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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Changemaker is a fund to help social enterprises, small charities and community groups to deliver projects in the UK that create innovative solutions to improve communities.
Santander has £200,000 to support Changemakers who turn to the Crowd to make great ideas happen.
The Changemaker Fund has been created to support projects that help disadvantaged people to have confidence in the future by building skills and knowledge or innovative ideas that help communities prosper.
If you have a project which the Crowd support we’ll provide the final 50% to help you reach your target, up to £10,000.
As a result of our fundraising and the generosity of the people of Wirral, we are often able to help local charities and causes with a combination of donations and our time. Some of the recent causes that we have helped include;
Heswall Disabled Children’s Holiday Fund has been operating on the Wirral for over 50 years providing free holidays to disabled children from all around the Wirral area and in turn providing the much needed respite for their families. Heswall Round Table has been supporting this fantastic organisation for over 50 years! This year has been no exception and it was great fun helping at the Barbecue and presenting a cheque for £1500.
Sport England begins a nationwide search for brilliant ideas to support inactive older people.
We’ve put tackling inactivity right at the heart of our new strategy Towards an Active Nation – which means over the next four years, we’re going to triple the amount we invest in helping inactive people become active.
As a first step, we will be investing up to £10 million into projects that help inactive older people get active through our Active Ageing Fund.
We’re looking for both new partners and ones we’ve worked with before who are willing to work with us to co-design innovative, different and experimental approaches that put older people at the heart of our efforts.