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22 Jul The Payments Council's plan to abolish cheques has been shelved, to the relief of the Institute of Fundraising who were concerned that charities would lose out on donations if cheques became obsolete.
22 Jul The UK Government has published the Open Public Service White Paper which aims to open up public services to providers in the voluntary, charitable and private sectors which will 'signal a decisive end to the old-fashioned, top-down, take-what-you-are-given model of public services'. The Government say that people should have direct control over services and that power should be 'decentralised to the lowest appropriate level', competition encouraged and that services should be accessible to all.
22 Jul It has been an extremely successful first year for Working Rite's new Aberdeenshire training scheme. The Edinburgh-based social enterprise specialises in work-based mentoring projects.And some 90% of its 16 to 19-year-old Aberdeenshire trainees have gained employment or are undertaking apprenticeships, after completing a six-month industry placement and working with Working Rite mentors to build on their employment skills.
22 Jul We would like to welcome the our new members that have joined the newtork in 2011. We hope they will find being part of the network useful and inspiring and look forward to continue working with them......
13 Jul GSK's IMPACT Awards offer core funding and free training for health charities. The Awards are designed to reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people's health. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK with income between 10,000 and 1.5 million pounds.
13 Jul sportscotland is responsible for distributing Lottery and Scottish Government funds for expenditure on sports projects which are for the public good and which benefit the community...
13 Jul The Trustees of the Alexander Moncur Trust have wide discretionary powers to use the Trust funds for charitable purposes in Scotland and/or England but in practice they tend to favour giving funding to charitable organisations which have specific projects in the Dundee and Tayside area. In 2010, nearly 50 grants were awarded to organisations totalling over 165,000 pounds. The largest grant awarded was 9,000 pounds to Dundee Samaritans.
13 Jul The Afiya Trust has published a report on the mental health of black and minority ethnic children. It finds that BME children are often overlooked in the planning and provision of services to address their mental health needs, for example risk indicators not including issues such as racism, racial harassment or racist bullying.
13 Jul The Edgar E Lawley Foundation current annual grants programme amounts to approximately 250,000 pounds per annum with a typical grant being in the region of 1,200 to 2,000 pounds. Their interests include children, young people, elderly and disabled people.
13 Jul Navig8 is a peer mentoring project which was launched in 2008 by Glasgow Homelessness Network in memory of the life and work of the late Bob Allan (the chief executive of Glasgow Housing Association at the point where the housing stock was transferred from local authority ownership to housing associations) and supported by GHA. Our project aims to develop a new, innovative way to promote the sustainable resettlement of people affected by homelessness in Glasgow.