Award to be won

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DEADLINE EXTENDED to win £2000 with the 2016 Disability Entrepreneur Award   Do you have an inspirational business story? It could win you £2000 cash and dedicated business growth support from a team of experts.   If you run a business or have a great business idea and have physical or mental health challenges, this […]

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 […]

Essex Challenge Prizes

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Essex Challenge Prizes We want every child in Essex to get the best start in life. A strong, resilient and supportive family is an important part of making this happen. Essex families have told us that they experience a range of pressures and challenges relating to raising a young child. These pressures can leave them […]

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 […]

High Sheriff Invites Applications For Funding

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Local voluntary and community organisations are encouraged to apply for grants and recognition 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 voluntary and community groups working to make […]

New Funding Opportunities From Essex County Council

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Essex County Council are pleased to announce that three funding opportunities are launching shortly. These are: Independence, Choice and Control Fund: Essex County Council is looking to secure services for vulnerable people in Essex from April 2015 that promote independence, choice and control through early intervention and prevention. In some areas they will be holding […]

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 […]

Loan Finance – Is Your Charity Missing An Opportunity ?

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According to Charities Aid Foundation loan finance can bring huge benefits, but isn’t suitable for all. Their article looks at the many benefits, the risks, mitigation and the different types of loan finance available to charitable organisations. Click here for more information on finding out how loan finance could help your charity grow. Further Reading Charities Aid Foundation […]

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Maureen’s Gift !!!

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If you’re a charity, local residents’ group or voluntary organisation and could do with a cash boost, Maureen’s Gift may be able to help. Further Reading Maureen’s Gift poster Maureens gift word Application Maureen’s Gift FAQs Image Courtesy Of Maureen’s Gift