BBC Children in Need Small Grants – apply by 2 September 2019

The BBC Children in Need Small Grants fund is open for applications.  The small grant awards are for up to £10,000.

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Development Funding from The Fore – apply by 2 September 2019

The Fore is a partner of Big Lottery Fund and makes unrestricted grants of up to £30,000 over one to three years.  Additionally they provide access to business expertise to help grantees achieve their goals.

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Alec Dickson Trust – Supporting Young People into Community Action

Grants of £500 are available to support people under 30 years old who, through volunteering or community service, aim to enhance the lives of others, particularly those most marginalised by society. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

The next funding round opens on 5 August and will be open until the deadline of 8 September 2019.

Find out more here.

Community Action Mini Fairs for Full of Life – book a stall for your organisation

Richmond Council is extending their annual Full of Life programme with a series of mini fairs across the borough. The programme is for for retired and older volunteers and the new mini fairs take place in advance of the main Fair on on 4 October 2019.

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Book now: Supporting Volunteers with Mental Health Needs – 17 September 2019

If you manage volunteers who have mental health needs, this half day session will help you to build your  confidence around supporting them.

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Book Now: Introduction to Trusteeship Part 1 – 3 September 2019

Are you a new trustee?  Or maybe you’re just thinking about taking on this vital role for a local organisation.  Our two part introductory training can help ensure you have a successful and rewarding experience.

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Book Now: Introduction to Trusteeship Part 2 – 10 September 2019

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The Big Thank You Coffee Morning for Richmond’s Volunteers

Volunteers from across the borough and from a range of organisations, joined us for a morning of celebration, stories and laughter on 13 June 2019.

Our guest speaker, Sian Thomas, told of us of her experiences with The Christmas Day Dinner and offered a perfect example of how a community can come together to do good.

As the coffee, cake and conversation flowed, individuals around the room shared the meaning of volunteering to them and some added wellbeing was created with of an informal ‘pub choir’ session.

Thank you to everyone who came along and to all those who give up their time to volunteer.

 

 

 

 

Mayor of London’s Volunteering Awards – nominate by 26 July 2019

Do you know anyone who volunteers for a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation in London that deserves the Mayor’s attention?

Now is the time to shine a light on their contribution and make sure they know how much they are appreciated.   Nominate them now for the Mayor of London’s Volunteering Awards.

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Book now: Equality and Diversity – 19 September 2019

Equality and Diversity policies are a requirement, but equality and thinking about equity should run through our own and organisational understanding, activities, planning and strategies if we are really to make a difference.  This is an interactive session for people working in small to medium organisations.

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