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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 for people living with a form of Dementia

November 20, 2019

This local group is looking for opportunities to raise awareness about Dementia and link with more organisations who are interested in being Dementia friendly. Offers of Dementia friendly activities and guest speakers are welcome.

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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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We are open

November 8, 2019

Voluntary Action Rotherham has not been affected by any flooding and will be open for staff at around 8.30am. If you cannot get into work this morning please contact your line manager or call reception.

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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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Green Hall Foundation reopens 1 September 2019 (9am)

August 1, 2019

The Green Hall Foundation (formerly the Constance Green Foundation) aims to sustainably improve lives among the sick, the elderly, the disabled and the disadvantaged particularly in the UK. The typical grant is £1,000 to £10,000.

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Rotherham VCS Rep vacancy on the South Yorkshire Sub Regional Migration Group

August 1, 2019

A Voluntary and Community sector representative, who has experience of supporting migrants in their day to day role, is needed to represent Rotherham on the South Yorkshire Sub Regional Migration Group.

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NHS England Celebrating involvement in healthcare community grants

August 1, 2019

Grants of up to £2,500 are available from NHS England and NHS Improvement for projects in England that showcase good practice around patient and citizen involvement in healthcare.

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Have your say on SYF&R money saving proposal

August 1, 2019

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue is asking people to have their say on the way it proposes to meet a financial shortfall of up to £4 million.  

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Arts Council England draft strategy

August 1, 2019

Arts Council England have opened a consultation on their recently published draft strategy for 2020-2030, which will shape their development, advocacy and investment approach over the next ten years.

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Home truths – free interactive webinar, 1 August

July 31, 2019

A free interactive webinar on housing information and advice for people in later life.

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Wharfedale Foundation

July 31, 2019

Small grants of £500 to £5,000 are available from the Wharfedale Foundation to support initiatives that bring people together to gain understanding of other faiths and cultures and to work in partnership to improve the neighbourhoods in which they live.

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Leadership for Empowered Communities and Personalised Care Programme – recruiting now!

July 31, 2019

The programme is for senior leaders, clinicians, transformation leads, commissioning and service managers in health, social care, the voluntary sector and beyond, who want to be part of a movement for change in public services.

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Charities given boost to measure outcomes thanks to The National Lottery

July 31, 2019

Small and medium-sized charities, community groups and voluntary organisations will now be able to access free support when it comes to monitoring and measuring their impact.

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Government unveils vision for building stronger communities

July 31, 2019

The new Community Framework: ‘By deeds and their results: how we will strengthen our communities and nation’, published today, sets out how the government will work with local and national partners such as businesses, faith institutions, local authorities and volunteer groups to help build stronger, more empowered and integrated communities across England.

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New Chief Executive for Voluntary Action Rotherham

July 30, 2019

Leading voluntary and community sector support charity Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) has announced the appointment of Shafiq Hussain as its new Chief Executive.

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Assessing risk: beyond just the tick box workshop

July 24, 2019

This session, will turn what can be a very dry topic into a dynamic and (dare we say it) fun experience, drawing on real life examples to help your organisation to survive and thrive.

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Introduction to coaching skills workshop

July 24, 2019

Whether you are looking to improve your own approach to problem solving or supervise others (staff or volunteers) and want to improve how you can help and support them, this is a great introduction to using a specific coaching approach.

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Wentworth Woodhouse gin festival is just the tonic

July 23, 2019

For the second year running, Wentworth Woodhouse goes from mansion to gin palace, as one of the biggest gin festivals in the country rolls in for a three-day stint starting Friday 2nd August 2019.

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Proposals to reduce ill health-related job loss

July 23, 2019

The proposals aim to support and encourage early action by employers for their employees with long term health conditions, and improve access to quality, cost effective occupational health. 

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The WoodWard Charitable Trust

July 23, 2019

The Woodward Charitable Trust, one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts, accepts grant applications from small-scale locally-based charitable organisations in the UK.

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Charities Aid Foundation Tourle Fund

July 23, 2019

The fund awards grants of up to £5,000 to local charitable organisations providing services at the heart of their communities. Deadline 31st July 2019.

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Digital Marketing Strategy Webinars

July 22, 2019

The Media Trust have released a series of three modules designed to help charities effectively promote their work online, grow and engage audiences and increase their visibility.

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IAPT Sevice is on the move

July 22, 2019

A service which helps people with a range of common mental health problems in on the move.

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Appeal to local groups – could you use some help?

July 22, 2019

Voluntary Action is appealing to Rotherham groups – do you have a room that needs sprucing up, or a garden that requires some TLC?   

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Our assets, our future: the economics, outcomes and sustainability of assets in community ownership

July 22, 2019

A report revealing a community ownership sector that is growing fast and making an increasingly significant contribution to the UK economy.

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Learn a new skill with Rotherham African Drummers

July 22, 2019

Are you interested in learning a bit more about African drumming and the benefits to your wellbeing? Could your meetings do with livening up? If so RAD are looking for any opportunities to give a small performance.

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Implementing the NHS long-term plan

July 22, 2019

The Health and Social Committee is conducting a short inquiry in the run-up to the November 2019 Budget, aimed at assessing the case for investment in each of the following areas: capital expenditure on the NHS, education and training, social care, and public health, including the impact these areas of spending have on the implementation of the Long-term Plan.

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A Planner’s Guide to Community Led Housing

July 22, 2019

Community First Yorkshire have launched a new national guide to help planners work with communities to develop community led housing.

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Emergency Support provision in Rotherham

July 22, 2019

Shiloh is working with RMBC to develop an emergency map and they want to hear from organisations who provide emergency support of one kind or another, without referral.

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Free Charity Bank Road to Growth Event Coming to Leeds

July 22, 2019

Charity Bank is inviting trustees, directors, CEOs and managers of charities, social enterprises and community organisations in Leeds to sign up for a free event on 3rd October.

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NHS Blood and Transplant, BAME community investment scheme

July 18, 2019

NHS Blood and Transplant has launched a funding call to enable organisations to apply for funding to positively engage local communities in organ donation, address myths and barriers, and increase support for organ donation among black, Asian, mixed race and minority ethnic communities.

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Sexual Language Training

July 17, 2019

On 31st July 2019 enhance your skills of talking about sensitive issues with community women through learning about and doing some practical exercises from the Storying Relationships project and research at the University of Sheffield.

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Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation small grants

July 16, 2019

Grants up to £3,000 are available from Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation. Registered charities can apply if they aim to benefit children, through education and/or welfare, youth schemes and projects, or the elderly and their care.

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Rotherham Dementia Carer Support

July 16, 2019

Is someone you care for experiencing memory loss, forgetfulness, confusion or other effects of dementia? If yes, Making Space are here to help.

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Camping equipment for local communities

July 15, 2019

This year, Everything is Possible will once again be salvaging good quality reusable camping equipment left behind at Leeds Festival and passing on to local community organisations. Deadline for applications is 31st July 2019.

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Start at the top – become a roof tour guide at Wentworth Woodhouse

July 15, 2019

Hundreds are clamouring for tickets to climb the 135 steps to the top of the house and the Preservation Trust restoring the Georgian pile to its former glory urgently need more volunteer tour guides.

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Power to Change Bright Ideas fund due to reopen on 6 August 2019

July 15, 2019

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

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Anti-knife crime community fund, deadline 24 July 2019

July 15, 2019

Grants of up to £30,000 are available from the government’s anti-knife crime Community Fund. Funding will support community projects run by voluntary sector organisations that can demonstrate a previous history of delivering anti-knife crime work, especially to young people.

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Nominations for the 2020 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services are open!

July 15, 2019

Nominations for the 2020 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services are open and will close on 13 September.

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Council consult residents on proposed changes to home care charging policy

July 15, 2019

Rotherham Council is asking residents to tell them what they think about proposed changes to how people are charged for adult social care services they receive at home.

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Sports charity serves up free tennis sessions

July 15, 2019

With the nation gripped by Wimbledon, national sports charity ‘Tennis For Free’ has served up an ace for Rotherham by investing in a programme of free tennis sessions at Clifton Park.

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Fully Funded Distance Learning

July 15, 2019

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

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Implementation framework for the NHS Long Term Plan launched

July 11, 2019

In January, NHS England and NHS Improvement committed to publish an implementation framework for the NHS Long Term Plan, setting out further detail on how the commitments in that document will be delivered.

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Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme

July 11, 2019

Grants of £56,000 to install security measures at places of worship. Deadline is 31st August 2019.

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FCS Charity of the Year 2019 Launches!

July 11, 2019

Would you benefit from expert grant-writing support? Would you like to access new grant finding streams? Would you like to win a cash contribution for your charity? The FCS Charity of the Year 2019 package brings together support worth £3,000 plus £250 cash contribution.

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Portage Workshop – A Small Steps Approach to Learning for Children with SEND

July 11, 2019

The Portage Workshop is an introduction to the Portage Approach to working with children with additional needs and their families. The workshop is suitable for anyone interested in finding out more about the Portage model, including early years practitioners, therapists and parents.

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Football Holiday Camps

July 11, 2019

Millers summer holiday camps are once again running during the upcoming summer holidays.

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Do you know a teen aged 15 – 17

July 11, 2019

NCS is a once in a life time opportunity for young people to find their true potential.  It allows them to find what it takes to succeed in new challenges, embrace new experiences and make their mark on the world.

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Police and Crime Panel Independent member opportunity

July 11, 2019

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel 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 Panel and to bring a fresh external perspective to its debates.

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Henry Smith Charity – Holiday Grants

July 11, 2019

Opening again on 3 July schools, youth groups, not for profit organisations and charities will be able to apply for grants of £500 to £2,500 to support recreational trips or holidays within the UK for groups of disabled or disadvantaged children (aged 13 or under).

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Funding Available for Complementary Therapies Sessions

July 10, 2019

Funding is available from the Rotherham Social Prescribing Service for not-for-profit organisations to deliver a Complementary Therapies group pathway service.

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LinkedIn Training

July 10, 2019

Training that will help you understand LinkedIn, how best to use it and create a plan to improve your profile and engagement on 18th July in Rotherham.

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Community Organising Training

July 8, 2019

Rotherham Federation of Communities have free training courses available to equip people to develop their understanding and practice of community organising.

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Discover the Secret Garden at Wentworth Woodhouse

July 8, 2019

Open-air theatre nights are now a popular summer event at Wentworth Woodhouse.

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Settled Status Support Available from Clifton Learning Partnership

July 8, 2019

Do your EU friends, neighbours, colleagues and clients know that the UK Government requires them to apply for Settled Status in order to be able to work and/or claim benefits in the UK after Brexit? Clifton Learning Partnership have the facility to support vulnerable and at risk people to apply.

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Rotherham Community Achievement Awards Opens for Nominations

July 4, 2019

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

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NHS Easyread Glossary

July 4, 2019

NHS England has produced an Easy read glossary to help people with a learning disability, autism or both to understand some of the difficult words they may hear when they are seeking medical treatment.

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2020 GSK IMPACT Awards – funding and free training for health charities

July 4, 2019

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide core funding, training and national recognition for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000.

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Innovative project launched

July 4, 2019

A Yorkshire based health trust has joined forces with the police to launch an innovative project to help mental health patients when they are experiencing mental health difficulties.

