Funding News​, Other News, Vacancies - 16 December 2016

​Funding News​, Other News, Vacancies




DCLG Community Fund – £2.5 million of 'funding for projects that bring together the community and local authorities to design and implement services in partnership.' Joint bids from local authorities/other service providers and community-led groups, up to £70,000, should be submitted by 16 January. Click here.

The Clothworkers Foundation aims through its funding to improve the quality of life, particularly for people and communities facing disadvantage, namely relating to:

•    Alcohol and substance misuse 
•    Disabled people
•    Disadvantaged young people 
•    Domestic and sexual violence
•    Elderly people 
•    Homelessness 
•    Disadvantaged minority communities 
•    Prisoners and ex-offenders 
•    Visual impairment 

For more details about their Main Grants and Small Grants Programmes click here. 

Rank Foundation Ltd - Grants up to £7,500 to support promotion of Christian principles through film and other media; the encouragement and development of leadership amongst young people; the support of disadvantaged young people; and the support of those who are frail or lonely due to age or disability. Click here.

Tampon Tax Fund 2017-18 - Organisations who work to improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls, including those who have been affected by violence, are invited to submit bids. Click here. Deadline 27 January.


 Other News and Information



The public summary of the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Sustainability and Transformation Plan (BLMK STP) is now available. The deadline for feedback is now 31 January 2017. Click here.

3rd Sector Futures, based at Anglia Ruskin University, are recruiting for their accredited programme in Charity and Social Enterprise Management, starting in February 2017.  The workshops to be held in London, with some bursaries available for organisations based in the East of England. 'The course, aimed at those currently working as managers and leaders in third sector organisations, is delivered online (although there are eight optional face-to-face workshops included) and covers topics including Leadership, Social Impact, Marketing, HR, Social Enterprise, and Finance.' Over 100 people have graduated from the part-time, two year programme, which can also be used to progress to a full degree, with further study.  All assessment tasks are based on the student's own organisation, the intention being to deliver impact for the individual learner but also in his or her workplace.' Click here.

A new report published by Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales finds that 'central and local government are using shockingly complicated and inappropriate contracting and commissioning processes to secure vital public services.' Click here.




Part-time Awards Manager, Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation, up to £24,402 pro-rata for 3 days a week. Based in Cardington with travel to Luton and surrounding areas required. Deadline 6 January. Click here.