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You no longer need to keep a keen eye out for new grant-makers giving money away to charities like yours. Our research team has put together all the latest funding available in The Guide to New Trusts 2018/19.

 

 

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This annual guide saves you time and resources by including over 100 new funders, registered with the Charity Commission or the Scottish Charity Regulator in 2017/18, whose giving criteria are broad enough to be relevant to a large number of charities.

 

At a glance you can find the details of each new grant-maker, their aims and objectives, the types of projects they fund and their application process. This new edition includes two new indexes (an index of causes and geographical index), making it even easier to find funding for your charity.

 

‘The Guide to New Trusts was indispensable to our trust fundraising programme. It’s been an excellent resource for finding new trusts by quickly assessing whether or not we match their criteria.’

 

      Adele Kaupaityte, Trust Fundraising Officer,

The Honeypot Children’s Charity

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting New Trusts fact

This edition saw a rise in grant-makers supporting social welfare, with an increase of 18% in the number of grant-makers supporting people with disabilities, and a 28% rise in funders supporting older people (when compared to the previous edition).

 

 

 

 

 

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Social Change Awards: Nominations now open

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Click the image above to go to the Social Change Awards website

An exclusive and fun event with inspiring speakers, celebrating great stories.

What are the Social Change Awards?

DSC Social Change Awards celebrate the passionate individuals and organisations committed to making a positive impact in society.

You don’t have to be a charity to apply. Whether you’re applying as an individual, an informal group, a company, a public body or a charity; If you are passionate about social change then there is a category for you.

The nomination period is open until 31 August 2018.

Click Here to go to the Social Change Awards website

Applications are now open for support from Pilotlight.

Could your organisation be more effective, efficient and sustainable?

We’re looking for ambitious charities and social enterprises based in England and Wales who need support to get to the next step in their development.

By working with us, organisations have:

  • increased the number of service users they reached
  • increased and diversified their income
  • improved their leadership and governance
  • learnt to articulate their vision and mission
  • understood their impact
  • raised their profiles by developing better marketing

Could this be your organisation?

Pilotlight is an award-winning charity that connects the charity and business worlds to create positive social change. Our programmes enable organisations and their leaders to develop the strategic business skills needed to become more effective and sustainable. Our programmes are free of charge.

For more information and to apply visit our website.

Apply by 3rd August to begin working with us from September 2018.

If you have any queries please contact Georges Lebreton at glebreton@pilotlight.org.uk or on 020 7283 7022

Small Charity Week 2018 comes to a close, but you can still get involved!

 

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What Small Charity Week delivered
Small Charity Week 2018 has officially come to an end – we would like to thank everyone for taking part and helping to create the following highlights:

  • 1,888 messages of support for small charities on social media in the #ILoveSmallCharities Day competition 
  • 2,104,337 total reach in our Thunderclap
  • #SmallCharityWeek trended on Twitter for over 10 hours!
  • Over 650 hours of expert pro bono advice was provided on Big Advice Day
  • A successful roundtable on ‘Collaboration within International Development’ was hosted by Baroness Pitkeathley in the House of Lords on Policy Day
  • Over 80 small charities, civil servants and influencers attended our Policy Day Reception, hosted by the Office for Civil Society and Innovation and held in the heart of Westminster.
  • 25 small charities collectively won £4000 through the Localgiving Small Charity Week Challenge this Fundraising Day!
  • 4 small charities received all Give at Checkout slots from eBay for Charity and PayPal
  • 362 small charities entered this year’s Small Charity Big Impact Awards with 5 winners and 10 runners up/highly commended announced on the day.

 

Big Advice Day Video
In total over 456 hours of advice were provided at the FSI’s event in central London.
We livestreamed three of our workshops on the day:

  • Making Facebook work for your Non Profit
  • Is your strategy driving you in the right direction?
  • Using your impact to tell your story.

The workshops, along with links to their respective slideshows, are now saved to our Facebook video page if you’d like to check them out.  

 

 

 

Small Charity Week Moments
We’ve prepared a Twitter Moment that helps highlight some of the best moments of a fantastic week.

 

 

 

Winners of the Small Charity Big Impact Awards
Once again, another huge congratulations to all the winners of the second annual Small Charity Big Impact Awards. Each winner has received a short film about their organisation.

For the first time this year, we have also given out awards to one runner up and one highly commended charity per category. You can read about them in our Award Winners book.

