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Funding Workshop with People’s Postcode Lottery 

18 Jan 18

Representatives from People’s Postcode Lottery are coming to Sandwell on Friday 16th February 2018 to run a workshop for local charities and voluntary groups on how to apply for funding.


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CVT Shared Lives’ Steering Group Meeting 

18 Jan 18

Camphill Village Trust Shared Lives is looking to organise a Community Breakfast Club from its premises at Norton Road, Stourbridge, sometime in the Spring.


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Go Think Big 

15 Jan 18

Go Think Big is offering grants of up to £500 to support local digital social action projects to inspire young people (aged 15-24) to make a positive impact within their community.


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Rebranding of Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust 

15 Jan 18

Did you know Ibstock Cory Environmental Trust has rebranded as Ibstock Enovert Trust? This change is taking place because the company which donates the landfill tax credits distributed by the Trust, Cory Environmental Resource Management Limited, has…


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People’s Postcode Lottery Calls On Government To Raise Society Lottery Limits 

15 Jan 18

The People’s Postcode Lottery is calling on the Government to raise the limits placed on society lotteries under UK Gambling Law.


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Going Digital Is More than Having A Website 

15 Jan 18

Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition Mandy Johnson spoke up about charities’ use of digital technology at Navca’s annual conference this week, commenting on some of the recommendations made in the House of Lords Select Committee’s …


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Spotlight on Dorothy Parkes Community Centre 

15 Jan 18

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New Survey Reveals Charities’ Top 10 Risks 

15 Jan 18

A new survey has revealed what charities think are the biggest risks facing their sector heading into 2018.


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Henry Smith Charity Re-Launches Grants Programmes 

15 Jan 18

The Henry Smith Charity has recently reviewed its grant procedures and now offers four funding opportunities: Improving Lives Fund Strengthening Communities Fund Holiday Grants for Children Christian Projects.


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Fundraising Mistakes to Avoid – Part 1 

15 Jan 18

Exacerbated by the huge squeeze on statutory funding, trusts and foundations are more oversubscribed than ever.


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Disability Rights Exhibition at Cradley Heath 

8 Jan 18

Do you have an interest in Disability Rights? The Community Link at 72 High Street, Cradley Heath, is hosting an exhibition from 8 – 20 January 2018.


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Only 25% Of Charity Apps Accept Donations 

8 Jan 18

Three quarters (75%) of charities don’t offer apps capable of making or managing payments, despite almost half (45%) of UK consumers making donations via a mobile device in the last year and 65% using their smartphone or tablet to pay for goods or …


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New Fundraising Platform Offers 600% More On Donations from Purchases 

8 Jan 18

A new online marketplace full of items that will generate a donation to a charity or good cause of the buyer’s choice has been announced.


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Concerns Raised Over Giving Platform Charges 

8 Jan 18

Wonderful.


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Volunteers Needed for Music-Making Sessions 

5 Jan 18

Would You Like to Volunteer? Beat It Percussion (is a small Community Interest Company founded in 2013 with the aim of bringing music based activities to people in the community) – Drumming Together are seeking volunteers, to help run and …


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West Bromwich Rail Model Club – New Trail Saturday Opening Sessions 

5 Jan 18

Are you looking for something new to do or are you interested in starting a new hobby? Then why not come along to West Bromwich Rail Model Club (WBRMC).


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ESF Bid Writing Workshop 

18 Dec 17

Walsall Council, External Funding Team, will be holding a free ESF Bid Writing Workshop from 9.30 – 3 pm on Tuesday, 2 February 2018, at Himley Hall, Dudley, to prepare Black Country organisations to respond to upcoming ESF calls.


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Health Desire 

18 Dec 17

The Health Desire programme which covers Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, is open for applications until 1pm on the 10th January 2018.


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Part-time Co-ordinator for Sandwell Advocacy 

18 Dec 17

Sandwell Advocacy is looking for an experienced part-time coordinator to help run a 2-year HLF funded project around photography and archives across the Black Country.


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Lloyds Business Digital Index 2017 Shows Digitally Mature Charities Are Pulling Ahead 

18 Dec 17

Zoe Amar takes an in-depth look at the key issues raised by the latest Lloyds Business Digital Index On Thursday, I attended the launch of the Lloyds Business Digital Index, the bank’s fourth yearly report into where charities and SMEs are at with …


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Cyber-Safety Company Partners with Charity to Stop Online Child Exploitation 

18 Dec 17

British tech company SafeToNet has partnered with charity Safer London to help safeguard young Londoners online from exposure to gangs, exploitation and crime, and to further its mission of safeguarding millions of families worldwide using technology.


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Funding to Support the Core Costs of Youth Organisations 

18 Dec 17

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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Helping Hand – Youth Project Funding from #iwill 

18 Dec 17

Go Think Big are offering 10 grants of up to £500 to young people who have good ideas for projects that use volunteering as a way of boosting their own skills and experience and those of their peers.


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We Need a Massive Expansion of Volunteers in Public Services 

18 Dec 17

There is a good chance that the last time you or a relative visited a hospital, volunteers were helping to provide the services that you needed.


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SCVO’s Christmas Opening Hours 

15 Dec 17

SCVO would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone the compliments of the season and for a prosperous 2018.