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Business in the Community Event 

18 Apr 17

Overview Business needs resilient and prosperous communities in order to succeed and grow.


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The Stroke Association seeks Volunteer Office and Administration Support 

18 Apr 17

The Stroke Association is looking for a volunteer to provide office and administration support at their Sandwell Information, Advice and Support Service based in West Bromwich.


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Local company wish to donate free office furniture 

18 Apr 17

Steel and Alloy Gonvarri Steel Services, West Bromwich, have a number of office desks in excellent condition and a few office chairs, which they would wish to donate to the voluntary sector.


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Changes to Heritage Lottery Fund Grants for Churches 

18 Apr 17

From September 2017, the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Grants for Places of Worship programme will close to new applications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


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Hip Hop Heritage 

18 Apr 17

Tell us about yourself and your affiliation to the organisation you are involved in.


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Tipton Library – “For Shakespeare and St George Fun Day” 

18 Apr 17

Tipton Library is holding a “For Shakespeare and St George Fun Day” in honour of the birthday of William Shakespeare and of course St George.


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Support Officer Position at Healthwatch Sandwell 

11 Apr 17

Healthwatch Sandwell was set up to enable the view and experiences of people who use services to influence and improve the way the health and social care services are provided and run.


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Grants Officer & Events and Communications Officer at Heart of England 

10 Apr 17

The Heart of England Community Foundation is a grant making charity.


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New Reporting Obligation to HMRC Affects Charities Making Grants 

10 Apr 17

Those charities which receive more than half of their income from financial investments in any year need to check whether they have an obligation to report details of their grant recipients to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).


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Regulatory Alerts Issued For Fundraising Charities 

10 Apr 17

The Charity Commission recently issued an alert to promote the new Charities Act fundraising rules, which came in to force on 1 November 2016.


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Roll-Out Of New Pound Coin Provides Digital Opportunity For Charities 

10 Apr 17

A number of charities have rolled out social media focused fundraising campaigns designed to capitalise on the introduction of the new £1 coin (released on 28 March 2017).


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Cash4Clubs 

3 Apr 17

The Cash4Clubs fund has re-opened for applications and sports clubs can apply for grants of £250 to £1000 for a wide range of sports facilities, equipment and activities.


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Online Survey: Heritage Lottery Fund Review – Your Chance to Contribute 

3 Apr 17

The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has launched a review and call for evidence on the efficiency, effectiveness and governance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) and Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).


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PRS For Music Foundation 

3 Apr 17

Not for profit organisations based in the UK with projects that involve the creation, performance and promotion of new music of any genre, have until the 8 May to apply for up to £10,000 of funding from the current round of the Open Fund for …


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The Fore Trust 

3 Apr 17

The Fore Trust has announced that the next funding round to support the development of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies will open for registrations on the 24 July 2017.


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Two-Day Paediatric First Aid Course 

3 Apr 17

Community Foundation is a grassroots voluntary organisation supporting people in inner city areas to change their lives by improving their conditions and creating opportunities for people to reach their full potential.


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Bright Futures 

3 Apr 17

Are you looking for training, jobs or apprenticeships? Starting 3 April through to 28 June, Connexions Sandwell will have a One Stop Shop at Oldbury Council House, where every Monday and Wednesday, 11 am – 1 pm, different providers will be …


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Part-time Facilities Manager for Brasshouse 

30 Mar 17

The Brasshouse Community Centre would like to recruit to a part-time Facilities Manager position.


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Citizens Advice Sandwell seeks Finance Administrator 

30 Mar 17

Citizens Advice Sandwell is a lead provider in advice, information and advocacy services, based at Lombard Street, West Bromwich.


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Two positions at Alzheimer’s Society 

30 Mar 17

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.


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Welfare Benefits Caseworker for Citizens Advice Dudley 

28 Mar 17

Citizens Advice Dudley Borough is a charity that offers free, impartial and independent advice to over £15,000 people per year, resolving 55,000 advice issues to diverse communities across the borough, many of whom often have complex support needs …


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Open Access Round 8 Open! 

27 Mar 17

The Open Access Award supports activities that build audiences and promote artistic excellence in the Black Country.


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Sandwell Businesses Invited to Health Event 

27 Mar 17

Sandwell businesses are invited to an event to discuss how they and the council can best work together to improve the health of their employees and customers.


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Free NHS Health Checks 

27 Mar 17

The check happens every five years, so if you have had one recently you don’t need to see us.


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Barbara Ward Children’s Charity 

27 Mar 17

Charities and organisations helping children who are disadvantaged in some respect can apply for grants from the Barbara Ward Children’s Charity.


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Vinci UK Foundation – Deadline: 31st March 2017 

23 Mar 17

VINCI recognises that its sustainable economic success is linked to an ambitious social commitment.