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South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation – latest news

July 3, 2019

The Foundation is keen to spend more on it's Community Grants scheme, so bids for the full £5,000 are welcome. Deadline is 2nd August 2019

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Space to Connect

July 3, 2019

Grants of up to £50,000 to improve spaces where people can connect and co-operate. Deadlines 31st July or 12th August 2019 depending on grant size

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Youth Music Network

July 3, 2019

Grants up to £150,000 for making music with children and young people. Deadlines 2nd August or 8th November 2019 depending on grant size.

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Small charities: transform your fundraising & governance, just £10 – £20

July 3, 2019

The FSI's popular small charity training is coming to Sheffield this September. Choose from 3 different courses covering topics including Developing your fundraising strategy, managing event fundraising successfully and demonstrating your impact.

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RDaSH ELECTIONS 2019 – NOMINATIONS OPEN TODAY!

July 3, 2019

Here at RDaSH, we have a number of vacancies for Staff, Service User/Patient and Public Governors this time around.

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FA Futsal Fund

July 2, 2019

Grants of £1,500 or £3,000 are available to develop new youth futsal leagues across the country to increase the opportunity for players to play futsal on a regular basis in a structured games programme.

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Make Your Mark UK Charity of the Year Nominations Open

July 1, 2019

Make Your Mark UK are inviting nominations from good causes based in Yorkshire to be considered as their charitable cause for the year.

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The Weavers Company Benevolent Fund

July 1, 2019

Grants up to £15,000 to support young offenders, prisoners & ex-prisoners, and young disadvantaged people, especially those at risk of criminal involvement.

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The Angus Irvine Playing Fields Fund

July 1, 2019

Grants typically £2,500 - £5,000 to increase opportunities for young people in disadvantaged areas of the UK to play outdoor sport.

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Digital Leadership 101 Series – blogs to help small charities

July 1, 2019

NAVCA, in partnership with Superhighways on the Digital Leadership 101 initiative, along with the FSI and London Plus, have contributed to a comprehensive series of blogs offering tips and advice across a range of digital topics.

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Allen Lane Foundation

June 27, 2019

The Allen Lane Foundation funds organisations that work with asylum seekers and refugees regardless of where they originate from. 

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Jill Franklin Charitable Trust

June 27, 2019

Grants, typically £1,000 for one to three years, are available for small charitable projects which help and supporting refugees and asylum-seekers coming to or in the UK.

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Next Generation fund for community energy opens 1 July 2019

June 27, 2019

Business advice and grants up to £100,000 are available from Power to Change's Next Generation Fund for existing community energy businesses in England.

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

June 26, 2019

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme has reopened and funding up to £10,000 is available in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities to grow peoples skills, support people into work and provide activities that improves peoples health and wellbeing.

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Upcoming Rotherham Friendship Lunches

June 26, 2019

Rotherham Friendship Lunches continue to be a success, engaging older people in the Borough to come together every month, make new friends and enjoy a lovely two-course lunch with entertainment. 

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Start Somewhere – Making Technology Imaginable and Usable for Small Charities

June 25, 2019

Study findings, from IVAR and CAST, include tips and advice from small voluntary organisations on overcoming the barriers to using technology.

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British Cycling Places to Ride grants programme

June 25, 2019

The Places to Ride programme will fund the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities in communities across England.

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Hospital Saturday Fund

June 24, 2019

Registered health charities, hospices and medical organisations can apply for up to £10,000 for a range of medical projects. The Fund will also support individuals with a medical condition or disability that require equipment or practical treatment.

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Prosper North

June 24, 2019

A new, free business support programme for cultural heritage organisations. Around 80 organisations will be supported. Eligible organisations include small museums, cultural venues, archives and festivals.

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Small Charity Index: Five Year Trends report

June 24, 2019

A report by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) looking at the trends over 5 years for UK small charities. Key points include an increase in demand for services, and 3 in 10 small charities said they fear closure in the next 12 months.

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Stand and have your say in the NHS

June 24, 2019

A local health organisation is asking Doncaster and Rotherham residents if they want to stand for election as Governors at their Trust.

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How to report a serious incident in your charity

June 24, 2019

If a serious incident takes place within your charity, it is important that there is prompt, full and frank disclosure to the Charity Commission.

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DWF Foundation

June 24, 2019

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for registered charities with an impact in one or more of the following areas: homelessness; health and wellbeing; employability; and education.

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Plunkett Foundation, Community Pub Business Support Programme

June 24, 2019

The More than a Pub programme provides business development support to enable the community ownership of pubs in both rural and urban communities across England.

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National Lottery Heritage Fund, Heritage Horizon Awards

June 24, 2019

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is looking for inspiring applications from heritage organisations across the UK for our new Heritage Horizon Awards, worth £5million and over.

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UK Civil Society Almanac 2019: Data. Trends. Insights.

June 20, 2019

Drawing on a range of sources, the Almanac produces insights on what voluntary organisations do, their income and spending, workforce, volunteers and the sector's impact.

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Tailored Family First Aid Session

June 20, 2019

Tailored Family First Aid Session taking place on 3rd August in Dinnington

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Family Makaton Taster Session

June 20, 2019

Family Makaton Taster Session on 20th July in Dinnington

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Paediatric First Aid at Work (2 Days)

June 20, 2019

Paediatric First Aid at Work (2 Days) taking place in July in Dinnington

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Makaton Taster Session

June 20, 2019

Makaton Taster Session on 24th June 2019 in Dinnington

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Domestic Violence and Abuse Charity Trustee Role

June 20, 2019

Rotherham Rise, a registered charity that provides advice and support for women, men and their children, are looking for female Trustee who can volunteer their time and strengthen our director board

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Stepping Stones Course for Carers

June 20, 2019

Beacon South Yorkshire are offering carers the opportunity to attend a course that will support you in your caring role.

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What motivates charitable giving?

June 20, 2019

This YouGov white paper explores attitudes to giving to the charitable sector. A very interesting read, includes data and stats on supporter engagement, who chooses to give to charity and how people are giving.

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Mens Healthy Lifestyle Activities in Eastwood

June 20, 2019

For men who are 50+ and who are wanting in increase their physical activity, make new friends and widen their social circles, getting fitter and having  fun at the same time. 

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New Chairman appointed at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH)

June 20, 2019

Alan Lockwood, of Horncastle, Lincolnshire, will become our new Chairman on July 1, replacing our outgoing Chairman, Lawson Pater who is retiring on June 30.

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Tell RMBC how you would like to give your views

June 20, 2019

Rotherham people have an opportunity to have their say on how they can be involved in shaping the future development of the borough.

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Need help to control stress?

June 19, 2019

Are life’s pressures getting you down and making you feel stressed and anxious? Do you worry a lot? Then a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) skills class could help you.

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Third Sector Trends in the North 2019

June 19, 2019

We 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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Church Chairs and Piano seeking new homes

June 19, 2019

The Aslamaaya Centre (formerly Eastwood Methodist Church) on Fitzwilliam Road have hundreds of chairs and a piano, in excellent working condition, available for free to a group or organisation that could use them.

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Helping young people understand how dementia affects their loved ones!

June 19, 2019

A series of films about teenagers and young adults who have a relative living with dementia has been launched by Dementia UK to help them understand how dementia may affect their relative’s memory and behaviour.

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Campaign to End Loneliness

June 19, 2019

The Campaign to End Loneliness believes that people of all ages need connections that matter.

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Near Neighbours Small Grants

June 19, 2019

Seed funding £250 - £5000 for local groups and organisations working to bring together neighbours.

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Proceeds of Crime – Loanshark Grants

June 19, 2019

Funds of up to £5000 to enable local organisations to run local projects that actively reduce crime and disorder and raise awareness of loan sharks. 

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£5 million fund to develop support for unpaid carers

June 19, 2019

The £5 million Carers Innovation Fund will invest in innovative ways of supporting unpaid carers, outside of mainstream health and care services.

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Nominate your local heroes for a 2019 Groundwork Community Award

June 19, 2019

Community groups and individuals are invited to nominate the local community heroes that work tirelessly - and often with little recognition or support - to improve places and lives in towns and cities across the UK. 

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South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation

June 19, 2019

Grants up to £5,000 for a wide range of activities running in South Yorkshire.

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The Percy Bilton Charity – UK

June 19, 2019

The Percy Bilton Charity is a grant-making trust and company limited by guarantee founded in 1962. Grants are made to organisations and individuals in need throughout the U.K. Organisations assisting disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities and older people may apply for grants towards capital expenditure.

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An opportunity to help create information for small charities

June 19, 2019

Do you think you know what safeguarding means but are unsure whether it really matters for your organisation? NCVO is looking for your help to test some information that is being produced for small charities working in the UK.

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New Code of Fundraising Practice

June 19, 2019

The Fundraising Regulator has launched a new Code of Fundraising Practice which will come into effect in October 2019.

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‘Simplify accounting requirements for smaller charities,’ expert panel recommends

June 19, 2019

An expert panel has called for simplified accounting requirements for smaller charities, in a report which looked into how the sector’s accounting requirements are developed.

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Locality Convention 2019

June 18, 2019

Early bird bookings are now open for Locality Convention '19, which is taking place 12-13 November at The Queen's Hotel, Leeds. By attending, you can grow your knowledge and skills, connect, influence the bigger picture, and celebrate the power of community!

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Living Well with Dementia

June 18, 2019

Dementia & Older People's MH Clinical Network are looking for proposals for presentations or workshops on the theme of living well with dementia to showcase at an event on 25 September at Leeds Playhouse.

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Website support needed for local charity

June 13, 2019

A skilled website developer is needed to support a small Rotherham charity. The charity need support with updating information on their service for people with learning disabilities.

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Last chance to Make Your Mark at Wentworth Woodhouse

June 13, 2019

Time is running out for a once in a lifetime chance to ‘make your mark’ on Wentworth Woodhouse.

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Tender – Accommodation and Support for Young People aged 16-25 in Rotherham

June 12, 2019

Contracts for the provision of a range of accommodation and support packages for young people aged 16 to 25 years who are looked after or who have left care and have identified support needs. Expression of interest deadline is 26th June 2019

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Rotherham Accessible provision fund

June 12, 2019

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

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The Holbeck Charitable Trust

June 12, 2019

Grants of between £500 and £5,000 are available for between one to three years to support general funds, running costs and salaries.

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Chair of Trustees Role at The Childrens Sleep Charity

June 12, 2019

The Children's Sleep Charity are currently recruiting for a new Chair of Trustees. This is an exciting opportunity to support our ambitious charity in the next phase of our growth and development.

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£250 worth of building materials up for grabs!

June 11, 2019

To celebrate the opening their new branch in Rotherham, James Burrell Builders Merchant would like to donate £250 worth of building materials to a project taking place in the local community.

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Brinsworth Community Litter Busters

June 10, 2019

Want to make new friends and make a difference to your environment? Join us at a community litter pick!

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Survey launched to help find out how we can respond to suicide as a community

June 10, 2019

Rotherham Council is supporting a call to action by the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (ICS), which would like to hear from anyone who has been bereaved from or affected by suicide and who would like to share their views. 

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Rotherham Sight and Sound events

June 10, 2019

Rotherham Sight and Sound events are available to the public and will be attended by the Community Engagement Team in the Mobile Information Unit offering information and advice about eye health, hearing loss information, equipment and services available.

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Julie Kenny, now the grand Dame of Wentworth Woodhouse

June 10, 2019

Julie Kenny CBE, the self-made Rotherham businesswoman whose relentless five-year campaign saved Wentworth Woodhouse for the nation, is to be made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Thank you afternoon tea for health volunteers

June 10, 2019

An NHS health trust which provides mental health, learning disability, childrens and community services across Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire celebrated its volunteers at a special afternoon tea party.

