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SCVO: Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations

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Funding Opportunity for Youth Organisations to deliver, expand and create high quality youth provision 

19 Sep 17

The Youth Investment Fund (YIF) supports voluntary, community and social enterprise youth organisations to deliver, expand and create high quality local youth provision in targeted communities across England.


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Social Audit Network Prove, Improve and Account Workshop 

19 Sep 17

The Social Audit Network (SAN) is a not-for-profit organisation which facilitates the exchange of information and experience between practitioners of social accounting and audit in the social economy and voluntary sectors.


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Black Country Together seeks a Family Matters Finance Officer 

19 Sep 17

Black Country Together CIC was founded in 2013 by the four Councils for Voluntary Service in the Black Country with the aim of increasing levels of funding coming into the sub-region.


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‘Positive Change for a Positive Future’ – Invitation to SCVO Annual General Meeting 

19 Sep 17

SCVO is pleased to invite you to its 2017 Annual General Meeting which is taking place on Thursday 19th October 2017 from 9.30 am – 12.30 pm at Hawthorns House, Halfords Lane, Smethwick B66 1BB.


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Ernest Cook Trust 

18 Sep 17

Schools, charities and not for profit organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interest in the countryside; and literacy, numeracy and science can apply for funding to the Ernest Cook Trust (ECT).


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Friends Provident Foundation 

18 Sep 17

The next deadline for applications to the Friends Provident Foundation – Building Resilient Economies programme is the 6th November 2017.


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BUDS’ Fundraising Evening of Music, Comedy and Magic 

18 Sep 17

Buds (Better Understanding of Dementia in Buds) is pleased to announce a fundraising evening of Music, Comedy and Magic at the Village Hotel, Dudley on Thursday 5th October 2017, 7 pm to 10 pm.


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Democracy Week Invitation 

18 Sep 17

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, set up the West Midlands Leadership Commission to improve opportunities for people from our communities who are under-represented in the governance and direction of the region.


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Lawn Tennis Association 

18 Sep 17

Clubs, local authorities and educational institutions (schools, colleges and universities, etc) have the opportunity to come together with other local partner organisations to apply for capital funding to create a community tennis network in their …


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Birmingham’s Project Aspie hosts session of ‘Alphabet 12’ – preview of ‘Alphabet 12’ Community Impact Video 

18 Sep 17

On the 23 September 2017 Project Aspie (in conjunction with BMAG museum) presents last session of the Second Series of ‘Alphabet 12’.


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Dorothy Parkes Community Centre Surgery Sessions 

13 Sep 17

Do you have an idea for a project, but you just need that extra little bit of support to get your application at its best or to get your project idea off the ground? Do you need advice or support with your project planning or business plans? SCVO in …


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AXA RoadSafe 

12 Sep 17

Insurance company AXA has joined the crowdfunding website ‘Crowdfunder’ to launch a new road safety campaign to enable local communities to source funds for safety initiatives.


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Ashden Trust 

11 Sep 17

The LESS CO2 sustainable schools programme is a free energy efficiency programme available to any UK school including council run, academy or independent schools.


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Concertina Charitable Trust 

11 Sep 17

The registered charity, Concertina, which makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly, has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 31st October 2017.


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UnLtd helps young people to build and grow social enterprises 

11 Sep 17

UnLtd, in partnership with Sports Relief and the Spirit of 2012, has announced that young people who want to start, grow or build their social enterprise idea can apply for funding of up to £15,000.


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New to the world of writing funding applications? 

11 Sep 17

Are you just starting on your fundraising journey/career and would like some guidance on how to go about raising money for your organisation? If so, why not come along to SCVO’s ‘Introduction to Fundraising’ workshop on Thursday, 5th October …


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Voluntary Sector Breakfast Meeting 

4 Sep 17

Are you a Voluntary and Community Group based or working in Sandwell? Do you want an opportunity to meet with other people on a very informal basis and promote and share information about the services and activities you offer? Please join us on …


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Free office equipment 

4 Sep 17

Sandwell Council wish to donate the following office machines, which are surplus to requirements: Rexel CB256 Simply Bind Office Comb Binding Machine Fellowes Home Laminator Mars A3.


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Three new posts at Options for Life 

4 Sep 17

Options for Life supports people with learning disabilities and/or autism in the West Midlands to live ordinary fulfilled lives.


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YMCA Black Country Group seeks Centre/Partnership Manager 

4 Sep 17

The YMCA is looking for a dynamic and creative individual who is passionate about delivering exceptional customer service to manage the recently developed YMCA Western Gateway centre in West Bromwich.


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SAFS’ Car Boot Sale 

4 Sep 17

SAFS – Sandwell Asian Family Support Service – provide a range of quality care support services and opportunities to enable South Asian children, young people and adults with disabilities to enhance their quality of life.


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England Rugby 

4 Sep 17

Charities, not-for-profit organisations and rugby clubs across England that use Rugby to tackle a number of social challenges will be able to apply for grants of up to £100,000 for projects lasting 2 – 3 years.


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Safer Giving For Charities 

4 Sep 17

  When fundraising it’s important to familiarise yourself with fundraising best practice to safeguard donations and charity integrity: 1.


