Engage Daily Update - 20 December
So far, we have run training courses on Disclosures/PVGs, Social Enterprises Toolkits, how can charities generate money etc. People who attended these sessions have said….
“I have found out how to improve, visibility of our website when people search for us, and to use zoom more effectively” (Johannes Gonani, Pachedu, Social Media Training)
“I now have a much better understanding of redundancy procedures and how to avoid breach of the employment act” (Abayomi Daniel Olushina; Restructure/Redundancy Training Session)
Support for Individuals
Support for Organisations
Funding for Projects that Have a Positive Impact on Communities, People or the Environment (UK)
The Matthew Good Foundation has launched a Grants for Good Fund to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community or the environment.
The Fund will share £10,000 between five shortlisted projects, which will be voted for by John Good Group employees. The project that receives the most votes will receive a grant of £3,500, second place £2,500, third place £2,000 with fourth and fifth place both receiving £1,000.
As well as established projects and charities, the Foundation are keen to hear from people with innovative ideas that need some funding to get their projects up and running.
To be eligible, applicants will have to have had an income of less than £50,000 in the last 12 months.
Funding is awarded every three months and the deadline for the next funding round is the 15 March 2022.
Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK)
Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, support special educational needs; address behavioural problems or promote citizenship; and parenting or life skills. Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches to disseminate the outcomes to a wider audience. The funding is being made available through the Ironmongers Company's grants programme. The next closing date for applications is the 31st July 2022.
Funder of the Week
Our final Funder of the Week for 2021 is
The Hedley Foundation are inviting applications from small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.
The Foundation typically makes around 250 awards of up to £5,000 each year for initiatives that benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers. Occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved.
You should meet the following criteria:
You are a small to mid size UK registered Charity
Your application is not for salaries, building construction, general running costs, transport, financial deficits or overseas projects
Your application is not on behalf of a church, museum or an individual
You have not received a previous grant from the Foundation within the last 18 months.
When to apply:-
The trustees meet four times per year to review grant applications. These should be received in good time before each meeting and at least 6 weeks before the meeting date. The forthcoming meetings are as follows:
- 26 January 2022
- 27 April 2022
- 27 July 2022
- 2 November 2022
For more information please go to: http://www.hedleyfoundation.org.uk/apply-now
Stroke Association Helpline Opening Times
Telephone: 0303 3033 100
The Stroke Helpline will have different operating hours over the Christmas and New Year period, as follows:
|Monday 20 December||09.00am to 5.00pm|
|Tuesday 21 December||08.00am to 6.00pm|
|Wednesday 22 December||08.00am to 6.00pm|
|Thursday 23 December||09.00am to 4.00pm|
|Friday 24 December||Closed|
|Saturday 25 December||Closed|
|Sunday 26 December||Closed|
|Monday 27 December||Closed|
|Tuesday 28 December||Closed|
|Wednesday 29 December||09.00am to 5.00pm|
|Thursday 30 December||09.00am to 5.00pm|
|Friday 31 January||09.00am to 4.00pm|
|Saturday 1 January||Closed|
|Sunday 2 January||Closed|
|Monday 3 January||Closed|
|Tuesday 4 January||Normal opening hours|