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Charity Shops Survey 2019

June 10, 2019

The Charity Shops Survey comprises an invaluable source of information for charities, retailers, supporters, and analysts alike by providing essential benchmarking information and analysis of key charity retail trends and performance figures.

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Inter Faith Week 2019 small grants

June 10, 2019

The Inter Faith Youth Trust has grants of up to £800 available for events organised by and for young people focused around Inter Faith Week from 10 to 17 November 2019.

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Nationwide Building Society Community Grants

June 6, 2019

The Nationwide Community Grants programme awards grants of £10,000 to £50,000 to local housing projects that will strengthen local communities by supporting the most vulnerable.

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Cash for the Community

June 5, 2019

The Rotherham Advertiser has teamed up with the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner to support small groups with up to £1,000.

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Libraries and Neighbourhood Hubs consultation

June 5, 2019

Rotherham Council is currently undertaking public consultation on the Library and Neighbourhood Hubs service in order to identify proposals for future service delivery and to inform a new library strategy.

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Community Energy Conference 2019

June 5, 2019

Community Energy England and Co-op Energy have created an interactive and user-led day full of workshops, taster sessions, working areas and the Great Energy Escape Room on 22 June 2019 in Sheffield.

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Shaping the Future of VCS Support in Rotherham…

June 5, 2019

It’s that time of year again where we ask you to tell us about your experiences of voluntary and community sector (VCS) support in Rotherham.

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Opportunity for your group to have a free stall at Rotherham Show

June 5, 2019

Once again Voluntary Action Rotherham is offering its members the opportunity to have a FREE stall in their Marquee at this year’s Rotherham Show. The show is a fantastic chance for voluntary and community groups to showcase the work they do.

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Tea parties hope to raise pots of money for NHS charities

June 3, 2019

If you love tea, cakes and fundraising – then the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity has the perfect challenge to help you celebrate the 71st anniversary of the NHS.

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This is Rotherham TV Opportunity – Have your organisation filmed for free.

June 3, 2019

This is Rotherham TV has secured funding to run for the next 12 months and will be creating 20 videos focussing on the charitable and community organisations in Rotherham.

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Nationwide Building Society Community Grants

June 3, 2019

Grants of £10,000 - £50,000 to strengthen local communities to support the most vulnerable by preventing people from losing their home, helping people in to a home, and helping people to thrive in the home environment.

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REMA wins Royal recognition (Queens Award for Voluntary Services 2019)

June 3, 2019

Her Majesty The Queen has just announced that Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance has been selected as a recipient for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2019. This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. 

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Wilko Helping Hands Community Grants

June 3, 2019

Community grants or donations are available to organisations whose beneficiaries live or work in the direct locality of the Wilkinson store.

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Brelms Trust

June 3, 2019

The Trust gives grants of £1,000 – £5,000 per year for up to three years to charities based in Yorkshire and directly benefiting only Yorkshire communities.

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The Big Support Small campaign from the SCC

June 3, 2019

To mark the start of the FSI’s Small Charities Week on 17 June, the Small Charities Coalition is launching the Big Support Small campaign, to showcase great examples of support between charities of different sizes and encourage others to do the same.

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Youth Endowment Fund

June 3, 2019

Funding is available to run and evaluate interventions lasting at least 12 months that target young people aged 10 to 14 who are at risk of being drawn into crime and violence.

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Sport England small grants application process has been simplified

June 3, 2019

Grants of £300 to £10,000 are available from Sport England's small grants programme for not-for-profit organisations to help more people get active. Projects must involve adults and young people aged 14 or over and meet one or more of the aims in Sport England's "Towards an Active Nation" strategy.

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Quality Assured and Accredited courses available

June 3, 2019

Rotherham Federation of Communities have various Quality Assured and Accredited course available, Quality Assured is 15 learning Credits and Accredited certificates is 45 learning credits, all courses are approved by external markers ABC and Certa.  

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Masonic Charitable Foundation large grants

June 3, 2019

The Masonic Charitable Foundation offers large grants for registered charities with an annual income over £500,000. Grants are between £10,000 and £80,000 however the average grant ranges from £20,000 to £60,000.

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World Giraffe Day JustGiving Fundraiser

May 30, 2019

World Giraffe Day is an exciting annual event initiated by the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF) and Natalie Yarrow will be braving the tattooist’s needle to raise funds to support giraffe conservation across Africa.

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Rotherhams Director of Public Health Annual Report

May 30, 2019

This Annual Report, from Rotherhams' Director of Public Health, Terri Roche, includes lots of photos and examples of how people in Rotherham keep healthy, happy and well, many of which include the amazing work of voluntary and community sector groups in Rotherham.

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Grant injects new lease of life into Rotherham African Drummers

May 30, 2019

Rotherham African Drummers (RAD) have been awarded a 6 month Organisational Development grant with Awards for All, an exciting time for us, the money will aid the group as we go through a process of change and re-organisation, injecting a new lease of life into both sessions and performances.

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Rotherham Pride – Volunteers needed!

May 30, 2019

Rotherham Pride 2019 is nearly upon us and we need volunteers that have experience in traffic management and liaising with the public.

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End the Cycle of Homelessness

May 30, 2019

Starting on 27 June 2019, Dave, Mahmood, Richard and Tom of Rotherham Wheelers Cycling Club are planning to cycle the full length of the River Rhine from its rising in Switzerland to its outfall into the sea at the Hook of Holland to raise funds to help support homeless people in Rotherham.

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Scrutiny want your views

May 30, 2019

It is important that scrutiny reflects the needs and concerns of all who live and work in Rotherham and we want your input to help scrutiny Councillors decide what issues should be looked at so they can better hold cabinet members to account and challenge service improvements.

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HR: the GDPR risks that could catch your charity out

May 28, 2019

It’s been over a year since GDPR came into force, but what impact have the new regulations had in reality? This upcoming webinar looks at the impact of GDPR on Charities' HR processes, with practical advice on how to make sure you’re compliant.

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HABC Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Catering, Manufacture (RQF)

May 28, 2019

HABC Level 3 Award in Food Safety Supervision for Catering, Manufacture (RQF) £400 per person or a discounted price of £650 for 2 people

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Internationally-renowned pianist kicks off summer classical concert season at Wentworth Woodhouse

May 28, 2019

A trio of top-note classical music events are being held in the historic splendour of Wentworth Woodhouse this summer.

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LGBT+ Awareness Training

May 28, 2019

Call It Out are hosting a services of FREE LGBT+ Awareness Training sessions for Domestic Abuse and Women's Service Providers.

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Call It Out: New South Yorkshire Domestic Abuse campaign

May 28, 2019

Central Government is funding a new, year-long project which aims to develop culturally competent LGBT+ domestic abuse provision across the 4 regions of South Yorkshire.

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ROAR’s Kickstarter to create members Tarot Set reaches initial goal!

May 28, 2019

We are overjoyed to announce that we have met our initial funding goal! However with a few weeks left of the campaign we hope to encourage even more people to back us so we can help spread more of Rob's wonderful artwork into the world. 

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Urban Tree Challenge Fund

May 28, 2019

The Urban Tree Challenge Fund is a new Government programme that aims to support the planting of at least 20,000 large trees and 110,000 small trees in and around towns and cities in England.

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Do it.Foundation launches survey for small VCSE organisations

May 28, 2019

Do it.Foundation has recently launched a survey designed to help the organisation plan its grant making programmes, and is inviting UK micro & small VCSE organisations which have a social purpose that benefits the community, to take part.

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BBC Radio Sheffield launch Community Awards

May 28, 2019

BBC Radio Sheffield have launched a search to find the community champions of South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire.

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NCS pledge support to charities this summer – expressions of interest open

May 24, 2019

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust have signed up to Rotherham Pay it Forward. Their NCS programme pledge free support to local charities this summer and are open to expressions of interest.

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Community groups came together at Rotherham Minster to explore acts of giving and peer support

May 24, 2019

Following the success of Rotherham Pay it Forward's Free Voluntary and Community Networking Event, free peer support is now available by pledge to Rotherham charities.

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Market Position Statement for Looked-after Children in Rotherham

May 24, 2019

Rotherham MBC would like to provide information to potential providers about the Council‘s current position for looked after children. Register by 1st July 2019

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Pink Ribbon Foundation

May 23, 2019

Grants up to £5,000 are available to breast cancer charities that assist people affected by breast cancer and organisations that work on breast cancer research and prevention.

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ROAR launch Augmented Reality exhibition

May 23, 2019

ROAR are excited to announce they have launched their very first Augmented Reality exhibition. This gives anybody, no matter their…

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Carers’ Music Fund

May 22, 2019

Applications are now open for charitable music projects to support women and girls with caring responsibilities.

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Masonic Charity – Early Years Opportunities

May 22, 2019

Grant are available to registered charities, that help disadvantaged children and young people up to the age of 25 years, overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life.

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Masonic Charity – Later Life

May 22, 2019

Grants are available to registered charities who are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in disadvantaged and vulnerable older people over the age of 50 years.

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Hilden Trust – Summer Playschemes

May 22, 2019

Grants of £500 - £1,500 for summer play schemes for disadvantaged communities. Some priority will be given to projects which show they are inclusive of children from refugee families, and show BME involvement.

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Clinks state of the sector survey

May 22, 2019

This survey aims to get a picture of the challenges facing voluntary sector organisations, working with people in contact with the criminal justice system. Clinks will use findings to prioritise work in aid of the sector.

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Art of Wellbeing Classes

May 21, 2019

Active Independence are excited to announce they will be 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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Co-op Local Community Fund

May 21, 2019

Applications are open for non-profit groups to be one of the Co-op's local causes from 27 October 2019 to 24 October 2020 and get a share of funds raised by Co-op members and proceeds from the carrier bag levy.

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Stylist Claire now helps trafficked women grow in confidence

May 21, 2019

Hairdresser walks away from her career to volunteer in aid of transforming the lives of trafficked women.

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Woodroffe Benton Foundation

May 21, 2019

One off small grants for core costs are available to registered charities in the range of £500 to £2500.

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Help develop plans for the future of health and care services in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

May 20, 2019

Have your say in developing the future of health and care services in south Yorkshire by completing the survey or attending one of the regional events.

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Mental Health Awareness Week: research and resources

May 20, 2019

Research and resources are available to charities around mental health. These resources will support you to look at yourself and supporting each other.

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YMCA Rotherham information and updates

May 17, 2019

Information & updates on youth clubs, young people’s drop-ins, room usage & everything in-between will now all be on one Facebook page. Please follow the ‘YMCA Rotherham’ Facebook page to keep up to date with everything that is going on at YMCA Rotherham’s Myplace building.

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ROAR Tarot Cards Kickstarter campaign

May 16, 2019

One of our members Rob Peveril, passed away last May and in celebration of his life and his art, we are asking for your help to develop a limited edition run of his Tarot Cards.

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RUCST needs your vote!

May 16, 2019

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust have been nominated for a National Diversity Award and they need your help.

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Rotherham TimeBuilders News

May 16, 2019

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

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The Yapp Charitable Trust

May 15, 2019

The Yapp charitable trust has grants of up to £3,000 per year, for up to three years, to support the core running costs of very small registered charities in England and Wales working with a range of beneficiary groups.

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Be Cancer SAFE Evaluation Report

May 15, 2019

This evaluation of the Be Cancer SAFE programme covers the six localities in South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire.

