Essex County Council News, workshops and events 20th July 2018

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The ultimate guide to crowdfunding

In this blog post, Spacehive introduces their new ultimate guide to crowdfunding, providing all the information that you need to crowdfund successfully.

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11.5 million fund to tackle loneliness opens

In partnership with the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Big Lottery Fund and Co-op Foundation, the £11.5 million Building Connections fund has been set up in response to the Jo Cox commission on loneliness.

The main funding programme worth £9 million will focus on reaching out to lonely people of all ages.

Loneliness projects focusing on young people can apply for funding through the £2 million youth funding strand, opening August 2018.

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Funding for youth groups

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

An £250,000 investment into national youth groups has been announced.

The additional funding will be used to promote integration through building a national network of youth champions and will develop lasting relationships between young people from different backgrounds.

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The Work, Health and Challenge Fund

The £4.2 million Work, Health and Challenge Fund (WHU) is seeking to fund 20 initiatives that test new approaches to help people experiencing mental health and/or musculoskeletal (MSK) issues to stay in work.

WHU are looking to fund the following initiatives:

Developing new approaches to help employers and individuals develop workplace solutions, or ways of working that facilitate greater participation of people experiencing these conditions
Helping people stay in work by increasing their ability to self-manage their conditions
Helping people access advice and support about what sort of work they might be capable of doing given their wider needs and circumstances
Improving systems by joining up services to strengthen communication, liaison or joint action
Who can apply: Employers, charities, social enterprises, local authorities and health bodies from across England, Scotland and Wales.

Maximum grant: Discretionary

A minimum of £50,000 must be applied for. For further information, read the guidance.

Deadline: 17 August 2018

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Sell to the home office

Crown Commercial Service

Attend the webinar hosted by the Crown Commercial Service to find out:

What types of products and services the Home Office is looking to buy
How small businesses can stand out to become a supplier

Event details:
18 August 2018 from 12:30 to 13:00

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Sign up for Essex for Communities

Are you struggling to attract funding for your organisation?

Why not visit, Essex for Communities, a funding database which can help you to find suitable grant funding opportunities that could help enable delivery of your projects; make you more resilient; or better help you to support your service users.

You can sign up for FREE with just an email registration and you can search as many times as you like!

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