 

 

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whatCharity – Your chance to win £300
whatCharity are offering charities and their teams a chance to win a £300 reward to contribute towards their own deserved recreational activities.
All you have to do is claim your charity and complete the impact page on your WhatCharity profile which helps you to secure the resources you need. You have until 10th July to enter!

 

 

 

FSI Fundraising Qualifications Bursary
Inspired by our Fundraising Conference? The FSI are pleased to announce that we are re-opening applications for our bursaries towards our accredited Introduction to Fundraising Practice qualification!
The bursary is open to small, local charities with a turnover of up to £100,000 and 80% of the cost is funded by the FSI and DCMS.

 

 

 

Lloyds Bank Foundation Research Launched: The Value of Small
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales kicked off Small Charity Week by launching their independent research report: The Value of Small; examining the distinctive social and economic value of small and local charities in local communities.

 

 

 

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Winners of the I Love Small Charities Competition
It’s taken us over 3 days to count and verify the 1,888 messages of support for small charities, but we are excited to announce the winners of the I Love Small Charities Hashtag competition! 

Congratulations to the winner of the I Love Small Charities Twitter competition:
Porridge and Pens Ghana

Congratulations to the winner of the I Love Small Charities Facebook competition:
Eastleigh Youth Counselling Services

Congratulations to the winner of the I Love Small Charities Instagram competition:
Donnie’s Fund

 

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eBay’s Give at Checkout  
We’d like to say another well done to the 4 lucky winners of the eBay Give at Checkout competition. For the first time, eBay for Charity and PayPal Giving Fund have reserved all Give at Checkout slots for small charities over two weeks to help each winning charity raise more.
The winners are:

  • SurvivorsUK
  • Advantage Africa
  • Mind Out
  • Musical Keys

 

 

Feedback on Small Charity Week 2018
As always, we want your input on Small Charity Week so we can continue to improve it each year. If you participated in any of the Small Charity Week initiatives, please feedback through the link below.

 

 

 

ICYMI: Collaboration between small and local charities and community groups
The FSI’s research has shown that collaborating more effectively can not only help to solve social problems but can also facilitate efficiency, growth and sustainability.

You can have a read of the research here.

We also have a vlog from our CEO, Pauline Broomhead CBE, discussing collaboration.

You can watch it here.

 

 

Coming up next from the FSI 
If you need more support, check out the Foundation for Social Improvement, the small charity behind Small Charity Week!

Upcoming workshops: 

  • Bournemouth – 4th July
  • High Wycombe – 11th July
  • Reading – 12th July
  • West London – 26th September

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Upcoming webinars:

Thursday, 5th July

  • Strategy & Business Planning
  • Develop Your Fundraising Strategy 
  • Demonstrating Your Impact

Wednesday, 11th July

  • Fundraising from Trusts & Foundations
  • Developing Corporate Relationships
  • Developing Your Case for Support

Tuesday, 17th July

  • Supporting & Managing Volunteers 
  • Major Donor Fundraising 
  • Community & Events Fundraising

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Bid Writing Workshops For Charities, Schools and Not For Profit Organisations

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 Affordable training courses for charities, schools and not for profit organisations

Bid Writing : The Basics

TOPICS COVERED

Do you know the most common reasons for rejection ? Are you gathering the right evidence ? Are you making the right arguments ? Are you using the right terminology ? Are your numbers right ? Are you learning from rejections ? 

Are you assembling the right documents ? Do you know how to create a clear and succinct standard funding bid ? Are you communicating with people or just excluding them ? Do you know your own organisation well enough ? Are you thinking through your projects carefully enough ?

Do you know enough about your competitors ? Do you know the trusts ? Are you answering the questions funders will ask themselves about your application ? Are you submitting applications correctly ?

The workshop consists of talk, questions and answers. There are no power points or audio visuals used.

ATTENDEES  

Staff members, volunteers, board members or trustees of charities, schools or not for profit organisations who are about to submit grant funding applications to grant making trusts and foundations.

COST  

£95 including booking fees. Refreshments provided. Each attendee will receive a full set of notes and copies of eight real successful funding bids by e-mail after the workshop.

PAYMENT

All places must be booked using a debit or credit card through the online booking system. We do not issue invoices or accept bank or cheque payments. If you do not have a debit card from your organisation please use a personal one and claim reimbursement using the booking confirmation e-mail as proof of purchase.

BOOKING TERMS  

Workshop bookings are non cancellable, non refundable and non transferable between dates. If you are unable to attend on the date booked you may send someone else in your place.

QUESTIONS

Fully booked means fully booked. There are no waiting lists for people hoping for a cancellation. There are no discounts. If you have a question please e-mail workshops@nfpmail1815.co.uk and you will usually receive a response within 24 hours.