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UK Coaching Safeguarding And Protecting Children Workshop

May 15, 2019

Every child deserves to enjoy their sport. This workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

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Sports First Aid Awareness Course

May 15, 2019

A 3-hour Emergency Response course designed to meet the needs of most sports coaches.

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UK Coaching Safeguarding And Protecting Children Workshop

May 15, 2019

Every child deserves to enjoy their sport. This workshop will raise your awareness of the telltale signs of abuse, and give you the tools and confidence you need to deal with any issues sensitively, appropriately and effectively should the need ever arise in your coaching career.

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Rotherham Volunteers Month

May 15, 2019

This will be the sixth time Rotherham has dedicated the whole month to the promotion of volunteering, which kicks off on the 1st June with National Volunteers Week. There's lots of ways for you to get involved, come and say hello, join us on a walk or join one of our FREE workshops!

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Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, Removing Barriers to Family Life

May 15, 2019

Grants of £30,000 to £100,000 and £100,001 to £300,000 are available to Armed Forces charities, community interest companies or Armed Forces units working with Armed Forces families.

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The Discover Course

May 15, 2019

If you've ever thought about going to university, but haven't quite got there, why not try this FREE university taster course.

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New project aimed at getting men to talk

May 14, 2019

Healthwatch Rotherham have secured funding from Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group to trial a new group aimed at getting men talking……about anything!!

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Warburtons Family Community Grants

May 14, 2019

Small grants are available for local projects, activities and organisations that have charitable aims and that will be of real direct benefit to families in England, Scotland and Wales.

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New What’s on Where? Guide

May 14, 2019

Home Instead Senior Care Rotherham has published a brand new free – fully updated and revised – version of its popular ‘Whats on Where?’ Guide covering 140 regular events for older people across the borough.

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Community Business Market Survey 2019

May 14, 2019

By participating in the survey you are helping to increase the accuracy of the information collated about the size and structure of the community business market, the confidence levels of community business leaders, any workforce development needs, and the future outlook for the sector.

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Government launches £8.5m fund to help communities deliver discounted homes

May 14, 2019

Groups will be able to apply for between £10,000 and £50,000 each to help identify suitable sites for discounted homes, get planning permission for them and to provide other technical support.

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Turn your home stately with a touch of Wentworth Woodhouse style

May 13, 2019

Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, tasked with saving the magnificent Grade I listed masterpiece in Rotherham from decline, has created a gift collection featuring its most famous features.

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Small Charity Week 2019

May 13, 2019

Small Charity Week (17th - 22nd June) is the biggest event in the small charity calendar, providing free initiatives, competitions and support over six days for charities or local community organisations with an annual turnover under £1 million.

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Be Cancer SAFE Rotherham: Year 1 Report

May 13, 2019

Be Cancer SAFE has been running in Rotherham since March 2018 and has received funding from the Rotherham CCG for a further year.

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Arty Grrrls re-launch on June 3rd!

May 9, 2019

Arty Grrrls, a group for girls aged between 13-16 years, is back on June 3rd with a special workshop run by artist and photographer Anna Kozak. Anna will be explaining traditional photography techniques as well as looking at capturing our image from different angles.

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Keeping you up to date via the Rotherham Hospitals Library & Knowledge Service

May 9, 2019

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Library & Knowledge Service produce a range of online Newsfeeds to enable you to keep up to date with the latest research in your field of work.

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Keep your Community Safe & Well

May 9, 2019

Do you work with people who have issues with drug and alcohol? Or, people who belong to migrant or ethnic minority communities? Perhaps, elderly people or any other vulnerable groups? Become a Safe & Well Ambassador and learn about how to support people in your community.

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Strengthening the Criminal Justice Sector

May 9, 2019

Lloyds Bank Foundation's Strengthening the Criminal Justice Sector programme is accepting expressions of interest for work that will achieve a positive impact on policy and practice.

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Equipment “Free to a good home” for collection

May 9, 2019

*PLEASE NOTE all the items have now found a new home*

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Comic Relief – Bridging The Gaps

May 9, 2019

Grants  from £150k up to £700k over three to five years to provide mental health support to children and young people at an early stage so that they are aware of their mental health and can build resilience as they grow and develop.

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Standard Life Foundation

May 9, 2019

They fund strategic work including research, policy work and campaigning, which addresses structural issues and individual practice relating to financial wellbeing.Grants are mostly around £50,000 to £200,000, over one to thee years.

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Final round of Lloyds Bank Foundation Enable development grants open

May 9, 2019

Lloyds Bank Foundation is offering charities up to £15,000 in funding to help them develop or trial new approaches to service delivery through the last round of its Enable grants.

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National Lottery Heritage Fund

May 8, 2019

Grants of various sizes that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK. Deadline for bids over £100,000 is 28th May 2019

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Alert for charities – cyber crime and how to report to the Charity Commission

May 8, 2019

This alert provides information and advice to charity trustees about cyber crime and how to report it.

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Employability Day 2019

May 8, 2019

ERSA's fourth UK Employability Day will take place on 28th June. Organisations across the country will join the celebration for those supporting people into work.

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Charities offered free guide on how to engage with businesses

May 8, 2019

A free guide has been published that gives voluntary organisations tips on how to attract and engage with businesses.

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Do you know a young person making a difference?

May 8, 2019

#iwill is looking to recruit 50 young people, aged 10-20, who are making a positive difference and want to support other young people to do the same and they need you to spread the word!

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Barnsley Youth Choir 10th Anniversary Festival 21st/22nd June 2019

May 8, 2019

The weekend will feature a high profile international festival and will be held at the Barnsley Metrodome Arena with key events taking place on Friday 21st June and Saturday 22nd June 2019. Around 800 singers in total will take part in 3 spectacular concerts.

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Survey for everyone with lived experience of a personal health budget

May 2, 2019

NHS England has commissioned Quality Health to run a survey, closing 14 May 2019 to gather feedback about people’s experiences of personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets.

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New Youth Charter to support young people across the country

May 2, 2019

A new Youth Charter will be developed to set out a vision for young people over the next generation and beyond, Mims Davies, Minister for Sport and Civil Society has announced.

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EU Settlement Scheme: community leader toolkit

May 2, 2019

The Home Office has published a toolkit to help local authorities and community groups to support EU citizens and their families to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.

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Have your say on Community Needs!

May 1, 2019

South Yorkshire's Community Foundation would like to hear what you think of community needs in South Yorkshire by taking part in their Vital Signs research for 2019.

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Comic Relief – Ahead of the Game, Sport and Mental Health

May 1, 2019

Grants of £150,000 - £450,000 over three to five years for work in the UK, Ghana, Uganda or Rwanda combining sports based approaches with quality mental health support to reduce distress and/or improve mental wellbeing.

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The Football Association: Stay in the Game scheme

May 1, 2019

Grants of £750 to football clubs with existing male teams to support the essential costs of pitch hire, training venues, and affiliation fees, encouraging people to stay in football.

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Bupa UK Foundation – Mental Health Funding Programme 2019

May 1, 2019

Grants up to £20,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK for community focused projects that aim to support and improve people's mental health in mid-life.

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Community share offer to buy Wath Hall

May 1, 2019

A unique opportunity has arisen to buy community shares in this beautiful, Grade II listed Georgian mansion.

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Large space to rent at Westgate Chambers – ROAR

April 30, 2019

Are your organisation/group looking for some space? Perhaps to rehearse for a dance/drama performance or to hold a weekly class? Or perhaps you are after a meeting room in Rotherham town centre?

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Veterans Outreach Connection – Project Launch

April 30, 2019

After 8 months of planning, preparation and effort the Veterans Outreach Connection was officially launched by Rotherham MCVC. The new vehicle and trailer will visit communities, local residents, veterans and their families across South Yorkshire to ensure they are better informed with regards to information and service provision.

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Free Men’s Yoga & Mindfulness Class

April 30, 2019

Learn yoga & mindfulness in this new class specifically designed with men in mind. Starting 6th June 2019 at Aston Hillcrest School you will increase your flexibility & strength, and learn relaxation techniques.

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Ramadan Midnight Trophy is ON!

April 29, 2019

Teams are invited to enter an adult 5aside team to take part in three league nights on the 10th, 17th and 24th of May with a finals night on the 31st May 2019.

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Over £10,000 floods in for Bluebell Wood thanks to new single from One Direction star Louis

April 29, 2019

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is singing the praises of its loyal celebrity supporter, One Direction Star Louis Tomlinson – to the tune of over £10,000.

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Learn Online Digital Skills with Lloyds Bank Academy

April 29, 2019

Launched by Lloyds Bank, the Academy is a free initiative focused on improving the basic digital skills of individuals and communities.  

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Small charities offered free workplace mental health training

April 29, 2019

The charity MIND has joined up with the Federation of Small Businesses to produce a free toolkit and E-learning designed for charities and small businesses.

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Youth Select Committee inquiry into knife crime

April 29, 2019

The inquiry will look at the UK Government’s current strategy and whether they are doing enough to effectively deal with knife crime, and views on current or potential prevention and intervention strategies.

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Support for homelessness charities and hospices construction projects

April 29, 2019

CRASH assists homelessness charities and hospices with their construction projects. They offer help in a practical way as well as providing cash grants.

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Early years’ preventative work

April 29, 2019

Grants of £50,000 a year for 1–3 years to charities doing early intervention and preventative work with disadvantaged 0-3 year olds in England and Wales. Deadline 14th May 2019.

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BBC Children in Need – next deadlines

April 25, 2019

Small or large grants available helping children and young people up to 18 years who are experiencing disadvantage - deadlines 27th & 28th May 2019

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Book now for #YSFconnect 14th May 2019

April 25, 2019

#YSFconnect, from Yorkshire Sport Foundation, are free events allowing partners to hear from expert keynote speakers, take part in informative workshops, and to network with others in the sector.

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Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards are open

April 25, 2019

Specialist insurer Ecclesiastical has opened a £1m fund for charities called Movement for Good, they will give away the money in two phases, with £1,000 awarded to 500 charities in the first round and £50,000 offered to 10 charities in the second.

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LGBT+ Futures Fund round two opens 3 May 2019

April 25, 2019

The LGBT+ Futures Fund small grants programme supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans+ voluntary and community organisations across England.

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Social workers – Have your say on changes to social work registration

April 25, 2019

Later this year, Social Work England (SWE) takes over from the Health and Care Professions Council as the regulator for social workers in England and SWE is consulting on how it will operate.

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Heritage Open Days 2019 – registration now open

April 25, 2019

This year's Heritage Open Days will take place 13 - 22 September. You have until 1 August to register to take part.

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Doncaster Half Marathon

April 25, 2019

Bluebell Wood are supporting the Doncaster Half Marathon which sets off from the Keepmoat stadium on Sunday 9th June and need volunteers to help.

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Allen Lane Foundation

April 25, 2019

Allen Lane Foundation's Social Cohesion Programme is a new funding scheme that has been established to address concerns about divisions in communities resulting from the 2016 Referendum.

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Coalfields Regeneration Trust

April 24, 2019

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust’s funding priority has been changed to Health & Wellbeing and will encompass projects that address food poverty, debt advice, mental health issues, substance misuse, social isolation or projects increasing participation in physical activity.

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Lost Chord’s 20th Anniversary Celebration with Sir Cliff Richard & Lesley Garrett

April 24, 2019

Lost Chord is proud to host a spectacular evening of celebration and song to mark our 20th Anniversary on Monday 15th July at Lincoln’s Inn ‘The Great Hall’ in London.

