Accessible public websites and mobile apps become a reality in Europe

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The EU just adopted a directive on the accessibility of websites and mobile apps The European Parliament adopted today the ‘Directive on the Accessibility of Websites and Mobile Applications of Public Sector Bodies’ (Web Directive). From now on, all websites and mobile applications, including the electronic documents and multimedia, of public authorities in Europe have […]

Alton Towers Crash Victim Vicky Balch ‘not angry’

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Victoria Balch, a woman who lost her leg in a rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers, has said that she does not “see the point in being angry” about what has happened. Victoria was one of sixteen people hurt on the Smiler ride in June 2015.  She told the Victoria Derbyshire programme things “could have turned […]

Aviva Community Fund

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A number of our members are in the Aviva Community fund voting is now open and you can get 10 votes to find out more and to vote head to https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk – voting closes on Friday 18th November.

Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

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The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund returns next month for 2016/17 The awards, now in their sixth year, will be donated over a 17-week period. Applications to the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund from local charities, organisations and people are now open. The GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund re-launches on November 7 2016. Through the Fund, seventy awards […]

High Sheriff Invites Applications

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Local voluntary and community organisations are encouraged to apply for grants from the High Sheriff of Essex Awards Scheme. Grants of up to £1,000 are available from the High Sheriffs’ Fund, which is managed by Essex Community Foundation (ECF) and the money will be awarded to groups working to make their communities safer. The High […]

Are you ready for winter ?

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Come and learn how you can prepare for whatever winter throws at you on Thursday 27 October on Chelmsford High Street between 10am and 5pm. There will be free health checks, kids colouring competition, flood advice, fire and crime, winter driving tips and our Connect Well social prescribing stand will be there too. This is […]

Funding for Sensory Rooms and Equipment

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As part of their support programme, the Lord Taverners have teamed up with Experia-innovations to provide special needs schools and organisations catering for children with disabilities in the UK with sensory equipment. Children with sensory impairments and autism have found that regular access to a sensory room or sensory equipment can have significant improvements on […]

Sport for Confidence

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An Essex-based organisation have been achieving great results using their own unique approach to help the disabled. Sport for Confidence is a project aiming to support people with and without learning disabilities to access positive opportunities to engage in an inclusive sport and physical activity programme. It is run by a growing group of healthcare […]

Veolia Environmental Trust

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The Veolia Environmental Trust award grants under the Landfill Communities Fund to community and environmental projects in the UK that are near landfills andfacilities operated by Veolia Environmental Services UK plc. The Trust supports community and environmental projects that fall under one of the following categories: -Community buildings and rooms, including community centres, village halls,community […]

Help the homeless

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Help the Homeless is a national Charity which aims to help homeless people throughout the United Kingdom to resume a normal life. Funding of up to £5,000 is available to small and medium sized charities and voluntary organisations towards capital costs to support projects that assist disadvantaged individuals in their return to mainstream society, through […]

Hate Crime Community Project Fund

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The Home Office has launched the £300,000 Hate Crime Community Project Fund for England and Wales. The Home Office is making £300,000 in grants available to community-led organisations or consortia that work with groups who are vulnerable to hate crime for innovative community projects that prevent hate crime in England and Wales. Contact details   https://www.gov.uk/guidance/preventing-hate-crime-funding-for-community-projects#about-the-fund

Aviva funds

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Aviva Community Fund Voluntary and community groups from across the UK are invited to apply to Aviva’s Community Fund competition which is now open for application. Aviva is the UK’s largest general insurer and one of Europe’s leading life and pensions providers. As a business  Aviva wants to be recognised for making a positive contribution […]