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Improving your charity’s digital storytelling 

22 Mar 17

Do you use ‘digital’ to communicate your message? A website, Facebook, Twitter etc? Producing fresh and engaging content can feel like hard work sometimes.


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Oldbury Viaduct Major Renewal Scheme 

21 Mar 17

Regular users of the M5, between junctions 1 and 2 particularly, may already be aware of the impending major renewal works that are scheduled to begin after Easter 2017.


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The Spring Budget – implications for the Sector. 

21 Mar 17

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his Spring Budget last week (8th March 2017).


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The Children’s Health Fund – Deadline: 7th April 2017 

21 Mar 17

The Children’s Health Fund recognises the importance of encouraging children and young people to drink more water in order to improve their overall health and development.


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Spotlight on Home School Enterprise 

20 Mar 17

Homeschool is a registered Christian Charity with a strong Christian ethos.


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SCVO Member Feature: Creative Support 

20 Mar 17

Creative Support is a not for profit agency and high quality provider of  social care services for people with learning disabilities, mental health and other needs, in the West Midlands.


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Opportunities at Citizens Advice Dudley 

20 Mar 17

Citizens Advice Dudley Borough is a charity that offers free, impartial and independent advice to over 15,000 people per year, resolving 55,000 advice issues to diverse communities across the Borough, many of whom often have complex support needs or …


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Wanted: Chair of Board and Trustee for Relate Birmingham 

20 Mar 17

Relate Birmingham is a local independent charity and leading provider of relationship support.


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The Harry Payne Fund 

20 Mar 17

The Heart of England Community Foundation is accepting applications for The Harry Payne Fund.


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Reaching Communities England (Big Lottery) 

20 Mar 17

Voluntary or community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 to cover the costs of projects which improve communities, by using local knowledge, strengths and assets to test and implement the ideas which matter most to …


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Free programme to help you strat a Social Enterprise – 26th April Deadline. 

16 Mar 17

The  School for Social Entrepreneurs Midlands  is looking for 40 start-up social entrepreneurs from across the West East Midlands to join its award winning Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs programme.


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Think Before You Tweet! (Guidance from Anthony Collins Solicitors) 

15 Mar 17

Katie Hopkins, the controversial columnist and former Apprentice candidate, has been ordered to pay £24,000 in damages to food writer, Jack Monroe, following two tweets sent by Hopkins on 18 May 2015.


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Creative Black Country – Open Access Round 8 

15 Mar 17

The Open Access Award supports activities that build audiences and promote artistic excellence in the Black Country.


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Lord Taverners Minibuses Grant Programme – Deadline: 31st July 2017 

15 Mar 17

The Lords Taverners, the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has announced that its Minibuses grants programme will re-open for applications on the 1st May 2017.


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Field Studies Council – Deadline: 1st June 2017 

14 Mar 17

Schools, colleges and youth groups can receive up to 80% towards the costs of providing environmental outreach education for groups of disadvantaged young people through the Field Studies Council’s Kids Fund.


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Up to £2bn of new funding could ‘transform the charity sector’ 

13 Mar 17

Up to £2bn of unclaimed assets currently lying dormant in the financial sector has the potential to “transform the charity sector”, the government said today.


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Apps Crucial to Generation Z Donations, Survey Finds 

13 Mar 17

A new study carried out by social payment app Moneymailme has found that that 72% of 18-25 year-olds would give to charity via a mobile app if given the chance.


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One in Four Organisations Still Unprepared for GDPR 

13 Mar 17

A quarter of marketers (26%) believe their organisations are still unprepared for the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with just over half (56%) reporting that they feel prepared and 5% believing it’s not their …


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UK’s Digital Strategy Promises Skills Training for Millions 

13 Mar 17

More than four million free digital skills training opportunities will be created as part of a Digital Strategy to make Britain the best place in the world to start and grow a digital business and ensure our digital economy works for everyone.


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Heart of England Community Foundation seeks Finance Officer 

10 Mar 17

The Heart of England Community Foundation seeks to recruit a Finance Officer for their Community Matters project.


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Senior Horticulturist and Lead Employment & Development Adviser for Ideal For All 

10 Mar 17

Ideal for All (IFA) is a major local advocate for the needs of disabled people, forming new networks and partnerships with neighbouring boroughs to progress its mission of equality for all .


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Second 2017 Round of Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens 

8 Mar 17

Using money from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops, the Greggs Foundation set up the Environmental Grants scheme which aims to improve people’s lives by improving the environment.


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Sport England Announces New Funding to Tackle Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage 

8 Mar 17

From April 2017 Sport England will be accepting applications for the second round of its inactivity fund.


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Veolia Environmental Trust Open to Applications 

8 Mar 17

Grants of up to £75,000 are available for projects located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site in England or Wales.







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