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Funding to support disadvantaged young people - Ironmongers Company

The Ironmongers Company is inviting registered charities that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 to apply to its grants programme for funding of up to £10,000. The company is particularly interested in supporting projects that provide opportunities to disadvantaged children to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, support:

  • Special educational needs
  • Address behavioral problems or promote citizenship
  • Parenting or life skills.

Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience.

Click here to apply and to find out more; applications must be received by the 31 July 2014. Grants are available given across the UK with preference given to projects in inner London.

First Regional Social Investment Fund to be in the North East

Northern Rock Foundation and Big Society Capital have announced their intention to create a £11.5m social investment fund for the North East of England to support the development and expansion of voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises. This will be the first regional fund of its kind to be set up with Big Society Capital support.

Big Society Capital has committed, in principle, to invest £4.5m initially in the fund and Northern Rock Foundation has committed, in principle, to invest £3m, subject to completion of negotiations. ASubject to completion of negotiations between Big Society Capital and Northern Rock Foundation, the Company will be set up early in the New Year and the Fund will be open for lending by mid- 2014.

Find out more here.


Big Lottery announces new "Power to Change" programme

The Big Lottery Fund has announced a new initiative which will invest up to £150 million to support the development of sustainable community-led enterprises across England. The new initiative is a response to challenges that many communities are experiencing at the local level. The aim is to use the power of social enterprise to help more people respond to local need and opportunity, and change the places in which they live for the better. Eligible projects must be 'community-led', and the lead partner must be a charity, social enterprise, not-for-profit or member (co-operative) organisation.

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New programme for disabled artists

Shape and Arts have been awarded £1.5 million by Arts Council England to deliver a new three year commissioning programme to support disabled artists in developing ambitious and high quality work.

The programme, 'Unlimited', which will be delivered throughout England and Scotland, will not only help disabled artists develop their practice and encourage the development of new relationships and collaborations with producers, venues and promoters, but will also increase distribution of disabled artists' work (through digital means and touring up to an international level), affording greater opportunities for audiences to see the work. Funding is available both to individual disabled artists and organisations applying on behalf of disabled artists.

Applications must be received by 12pm on the 17 February 2014 to be taken into consideration.

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