 

Bid Writing : Advanced

TOPICS COVERED

Are you applying to the right trusts ? Are you applying to enough trusts ? Are you applying in the right ways ? Are your projects the most fundable projects ? Are you carrying out trust fundraising in a professional way ? Are you highly productive or just very busy ? 

Are you looking for trusts in all the right places ? How do you compare with your competitors for funding ? Is the rest of your fundraising hampering your bids to trusts ? Do you understand what trusts are ideally looking for ? 

The workshop consists of talk, questions and answers. There are no power points or audio visuals used.

ATTENDEES  

Staff members, volunteers, board members or trustees of charities, schools or not for profit organisations who are about to submit grant funding applications to grant making trusts and foundations.

It is assumed that you already know the basic bid writing skills of good preparation, eligibility checking, clear writing and adequate proof reading. If you do not you should attend The Basics workshop first. Around half of all attendees attend both The Basics and Advanced workshops on the same day but there is no discount for attending both.

COST  

£95 including booking fees. Refreshments provided. Each attendee will receive a full set of notes and copies of eight real successful funding bids by e-mail after the workshop.

PAYMENT

All places must be booked using a debit or credit card through the online booking system. We do not issue invoices or accept bank or cheque payments. If you do not have a debit card from your organisation please use a personal one and claim reimbursement using the booking confirmation e-mail as proof of purchase.

BOOKING TERMS  

Workshop bookings are non cancellable, non refundable and non transferable between dates. If you are unable to attend on the date booked you may send someone else in your place.

QUESTIONS  

Fully booked means fully booked. There are no waiting lists for people hoping for a cancellation. There are no discounts. If you have a question please e-mail workshops@nfpmail1815.co.uk and you will usually receive a response within 24 hours.

London

Bid Writing : The Basics

03 Sep 2018

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03 Sep 2018

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10 Sep 2018

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10 Sep 2018

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Southampton

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05 Sep 2018

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05 Sep 2018

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Bristol

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06 Sep 2018

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06 Sep 2018

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Edinburgh

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07 Sep 2018

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07 Sep 2018

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Nottingham

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11 Sep 2018

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11 Sep 2018

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Birmingham

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12 Sep 2018

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12 Sep 2018

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Manchester

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13 Sep 2018

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13 Sep 2018

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Leeds

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14 Sep 2018

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14 Sep 2018

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What Past Attendees Have Said About Our Bid Writing Workshops

The workshop was excellent. I consider myself fairly experienced in bid writing and have been fairly successful. To your credit I learnt a lot from you which I will certainly put into practice. 

I felt re-invigorated and encouraged.

You definitely know your stuff.

The course was certainly packed with information. Gave me plenty to think about and ways forward. I’m more used to courses where they pack half an hour into a full day!!

For a person like me who writes lots of proposals it was exactly what I needed. Straight to the point, less “water”, more sense and fantastic examples!

The course was excellent.

I picked up some great new ideas and tips.

It’s hard to find good quality info these days re attracting funding – but on this occasion the juice was definitely worth the squeeze!

I thought it was really useful training and you managed to fit a huge amount of information into 2.5 hours without it feeling too much to take in. Well done.

Remarkably concise and useful.

Plenty of useful do’s and don’ts.

Having attended dozens of training courses over the years, it was a very pleasant surprise not to have my time wasted with pointless break out groups, workshop exercises or unrelated show and tell experiences. 

I really enjoyed the workshop yesterday. I thought the pace and delivery was excellent and it has really given me the confidence to move forward. Thank you so much – definitely money well spent.

I will now be more time-efficient

Did just what it said on the tin.

I thought the workshop was very informative. It was an interesting couple of hours, style delivery was to the point and no fussy power point’s to contend with.

We learned a great deal from your courses. I liked your engagement with the subject and your personal anecdotes. The course material overall was truly inspiring!

Put things into perspective for us.

I did like your matter of fact approach

I thought that your presentations were really excellent and will, I know, prove extremely useful in the coming months.

I feel much better prepared and have a much longer to do list now!

A brilliant workshop.

I shall recommend your workshop others.

The pace, delivery and content was tremendously helpful and informative. 

I thought you as a trainer were friendly and relaxed, easy to be with and kept us engaged and you made learning interesting.

Thoroughly enjoyed your insights and anecdotes.

It was great and great value for money also.

I thought that learning in a small group was really good and meant that we were able to communicate with you a lot easier.