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Volunteers’ Week briefing webinar, 2 May, 14.00 – register now

April 24, 2019

Each year, Volunteers’ Week reaches more people in new and exciting ways. The success of the week is all down to you - the people and organisations who are loud, grateful and unapologetic about recognising the great stuff volunteers do.

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Knitting Machine Available for collection

April 24, 2019

Kiveton Park and Wales Village Hall have a Knitting machine available, complete with instructions plus approx. 200 craft magazines.

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Be Cancer SAFE Barnsley End of Year Report

April 18, 2019

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

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Movement for Good awards from Ecclesiastical Insurance

April 17, 2019

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

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The Ironmongers’ Company Fund

April 16, 2019

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

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NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Funding Available

April 16, 2019

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

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Regular Activities at Winthrop Gardens

April 16, 2019

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

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Alzheimer’s Research UK Inspire Fund, public engagement grants

April 15, 2019

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

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Fraud Community Engagement Events

April 15, 2019

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

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

April 15, 2019

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

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Updated GDPR guidance

April 15, 2019

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

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RMBC Training Offer 2019/2020

April 15, 2019

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

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100hour Third Sector Placements

April 15, 2019

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

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

April 15, 2019

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

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The CAF Charity Landscape Report

April 15, 2019

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

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

April 15, 2019

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

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Community support for people with a learning disability

April 11, 2019

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

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David’s skilled hands make light work at Wentworth Woodhouse

April 11, 2019

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

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Rotherham Friendship Lunches

April 11, 2019

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

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Scurrah Wainwright

April 11, 2019

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

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Volunteers needed for new pilot project

April 11, 2019

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

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Rotherham Organisations Celebrating Royal Recognition

April 11, 2019

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

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Are your social media accounts telling your story effectively?

April 9, 2019

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

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Betty’s Trees for Life Fund

April 9, 2019

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

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Tree Futures Grant Scheme

April 9, 2019

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

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Sport England Community Asset Fund

April 9, 2019

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

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£3m available for village hall improvements

April 9, 2019

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

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Community Led homes

April 8, 2019

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

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

April 8, 2019

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

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

April 8, 2019

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

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The Rotherham Pride Parade is back for 2019!

April 8, 2019

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

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

April 4, 2019

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

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Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects

April 4, 2019

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

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Carers4Carers newsletter

April 4, 2019

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

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Grants for historic church interiors and churchyard structures

April 4, 2019

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

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DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

April 4, 2019

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

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Financial Trustee required

April 3, 2019

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

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Consultation: Social value in government procurement

April 3, 2019

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

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Launch of Fair4All finance

April 3, 2019

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

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Armed Forces Covenant Trust, Veterans Community Centres grants

April 3, 2019

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

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Handling and reporting of safeguarding concerns – your views needed

April 2, 2019

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

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Rooms available at Myplace

April 1, 2019

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

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National Churches Trust – Cornerstone Grants

April 1, 2019

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

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Community Business Weekend 2019

April 1, 2019

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

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Rotherham volunteers, aged 73-90, named national champs

April 1, 2019

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

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Updated resources from NHS England

April 1, 2019

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

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£1.2m fund announced for charity safeguarding training

April 1, 2019

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

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

April 1, 2019

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

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Outcomes for mental health services

April 1, 2019

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

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Rebalancing relationships between large and small voluntary organisations in public services

April 1, 2019

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

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

April 1, 2019

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

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Masbrough and Thornhill Community Centre – Expressions of Interest

April 1, 2019

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

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Social Security Advisory Committee launches consultations

April 1, 2019

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

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Free trustee recruitment guidance from Getting on Board

April 1, 2019

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

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End of intervention at Rotherham Council

March 28, 2019

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

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Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work

March 28, 2019

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

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Arts Council – Small Capital Grants

March 28, 2019

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

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Rotherham Respite Care – Market Engagement

March 28, 2019

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

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Key Fund, Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund loans

March 28, 2019

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

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Stress Awareness Month in Rotherham

March 28, 2019

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

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National Voices Peer Support Hub

March 28, 2019

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

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Fully Funded Distance Learning – April 2019 – Enrolment Opportunity

March 28, 2019

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

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Localgiving launches Magic Little Grants 2019

March 28, 2019

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

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

March 27, 2019

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

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Keep Britain Tidy #LitterHeroes Ambassador volunteer applications are now open

March 27, 2019

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

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Road Safety Trust

March 26, 2019

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

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Instruments available

March 21, 2019

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

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Free tables available

March 21, 2019

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

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Stalls available for Crossroads Summer Festival

March 21, 2019

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

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Be Cancer SAFE Project Shortlisted for NAVCA Award

March 21, 2019

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

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Local Women’s Organisation Launches New Website

March 21, 2019

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

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Second Outstanding rating for Rotherham home care service

March 20, 2019

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

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Cinnamon Project Lab 2019

March 20, 2019

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

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Feed Our Communities CIC need your help to design new services

March 20, 2019

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

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Henry Smith Charity, Holiday Grants for Children 2019

March 19, 2019

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

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Nominate a volunteer for the Yorkshire Women Volunteer Awards

March 19, 2019

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

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Thrybergh Community Super Hero Fun Day 2019

March 19, 2019

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

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Allen Lane Foundation, new Social Cohesion Programme

March 19, 2019

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

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Diana Award open for nominations

March 19, 2019

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

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25th National Lottery Awards seek nominations

March 19, 2019

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

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Key Changes to Coalfields Community Investment Programme – Programme now open

March 19, 2019

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

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SHINE Trust grants to improve children’s education in schools

March 19, 2019

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

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

March 14, 2019

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

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Children in Need small grants

March 14, 2019

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

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Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants

March 14, 2019

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

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South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Funding

March 14, 2019

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

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Functional Skills for Maths and English – For Anyone

March 13, 2019

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

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Calling all UK Horizon 2020 Grant Holders

March 13, 2019

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

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How to give safely to charities

March 13, 2019

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

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Volunteer with Rotherham Pride

March 13, 2019

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

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Fully Funded Distance Learning Courses

March 12, 2019

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

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Rosa Voices from the Frontline grants

March 12, 2019

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

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Floristry course

March 12, 2019

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

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Cake decorating course

March 12, 2019

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

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The 25th National Lottery Awards opens for entries

March 11, 2019

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

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Grow Wild small grants for youth-led creative projects

March 11, 2019

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

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Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant

March 11, 2019

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

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Chit chat cafe & luncheon club

March 11, 2019

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

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The National Fundraising Awards 2019 are now open for entries!

March 11, 2019

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

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Beatson Clark gives generously to Rotherham hospices

March 11, 2019

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

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Help the homeless fund

March 11, 2019

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

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Small Charities Challenge Fund

March 11, 2019

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

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AD Spring Training courses

March 11, 2019

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

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Community Clusters Project

March 11, 2019

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

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Giving World Launches New Website

March 11, 2019

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

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Calor Rural Community Fund

March 11, 2019

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

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SYCF Community Grants Programme

March 11, 2019

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

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Act for Change Fund – Paul Hamlyn Foundation

March 11, 2019

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

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Veolia Environmental Trust

March 11, 2019

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

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Church Conservation Grants

March 11, 2019

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

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South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation

March 6, 2019

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

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Inspire Trust Co-opted Governor vacancies

March 6, 2019

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

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Healthy Heart Grants, Yorkshire region deadline

March 6, 2019

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

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Leeds Building Society small grants

March 6, 2019

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

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

March 6, 2019

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

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VCSEs: a bidder’s guide to working with government

March 5, 2019

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

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Opportunity to promote information to carers

March 4, 2019

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

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Innovative Sheffield Project will give free event tickets to thousands

March 4, 2019

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

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Free social media training

March 4, 2019

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

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NCVO warns on no-deal Brexit

March 4, 2019

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

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

March 4, 2019

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

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

March 4, 2019

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

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Community Meal at St Paul’s Church, Masbrough

February 28, 2019

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

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Rotherham Carers Workshops Schedule March – July 2019

February 28, 2019

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

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Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Governors Elections 2019

February 27, 2019

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

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Football Foundation Grow the Game grants

February 27, 2019

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

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Funding to Enhance the Quality of Life for People in Need

February 27, 2019

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

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Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Trade Up and Scale Up Programmes

February 27, 2019

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

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Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Start Up Programme

February 27, 2019

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

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Free Health & Wellbeing sessions for people identifying as LGBT+

February 27, 2019

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

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Rotherham Pride Quiz nights

February 27, 2019

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

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NO MORE Home-Work! Art Exhibition

February 27, 2019

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

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How Do Councils Work?

February 26, 2019

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

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Staff pledge their commitment to carers

February 25, 2019

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

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Volunteers Week 2019

February 25, 2019

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

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

February 25, 2019

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

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Community Interest Companies: The New Online Incorporation Process

February 25, 2019

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

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

February 25, 2019

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

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Free legal assistance

February 21, 2019

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

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Settled Status Scheme

February 21, 2019

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

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Your Views Sought on Prepare for EU Exit Website

February 21, 2019

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

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Charity Commission email addresses are changing

February 21, 2019

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

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Choosing your independent examiner

February 21, 2019

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

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Small Charities Coalition launches charity set-up tool

February 20, 2019

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

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Renewi Environmental Grants

February 20, 2019

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

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The Great British Spring Clean Grant

February 19, 2019

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

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ASDA Foundation – Significant Local Community Projects

February 19, 2019

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

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Architectural Heritage Fund Launches £7 million Heritage Impact Fund

February 18, 2019

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

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Business meets VCS Event 2019

February 18, 2019

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

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Funding to Promote Local Community Swimming in 2019

February 18, 2019

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

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Allen Lane Foundation – Social Cohesion

February 18, 2019

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

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Free Trees – Octopus Energy

February 18, 2019

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

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Help to Save Scheme for those on low incomes

February 18, 2019

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

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International Women’s Day 8th March 2019

February 18, 2019

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

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Cyber Security on a Budget

February 14, 2019

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

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Guide to effective telephone fundraising published by IoF

February 14, 2019

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

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Online Adult Safeguarding Competency Training

February 14, 2019

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

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National Diversity Awards 2019 Nominations Open in 1 Week!

February 14, 2019

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

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Exercise Tasters for people with MS

February 14, 2019

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

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Impactasaurus evaluation tool

February 14, 2019

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

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Course – Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work

February 14, 2019

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

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FREE stalls available on ‘Pay it Forward’ Day

February 12, 2019

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

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Free Grow Wild Seed Kits

February 12, 2019

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

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Arts Award Access Fund First 2019 Round Open

February 12, 2019

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

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Tramline Tickets up for grabs!

