22 March 2017
There are a couple of free places left on an Emergency First Aid at Work course on Wednesday 5 April at Luton Irish Forum (9.45am - 4pm). Only voluntary and community groups that work in, or are based in Luton, are eligible for a free place, and preference will be given to smaller organisations. Email firstname.lastname@example.org stating the name of the person who would like to attend the course, their email address and the name of the voluntary organisation they are from.
|Events and Training Opportunities|
Parenting a child with Autism or Social Communication Disorder - An evening lecture for parents and carers, Wednesday 26 April, Dunstable. Organised by Autism Bedfordshire. Click here.
Masonic Charitable Foundation makes grants to registered charities which help people to live happy, fulfilling lives and to participate actively in society. They will consider supporting projects that tackle the following:
Small grants of £500 – £5,000 can be awarded to charities with an annual income up to £500,000 and can be used for core expenditure such as general running or overhead costs of the charity. Large grants over £5,000 are available only to charities with an income over £500,000 and can fund salary costs, specific project costs and refurbishment costs. The next deadline for applications is 13 April. Full details here.
ESF Community Grants between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for voluntary and community groups with a turnover of less than £300,000 per annum, to support projects that help engage and progress those who are long-term unemployed and most distanced from the labour market. Activities could include:
Applications open for funding on Monday 3 April and close on Wednesday 19 April. Grants will be awarded during the week commencing 8 May. Email comm.grant.apply@
Tender opportunity - Community Transport Dial-A-Ride Service: The provision of an accessible passenger transport service:
Deadline, 12pm, 20 April. Click here.
Other News and Information
Just What The Doctor Ordered: Five Tips for Charities Working With CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups). An article in nfp Synergy says charities are well-placed to advise what health and social care services are needed in local communities, and to suggest new ways of working. Click here.
The Charity Commission has a YouTube channel with two videos for trustees:
Carers in Bedfordshire are recruiting for a number of vacancies:
Deadline is 27 March (10am). Click here for more information.
Awards Manager, Bedfordshire & Luton Community Foundation, full-time (or 4 days a week), up to £24,402 per annum (pro rata for 4 days a week) + 5% pension. Deadline 3 April. Click here.
Autism Bedfordshire are recruiting for a number of vacancies:
Click here for more information.
Paid Intern, Level Trust - Collaborative Projects Manager, temporary position for two months between July and September. 40 hours per week, £17,500 full-time equivalent. Click here.