Big Society Network - VSNW raised concerns about the use of Lottery funding
VSNW welcomes the investigations into the use of Lottery funding for Big Society Network projects and asks the sector to support this
James Chandler, a student from the University of Salford, would like your help in understanding the health and wellbeing impact of working for a social enterprise in Greater Manchester. As part of his PhD research, he has developed a questionnaire using the findings from a series of interviews with social enterprise employees across the region.
Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
16 August 2012
Nearly £2m is available to be given out in the North West over the next two years as ESF Community Learning Grants. The grants are for up to £12,000 to help people access further learning or training that could lead to employment.
The funding can be applied for by small community and voluntary groups, registered charities and social enterprises. Preference will be given to organisations with a turnover of no more than £300,000 per year in each of the last 2 years.
The grants can support a range of activities including:
The programme is aimed at all people out of work but with a particular priority for:
This programme is being managed by the Workers' Educational Association. For more information, you can visit their website. The deadline for applications for this round is 12 noon on Thursday 13th September.
The Big Lottery Fund will be making £630,000 available in programme development funding for voluntary organisations across England to raise awareness of the funding opportunities available through the European Social Fund (ESF)
Regional Voices is working with NHS England on a bite-sized guide to grants for Clinicial Commissioning Groups
'A Day in the Life' is a free work shadowing initiative that provides a unique opportunity for staff in government and voluntary organisations to step into each other's shoes for a day and learn about how the other sector operates
The Compact Awards highlight outstanding examples of partnership work between voluntary and community organisations and the statutory sector and recognise achievement as a result of the Compact way of working.