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Youth Clubs Grants Available (UK)

Thu 19 May 2016

Variety has grants of £250 to £600 available for youth organisations that are affiliated to either Ambition or UK Youth. They can be used to buy equipment to provide challenging activities that engage young people aged 8-18 and provide them with alternatives to becoming involved in the anti-social behaviour that often stems from boredom and peer pressure. You'll have to raise some of the funds yourself and applications that have young people involved in the fund raising will be looked upon favourably.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Funding for Estranged Young People (UK)

Thu 19 May 2016

Buttle UK offers funding to help address the needs of estranged young people (aged 16-20) who have found themselves in difficult situations because their relationships with their family have broken down. Often as a result of having nowhere else to turn, these young people try to live independently and end up homeless and Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).

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Sainsbury’s Local Food Partner Programme (UK)

Thu 19 May 2016

Sainsbury's is expanding its Local Food Partner Programme and is accepting applications from local charities to join the network. Local food partner charities can collect dry and tinned food donated by customers and/or fresh food donated by Sainsbury's to distribute in the community.

Applicants must be a registered charity, have appropriate Food Hygiene certification and be able to collect donated food regularly from you partner store. A Food Partner must:

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LankellyChase Foundation Theory of Change Grants (UK)

Thu 19 May 2016

The LankellyChase Foundation is seeking applications to its grant making programme.

Based on its Theory of Change (which advocates a radical new approach), the Foundations wants to fund new and innovative work to address the needs of individuals facing multiple and severe disadvantage. By this the Foundation mean people who are experiencing a combination of severe social harms such as:

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Support for Breakfast Clubs (UK)

Thu 19 May 2016

Kellogg's, Forever Manchester and Northumbria University have joined together to provide free online training to help you run a successful breakfast club.

The training includes information on the benefits of breakfast clubs, healthy eating and child nutrition, effective planning and handy hints on funding and marketing. Breakfast Clubs can apply for this training up until 31st May 2016.

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Lord Taverners Minibuses Grant Programme (UK)

Thu 19 May 2016

The Lords Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has announced that its Minibuses grants programme will re-open for applications on the 1st December 2015.

Applications will be accepted from schools/ organisations that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Please note that the Lords Taverners are unable to support schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children, or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems.

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OCS Update - May 2016

Thu 19 May 2016

     Cabinet Office Updates:

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Support Staffordshire Launch Online Directory

Thu 19 May 2016

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Support Staffordshire are pleased to launch our online Directory.

We are currently adding groups and organisations to the Directory and hope to build it into a comprehensive listing for the community over the coming months. 

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Chief Executive's Comment - May 2016

Thu 19 May 2016

Photo of Garry Jones, Chief Executive of Support Staffordshire

Building Our Movement - I hope you have all survived the year-end relatively unscathed, that new funding streams have come through with the start of a new financial year and that existing relationships and resources have been maintained. There is no doubt that the VCSE sector faces an uphill challenge, especially when it comes to the support receive from local statutory partners. In most cases diminishing resources are a fact of life for them and it’s through no ill will (in fact the very opposite) that they must pass on these ‘cuts’ to VCSEs.

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The Charity Property Matters Survey 2016 - Request for Feedback

Thu 19 May 2016

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The Charity Property Matters Survey 2016 is an important piece of voluntary sector research conducted every two years by leading property advice charity the Ethical Property Foundation in partnership with the Charity Commission. Whether your organisation rents or owns its premises, by completing the survey – which takes just 5 minutes – you will be contributing to a clear picture of the property challenges and opportunities facing the sector at this time of significant change.

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