Thank you so much for your professionalism, sense of humour and all the knowledge you kindly shared with us.

I now realise I have been emphasising many of the wrong angles.

Informative, to the point and engaging.

I just want to thank you for a most informative session. I certainly picked up some great ideas and hints to enhance my future bid applications.

I found it very informative

I feel a lot more confidant about the process of bid writing.  

I would certainly recommend your course to others.

NFP Workshops, Blake House, 18 Blake Street, York YO1 8QH  

 

First aid supplies and training are key to your health and safety planning

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The British Healthcare Trade Association (BHTA) which St John Ambulance is a member of has determined the appropriate first aid kits and their contents for workplaces. Ensure your workplace has the appropriate British Standards Institution (BSI) kit(s)

Keeping products past their expiry date can be unsafe. Products will start to deteriorate and may not be effective. When was the last time you checked the products in your first aid kit?


St John Ambulance is the first aid and health and safety trainer of choice for hundreds of thousands of companies, local authorities, and members of the public.

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Why choosing the right lender is critical for voluntary organisations

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It is understandable that many voluntary organisations feel some trepidation at the idea of taking out a loan at a time when the sector seems to be facing such financial uncertainty. Loans are not always right for every situation and so careful consideration of the financial commitment involved is important.

In the right circumstances however, loans can be a valuable tool for an organisation to further its mission and have greater control over its future.

In their latest blog post, ethical bank and our Trusted Supplier Charity Bank explain why choosing the right lender is critical for voluntary organisations.

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Community Engagement | White City | The Invention Rooms – Job Opportunities

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We are recruiting for three new posts in the community engagement team, based at The Invention Rooms in White City.

Feel free to get in touch with Tom on t.pearson@imperial.ac.uk if you have any queries or questions about the roles.


Venue and Operations Manager

£35,850 – £44,220 plus benefits

We are looking for an outstanding Venue and Operations Manager to oversee the launch and operation of a brand new public engagement space in our pioneering community innovation facility called The Invention Rooms at our White City Campus. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the development of a pioneering visitor space following an extensive building project. You will be responsible for the day-to-day running of a dynamic public venue for events, workshops and engagement activities designed to engage and inspire the public.

For more information and to apply, click here.

LinkedIn entry here.


Communications and Marketing Associate

£35,850 – £44,220 plus benefits

We are recruiting for a creative Communications and Marketing Associate who can help us promote Imperial College London’s pioneering community engagement programme at our new White City Campus, centred on our unique community innovation space called The Invention Rooms. A key member of our White City community engagement team, you will be responsible for developing and implementing an online and print communications strategy to promote our activities, events and initiatives within the local community.

For more information and to apply, click here.

LinkedIn entry here.


Projects and Partnerships Officer

£35,850 – £44,220 plus benefits

We are searching for a talented Projects and Partnerships Officer to help implement a 5-year business plan for an innovative and sustainable model of community engagement and collaboration in White City. The project is being led by the Community Engagement Team of Imperial College London, in partnership with The Rayne Foundation, a charity that aims to build bridges between people and communities by developing creative ways of tackling entrenched social issues through the arts, health, wellbeing, and education.

For more information and to apply, click here.

LinkedIn entry here.


The deadline for applications for the above posts is midnight on Thursday 4 July.

These are great opportunities to get involved in a pioneering programme of engagement


Priya Pallan
Community Engagement Officer (White City)
Office of the Associate Provost (Academic Partnerships)
Imperial College London
The Invention Rooms
White City Campus
W12 7TA
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7594 1103
Mobile: +44 (0)7566 950 968

Value You – The Volunteer Recognition Scheme

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ValueYou Is a charitable volunteer discount scheme available to charity and NHS volunteers who have done 100 hours or more of volunteering in the past year. The card is currently available to volunteers in 15 London Boroughs and Portsmouth.

It’s a free and simple way to recognise and thank your volunteers. The discount card offers 10% or more off at small independent businesses and there are more than 60 of them taking part in Ealing, for example, and over 500 across London.

Businesses such as cafes, shops, florists, dry cleaners and hairdressers are taking part. Each volunteer also gets to choose one free gift. To apply volunteers or volunteer managers can download and complete the form relevant to their borough/area from this link.

Get in touch if you have any questions at coordinator@valueyou.org or 07926 164 827.

Health & Wellbeing Fair

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30 health and wellbeing stalls with information, health screenings and interactive sessions on a range of physical health, mental health, substance use and wellbeing services!

Click here for the event flyer

Click Here or on the Health Banner at the top of this post to book your tickets