Autism Innovation Capital Fund

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This is an opportunity to bid for Capital Funding to benefit people with Autism. The bid is to help people in line with the Government Strategy, ‘Think Autism’. The total value of the fund is £18,500, which has to be spent on capital and has to be spent by March 31st 2015. The timescale is tight.  […]

Self Directed Support Project Questionnaire

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What is Self Directed Support? Self Directed Support recognises that you are the expert on your own needs and is the way that you will be able to manage your own care and support in order to achieve your desired outcomes and improve the quality of your life. It is about making services more individual […]

National Family Carer Network Bulletin

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National Family Carer Network have issued their latest E-Bulletin. Contents of this week’s Bulletin: 1. Independent report on care of people with learning disabilities. 2. Getting it right for people with learning disabilities. Going into hospital because of mental health difficulties or challenging behaviours: what families need to know. 3. Netbuddies: Your guide to inclusive UK events. 4. Care […]

Father Christmas Sleepovers at Chessington from just £24.75 per person!

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Please see the very latest from Chessington Holidays: Trek to Chessington this festive season and discover the exciting adventure awaiting you at the Chessington Safari and Azteca Hotels. Your Father Christmas Sleepover includes a whole host of magical treats, including 2 day access to the brand new Winter’s Tail event, family evening entertainment plus much […]

Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency November Newsletter

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Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency have just issued their November 2014 Newsletter. This newsletter contains information on: Funding News and Opportunities Volunteering Matters Voluntary and Community Sector Updates Training Christmas Events And, finally To view or download this newsletter please click on the link below: BDVSA November 2014 Newsletter Further Reading The Braintree District Voluntary […]

‘Different isn’t always bad’: An Interview with Veronica Moore

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Veronica Moore has three children, two of which are on the autistic spectrum. She also professionally works with children with special needs on a day-to-day basis, giving advice to parents on early-years settings to help support children with a range of difficulties. Veronica’s oldest son, Matthew, was diagnosed with autism just before his 3rd Birthday […]

Wear a wooly for Save the Children!

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ngage Volunteer Centre Thurrock will be donning their best festive sweaters on Friday 12th  December and we want you to join in! We’ll be helping raise money for Save The Children’s life-saving work around the world – from Syria to South Sudan, Brazil to Bangladesh. And this year, the money will go even further because every […]

The Discovery Festival celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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Chelmsford will become a colourful centre of performance, art and activity, providing an opportunity for you to discover disability. Local organisations from across the City, and surrounding area, will come together to celebrate the achievements of disabled people and provide information on the services available locally. Discover what it means to live with disability and learn about the variety of different disabilities that […]

How to become a SAVS Charity Shop ” Charity of the Month”

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Through their Charity shop SAVS are running a monthly scheme, providing an opportunity for local groups to fundraise. They ask the Charity of the Month (COM) to collect donations from friends, neighbours, work colleagues etc. These donations can be clothing, toys ,books, bric a brac, records, dvds just about anything really. They then sell the donations within […]

People’s Health Trust Funding Opportunity

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The People’s Health Trust – Active Communities programme is now open and is looking for local organisations in Essex to submit ideas about making communities better places to live – this funding will help turn these ideas into reality. To meet the criteria, your group must have an income of less than £350,000 per year […]

ESF Community Grant Scheme – Round 4

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ESF Community Grants of up to £15,000 are available to Third Sector Organisations working in the East of England to support both individuals experiencing multiple disadvantages and people from the hardest-to-reach communities to access employment and skills provision. Organisations which meet the following criteria are eligible to apply: Have a turnover of less than £300,000 […]