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Five email marketing mistakes charities make….and how to avoid them 

4 Sep 17

Email marketing remains a highly effective method for publicising and increasing donations for charities.


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Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust 

4 Sep 17

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust which awards grants to registered charities in the United Kingdom has announced that the next funding round, Round Four, opened for applications on 1st September 2017.


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FREE DIY Pallet Courses 

29 Aug 17

Did you want a job or wish to develop your skills, or want to enhance your confidence to become a better you? Do you have an idea or want to run your own business? Trident Reach is running free DAY Pallet Courses at three locations in the borough , …


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Reaching The Community – Reach Up Day 

29 Aug 17

Trident Reach extends an invite to their Reaching the Community, Reach Up Day on Tuesday 5 September 2017, 11 am – 3 pm, at 70 Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick B66 1BA At the event you will be able to find out more about Trident Reach’s services in …


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Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2018/19 

29 Aug 17

Sandwell Council has just gone live with a consultation on its Council Tax Reduction scheme for 2018/19.


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Parent Power Hub – Discover a greater destiny through learning 

29 Aug 17

Is your child… struggling at school? Unchallenged? Suffering from a learning difficulty? Disengaged? Exhibiting challenging behaviour? Displaying low self-esteem? Or something else?… Many parents want the best for their children but do not know …


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KeyRing Support seeks Community Living Volunteers 

29 Aug 17

KeyRing Support seeks to recruit Community Living Volunteers.


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Edgar E Lawley Foundation 

29 Aug 17

Grants in the region of £1,500 are available through the Edgar E Lawley Foundation for smaller charities and not-for-profit organisations.


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Peter Harrison Foundation Grants – Opportunities through Sport 

29 Aug 17

The Peter Harrison Foundation is an independent grant-making trust which supports voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK.


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Women Make Music Grants 

29 Aug 17

Women songwriters, composers, artists, bands and performers who are writing their own music can apply for grants of up to £5,000.


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Question Time for Neurology: Continuum of Care 

25 Aug 17

Continuum of Care is organised by the Black Country Neurological Alliance (BCNA) and is for anyone in the Black Country with an interest in neurological or neuromuscular conditions.


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The MSE Charity 

23 Aug 17

The MSE Charity has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 1st September 2017.


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Buds Counselling Service 

21 Aug 17

Buds (Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell) is offering a free confidential counselling service to Carers of people with Dementia.


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SAFL Open Days 

21 Aug 17

SAFL will be hosting Open Days on the 4, 5 7 September.


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Invitation to the Launch of The Legacy of Industrial Textiles Enterprise (LITE) 

21 Aug 17

Community Education Academy of Leadership (CEAL) is pleased launch The Legacy of Industrial Textiles Enterprise (LITE) project.


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Female* Support Worker for Pregnancy Matters™ in Walsall 

21 Aug 17

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young women and their children? If so we have a vacancy for a female* Support Worker in Walsall We aim to provide a creative, flexible and fun approach to meet each person’s needs and to ensure they …


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Sports Structures Ltd – Employability Programme 

21 Aug 17

Employability programme is a 6 week programme that won’t affect participant benefits Who are we? In September 2016, Sport Structures Ltd began the delivery of our Employability through Sport programme which has been based on our national award …


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How Charities Must Transform For The Digital Age 

21 Aug 17

From self-driving cars to Hyperloop and using AI to prevent suicide, technology is transforming the world around us.


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Thousands More People To Get Online Thanks To National Lottery Funding 

21 Aug 17

A pioneering initiative that supports people to improve their digital skills is being extended for a further three years thanks to £4m of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund .


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Want Your Charity to Raise More Money? Start Treating Donors as Individuals 

21 Aug 17

What do donors want from charities? Buried deep in the Charity Commission’s 2016 report (pdf) is a clue.


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HR Legal Update: Employment Law, The Taylor Review, Equal Pension Rights 

14 Aug 17

Welcome to the July edition of the HR Newsletter.


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Invitation to briefings on new ‘Family Offer’ service for children and families 

14 Aug 17

SCVO, working in partnership with Murray Hall Community Trust and Action for Children, are running two briefing events about the new ‘Family Offer’ service which will be of interest to agencies and organisations supporting children and families …


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Carers support at Sandwell Hospitals 

14 Aug 17

CARES Sandwell has been awarded a grant by the Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust Charity to provide a Carers Information and Support Service for unpaid family Carers of Hospital Patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.


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Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service 

14 Aug 17

The Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Services is a prestigious UK National Honour, with an equivalent status to the MBE.


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Looking for somewhere to meet? 

14 Aug 17

Are you looking for somewhere to meet, run a community activity or need somewhere to hold your committee meetings? If you are located or operate near to one of the Extra Care Schemes in Sandwell, then they may be able to offer you space in their …


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Organisations Failing to Measure Cybersecurity Effectiveness 

14 Aug 17

Charities are being encouraged to measure the effectiveness of their cyber security investment after new research suggested organisations are failing to check if they’re spending money well.


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BBC Children in Need: Curiosity Fund 

11 Aug 17

The £2.5 million Curiosity Fund is provided in partnership between BBC Children in Need and the Wellcome Trust in order to use the power of exciting and engaging science activities to create change for children and young people experiencing …







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