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£16.7m Hardship Fund opens for applications

This year’s Budget saw the announcement of a £16.7m Hardship Fund for the sector, building on the £42.5m Real Help for Communities action plan. The Hardship Fund will provide grant support to third sector organisations in England delivering front-line services to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society that have been affected by the [...]

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Real Help for Communities: Volunteers, Charities and Social Enterprises

There have been a lot of government announcements recently of support and opportunities available to the third sector to help counter the impacts of the recession. All these opportunities are open now (or will start very shortly) and I thought a summary would be helpful. The funds are: The Modernisation Fund The Targeted Support Fund [...]

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Ministerial Task Force meets for the first time

Yesterday afternoon (20/5/09) the third sector members of the Ministerial Task Force met for the first time with officials from the four departments involved. To some extent we are navigating unchartered waters with this task force in that we (the Government Departments) have not sought to control the process. Instead, we are seeking to work [...]

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Third Sector Involvement in the Future Jobs Fund Seminar

It is important that our third sector partners are aware of this event being hosted by the Office of the Third Sector. Places are very limited so please book ASAP if this is relevant to your work. Only one place per organisation. Here are the details: Event: Third Sector Involvement in the Future Jobs Fund Seminar Date: [...]

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New guide to Social Return On Investment (SROI)

This landed on my desk today and will be of great interest to third sector organisations who know they are doing great things but have difficulty measuring the social and environmental value of these things. The cover is unexciting but the contents are not. I’ve flipped through this guide and it is very accessible. It [...]

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Applications for membership of the Ministerial Task Force now closed

The window for applications to the Ministerial Task Force closed on 14 April 2009. We received 75 applications and we are now embarking on the selection process. This will be challenging given the quality of the applications received and the need to select on skills and experience and ensure a the diversity of membership that will [...]

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Call for applications to join the Ministerial Task Force

We committed to the establishment of a Ministerial Task Force on Climate Change, the Environment and Sustainable Development at the launch of our third sector strategy on 3 Nov 2008.  The formation of this Task Force presents a real opportunity for organisations from across the sector to come together and harness the potential of the [...]

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