Bright Ideas Community Business Fund is open

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The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is a £1.85 million, two-year programme, open to community groups, associations and organisations across England which have a good idea for a community business but need help developing it, or which are just starting out.  This new programme will help groups get their bright ideas for a community business up and running through tailored support and […]

Homelessness Prevention programme

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The Department for Communities and Local Government DCLG have launched a £40 million Homelessness Prevention programme –  which will provide £40 million of funding for local areas to prevent and tackle homelessness and includes: £20 million to establish a network of ambitious Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer areas to develop innovative new approaches to prevent homelessness (Greater […]

Woodward Charitable Trust

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The Woodward Charitable Trust, which is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts has announced that it General Grant making programme is open for applications.  Applications are welcomed from UK registered charities working addressing a wide range of social issues. This includes children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved […]

Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs

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The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including homes for people with mental & physical health problems; people with learning difficulties; people who would otherwise be homeless; and women escaping domestic violence; etc. Funding is available for buying, building, […]

Funding for Housing Projects that Cater for People with Special Needs

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The Quaker Housing Trust provides grants and interest free loans to housing projects that cater for people with a wide range of needs, including homes for people with mental and physical health problems; people with learning difficulties; people who would otherwise be homeless; and women escaping domestic violence; etc. Funding is available for buying, building, […]

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Firebird Fund Grants

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The Firebird Fund, managed by Essex Community Foundation, supports people with mental health issues in Southend and South East Essex. The Fund Panel consider organisations who are working to improve the wellbeing of those with mental health difficulties. Applications are now being accepted until 21st October (extended from 14th). Organisations should follow ECF’s standard guidelines and application […]

Charity Firewalk Challenge in aid of St Helena Hospice

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A Firewalk Experience A local networking group in Colchester are taking part in a £50 Challenge to support St Helena Hospice in Colchester, Essex. As part of their commitment to show and develop small business’ commitment to corporate social responsibility, Essex Networking are planning a charity event. This is based around a sponsored firewalk to […]

Community Safety Development Fund

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Community Safety Development Fund Following the election of the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, Roger Hirst, the Community Safety Development Fund (CSDF) has been re-opened and is now available for applications. The CSDF maintains its purpose to support and encourage local community safety partners to develop and deliver effective and/or innovative approaches. These […]

Braintree District & Greenfields Community Fund

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Braintree District & Greenfields Community Fund A new charitable fund that helps to improve the health, well-being and life chances of local people has been set up. It has been jointly funded by Greenfields Community Housing and Braintree District Council. Braintree District & Greenfields Community Fund will provide voluntary and community organisations with the opportunity […]

‘Provide’ Health Related Funding

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‘Provide’ Health Related Funding There is a deadline of 30th June for applications. ‘Provide’ is an Essex based social enterprise which provides a broad range of community health services. ‘Provide’ established the ‘Provide’ Foundation with Essex Community Foundation in 2013 to support the many voluntary and community organisations whose work complements their own. The Fund […]

Community Initiatives Fund

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Community Initiatives Fund Community groups are invited to bid for a share of £1.5 million from Essex County Council’s Community Initiatives Fund – and have until the end of this summer to apply. Grants of up to £20,000 are available for parish councils, local charities and other community associations to spend on projects that improve […]

Latest Information From Short Breaks For Young People & Children With Additional Needs

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Short Breaks for children and young people with disabilities, based in Southend-on-Sea, have released the following information which might be beneficial to families and individuals: 1. Free guide to Disability Living Allowance (and other excellent advice bulletins) Contact a Family knows that there are many families out there who are unsure if they are entitled to […]

UK Power Networks’ Power Of Giving Fund

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Charities, not-for-profit community organisations, educational establishments and social enterprises across UK Power Networks’ three regions are invited to apply for between £1,000 and £10,000 for projects that will address environmental and/or social concerns in the local area in a recognisably sustainable and cost efficient way. The Awards Panel will be sitting to decide on the […]