Raise funds and awareness on Facebook

Raise funds and awareness on Facebook 13 September 2017 Facebook has announced the launch of its nonprofit fundraising tools in the UK (and 15 other countries across Europe). Charitable organisations based in one of these 16 countries are invited to sign up to be one of the first nonprofits to use Facebook's charitable giving tools to achieve their fundraising objectives through these tools: Collect donations on Facebook with the donate button.

Weston Charity Awards, deadline 12 January 2018 (5pm)

Weston Charity Awards, deadline 12 January 2018 (5pm) 5 December 2017 The Weston Charity Awards 2018 are open for applications. Mentoring, publicity and financial support will be awarded to 20 charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community. "To be eligible to apply, charities must have the following: A registered charity number Be working in the fields of Welfare, Youth or Community At least one paid full-time member of staff in a leadership position Income less than £5 million Provide direct services to beneficiaries"

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?

Anchor funds social inclusion work by Christian Charities, 31 Jan

Anchor funds social inclusion work by Christian Charities, deadline 31 Jan 2018 24 August 2017 The Anchor Foundation provides grants of between £500 and £10,000 per year to Christian Charities that encourage social inclusion through ministries of healing and the arts. Funding can be awarded for up to three years. The Foundation will consider applications for either capital or revenue funding. Only in exceptional circumstances will grants be given for building work. Previously funded projects include:  

Nesta, Rethinking Parks awards

Nesta, Rethinking Parks awards 7 December 2017 Nesta has launched Rethinking Parks a programme with two different awards that will help support "parks innovators". The fund has a total of £2million to allocate. The funder is defining parks as "public open spaces laid out formally for leisure and recreation."

Nesta, ShareLab Fund, deadline 5 January 2018

Nesta, ShareLab Fund, deadline 5 January 2018 (9am) 17 November 2017 Nesta is inviting expressions of interest for the ShareLab Fund. Funded projects will use collaborative digital platforms to create new ways of mobilising assets, time, skills, money, resources and people, to address social needs. Grants of £15,000 to £30,000 and mentoring support are available for organisations that want to test an innovative idea, or move from prototype to pilot.  What ideas is the funder looking for? Essential To be considered, ideas/projects must:

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:

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.

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