants will invest in projects, that aim to make a tangible and long-term difference to health, wellbeing, confidence and social/economic activity as well as addressing equality gaps.

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UK poverty and destitution levels a choice to be unmade

August 19, 2019

The Work and Pensions Committee has published its Welfare safety net report. A summary of the report, conclusions and recommendations are available here.

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Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund

August 19, 2019

Round three of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport's Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund is open for applications.

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BAME people and charities – survey open

August 19, 2019

AVECO and Voice 4Change England would like your views to help understand what people connected to charities think about race equality, diversity and inclusivity in the charity sector.

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Water damage to the Spectrum Offices

August 15, 2019

An update from Voluntary Action Rotherham on the recent water damage to the building.

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Safe and Well Partner Orgaisations & New Training Dates

August 15, 2019

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and Northern College offer training for your volunteers to become a Safe & Well Ambassador. This is a chance to support your community against fire-related death or serious injury.

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Shed available for donation to a charity

August 15, 2019

RMBC have a lovely shed available to a charity who are able to make use of it, the shed was once a Christmas grotto but is no longer in use due to location.

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Just £5 can bring sunshine into a trafficked child’s life

August 15, 2019

City Hearts charity is asking people to spare £5 to enable a child rescued from trafficking to enjoy a summer day out.

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Free yoga sessions with RUCST

August 15, 2019

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are pleased to invite you to book on their free 6 week yoga course at New York Stadium.

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Fitness sessions for people living with and beyond cancer

August 14, 2019

These tailored sessions for people experiencing cancer will work on gradually increasing your fitness level to get you back where you want to be.

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Starting in September – Life Skills Classes

August 14, 2019

Tassibee Centre are pleased to announce that Life Skills Classes will start this September. Places are still available to join.

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Investment into the Future

August 14, 2019

An ambitious proposal to bring more events to Rotherham has been successful for £2million of funding from Arts Council England.

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Forbes Solicitors launches foundation to help children & their families

August 14, 2019

The Forbes Foundation provides financial support to children, and their families, who are in need, by reason of ill health, disability, and/or financial hardship.

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Free fund searches available to VAR members UPDATE

August 14, 2019

Support is available from Voluntary Action Rotherham, to find appropriate funding for Rotherham based voluntary, charity or community sector organisations

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Survey: Help the Charity Commission improve safeguarding guidance

August 14, 2019

The Charity Commission need your help to ensure it's safeguarding guidance is useful for all charities, irrespective of size or purpose.

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Transforming Places Through Heritage Programme, England

August 14, 2019

The Transforming Places Through Heritage programme from the Architectural Heritage Fund will fund projects that contribute to the transformation of high streets and town centres in England.

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Marler Haley offers £400 prize in its annual charity competition

August 14, 2019

Exhibition display provider Marler Haley has launched its annual charity competition offering three prizes to the winning charities. Prize vouchers of up to £400 to spend on their marketing range are available.

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Free Bolly-ability events

August 13, 2019

Come and join us to learn some fantastic Bollywood dances! Led by a professional Bollywood dancer.

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NCS teens have an art for Wentworth Woodhouse

August 13, 2019

Over a dozen imaginative images created by NCS young people will adorn the hoardings on the public walkways at Wentworth Woodhouse.

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Distance learning courses

August 13, 2019

Fully funded level 2 distance learning courses available. Places are available to book on the next induction 25th September at Rockingham PDC.

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Transforming women’s lives funding

August 12, 2019

Grants to aid in the diversity of women’s lives globally and support the creativity which with women fight the inequalities they face.

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Health, care and welfare funding

August 12, 2019

Grants averaging £5,000 available to support a wide range of UK registered charities.

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Opportunity for a Small Charity Leader

August 12, 2019

Lloyds Bank Foundation are searching for a charity leader to help transform and strengthen small charities and the future of the sector, through a 12-month secondment role.

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Help to shape the future of the Yorkshire Venues website

August 12, 2019

Please provide your views to help Community First Yorkshire decide on the future of the Yorkshire Venues website.

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The Kelly Family Charitable Trust

August 12, 2019

Grants usually up to £5,000 for registered charities to reinforce the benefit and support that family members as a unit can give to each other.

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Children in Need small grants

August 12, 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 over three years for projects where a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference for children and young people in need.

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Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme

August 12, 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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Power to Change: Community Business Crowdmatch

August 12, 2019

Up to £6,000 to support new or existing community businesses which benefit services, wellbeing and / or pride the community.

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The Bring Joy Foundation

August 12, 2019

The Bring Joy Foundation will make donations to not-for-profit groups, organisations and charities that can demonstrate their commitment to creating activities designed to improve the lives of the elderly.

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Comic Relief, Across borders: routes to safety for refugees

August 12, 2019

Comic Relief is inviting proposals from organisations supporting refugees on the move along the key migration routes, from the Middle East and North Africa to Europe, including the UK.

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Mental health awareness training

August 12, 2019

Staff Power Group, a performing recruitment and training service, have been allocated some funding to offer Fully Funded Level 2 Distance Learning courses to anyone employed in Rotherham and other eligible areas.

