David Cameron launches Tories' 'big society' plan 19 July 2010Last updated at 17:47 David Cameron: "I think we're onto a really big idea, a really exciting future for our country" David Cameron has launched his "big society" drive to empower communities, describing it as his "great passion". In a speech in Liverpool, the prime minister said groups should be able to run post offices, libraries, transport services and shape housing projects. Also announcing plans to use dormant bank accounts to fund projects, Mr Cameron said the concept would be a "big advance for people power". Voluntary groups and Labour have queried how the schemes will be funded. The idea was a central theme in the Conservative general election campaign and Mr Cameron denied that he was being forced to re-launch it because of a lack of interest first time around. "There are the things you do because it's your passion," he said. 'People power' Continue reading the main story Analysis Norman Smith Chief political correspondent, BBC Radio 4 More analysis from across the web
Trustees' Week 2012 Introduction to grants Grants enable many voluntary and community organisations to provide services that make a real difference to people’s lives. Finding and applying for grants takes time and many grants come with strings attached that require careful management. NCVO aims to simplify funding for voluntary organisations and the Funding Central website provides a list of opportunities, funding advice and support and much more. What are grants? Grants are subsidies. Grant funding is changing with increasing levels of competition and some funders preferring to offer contracts or loans. Purpose of grants Grants offer the opportunity to undertake activity that cannot generate enough income to cover its costs. Grant challenges Help with applying for grants There are over 8,000 grant giving bodies in the UK, so choosing where to apply can seem like a daunting task.
20 Social Media Resources for Nonprofits « Philanthropy411 Blog I recently gave a keynote speech on “Using Social Media to Enhance Nonprofit Learning” at a conference sponsored by The California Wellness Foundation. I included a list of resources for nonprofits, thought I would share them with you here. I know there are many others out there, so please add a comment and tell me about the resources most useful to you! “How To” Guides for Using Social Media Twitter Jumpstart – The Complete Guide for Small Non-Profits – Everything you need to know about using Twitter for your nonprofit, by John HaydonCase Foundation Social Media Tutorials – The Case Foundation and its talented staff live and breathe social media, and their website is a wealth of resources. Blogs to Follow to Learn More About Social Media and Nonprofits Finding Nonprofits and Foundations That Use Social Media GlassPockets – The Foundation Center has created a website that lists social media channels used by foundations, including Twitter, Facebook, Blogs, YouTube. Social Media Policy
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Top ten tips 1. Registering and creating your profile Registering on Funding Central will allow you to save your searches and sign up to the weekly newsletter with customised funding and finance alerts. To register, you will need to tell us some information about you. To register, click on the Not registered? Once you’ve created your profile you can use the information to pre-fill your funding searches, using either your personal details or your organisational details. Back to top 2. Funding Central offers users two ways of searching for funding and finance opportunities - it is worth taking a few moments to think about which one would be best suited to your level of experience and your organisation. The Guided Search has been specifically designed for those who are relatively new to fundraising and asks a series of simple questions. The Advanced Search is aimed at those who are more experienced in fundraising. 3. 4. 5. You can use the Keyword search to look for specific words such as a programme name.
Core Ideas - Home - Charity Commission New guide on how to learn from unsuccessful grant applications The Centre for Charity Effectiveness at Cass Business School has published its research findings on how charities can learn and benefit from unsuccessful grant applications. The research, funded by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), also examines how grant makers can help unsuccessful applicants. The report, 'The Art of Refusal: Promising Practice for Grant Makers and Grant Seekers', provides guidelines to help charities reduce the time spent on unsuccessful applications. These include the need for preliminary contact with grantmakers, receiving and responding to unsuccessful applications, seeking and using tailored feedback and how to manage the news of grant refusal within their organisation. The report also features guidelines for grantmakers in the role of pre-application processes, the methods of grant refusal and best practice in giving feedback. The qualitative research project studied more than 100 grantmaking organisations and 40 grantseeking organisations.
The VOLANT Charitable Trust Wooden Spoon : Projects : Overview & Applications How to apply for funds Brian Hodges is the Development Director - Capital Projects for Wooden Spoon. His role is to communicate with our Regional Committees on their projects, starting with an analysis of each potential project before it is proposed to the Wooden Spoon Council of Trustees, and following right through to the completion and opening of each one.If you wish to apply for project funding please complete and submit the Project Grant Application Form to the Chairman or Chairwoman of the Wooden Spoon Region local to you. They will also be able to give advice on your application. Then, if the Region wishes to take it forward for consideration they will complete a Region's Project Form after further discussion with you. We regret that if your location is, exceptionally, not covered by our network of Regional Committees then we are not in a position to help. Eligibility for Grants Funding Criteria Project History See Project History for details of all projects, current and completed.
Peter Cruddas Foundation - About Us We aim to benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people in our society here in the UK by ensuring our funding reaches those most in need. We achieve our aims and objectives through making grants for charitable work. We wish to build relationships with our supported organisations and foster collaboration whenever and wherever we can. Those we cannot help financially, we hope to help in other ways, through mentoring, business planning and networking. Charity meets the unmet need and our funding is always driven towards meeting that need in our area of interest. The Foundation gives priority to programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 14 to 30, to pursue pathways to Education, Training and Employment with the ultimate aim of helping them to become financially independent. Pathways/support for young disadvantaged or disengaged people in the age range 14 to 30 into education, training or employment