Essex County Council News, workshops and events 12th July 2018

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Public trust in charities

The Charity Commission have recently published their report ‘Trust in Charities 2018’ which reviews the public perception of charities and identifies the key drivers of trust.

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Open Banking for Good

This blog post from Nesta introduces the Open Banking for Good challenge from Nationwide Building Society.

Launching in September, Open Banking for Good will convene some of the brightest minds in established fintechs and start-ups to increase financial capability.

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Simplified ‘Public Sector Contract’ cuts red tape for small businesses

Crown Commercial Service

A simplified Public Sector Contract has been launched.

The new contract removes duplication from the application process and streamlines procurement for companies that supply to government through the Crown Commercial Service (CCS).

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Integrated Communities Innovation Fund

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and Sport England have partnered to deliver the new £7 million Integrated Communities Innovation Fund.

Expressions of Interests are now open for the fund which aims to stimulate new thinking, build new partnerships and test innovative approaches to encourage community integration. There is also the option for organisations to choose sport and physical activity as a tool for integration.

Innovative projects should aim to reach a minimum of 300 people within the funding period.

Who can apply: Organisations who are legally constituted or have statutory powers. Partnership applications are particularly welcome.

Organisations who wish to apply for sport based integration will ideally be non profit. Sport England will only fund for profit organisations if they can address a need not met in the non profit sector.

There is no minimum or maximum amount of funding for which applicants can apply. For further information, read the prospectus.

Deadline: 20 August 2018

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Justice and Equality Fund

Rosa: The UK Fund For Women and Girls

The Justice and Equality Fund aims to bring an end to the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity by resourcing an expert network of advice, support and advocacy organisations and projects.

The following funding programmes are available under the Justice and Equality Fund:

Funding levels and deadlines vary between funding programmes. Read the guidance to ensure your organisation is eligible for funding.

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