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0 Growth Fund - Pilot grant applications open – deadline 10th April 2017

Applications for grants in the pilot phase of the £1.8 million Growth fund are now open!

The aim of the Growth strand is to help social organisations scale their impact and diversify their income through accessing social investment and/or commissioned income. The pilot phase will award up to 10 grants by May 2017, with the full grant application window open from September 2017. Around 50 grants are expected to be awarded in total, with an average grant size of £50,000.

Grants are available to support charities and social enterprises to develop and embed an impact management plan, working with an approved provider. As well as provider time, the grant can pay for additional staff or necessary software or hardware—and projects can run for up to 12 months to ensure the plan is embedded.

Before applying for a grant, eligible organisations are required to attend a training session delivered by our partners Impetus-PEF. The approved providers have attended this training too to create a shared understanding about the purpose of the grants and the ambitions of the programme.

0 Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund – Round 1 closing date is 5th April 2017

Our new fund is open to applications that will deliver real change to young people, women and military veterans lives around the world, whilst also supporting your organisation to thrive. We are particularly interested in applications that demonstrate an enterprising approach and innovative solutions to issues in your community, which in turn inspires others. All applications that fulfil our eligibility criteria will be considered. However, we are especially keen to support organisations that are currently small but have ambitions to expand, grow and deliver sustainable change.

0 Spaces 4 Change

Spaces for Change (S4C) is a UK wide programme that will find, fund, support and connect young people aged 16-24 to start and run social ventures that unlock the potential of unused or under-utilised spaces for the benefit of the local community, especially other young people.

From 2016-2019 100 awards will be available for young leaders consisting of up to £5,000 project funding, a dedicated award manager providing tailored support, cohort support, and peer to peer networking opportunities for sharing knowledge and learning.

0 Try for Change – Small Grants fund – Deadline 31st March 2017

Sport plays an important role in improving the lives of millions of people across the world, bringing people together to play, learn, improve their health and benefit from shared experiences. By bringing together rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship, Comic Relief and England Rugby will tackle a number of significant social challenges including educational attainment, social inclusion, unemployment, mental and physical wellbeing, personal development and community cohesion. Try for Change works to promote, support and grow rugby as a tool for social good, working with charities, clubs and individuals who use rugby and these core values to drive change. Try for Change aims to help people reach their goals and fulfil their potential, as well as deliver long-term benefits to the wider community.

The first initiative launched under the Try for Change Fund is a small grants programme and this initiative is predominantly aimed at smaller charities, community groups and local community rugby clubs.

0 HMRC to exempt charities from new digital filing rules

HMRC has confirmed that charities will be granted an exemption from new rules that will force businesses keep digital records of its accounts and produce quarterly updates.

In a consultation on its Making Tax Digital programme, HMRC did however say that while charities will be exempted, trading subsidiaries will need to adhere to the new rules.

For the full article please go to Charity Digital News by clicking here.

0 DSC & IoF North West Conference – Wednesday 8th March 2017

Everyone you work with has an impact on your organisation and beneficiaries. DSC is working together with IoF North West and bringing you 15 practical and inspiring sessions, to help you work together with others.

15 workshop sessions covering…

…Marketing and promotion, fundraising and managing yourself and others.

A conversation with Debra Allcock Tyler about women and leadership
Fundraising regulations
10 fundraising gaffs and how to avoid them
Writing for impact – get it read not binned
Learn to love change
Love your donors to death
Make colleagues friends of fundraising
Big marketing ideas for small organisations
Tackling Trustees
The pleasure and pain of working with people
Attracting Major Donors: from pipeline to principal gifts
Digital email campaigns – what does success look like?
Making social media work for you
Diversifying your income stream
Presentations with punch

0 First Ark Social Investment

The first step to Invest for Impact is asking you to register your interest by completing a short form. We’ll take you through a few simple questions that we need to assess how we can help you. Invest for Impact’s social investment can be in the form of a loan, or as a blend of loan and grant, and is only available in the North West, consisting of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside.

Please have the following information ready before you start:

Registered name of your organisation and company number
Legal form of your organisation
Charity number (if applicable)
A bit about what you do and where you operate
How much money you want and what you want to use it for
Once you’ve completed the form and pressed the ‘Submit’ button, one of the team will be in touch within five working days to discuss next steps with you.

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