February 12, 2019

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

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Tech for Good Fund Now Accepting Applications

February 12, 2019

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

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Office for Civil Society: Preparing for EU Exit

February 12, 2019

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

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

February 12, 2019

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

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Power to Change Bright Ideas fund now open

February 12, 2019

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

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Yorkshire Bank grants for Bike Libraries

February 12, 2019

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

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Rotherham Friendship Lunches

February 11, 2019

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

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Suicide Prevention E-Learning for the VCS

February 11, 2019

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

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Time Well Spent: A National Survey on the Volunteering Experience

February 11, 2019

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

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Returners Fund Supporting People Back into Work After Caring

February 11, 2019

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

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Beacon Workshops for Chairs leading smaller charities

February 7, 2019

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

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Healthy Heart Grants

February 7, 2019

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

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Rotherham Youth Cabinet Recruiting New Members

February 7, 2019

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

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

February 6, 2019

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

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Quickbooks Online Subscription Service

February 5, 2019

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

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Kelly Family Charitable Trust

February 5, 2019

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

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Get Involved with the first National Social Prescribing Day

February 5, 2019

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

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Hedley Foundation grants for charities working with young people

February 5, 2019

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

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

February 5, 2019

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

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Personnel With Mental Health Issues To Be Given Priority On Housing

February 5, 2019

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

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Charity Ethical Principles published

February 5, 2019

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

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Rotherham Community Equipment and Wheelchair Services

February 4, 2019

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

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Happy Days Childrens Charity

February 4, 2019

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

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BlueSpark Foundation

February 4, 2019

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

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

January 31, 2019

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

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

January 31, 2019

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

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

January 31, 2019

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

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Henry Smith Charity – Holiday Grants for Children

January 31, 2019

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

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National Lottery Heritage Fund

January 31, 2019

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

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Expressions of Interest sought for Council property and land across Rotherham

January 30, 2019

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

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MSE Charity Grant

January 30, 2019

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

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Rotherham Community Dementia Workshops

January 30, 2019

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

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Free digital workshops for charities launched

January 30, 2019

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

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Free Mentoring and Coaching Training for Career Advisers

January 29, 2019

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

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Masonic Charitable Foundation large grants

January 29, 2019

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

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Is it for me?…Introduction to Individual Donations

January 28, 2019

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

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FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards

January 28, 2019

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

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£2.4m Tech for Good Fund to Open 11 February

January 28, 2019

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

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BT to close MyDonate fundraising platform

January 24, 2019

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

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The Big Lunch 2019

January 24, 2019

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

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Health and Safety and First Aid Courses

January 24, 2019

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

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Mens Healthy Lifestyle Activities in Eastwood

January 24, 2019

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

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

January 24, 2019

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

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National Trading Standards Scam Team – Scam Marshal Scheme

January 24, 2019

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

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Armed Forces Day Events

January 23, 2019

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

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Tuesday Activities at Rotherham Minster

January 22, 2019

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

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Small charities: transform your fundraising and governance

January 22, 2019

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

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Summer Playschemes Grants 2019

January 22, 2019

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

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Armed Forces Covenant Fund Local Grants Programme Now Open

January 22, 2019

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

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Walking Netball Host Training

January 22, 2019

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

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Let’s Talk About Energy Fund

January 22, 2019

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

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

January 17, 2019

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

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Charities should prepare for difficult financial year, warns NCVO

January 17, 2019

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

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

January 16, 2019

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

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Stress control classes in Rotherham

January 16, 2019

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

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Regenerating Wath from the Inside

January 16, 2019

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

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FREE Bushcraft Leader Training

January 16, 2019

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

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Reaching Communities master class

January 16, 2019

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

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Supporting men’s mental health – Rotherham small grants scheme

January 16, 2019

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

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DfE Local Coordination of Free Holiday Provision Fund

January 15, 2019

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

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Betty’s Trees for Life Fund

January 15, 2019

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

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St James’s Place Foundation

January 15, 2019

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

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The 2019 Greening Grey Britiain fund

January 15, 2019

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

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Book a Day Visit to Northern College Today!

January 15, 2019

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

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13 Free Digital Tools for Charities

January 15, 2019

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

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Applications Now Open for The Community Business Trade Up Programme

January 15, 2019

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

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The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

January 15, 2019

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

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Time to Talk Day, Thursday 7 February 2019

January 15, 2019

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

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Music for All – Music in the Community

January 15, 2019

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

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Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

January 15, 2019

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

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Grants to Support Events Celebrating National Vegetarian Week 2019

January 15, 2019

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

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An Audience with… Who would you like to meet?

January 10, 2019

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

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New Courses Added to Directions Training Calendar

January 10, 2019

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

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Latest Courses from AD Training Solutions

January 10, 2019

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

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund

January 10, 2019

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

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

January 10, 2019

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

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Get Healthy and Feel Good with Tassibee

January 9, 2019

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

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

January 9, 2019

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

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

January 9, 2019

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

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Have your say on Rotherham’s Community Directory

January 8, 2019

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

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Dunhill Medical Trust Community Grants Now Accepting Applications

January 8, 2019

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

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Government Launch £2.7m Fund to Reduce Parental Conflict

January 8, 2019

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

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BBC Children in Need, Curiosity fund round 2

January 8, 2019

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

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Comic Relief, Children Survive and Thrive: Rise and Shine

January 8, 2019

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

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South Yorkshire Community Foundation – next deadline

January 7, 2019

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

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Social Mobility Barometer 2018 report

January 7, 2019

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

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

January 3, 2019

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

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Loneliness – research and evidence guidance published

January 3, 2019

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

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Free Maths and English Classes

January 3, 2019

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

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How to create the right fundraising strategy for your organisation

January 2, 2019

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

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

January 2, 2019

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

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Council Tax Precept Survey

January 2, 2019

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

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

January 2, 2019

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

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Community projects – share your experience

January 2, 2019

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

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SYBND Cancer Alliance Survey – Prostate Cancer and visits to hospital

December 24, 2018

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

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Ping in the Community – Table Tennis Packages Available

December 20, 2018

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

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Supporting men’s mental health – Rotherham small grants scheme

December 20, 2018

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

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Power to Change update – funding for community businesses

December 19, 2018

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

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

December 19, 2018

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

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Social Media Masterclass for Social Enterprises

December 19, 2018

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

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The Community Business Trade Up

December 19, 2018

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

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Mental health tips for the Christmas period

December 19, 2018

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

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New initiative to guide charities through EU funding changes

December 19, 2018

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

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Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales Invest Grants

December 19, 2018

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

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Eating Disorders Counselling Service in Rotherham

December 17, 2018

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

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

December 17, 2018

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

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Feed a homeless pet this Christmas

December 17, 2018

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

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

December 17, 2018

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

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Transforming Heritage

December 17, 2018

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

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Resilient Heritage Fund

December 17, 2018

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

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Shaw Trust Partnership Opportunity: National Citizens Service

December 17, 2018

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

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Samaritans offers listening vouchers as a Christmas present

December 17, 2018

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

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ATHENA International Awards Open for Nominations

December 17, 2018

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

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Cricket World Cup

December 17, 2018

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

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New – Adult Safeguarding Competency Training

December 13, 2018

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

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Support for vulnerable EU citizens: grant funding for community groups

December 13, 2018

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

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New and Exciting Courses from WEA in 2019

December 13, 2018

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

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Leadership Courses at Northern College

December 12, 2018

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

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British Red Cross FREE First Aid offer

December 11, 2018

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

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Level 2 Award in Food Safety

December 11, 2018

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

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Paul Hamlyn Youth Fund

December 11, 2018

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

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Bruce Wake Charitable Trust

December 11, 2018

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

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Morrisons Foundation

December 11, 2018

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

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Healthy lives through a lens

December 10, 2018

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

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Do you support families on low incomes?

December 10, 2018

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

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Improving support for people experiencing domestic abuse

December 10, 2018

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

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‘A Day in the Life’ Work Shadow Scheme

December 10, 2018

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

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National Churches Trust grants programmes 2019 to 2023

December 10, 2018

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

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UnLtd, Thrive Access to Employment Social Enterprise programme

December 10, 2018

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

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

December 10, 2018

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

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Grants for new Pocket Parks or Refurbishment of Existing Parks

December 10, 2018

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

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Cancer Alliance Christmas give away

December 6, 2018

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

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

December 6, 2018

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

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Fully funded distance learning – January 2019

December 5, 2018

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

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Perinatal mental health training dates

December 5, 2018

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

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Cyber security resources for charities

December 5, 2018

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

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

December 5, 2018

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

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Equality, diversity and inclusion in the fundraising workforce

December 5, 2018

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

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Military Culture & Transition Training

December 4, 2018

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

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More Voices and Choices

December 4, 2018

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

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Brain injury and homelessness

December 4, 2018

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

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Alert for charities – fundraising and postal stamp fraud

December 4, 2018

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

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Big Give Christmas Challenge to support Lost Chord

December 3, 2018

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

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Grow Your Tenner campaign to launch 11th December

December 3, 2018

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

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Applications for the Weston Charity Awards now open

December 3, 2018

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

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Different But Equal Awards – Nominations are OPEN!

December 3, 2018

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

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St Mary’s Church Diary of Events December 2018

December 3, 2018

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

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Shine a Light Awards 2019

December 3, 2018

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

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Justice and Equality Fund

December 3, 2018

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

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National Churches Trust, Preventative Maintenance Micro-Grants

December 3, 2018

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

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Tampon Tax Fund 2019/20 is Open for Applications

December 3, 2018

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

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Entries for the 2019 Governance Awards are now open

December 3, 2018

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

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Place-based giving fund

December 3, 2018

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

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Community Achievement Award Winners Announced

November 29, 2018

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

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One Stop Carriers for Causes

November 27, 2018

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

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Les Mills Fund for Children 2019 Deadlines

November 27, 2018

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

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LGBT Health and Social Care Fund

November 27, 2018

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

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Bettys Trees for Life grants

November 27, 2018

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

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Bullseye! Boost for patients on hospital units

November 27, 2018

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

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Family raises £2,500 for Alzheimer’s charity

November 27, 2018

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

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January – March 2019 Course Release from Directions

November 27, 2018

The latest Directions training calendar is available to download

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Windrush Day Grant

November 26, 2018

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

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Funding to Support Local Armed Forces Communities in 2019

November 26, 2018

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

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Charity Digital Code of Practice – self assessment tool launched

November 26, 2018

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

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Civil Society Futures – final report

November 26, 2018

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

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Transport and loneliness – share your experiences

November 22, 2018

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

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Help the Homeless

November 22, 2018

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

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The Ironmongers’ Company Fund

November 22, 2018

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

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Hilden Charitable Trust

November 22, 2018

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

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VCSE health and wellbeing fund 2019 to 2020

November 22, 2018

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

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Masonic Charitable Foundation Invites Applications to Later Life Inclusion Grants Programme

November 22, 2018

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

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Enterprise Grants

November 22, 2018

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

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Funding to Widen Access to Local Hospice Bereavement Services

November 22, 2018

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

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

November 22, 2018

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

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Get your fundraising strategy ready for 2019

November 22, 2018

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

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Rotherham groups network to share resources and peer support

November 21, 2018

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

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Strengthening local youth services – Invitations to tender now open

November 20, 2018

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

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Local Charities Day 14 December 2018

November 20, 2018

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

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

November 20, 2018

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

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£1m fund to help charities improve digital skills

November 20, 2018

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

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Green Hill Lantern Walk – Your Help Needed!

