Skills for Work apprenticeship funding to end Dec/while funds last

Skills for Work apprenticeship funding (while funds last) 18 September 2017 Skills for Work is part of Bradford Council and is a training provider that delivers apprenticeship programmes and assists employers with apprenticeship recruitment. You may be aware that the way apprenticeships are funded has recently changed and availability of funded courses is due to change from 01/01/2018. Skills for Work currently still has funding and this will be available on a 'first come first served' basis until the end of December 2017.

Craven Trust deadlines to 2018

Craven Trust deadlines to 2018 28 September 2017 Grants of between £100 and £1,500 are available to local voluntary and community groups for projects that improve the quality of life of local people living within the Craven Trust area. The funding is intended to support projects that build better and stronger local communities for the benefit of future generations. Criteria

Give As You Live: recurring free funding from online spending

Give As You Live: recurring free funding from online spending 28 September 2017 Give as you Live is an award-winning fundraising platform that works with over 4,000+ leading online retailers so a percentage of every purchase is donated to charity, without costing the charity or the shopper a penny extra. Your supporters sign up to Give as you Live to support your charity, then each time they shop online at supported retailers a commission is paid to Give as you Live by the retailer, which they share with you. Who are Give as you Live?

Henry Smith Charity re-launches grants programmes

Henry Smith Charity re-launches grants programmes 1 November 2017 Henry Smith Charity has announced a new grants strategy. The main grants programme now has two strands; Improving Lives and Strengthening Communities. Other grants including holiday grants for children remain unchanged. Applications can be made at any time. Improving Lives This is the funder's largest grants programme, through which the majority of its funds are distributed. Charities and not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises can apply if their annual income is £50,000 to £2million. 

Loans and blended finance available from Key Fund

Loans and blended finance available from Key Fund 9 November 2017 Update from the Key Fund about funds available: "We are a social investor in the region that offers blended (part grant and part loan) investment, this is because the majority of what we do is unsecured small loans to enable social enterprises to start up, grow or do something new, we also have unsecured money for capital purchases (buildings and purchases) which is great for community groups wanting to purchase a building.

Shipley Area Community Chest, deadline 29 December 2017

Shipley Area Community Chest, deadline 29 December 2017 14 November 2017 Grants of up to £350 are available from Shipley Area Committee for community projects that benefit residents of Shipley Constituency. Applications are particularly welcome from new projects, innovative schemes and from previously unfunded groups. Ongoing costs such as venue hire and staffing will only be funded through a start-up grant for new organisations. Grants will not normally be provided for ICT-related equipment or websites. Applications are welcome from groups where other funding/fundraising has been secured.

Grow Wild community project grants, deadline 15 January 2018

Grow Wild community project grants, deadline 15 January 2018 15 November 2017 Have you got an exciting idea for a project that brings people together through activities that help connect their community and celebrate UK native wild flowers, plants and/or fungi? Grow Wild's community project grants programme is now open for applications. What can be funded? Grow Wild is awarding funding of £2,000 or £4,000 to groups and projects that: Stand out from the crowd: listen to your beneficiaries - be creative together, try something new that reaches new audiences.

Protect your charity from fraud - advice from Charity Commission

Protect your charity from fraud - advice from Charity Commission 15 November 2017 The Charity Commission has updated guidance on preventing fraud. This includes several e-learning videos that trustees, staff and volunteers may find useful.  It can be easy to think that fraud is only an issue that happens at large national organisations but it is a significant potential issue for any group. Take a look at some examples of fraud news stories in Bradford district. Details from the Charity Commission:

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