Essex County Council News, workshops and events 27th July 2018

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Evidence for good

The Alliance for Useful Evidence and the Wales Centre for Public Policy promote the smarter use of evidence in social policy and practice. In their new report titled ‘Evidence for good‘, they provide useful case studies of charities using evidence in different ways.

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Meet the Rethinking Parks innovators

8 successful applicants have been announced from the Rethinking Parks funding scheme which launched in 2017.

The 8 funded projects will work across the UK and includes the performing parks scheme developed by Friends of Hardie park in Essex.

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£7.7 million curriculum pilot fund opens for applications

The first round of £7.7 million Curriculum Fund will provide grants to schools to help them share teaching resources with other schools, saving teachers from having to repeatedly create lessons plans from scratch.

To learn more about the fund, attend one of the introductory webinars that will be held throughout August and September 2018.

Applications for the fund are now open and will close 17 September 2018.

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The Postcode Dream Trust

Funded by the People’s Postcode Lottery, the Postcode Dream Trust is offering to fund organisations dream projects.

Projects must deliver on one of the following outcomes:

  • Changing lives through early intervention
  • Ending loneliness and social isolation
  • Protecting britain’s biodiversity
  • Sustainable systems change
  • Transforming society through sport

Who can apply: All applications must come from at least two not-for-profit organisations who have joined forces to deliver their ‘dream’ project. The lead partner must be a registered charity.

Maximum grant: £1 million

Deadline: 31 August 2018

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Children affected by domestic abuse fund

The Home office have allocated £8 million of funding to fund interventions designed to support children affected by domestic abuse.

Interventions should:

  • Demonstrate evidence for proposed plans
  • Provide arrangements for safeguarding vulnerable children and young people as part of the planned activities
  • Show how proposed support will link into wider support for victims of domestic abuse at a local level

Who can apply: Local commissioners. This can include police and crime commissioners, local authorities, health commissioners, or any other suitable organisations across England and Wales.

Partnership applications are also welcome. For more information, read the fund prospectus.

Maximum grant: Discretionary

While there is not a formal cap placed on the amount an organisation can bid for, all bids must be scalable. Organisations must bid for a a minimum of £500,000.

Deadline: 19 September 2018

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