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How to become a disability confident employer

August 12, 2019

Rotherham Job Centre are offering support to employers who want to become disability confident.

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Proposed changes to CCG joint Access to Infertility Treatment policy

August 12, 2019

The CCG are proposing changes to IVF policies across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw and they need your views.

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Rotherham friendship lunches

August 12, 2019

Home Instead Senior Care continue welcome new attendees each month for friendship lunches, this is a chance to meet new friends, enjoy a meal and sing along to your favourite songs.

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Free funding searches available for VAR members

August 9, 2019

Support is available at Voluntary Action Rotherham, to find appropriate funding for Rotherham based voluntary, charity or community sector organisations.

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Community Placements needed for Medical Students

August 8, 2019

The University of Sheffield are looking for community placements for third year medical students, the placements will last for four weeks and will involve the students working in partnership with community organisations on a range of projects and activities.

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The Bright Ideas Fund is now open!

August 7, 2019

Do you have a bright idea for a community business? Need a bit of help developing it and making it a reality? Then this is the fund for you.

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Cash4Clubs small grants for sports clubs

August 7, 2019

Cash 4 Clubs is a sports funding scheme giving clubs the chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and invest in the sustainability of their club.

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Co-op Foundation #iwill Fund grants, deadline 20 September 2019

August 6, 2019

Community organisations across England can now apply for grants of up to £35,000 to help young people have a say in how community spaces are managed.

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Men’s mental health small grants – round 2

August 6, 2019

Funding available to local voluntary and community sector initiatives aimed at men. Eligible activities are improving men’s mental health and reducing social isolation.

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Do you want to learn how to be a DJ?

August 6, 2019

Rian Treanor is offering free DJ workshops at ROAR in September! Places are limited so please book now!

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Tackling Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG)

August 6, 2019

Grants of £50,000 - £250,000 available to UK women's organisations which provide frontline services to combat violence against women & girls.

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The Toy Trust grants

August 6, 2019

Grants up to £5,000 for registered charities undertaking projects to support disadvantaged and disabled children who are under 13 years of age.

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Young people needed to re-design the welfare state

August 5, 2019

Children England are looking for young people aged 13 - 21 to lead the next phase of the ChildFair State Inquiry. This is a chance for young people to have a voice in putting children's needs at the heart of local and national policy and practice.

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Fellowships for travel and research opportunity

August 5, 2019

Churchill Fellowship opportunity to expand your professional and personal horizons by researching an issue that you care about, with the global leaders in that subject, anywhere in the world.

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Funding for organisations working with disadvantaged and disengaged young people

August 5, 2019

Grants available to programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to education and employment. The aim is to help them to become financially independent.

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Priority plans issued for each of the council wards in Rotherham

August 5, 2019

New Ward Plans have been issued, showing the priorities and plans for each of the Council wards in Rotherham. If you are putting a bid together, these plans will help you to show you are addressing local priorities.

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Accessible Arts Council Information

August 5, 2019

The Arts Council have produced easy read versions of how to apply for their project grant and can also offer other support for people who need it.

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Table Tennis England – Ping Pong Table £100!

August 5, 2019

Table Tennis England are offering an indoor table and playing pack for £100 to community groups – helping to integrate social table tennis into existing community offers. This is a 50% discount lasting until 29th September.

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Directions training calendar

August 5, 2019

The latest Directions training calendar is available. Staff and volunteers within the voluntary and community sector can access the training for free.

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Call It Out: South Yorkshire LGBT+ Awareness Training for Housing and Homelessness Service Providers

August 5, 2019

Call It Out is a new South Yorkshire LGBT+ Domestic Abuse project run by SAYiT. They have just released dates for their next round of free training: South Yorkshire LGBT+ Awareness Training for Housing and Homelessness Service Providers.

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Reshaping standards, enabling change: consultation response

August 5, 2019

Social Work England colleagues are delighted to inform you that, following review and sign off by the Secretary of State, they are now in a position to publish the final versions of their rules and standards, which will form the basis of their regulation when they take over from the HCPC on 02 December.

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Free functional skills course in Maths and/or English – expressions of interest open

August 5, 2019

RMBC are currently working with Barnsley College to continue to deliver Functional Skills, here in Rotherham, for anyone who feels they would benefit from undertaking further study in Maths and/or English.

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THE SPECTRUM NOW OPEN

August 2, 2019

Staff are still best contactable via their email addresses for the moment. Our reception is open and can be contacted on 01709 829821.

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Community Life Survey Results

August 1, 2019

Results of the government’s annual Community Life Survey have been published this month. The survey of 10,000+ respondents across Britain is managed by DCMS and is used to measure personal and economic well-being. 

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NHS England seek views on proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health

August 1, 2019

NHS England has set out its approach to preventative health and care in the 2020s in a green paper.

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Homelessness Reduction Act Review

August 1, 2019

In the last week, MHCLG launched a call for evidence on the implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 , which government describe as the most ambitious reform to homelessness legislation in decades intended to reduce homelessness and halve rough sleeping by 2022, eventually ending it altogether.

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