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Tampon Tax Community Fund

Source By: Funding Central

The Tampon Tax Community Fund was opened for applications on 17 September. The fund is being delivered locally across the UK through a partnership between the UK Community Foundations and its local community members.

The Fund aims to support women and girls who are most marginalised to overcome barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential. The programme will invest in a wide variety of projects that meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • Building skills and confidence
  • Improving health
  • Building social networks

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are being made available with applications accepted up to 26 October 2018.

Find out more about this fund including eligibility criteria on Funding Central.


Jobcentre Plus: Dynamic Purchasing System for the Provision of Work Focused Activities

Source By: Gov.uk

The Department for Work and Pensions is establishing a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to procure Work Focused Activities in Jobcentre Plus Districts across England, including London. One of its aims is to simplify and reduce the time and cost involved for VCSE providers to bring their services to market. The maximum value of each contract called off the DPS will be limited to £500k. This is currently an open opportunity and tender response should be submitted via BravoSolution.

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/0f5cbbc4-3a1b-461c-b682-a25799c05912


Community orgs/venues: Free winter community packs

Source By: NHS

NHS England are offering to send packs to community organisations/venues

Community Pack includes:

  • Briefing
  • SWTW (Stay Well This Winter) Flu (pregnancy,parents 2-3, LTHC-Long Term Health Condition)
  • SWTW (Stay Well This Winter) first signs & NHS 111 posters
  • HUHY (Help Us Help You) Leaflets (x25)
  • Flu Engagement Cards (x50) and dispenser

Please email shamima@hcvs.org.uk if you would like to recieve a pack for your organisations.


Big Lottery Fund to open £15m digital fund for charities

Source By: Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund has launched a new UK wide £15 million funding programme to help charities and community organisations use digital tools and approaches.

 

The fund will be open to applications on 22 October until 3 December. Awarding grants of up to £500,000, the fund has two strands and will operate for two years. The first strand is aimed at established charities, with a minimum income of over £500,000 per year, that want to use digital to take a major leap forward. The second strand is aimed at more recently-established organisations that are successfully using digital, but need help scaling this up.


Social Investment Business seeks “champion causes” in East London to work with and learn from

Source By: Hackney CVS

Social Investment Business (SIB) announces a fund co-design opportunity for charities and social enterprises in the East London area interested in receiving finance and business support.

This is an opportunity for you to input into the design of a new initiative - the East London Impact Fund (ELIF). Initially SIB are looking to champion five causes which will provide successful CSEs with the first opportunity to pitch for support/investment, whilst allowing SIB to learn first hand from working with you. Following on from this, SIB aim to then revise and adapt its thinking to develop a new Fund based on the needs and solutions identified by you, allowing social investment to be better used to unlock economic and social inclusion for disadvantaged communities.

The Fund will ensure it commits resources to supporting organisations that serve the social needs of these communities.

For information on how to apply please visit - https://www.sibgroup.org.uk/news/east-london-impact-fund

To find out more please register to Meet the funders event


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