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Individual employer funding available from Skills for Care

Source By: Skills for Care


  1. 1.     Via a User led Organisation-

A number of User Led Organisations have been awarded Funding for 2018/19 to deliver training for people who employ their own care and support (individual employers), and their personal assistants

Details of the organisations are now available on our website

If an Individual Employer would like to access any of the training, they can contact the organisations directly.

  1. 2.     Via a direct application to Skills for Care-

From Monday 4 June, we will be accepting funding applications directly from Individual Employers who receive a social care direct payment or are self-funders. Applications can be submitted at any time before 28 February 2019 for training starting before the end of March 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: Funding for personal health budget holders (PHB IE funding) is not currently available. We are working with NHS England to secure additional funding to ensure that we can continue to support PHB holders with money for training. PHB holders who wish to access funding are encouraged to email so that we can notify them when funding is available or check the Skills for Care website regularly for up-dates.


This year, we are testing a sector based work academy model for personal assistant (PA) recruitment. We want to explore if and how a sector based work academy model might work for PA recruitment. We want to invite local groups of organisations to apply for funding to test this model. Applications are now open and will remain open until 12 noon on Monday 9 July and you can download an application form from the ‘Tender opportunities’ web page, or from the news article on the ‘Information hub for individual employers and PAs’.

Grassroots Giving applications for 2018 now open - closing date 31st July 2018

Grassroots Giving applications for 2018 now open 

Applications for Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving community funding scheme 2018 are now open – this year we have a total fund of £82,500 to help small groups and organisations make a difference in their neighbourhood.

Applications can be made online on this website and will close on 31 July. 

Last year 164 groups received funding pots of £500 to help them build a brighter future in their local communities.

Grassroots Giving was launched in 2013 to celebrate the Society’s 160th anniversary and proved an immediate success. It was designed to reflect our mutual roots and established to help people and communities to help themselves.

Higher Level Theatre event - 15th October 2018

Higher Level Theatre fundraising event

HLT is a non profit charity organisation which seeks to empower children, young people and adults though drama, in order to become positive role models and aims to reduce crime amongst our young people, eliminating social exclusion in our society. We bring together people to share skills, creativity, learning and helping to build a fairer environment. We have Volunteers from a wide range of professional backgrounds that live and work in the community. We maintain an outstanding track record that promotes positive life changes and is highly beneficial to those involved, and those who have experienced the works of Higher Level Theatre.

We are currently seeking funding to help us with our production U CAN'T RUN 2. Hackney Marsh Partnership have generously provided their space in kind for rehearsal and we are in need of sponsors to help put “U Can’t Run” on and to cover costs at Hackney Empire.

This event will take place on the 15th October 2018 at the Hackney Empire, Hackney London E8 1EJ at 7.30pm

Patagonia's Environmental Grants Program

Source By: Patagonia

Patagonia funds only environmental work. They are most interested in making grants to organisations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long-term change. Because they believe that true change will occur only through a strong grassroots movement, their funding focuses on organisations that build a strong base of community support.

Patagonia support small, grassroots activist organisations with provocative direct-action agendas, working on multi-pronged campaigns to preserve and protect our environment. They help local groups working to protect local habitat, and think the individual battles to protect a specific stand of forest, stretch of river or indigenous wild species are the most effective in raising more complicated issues – particularly those of biodiversity and ecosystem protection – in the public mind.

They look for innovative groups that produce measurable results, and they like to support efforts that force the government to abide by its own – our own – laws. Your efforts should be quantifiable, with specific goals, objectives and action plans, and should include measures for evaluating success. Because they are a privately held company, they have the freedom to fund groups off the beaten track, and that's where they believe their small grants are most effective. Charities in the UK can apply grants of up to  $12,000 (approx £9,250) may be requested

Application Form: Take the eligibility quiz on the website. If eligible you will gain access to the application form.

Deadline: There are two annual deadlines for applications: -

  • 30th June (applications received by this date will receive a response by the end of October)
  • 31st January (applications received by this date will receive a response by the end of June)

Tel: 0800 026 0055

Email: Via the website form or


Implementing PQASSO - 26th June 2018

Source By: Hackney CVS

Date: 26th June 2018 Time: 09.45am- 1.00pm

This 3-hour training course will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to successfully implement PQASSO. By the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of the PQASSO self-assessment process and how you can strategically implement quality within your organisation.

For further information or to book click here

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