The Arnold Clark Community Fund, launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, is offering grants of up to £1,000 to UK-registered charities and local community groups. Applications will also be accepted from community interest companies, charitable incorporated organisations and social enterprises. To be eligible, the organisation’s primary focus must be on people and communities in the UK and the funding must also provide immediate relief. The deadline for applications is 30th June 2022 at 11.59 pm. For more information and to apply, see the website.
Charity Digital looks at 50 of the best fundraising ideas to help you raise money for charity. Click here to see.
After years of delay, and no little controversy, the Charity Commission’s new chair, Orlando Fraser QC, is finally in post. What can we expect from the commission under his leadership? Click here to find out in this article by Jay Kennedy, Director of Policy and Research at DSC.
Serious About Youth (SAY), the Prince’s Trust and Laing O’Rourke are delivering an exciting free initiative for unemployed/NEET young people aged 16 – 30 years old across London called, ‘Construkt’, which is an immersive in-person programme with live opportunities attached, delivered from 6th – 17th June 2022 to give participants exposure to the wide range of great opportunities in engineering and construction.
As seen in the Evening Standard… Join WLB at the SME XPO – a free to attend, two-day exhibition and conference
The Evening Standard’s first SME XPO, taking place on 25–26 May at Olympia London, invites SME business owners, entrepreneurs and business leaders to attend an action-packed two-day programme and exhibition.
For more information, visit smexpo.co.uk
Charities have warned that the new Public Order Bill could further restrict their ability to campaign. Click here to read the full article on the Civil Society website.
The Chartered Institute of Fundraising, the Law Family Commission run by Pro Bono Economics, and Fundraising Everywhere have pulled together to launch a digital fundraising survey. Click here to have your say.
Hoxton Hall Theatre have given allocation of £15 tickets for their four-part omnibus live soap drama Hoxton Street! (Where you decide what happens next by voting on the cliffhangers.)
Cast includes Helen Pearson and Linda Marlowe from EastEnders, see below:
Welcome to Hoxton Street, real and imagined. A live soap drama, full of life, laughter, and betrayal!
Josie Maynard owns the street. Her life is built around her family. But now all that is threatened. Not by a new development but by old history and old secrets.
Tony Maynard is back. And no-one is pleased to see him. Where has he been? What does he want? And more importantly what will he do?
Like an old penny, Denton Wilson has also turned up. With a new wife and a new accent. He is a changed man, or is he?
Okhan Batur and Ella Maynard have big dreams beyond the street but is tradition powerful enough to stand in the way of true love?
The £15 tickets are for performances on:
Tue 17th, Wed 18th and Thu 19th May at 7.30pm.
To book please call the Box Office on 020 7684 0060 or the booking link below and use promocode HOXTONFRIEND.
According to Guinness World Records and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), the Ukraine Appeal has set a new Guinness World Records title for the most money raised by an online campaign in one week. Click here to read more on the UK Fundraising website.
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Sobus is a new Community Development Agency for Hammersmith & Fulham. It has been created through the merger of the Community and Voluntary Sector Association Hammersmith & Fulham (CaVSA) and the Fulham Community Partnership Trust (FCPT). Building on the strengths of both organisations, sobus aims to provide a wider range of support services for local charities, community groups, social enterprises and start up businesses.