November 20, 2018

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

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Register of Community Assets

November 20, 2018

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

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Faith Leader Training Initiative Funding

November 20, 2018

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

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Office desks available for collection

November 20, 2018

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

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

November 15, 2018

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

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

November 14, 2018

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

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First Aid at Work courses available

November 14, 2018

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

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

November 14, 2018

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

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

November 14, 2018

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

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Age Friendly and Inclusive Volunteering Fund

November 14, 2018

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

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Consultations are open for bus service change proposals

November 13, 2018

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

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Free guide for charities completing their Gift Aid donations schedule

November 13, 2018

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

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Tackling Loneliness report provides comprehensive summary of existing research

November 13, 2018

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

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Bailey Thomas Charitable Trust

November 8, 2018

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

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BBC Children in Need Main Grants – next deadlines

November 8, 2018

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

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

November 8, 2018

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

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Social Investment Breakthrough – Groundwork South Yorkshire

November 8, 2018

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

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Aldi Christmas Surplus Food Initiative

November 8, 2018

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

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Masonic Charity Early Years Opportunities

November 8, 2018

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

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

November 8, 2018

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

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RMBC Building Stronger Communities Small Grants

November 6, 2018

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

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Big Lottery Fund Digital Support for small voluntary sector organisations

November 6, 2018

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

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Noel Buxton Trust

November 6, 2018

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

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Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

November 6, 2018

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

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Changes to Sport England small grants

November 6, 2018

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

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Social Enterprise Exchange Conference 2018

November 6, 2018

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

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Impact of the Budget

November 6, 2018

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

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New Photography Group at Rotherham Minster

November 6, 2018

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

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Festival of Angels – Angel making workshops

November 6, 2018

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

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Shiloh Rotherham Christmas Appeal

November 6, 2018

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

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Alec Dickson Trust

November 6, 2018

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

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Cascading leadership – open for applications

November 6, 2018

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

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Crossroads Care Rotherham Christmas Fair Donations Needed

November 6, 2018

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

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Rank Foundation, Pebble Grants

November 1, 2018

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

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Food in Crisis Christmas Appeal 2018

October 31, 2018

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

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Crafty Creations!

October 31, 2018

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

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Food Safety Training Courses

October 31, 2018

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

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Nationwide Building Society Community Grants

October 31, 2018

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

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South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Integrated Care System Transport Panel Opportunity

October 31, 2018

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

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Boost for young people’s mental health services

October 31, 2018

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

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Lost Chords Big Give Christmas Challenge with Garfield Weston 2018

October 31, 2018

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

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Share your views on domestic abuse services in Rotherham

October 31, 2018

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

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Volunteering Opportunities at 2019 Yorkshire Cycling Events

October 31, 2018

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

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

October 31, 2018

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

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Heat Heroes Awards 2018

October 31, 2018

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

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Self Care Week Award

October 31, 2018

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

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Views sought on Rotherham Council’s budget proposals

October 31, 2018

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

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Help make sure every child receives a gift this Christmas

October 25, 2018

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

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South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation – latest priorities

October 25, 2018

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

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Results of the Charity Digital Code consultation

October 25, 2018

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

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

October 25, 2018

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

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Sector launches social media campaign asking charities to celebrate supporters

October 25, 2018

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

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Safeguarding Training at Stepping Stones Childrens Centre

October 25, 2018

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

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Health and Safety Training at Springwell Gardens

October 25, 2018

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

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Emergency First Aid at Work at Springwell Gardens

October 25, 2018

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

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Emergency First Aid at Work at Maltby

October 25, 2018

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

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Food safety training courses

October 25, 2018

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

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Get involved in Giving Tuesday

October 24, 2018

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

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Government announces new Strategy on Loneliness

October 24, 2018

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

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Creative art project at Riverside Library

October 24, 2018

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

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Government Invites Bids to Hate Crime Community Projects Fund

October 24, 2018

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

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

October 24, 2018

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

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Have your say on leisure, sport, tourism and culture

October 24, 2018

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

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Shortlist Announced for Rotherham Community Achievement Awards 2018

October 24, 2018

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

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Pottery and Ash glazes workshop with Matt Butt @ ROAR

October 22, 2018

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

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Offices and Meeting Rooms available to hire

October 22, 2018

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

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Risks and More Risks! BUT I Need a Life!

October 22, 2018

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

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Church Conservation Grants

October 22, 2018

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

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

October 18, 2018

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

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Medication Awareness and Emergency First Aid at Work Courses

October 17, 2018

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

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Adult Residential Learning

October 17, 2018

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

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Exploring Funding Sources: e-learning

October 17, 2018

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

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Preparing Awards for All Applications

October 17, 2018

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

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Social Media Strategy Master Class

October 17, 2018

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

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Magic Little Grants

October 17, 2018

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

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Minding the Gap Conference – Community, Culture and Health

October 17, 2018

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

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Student human rights trip to Lesotho

October 17, 2018

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

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Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme

October 15, 2018

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

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

October 15, 2018

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

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Reaching Communities Funding Awarded to ‘YMCA Myplace’ Project

October 15, 2018

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

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Home Care consultation

October 15, 2018

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

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569 Million Reasons – Have your Say

October 15, 2018

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

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Directions Training Calendar

October 15, 2018

The latest Directions training calendar is available to download

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D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

October 15, 2018

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

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Tackle Serious Stress in Veterans, Carers and Families Programme

October 15, 2018

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

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Applications open for Grow Wild Community Projects 2019

October 15, 2018

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

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Reaching Communities master class

October 11, 2018

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

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The Charity Governance Awards – now open!

October 11, 2018

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

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Deprivation and homelessness identified as top need areas in South Yorkshire

October 11, 2018

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

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Do you support rough sleepers in South Yorkshire?

October 10, 2018

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

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Voluntary Action Rotherham Trustee Vacancy

October 10, 2018

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

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Big Lottery Fund – new Digital Fund

October 10, 2018

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

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BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme

October 9, 2018

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

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South Yorkshire Victim of Crime Survey 2018

October 9, 2018

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

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Louder Together Banner Workshops

October 9, 2018

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

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Fully funded digital skills course available

October 8, 2018

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

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Rotherham Advertiser Sports Awards 2018

October 8, 2018

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

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

October 8, 2018

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

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Tesco Bags of Help programme

October 8, 2018

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

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Victims’ Strategy Unveiled

October 8, 2018

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

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BSA Invites Community Groups to Apply for British Science Week Funding

October 8, 2018

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

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Accessible Provision Fund

October 8, 2018

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

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Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme – Baring Foundation

October 8, 2018

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

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Golsoncott Foundation

October 8, 2018

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

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Enterprise Learning – Enterprise Development Programme

October 8, 2018

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

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Tender opportunity – Occupational Health

October 8, 2018

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

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NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Funding Available

October 8, 2018

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

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Heritage Lottery Fund Small Grants Programmes

October 8, 2018

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

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RMBC Building Stronger Communities Small Grants Opens for Round 3

October 4, 2018

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

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Charity annual return deadline approaches

October 4, 2018

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

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Bin collections across Rotherham are changing

October 4, 2018

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

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Free CQC Compliance workshops

October 3, 2018

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

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Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work

October 3, 2018

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

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Charity Fraud Awareness Week (22 – 26 October 2018)

October 3, 2018

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

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HMRC Grant Funding 2019-2020

October 2, 2018

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

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Big Lottery Fund to Change Name in Early 2019

October 2, 2018

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

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Carers4Carers newsletter

October 2, 2018

The latest newsletter from Carers4Carers is now available to download.

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

October 2, 2018

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

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FREE Safe and Well Ambassador training

October 2, 2018

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

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Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight Survey

October 2, 2018

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

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Launching health and care services into the future

October 2, 2018

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

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National Autistic Society Rotherham Branch Celebrates 10 years

October 2, 2018

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

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Now open for applications – Public Art commission for Thurcroft

October 2, 2018

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

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

October 2, 2018

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

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Consultation on the Fundraising Code

October 2, 2018

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

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What research do charities and donors need?

October 2, 2018

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

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Over 65s urged to try out talking therapies

September 27, 2018

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

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EOLC workshops

September 27, 2018

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

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The NHS need your views on prescription changes

September 27, 2018

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

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Storytelling in annual reports and accounts

September 26, 2018

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

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The Charity Commission’s view on serious incident reporting

September 26, 2018

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

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New Fund to Launch Shortly Seeks Input from Community Groups

September 26, 2018

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

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Guide to assessing skills in a changing landscape

September 26, 2018

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

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

September 26, 2018

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

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

September 26, 2018

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

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New FCS Services Flyer

September 26, 2018

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

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Directions Training Calendar

September 26, 2018

The latest Directions training calendar is available to download here.

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Grow Wild funding opportunities

September 26, 2018

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

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Safeguarding Week Seminars

September 26, 2018

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

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Invest and Enable grants

September 26, 2018

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

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Masonic Charitable Foundation grants

September 26, 2018

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

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Enterprise Development Programme

September 26, 2018

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

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Aziz Foundation – General Fund

September 26, 2018

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

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SEYH 2018 award nominations are open

September 26, 2018

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

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

September 26, 2018

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

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Last call for nominations in 2018 Social CEOs awards

September 26, 2018

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

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Charity website aims to improve mental health at work

September 26, 2018

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

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More charities needed for online food bank service

September 26, 2018

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

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Vodafone Launches Techstarter Initiative for Tech Ventures to Develop Social Innovations

September 25, 2018

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

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New Funding for Churches in the UK

September 24, 2018

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

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Aziz Foundation – Development Fund

September 24, 2018

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

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The Feminist Review Trust

September 24, 2018

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

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Charity Bank launches Follow the Money campaign

September 24, 2018

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

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Funding from One Digital

September 24, 2018

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

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The new Government Civil Society Strategy is out

September 24, 2018

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

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Carers Federation Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

September 20, 2018

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

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Tampon Tax Community Fund Now Open for Local Groups

September 20, 2018

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

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Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools & Colleges

September 20, 2018

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

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New website competition for Yorkshire groups

September 20, 2018

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

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Jeans for Genes

September 20, 2018

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

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Arts Award Access Fund – Second 2018 Round Open

September 20, 2018

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

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Commissioners removed from Rotherham council after 3-year intervention

September 19, 2018

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

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Charity competition offers £17,000 marcomms prize

September 19, 2018

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

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Digital Inclusion Fund

September 19, 2018

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

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Digital health technology catalyst round 3: feasibility studies

September 19, 2018

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

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

September 18, 2018

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

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Green GB Week

September 18, 2018

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

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Launch of 2019 European Heritage Awards

September 17, 2018

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

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Nominate health staff for award

September 17, 2018

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

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The 2018 Charity Digital Survey is now open

September 17, 2018

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

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How the collaborative approach is tackling digital exclusion

September 17, 2018

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

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Fundraising Regulator issues email scam warning

September 17, 2018

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

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Rotherfed launch Community Clean Up Grant

September 17, 2018

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

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

September 17, 2018

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

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Yoti to investigate charities’ digital identity needs

September 17, 2018

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

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Charity collab to boost cashless donations

September 17, 2018

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

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Louder Together Women’s Project

September 14, 2018

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

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

September 14, 2018

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

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

September 13, 2018

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

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Cash Boost for Gas Safety in Rotherham

September 12, 2018

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

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Tampon Tax Community Fund for Women and Girls Opens Shortly

September 12, 2018

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

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Give it a try Workshops at Rotherham Minster

September 12, 2018

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

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Free Compliance Workshop

September 12, 2018

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

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Aviva Community Fund 2018 Opens for Entries

September 11, 2018

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

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Mature Millers Shortlisted for Grassroots Giving Funding

September 11, 2018

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

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Veolia Environmental Trust

September 11, 2018

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

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The Community Partnering Fund

September 11, 2018

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

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

September 11, 2018

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

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Applications Invited for New Digital Inclusion Fund

September 11, 2018

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

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Expert Crowdfunding Workshop

September 11, 2018

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

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Access announces £40 million Enterprise Development fund

September 11, 2018

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

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DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

September 11, 2018

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

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

September 6, 2018

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

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Mentoring programme for women aspiring to be charity leaders

September 6, 2018

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

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

September 5, 2018

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

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

September 5, 2018

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

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Making a Good Application to Charitable Trusts and Foundations

September 5, 2018

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

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Preparing Awards for All Applications

September 5, 2018

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

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PRS Music Foundation

September 5, 2018

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

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Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Programme to Close

September 5, 2018

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

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Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

September 5, 2018

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

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How should the NHS spend the extra money?

