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Persimmon Community Champions Fund (UK)

Thu 19 May 2016

Persimmon Homes Community Champions fund has up to £750,000 funding over the next 12 months to fund local community initiatives.

The charity match programme will give donations of up to £1000 to local UK groups and charities, which have already raised vital funds themselves. Up to £52,000 a month is available from Persimmon's 24 businesses. To apply complete the online form with information on why your group or charity deserves the donation, along with details of much you've already raised and how donation you want.

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Big Potential Opens for Applications (England)

Thu 19 May 2016

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that its new £20 million programme to help Voluntary & Community groups and Social Enterprises (VCSEs) access social investment is open for applications.

Big Potential has two possible application routes - Breakthrough and Advanced:

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Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People (UK)

Thu 19 May 2016

Charities working with disadvantaged young people aged 13 or below can apply for funding of up to £5,000 from the Toy Trust.

Founded by the British Toy and Hobby Association, the Toy Trust- the industry's charity- exists to raise money predominantly from the toy industry, its suppliers and friends; and distribute the money raised to charities helping disadvantaged and disabled children within the UK and abroad.

Funding is available towards projects that:

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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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