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SCVO: Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations

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4 Tips Everyone In Charity Retail Should Know 

20 Aug 18

Charity retail is in the midst of a revolution.


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Charity Governance: Looking After Your Charity 

20 Aug 18

Charity Governance refers to the systems, processes and tools that you have in place to dictate, control and assess your organisation’s direction and effectiveness.


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Grants for Community Music Groups and Educational Organisations 

20 Aug 18

Community groups, schools and individuals have until the 1st November 2018 to apply for a grant to support music making projects that offer experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds.


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SCVO invites you to a Networking and Funding Event 

20 Aug 18

SCVO is excited to announce we will be holding a Networking and Funding Event on Thursday 20th September 2018 at North Smethwick Development Trust, Brasshouse, Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, B66 1BA.


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A Beginners Guide to Universal Credit 

15 Aug 18

Universal Credit (UC) is on its way, with roll-out in Sandwell scheduled for 14th November 2018.


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Dental Hygiene advice to carers of people diagnosed with Dementia 

15 Aug 18

Stacey Quinton, Dental Nurse Specialist from Community Dental Services, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, will be joining BUDS on Tuesday 21 August 2018, 10.30 am to 12 noon, at South Staff Water Community Hub.


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Sandwell Valley Giant Car boot 

15 Aug 18

There’s a big car boot, funfair and lots more this August Bank Holiday weekend at Sandwell Valley Country Park.


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Five Priorities for Improving Children’s Mental Health 

14 Aug 18

The mental wealth of the nation is critical to our future – young people’s mental wellbeing should be paramount.


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Young People’s Mental Health​ 

14 Aug 18

Half of lifelong mental illness starts before the age of 14.


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Community Asset Transfer & Property Information Workshop 

14 Aug 18

As part of its commitment to provide developmental support to small and local charities, Lloyds Bank Foundation is offering a FREE workshop, in partnership with the Ethical Property Foundation and Birmingham City Council , to help charities looking …


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Black Country Sport and Physical Activity Awards 

14 Aug 18

There are thousands of people across the Black Country doing fantastic things to inspire people to lead healthier, fun and active lives, from netball to boccia, football to zumba.


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First Aid Qualification – Places Available 

13 Aug 18

The most important life-saving techniques are often the simplest.


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How the Collaborative Approach is Tackling Digital Exclusion 

13 Aug 18

According to the 2018 Lloyds Bank Consumer Digital Index, just over eleven million people in the UK have limited basic digital skills such as being able to use a search engine, shop or manage their money online.


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Justice and Equality Fund’s ‘Now’s the Time’ Small Grants Programme 

13 Aug 18

Grants of up to £25,000 available through the Justice and Equality Fund’s ‘Now’s the Time’ small grants programme.


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Staying Safe From the New Cyber Menace 

13 Aug 18

Ransomware sees cyber criminals unleash malware onto users’ computer systems that can lock anything from a single PC to hundreds or thousands of machines.


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New fund tackling loneliness opens to applications 

10 Aug 18

Charities and community groups in England can now apply for a share of close to £9 million aimed at tackling loneliness by building strong social connections and welcoming communities.


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Free Enterprise Masterclasses 

9 Aug 18

Gecko Programmes, a Wolverhampton-based training company, is offering free of charge Masterclasses to enterprises and the self-employed in the Black Country.


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Volunteering for a Healthy Mind and Body 

8 Aug 18

Psychology and health research are increasingly showing the positive impact of volunteering on the well-being of volunteers.


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National Express Foundation 

6 Aug 18

The National Express Foundation is central to National Express Group’s support for the wider community in which it operates in the UK.


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Catch The Youth Bus This Summer 

6 Aug 18

Every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays Sandwell’s Youth Bus and climbing wall will making visits across Sandwell.


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Ending Poverty the Way to Better Health 

6 Aug 18

We must tackle the economic causes of ill health, says John Bird, and Martin Houghton-Brown praises the contribution of volunteers to the health service.


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Young People’s mental health is a ‘worsening crisis’ 

6 Aug 18

One recent report called the problem a “silent catastrophe” while a survey of teachers labelled it an “epidemic”.


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Fundraising from Millenials 

6 Aug 18

At FSI’s Fundraising Conference this June, Morgan Kainth from Raise Your Hands, gave her insights into millennials as a source of new donors in the fundraising world.


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Funding for Projects that Address Disadvantage and Support Less Popular Causes 

6 Aug 18

The next closing date for applications to the Hilden Charitable Fund is the 11th September 2018.


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Funding for Research and Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities 

6 Aug 18

Schools, voluntary organisations and charities can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties.


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ICO fines charity £100,000 for data protection breach 

30 Jul 18

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the British and Foreign Bible Society £100,000 after cyber hackers gained access to more than 400,000 supporters’ personal data.


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Free Falls Prevention Guide 

30 Jul 18

Having a fall is not an inevitable part of ageing.