September 3, 2018

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

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Bupa UK Foundation Funding for Carers

September 3, 2018

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

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Can you help … Clifton Park needs your vote!

September 3, 2018

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

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Teens get stuck into gardening tasks at Wentworth

September 3, 2018

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

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Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Opens for Fourth Round of 2018

September 3, 2018

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

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Macmillan Advocacy Service

September 3, 2018

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

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

September 3, 2018

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

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Skills & Opportunities Fund Opens for Final Round

September 3, 2018

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

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End oF Life Care Workshops

September 3, 2018

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

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Charity Commission warns of insider fraud threats

September 3, 2018

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

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New repayable finance, Pioneer and Prosper

September 3, 2018

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

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

September 3, 2018

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

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Funding Bids Workshops

September 3, 2018

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

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Thomas Wall Trust

September 3, 2018

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

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Local Grants and Digital Development programme

September 3, 2018

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

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Greggs Local Community Projects Fund

September 3, 2018

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

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Dunhill Medical Trust

September 3, 2018

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

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Celebrating 20 years of Refugee Week in Rotherham

August 30, 2018

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

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Tesco stores pledge to ‘Be Cancer SAFE’

August 29, 2018

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

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Introduction to Community Organising

August 29, 2018

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

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Graphic Design Training

August 29, 2018

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

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Community Organising Listening Skills

August 29, 2018

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

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Flower Arranging Workshop

August 29, 2018

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

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Sugar Crafting Workshop

August 29, 2018

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

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Social Media Training

August 29, 2018

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

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

August 29, 2018

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

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Charities Can Apply Now for an Invest Grant

August 29, 2018

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

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TransPennine Express Transform Fund

August 29, 2018

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

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Charities Can Apply Now for an Enable Grant

August 29, 2018

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

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Masonic Charitable Foundation Launches Early Years Opportunities Grants Programme

August 28, 2018

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

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Changes to Heritage Lottery Fund grant making

August 28, 2018

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

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Masonic Charitable Foundation Launches Later Life Inclusion Grants Programme

August 28, 2018

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

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Digital Champions Training

August 28, 2018

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

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Food Hygiene Training Level 2

August 28, 2018

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

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Connecting Communities Workshops

August 28, 2018

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

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£1.3m Women’s Mental Health Peer Support Fund

August 28, 2018

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

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MSE (Money Saving Expert) Charity

August 28, 2018

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

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Get Involved: UK Parliament Week 2018

August 28, 2018

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

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Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

August 28, 2018

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

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Scurrah Wainwright

August 28, 2018

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

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Wingate Foundation

August 28, 2018

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

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WaveLength technology donations to allievate loneliness

August 28, 2018

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

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New fundraising code guidance on online platforms

August 28, 2018

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

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Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools & Colleges

August 28, 2018

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

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

August 23, 2018

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

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You can now submit your 2018 charity annual return online

August 23, 2018

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

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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Information on December Deadline

August 23, 2018

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

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#iwill fund

August 22, 2018

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

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Getting Online Grant from Rotherham Federation of Communities

August 22, 2018

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

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Cash for the Community – Rotherham

August 21, 2018

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

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Recovery Games celebrates success

August 21, 2018

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

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

August 20, 2018

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

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Power to Change Community Business Fund opens 11 September 2018

August 20, 2018

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

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

August 20, 2018

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

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Free one to one counselling for military family members

August 17, 2018

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

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Mentoring courses available

August 16, 2018

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

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Finnis Scott Foundation

August 15, 2018

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

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Safe Place to Be fund

August 15, 2018

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

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Litter Innovation Fund

August 15, 2018

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

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Building Connections Fund Youth Strand

August 15, 2018

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

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

August 15, 2018

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

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Santander Foundation Discovery Grants

August 15, 2018

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

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Retired motor mechanic finds his stairway to heaven at Wentworth Woodhouse

August 15, 2018

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

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Building Connections Fund

August 14, 2018

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

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Free trees for communities from the Woodland Trust

August 14, 2018

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

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Barchester’s Charitable Foundation

August 14, 2018

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

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Funding to support children of alcohol dependent parents

August 14, 2018

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

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Friendship lunch newsletter

August 13, 2018

The July friendship lunch newsletter is available to download here.

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Civil Society Strategy Published

August 13, 2018

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

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New WorkWell StayWell service

August 13, 2018

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

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South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s community grants

August 10, 2018

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

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William and Jane Morris Fund (Church Conservation Grants)

August 10, 2018

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

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Idlewild Trust fund

August 10, 2018

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

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Social Investment – is it right for us?

August 10, 2018

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

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Funding for Service Delivery Projects Benefiting the Armed Forces Community

August 9, 2018

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

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Smart Energy GB in Communities

August 9, 2018

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

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Winifred Tumim Memorial Prize 2018 applications now open

August 9, 2018

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

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Sponsor a flower to honour survivors of child exploitation

August 8, 2018

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

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

August 7, 2018

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

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Be an angel and support Rotherham’s community arts project

August 6, 2018

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

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Start preparing now for the 2018 charity annual return

August 6, 2018

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

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

August 6, 2018

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

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Funding to Connect People with Others in Their Local Communities

August 6, 2018

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

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Aviva Community Fund to reopen this September

August 6, 2018

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

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Directions Training Calendar 2018 / 2019

August 6, 2018

The latest Directions Training Calendar is available to download here.

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

August 6, 2018

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

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DYCP opens for round 2

August 6, 2018

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

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Funding to Showcase Good Practice in Healthcare in England

August 6, 2018

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

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

August 6, 2018

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

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Digital skills training for UK charities and community groups

August 6, 2018

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

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The Inman Charity fund

August 6, 2018

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

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Children in Need small grants

August 6, 2018

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

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PayPal Giving Fund support for charities

August 6, 2018

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

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Pioneer Social Enterprise Ltd launch an 8 week volunteer programme

August 3, 2018

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

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Concertina Charitable Trust

August 2, 2018

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

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Postcode Local Trust – Short Window for Applications

August 2, 2018

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

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

August 2, 2018

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

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Postcode Community Trust Opens for Round 2 of Community Grants

August 2, 2018

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

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Nominate a young funder to feature in Fundraising Magazine

August 2, 2018

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

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

August 2, 2018

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

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Grant Funding Available for Local Community Groups in South Yorkshire

August 2, 2018

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

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FCS Charity of the Year – Open for Applications

August 2, 2018

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

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Young Muslim Women’s Project Activities

August 2, 2018

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

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New slates arrive to make their mark at Wentworth Woodhouse

August 2, 2018

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

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

August 2, 2018

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

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New Social Investment Funding for Heritage Projects that Benefit Local Communities

August 2, 2018

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

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Deadline Extended for Community Business Bright Ideas Fund

August 2, 2018

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

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Launchpad Hot House

August 2, 2018

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

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NCVO Code of Ethics draft up for consultation

August 2, 2018

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

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Heavily subsidised Small Charity Training in Sheffield from £7.50

August 2, 2018

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

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New data on volunteering published

August 2, 2018

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

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Rotherham Foodbank – Urgent Appeal

July 26, 2018

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

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Tender – Attendance Allowance take up in Rotherham

July 25, 2018

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

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Postcode Lottery Grants

July 25, 2018

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

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Public Health England’s HIV Innovation Fund 2018-19

July 25, 2018

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

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Persimmon Community Champions

July 25, 2018

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

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Rotherham foodbanks supporting people in need

July 24, 2018

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

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

July 24, 2018

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

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Creative Civic Change

July 24, 2018

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

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Latest Learning & Development Calendar 2018 – 2019

July 24, 2018

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

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Postcode Dream Trust major grants

July 24, 2018

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

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Summer Football & Multisport Camp

July 24, 2018

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

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The VCSE Inclusion Health Audit Tool

July 24, 2018

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

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Buttle UK Chances for Children Grants

July 23, 2018

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

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Looked after Children and Young Carers

July 20, 2018

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

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The Fore development funding and strategic support

July 20, 2018

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

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Real-world examples of GDPR and PECR webinar

July 19, 2018

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

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Skills and Opportunities Fund to open for final round

July 19, 2018

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

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Transform Foundation – Small Charities Funded Website Programme

July 18, 2018

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

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Hospice Grants

July 18, 2018

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

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Heritage Lottery Fund deadlines

July 18, 2018

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

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Fundamental Review of Training and Development

July 18, 2018

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

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£4m Fund Launched to Tackle the Disability Employment Gap

July 17, 2018

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

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Tesco Bags of Help fund

July 17, 2018

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

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Building Connections fund

July 16, 2018

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

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

July 16, 2018

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

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Small Grants to Support Inter Faith Week 2018

July 13, 2018

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

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Charity Reserves & Investments Survey

July 13, 2018

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

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Challenge Award is open for application

July 13, 2018

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

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Small grants for getting your community on line

July 13, 2018

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

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

July 12, 2018

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

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Are you the next NAVCA Chair?

July 12, 2018

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

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NCVO publishes draft code of ethics for charity sector

July 12, 2018

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

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Small Grants to Support Capital Improvements for UK Theatres

July 12, 2018

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

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Government Invites Water Rescue Charities to Apply for Funding

July 12, 2018

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

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Changes to charity automatic disqualification laws

July 12, 2018

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

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Postcode Dream Fund to Open Shortly

July 11, 2018

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

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Rotherham End of Life Care Conference

July 11, 2018

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

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New funding for innovative projects to build stronger communities

July 11, 2018

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

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Have your say on where services are based

July 11, 2018

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

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Rotherham’s First Ever Textile Fiesta Exhibition!

July 11, 2018

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

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Free tailored funding search available from Voluntary Action Rotherham

July 11, 2018

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

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Safe Haven @ Talbot Lane

July 11, 2018

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

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Launch of new Community Grant – Getting Online

July 10, 2018

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

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

July 9, 2018

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

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Free Benefits Advice at Springwell Gardens

July 9, 2018

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

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Camping equipment for local communities

July 9, 2018

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

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Rosa Invites Applications to New Justice and Equality Fund

July 9, 2018

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

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Walker Keith heads for London to fundraise for Wentworth Woodhouse

July 9, 2018

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

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

July 9, 2018

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

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Informing research on change in the voluntary sector – an invitation

July 9, 2018

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

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Charity Futures report into core costs

July 9, 2018

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

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Have your say on the Charity Digital Code of Practice

July 9, 2018

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

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Get Healthy Rotherham

July 9, 2018

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

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Baily Thomas Charitable Fund

July 9, 2018

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

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Cash4Clubs

July 9, 2018

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

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Rotherham Volunteer Centre is recruiting!

July 4, 2018

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

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Benefit Mythbuster – factchecking myths and misconceptions about universal credit

July 4, 2018

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

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Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants

July 4, 2018

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

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ICO publish final guidance on Children & the GDPR

July 3, 2018

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

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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) IMPACT Awards 2019 Open

July 3, 2018

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

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Grants for the Arts, Environment and Social Action

July 3, 2018

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

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Pioneer Social Enterprise Ltd have paid it forward

July 2, 2018

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

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Lloyds Bank Foundation- The Value of Small

July 2, 2018

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

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The Queen’s Award 2019

July 2, 2018

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

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