Digital Leadership 101, 4 February, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Trustees, CEOs and senior managers of small charities are invited to join this interactive and thought provoking workshop.  It is a session for leaders of small organisations who are concerned about the management and sustainability of their organisations.

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Safer Recruitment and Management of Volunteers – 5 February, 10am – 1pm

This is an information session designed to help ensure that your volunteer recruitment and ongoing volunteer management is as safe as possible.  It will highlight some common areas that can be missed when thinking about safeguarding.

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Health and Safety for Small Charities – 14 February, 10.30am – 1.30pm

A brand new training session specifically for small charities to look at how to protect their volunteers, staff and public.  Take a look at the legal requirements and the organisational and management steps you need to take.

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Exploring DataRich – 28 January, 9.30am – 11am

DataRich is a one-stop shop for statistics and analysis.  It provides information for Richmond upon Thames under a broad range of themes.   We are pleased to deliver this free, hands-on workshop specifically for Richmond borough voluntary and community sector organisations.

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Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust – Round 1 Application Period Open

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust funds charities that deliver children and young people’s projects.   They focus on three themes of Child Exploitation, Mentoring and Support and Clubs and Activities with priority for projects addressing mental health issues.

There are four grant rounds in 2019, as follows:

  • Round 1: 1-28 February,  0-11 year olds  – grants of £1,000
  • Round 2:  1-30 April, 0-11 year olds – grants of £5,000
  • Round 3:  1-31 July,  11-25 year olds – grants of £1,000
  • Round 4: 1-30 September, 11-25 year olds – grants of £5,000

If you have an operating income of £100k to £1 million you can apply for a grant of £1,000.

If you have an operating income of over £1million you can apply for a grant of £5,000.

For more information and to apply, visit the www.austin-hope-pilkington.org.uk.

Charity Governance Awards – nominate by 22 January

Do you know an exceptional trustee or trustee board?  If so, don’t miss out on the chance to recognise and reward their work and shine a spotlight on their success.

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Bothwell Charitable Trust – grants for children’s causes and disability

In 2016/17 the Bothwell Charitable Trust distributed £321,000 in grants, £79,000 of which went to children’s causes.

The panel meet in February/March so we recommend organisations submit their requests as soon as possible. There is no website and applications must be made in writing to:

Mr Paul Leonard James, The Bothwell Charitable Trust, 25 Ellenbridge Way, South Croydon, CR2 0EW.

Making Every Contact Count in Richmond – free online training

A series of short online training courses is available specifically to support people working on the frontline of our local communities.

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Esmee Fairbairn Foundation – funding change for the better

The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation likes to consider work which others may find hard to fund, perhaps because it breaks new ground, appears too risky, requires core funding, or needs a more unusual form of financial help.

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Garfield Weston Foundation – funding to make a positive difference

The Garfield Weston Foundation supports a broad range of UK charities and a wide range of causes and charities.   Grants are available for Arts, Community, Education, Environment, Faith, Health, Museums & heritage, Welfare and Youth.

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