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Freelance trainer for empowering carers programme

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New hush Refuge pyjama campaign

Source By: Refuge Charity

Just to share a new campaign that we have launched with hush, a lovely clothing line that has chosen Refuge as its charity partner for this year. Hush have designed a special edition set of pyjamas and eye mask especially in support of Refuge; for every set sold for £60 hush are generously donating £52 – the equivalent of one night in a refuge for a woman and her children, as well as essential practical and emotional support. 

You can read more about the pyjamas and purchase them here

Everyone loves a set of new pyjamas for Christmas so they’d make a really lovely gift, the campaign will run till Christmas but they are likely to sell out quickly so make sure you buy a pair sooner rather than later!  


Shoreditch Trust are recruiting for Active Citizens 2017

Source By: Shoreditch Trust

This October the Shoreditch Trust will be delivering the Active Citizens Leadership Training programme in partnership with the British Council. This interactive 5 day programme of workshops will run from 16 to 20 October, 9.30am to 4.30pm, at the Shoreditch Healthy Living Centre.

Refreshments and lunches will be provided.

Participants must be 18 and over, have an interest in social action, community development, community leadership, volunteering, or simply want to build their networks in the local and global social action programme. The focus of our delivery is positive social change and community development in Hackney.

If you have any questions about recruitment, the programme or the workshops please do not hesitate to contact Fred Agbah 02070338509 or email


Grants of up to £9000 for neighbourhood plans

Source Locality

You can receive grants and support to help you complete your neighbourhood plan.

There are two types of support available in the 2015-2018 programme:

  • Grants of up to £9,000
  • Technical support packages provided by our partner, AECOM, and an additional grant package of £6,000 (bringing the grant ceiling amount available to £15,000).
  • For more information click here

£50k to £250k for support volunteering in public services and new ways for people aged 50+ to engage in digital social action.

The Fund provides £4 million in grants from DCMS and £750,000 in non-financial support from Nesta.

Depending on the maturity of the idea, the following awards are available for innovations in all four priority areas:

  • Early Stage Ideas track - grants of between £50,000 and £75,000, along with non-financial support over 12-18 months to test concepts.
  • Growing Great Ideas track - grants of between £100,000 and £250,000, along with two years of non-financial support, are available for innovations already in place and ready to scale.

Closing Date 30th October

It is expected that a total of around 20 innovations (through both tracks) will be funded.

The Connected Communities Innovation Fund will support the best innovations that mobilise many more people throughout the lifecourse, to support people and places to thrive, alongside public servicesShow more

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