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Free counselling for carers of people with dementia 

30 Jul 18

BUDS is offering a free confidential counselling service to carers of people with dementia.


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Would you like to be a Volunteer Driver for Murray Hall? 

30 Jul 18

People often struggle to find appropriate transport to attend hospital appointments.


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Improving the health and wellbeing of the people in Sandwell and Western Birmingham 

30 Jul 18

Could you play a part in further developing integrated care in Sandwell and Western Birmingham? Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group is looking for people from local communities to be part of a group of patients and carers, who …


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Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust 

30 Jul 18

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is 1st September 2018.


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Co-ordinator Sought to Grow Sandwell Early Help Partnership 

23 Jul 18

Are you are passionate about making a difference for children and young people in Sandwell, helping them to get the best out of life? Sandwell Early Help Partnership aims to build a strong network of support across a wide range of agencies spanning …


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Payroll and Finance Assistant 

23 Jul 18

West Bromwich African Caribbean Resource Centre would like to recruit to the above post.


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Tipton Community 12th Annual Fun Day 

23 Jul 18

On Sunday, 12th August 2018 the Tipton Community 12th Annual Fun Day is being held at Victoria Park from 12 noon to 6pm.


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Community Health Officer sought 

23 Jul 18

Sandwell Community Hubs is seeking to appoint a Community Health Officer for a 12 month contract, on a salary of £10,000 over 20 hours per week.


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GOV.UK – Supporting Victims of Domestic Abuse 

23 Jul 18

The 2018/20 Fund for Domestic Abuse builds on the £20 million allocated in 2016 to 2018, which has helped provide more than 2,200 new bed spaces in refuges and other specialist accommodation, supporting more than 19,000 survivors with a safe space …


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Where will she end up tonight? 

23 Jul 18

YMCA Open Door Project has launched a new campaign encouraging people with a spare room to provide a safe place for young people who find themselves homeless.


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Strategic Legal Fund 

23 Jul 18

Not for profit organisations and private law firms that work with young migrants can apply for grants of through the Strategic Legal Fund (SLF) for Vulnerable Young Migrants.


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Charity Cricket Fun Day for all the family 

23 Jul 18

Stone Cricket Club has kindly provided their ground for an afternoon of fun and fund-raising cricket, with all profits going directly to BUDS.


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Voluntary sector trends: checking the data 

20 Jul 18

        Organised by RnR Organisation , this event will share data and stories from two important data sources: the  2018 NCVO Almanac  with  Karl Wilding  from NCVO (charity which champions the voluntary sector and volunteering) and the  …


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Community Financial Engagement Worker for GM2LF 

20 Jul 18

The Grace Mary to Lion Farm  Big Local project is looking for an enthusiastic and talented Community Financial Engagement Worker to provide community based financial capability, financial confidence and financial inclusion support as part of their …


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BBC Children in Need are looking to appoint Voluntary Committee Members in the Central Region. 

18 Jul 18

Here is your opportunity to join our team , to be a vital part of the process for allocating funding to those inspiring projects that change disadvantaged children’s lives.


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Building Connections Fund – Deadline: 24th August 2018 

17 Jul 18

Charities and community groups in England can now apply for a share of close to £9 million aimed at tackling loneliness by building strong social connections and welcoming communities.


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Sandwell Children Set for Summer Reading Challenge and Mischief Making! 

16 Jul 18

The Summer Reading Challenge is back at Sandwell libraries – and this year children can hunt for buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers! The annual challenge encourages children aged four to 11 to read six library books during the long…


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Five Great Automated Email Marketing Programmes for Charities 

16 Jul 18

It seems that finding a solution to bridge the gap of not ‘keeping in touch’, ‘keeping email recipients up to date’ or ‘sending an immediate response’ is high on the priority list for most organisations in the non-for profit sector.


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Localgiving/Postcode Community Trust 

16 Jul 18

Localgiving has once again partnered with the Postcode Community Trust to offer over 400 grants of £500 to small charities and community groups across the UK through its Magic Little Grants Fund.


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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation 

16 Jul 18

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is offering Community Centres in deprived urban communities and Village Halls in remote and economically deprived rural areas, the opportunity to apply for capital grants of between £10,000 and £45,000.


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Invitation to SCVO’s 2018 AGM and 20th Anniversary Celebrations 

12 Jul 18

You are warmly invited to join us for SCVO’s 2018 Annual General Meeting which is taking place on Tuesday 25th September 2018 from 9.30 am – 1.00 pm at North Smethwick Development Trust, Brasshouse, Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, B66 1BA.


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Scottish Power Foundation 

11 Jul 18

The Scottish Power Foundation is now accepting applications from Registered Charities and not-for-profit organisations and expects to fund around 20 projects over the next year.


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The Weavers’ Company 

11 Jul 18

The Weavers’ Company, a textile-related, charitable and sociable organisation, has announced that the next closing date for its grants programme is the 31st July 2018.







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