Thursday, 1 December 2016

Rosa Women to Women Fund

The Woman to Woman Fund has been created by Rosa with funding from the Tampon Tax Fund which was set up to support women’s charities through the VAT raised on sanitary products.
Rosa has been awarded £2.2 million by HM Treasury for a programme of grants and support to small grassroots women’s groups.
The Fund welcomes proposals from women’s organisations that:
o Address the critical needs of women and girls that miss out the most, including: marginalised populations, Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) women, lesbian, bisexual or transgender women and girls, women and girls with disabilities, older women, homeless women, survivors of gender violence, women in prison and ex-offenders, and other underserved and disadvantaged groups of women; and
o Operate in less economically resilient towns, cities and rural areas within the UK.
Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available. It is expected that approximately 100 groups will receive funding. Match funding is not required.
The funding can be used to support project costs and/or core costs, including costs related to the day to day running of an organisation such as salaries, rent, costs relating to volunteers, costs relating to staff development and other general running costs.
Where there is evidence of need or an innovative new approach, the funding may be used for new projects that benefit the lives of women and girls.
The work must fit into one of Rosa’s four pillars which underpin the issues facing women and girls today, namely:
1. Economic Justice;
2. Health and wellbeing;
3. Leadership and Representation; and
4. Safety
Eligible applicants must:
o Be a women's sector organisation;
o Be a charitable organisation (although it is not necessary to be a registered charity, the group's activities must be charitable and legal);
o Be a local organisation, which is not part of a national enterprise;
o Have an income of less than £100,000 per year or employ less than two full-time paid members of staff;
o Have a written governing document, such as a constitution or set of rules;
o Have a governing body with at least three unrelated members;
o Have a UK-based bank or building society account in the name of the organisation, with at least two unrelated signatories.
There will be three funding rounds, all during 2017:
o Round 1 is now open with a deadline of 9am on Monday 16 January 2017;
o Round 2 will open in May 2017; and
o Round 3 will open in September 2017.
There is a two-stage application process. An online application form and guidelines can be found on the Rosa website.
Contact details for the Women to Women Fund are:
Rosa Women to Women Fund
United House
4th Floor
North Road
London N7 9DP
Tel: 020 7697 3466

(Source: GRIN)

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Research Assistant Opportunity

Sent on behalf of Wales Public Services 2025

Hello everyone

We are looking for a Research Assistant to help us with our work. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding researcher. The vacancy is now open on the Cardiff University website – The vacancy reference is 5469BR.

The successful candidate will work alongside our Research Associate Dr Daria Luchinskaya and the programme director Michael Trickey. The Programme works closely with UK and Welsh think tanks such as the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Health Foundation, the Public Policy Institute for Wales and we are planning to add more organisations to this list in the future. The Programme’s goal is to produce independent and high quality evidence and analysis which can be trusted and informs public policy and debate in Wales about public services and public finances. The Research Assistant will have opportunities to contribute to publication in high quality journals and achieve a significant impact on policy decisions. Hosted by Cardiff Business School, Wales Public Services 2025 is a unique partnership between Cardiff University and five national bodies.

I would be grateful if you would publicise this as widely as possible. I shall also be using twitter and anything else available. Please find attached an image that may be of help. 

Many thanks for your help.

Frances Riggs
Wales Public Services 2025
Tel: 029 20870913


The Joron Charitable Trust

The Joron Charitable Trust aims to support registered charities undertaking charitable projects. In particular, the Trust wishes to support projects in the fields of:
o Education; and
o Medical research.
Other charities that can demonstrate a grant can be used effectively are also supported.
Previous grants have been for between £1,000 and £230,000. Match funding is not required. The Trust makes very few grant awards each year so this is a highly competitive application process.
During the year ending 31 March 2015 the Trust awarded 9 grants and donations (2014: 7) totalling £308,477 (2014: £218,613). The average grant was approximately £10,000, excluding a single award of £230,000 last year (see below).
Previous grant awards have included:
The Wilderness Foundation - for the protection of wilderness areas by teaching people about benefits (£230,000);
The Carers Trust - to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who ill, frail, disabled or has mental health (£25,000);
Nightingale Hammerson - the provision of residential, nursing, dementia &respite care (£15,000); and
Dance Ability - Providing dance classes, recreational and public performances for those with learning difficulties to improve social and communication skills (£10,000).
Applying organisations must be a UK registered charity.
Individuals are not eligible to apply.
PLEASE NOTE: the Trust does not maintain a website. Further information is, however, available on the Charity Commission website.
There is no formal application procedure. Applications should be made in writing to:
Bruce Jarvis
The Joron Charitable Trust
115 Wembley Commercial Centre
East Lane
Northe Wembley
Middlesex HA9 7UR
Tel: 020 8908 4655
(Source: GRIN)

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Today is Giving Tuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

What will you be doing??

JustGiving trials contactless donation app

It will be interesting to see how this develops:

(Source: Civil Society)


The Stock Exchange Veterans began life as a football team in 1958. Although the only qualification for selection was to enjoy football, many talented players with a wide variety of honours have starred for the Veterans over the years, leading to the Veterans becoming a fundraising charitable trust (no. 211359) with the following aims:
“To assist, in every manner possible, persons in distress, by making grants, either directly or through other institutions”.
No minimum or maximum award levels are published by the Trust. However during 2015-16 the Trust allocated grants totalling £84,565 to 70 applicants. The average grant was therefore slightly over £1,200.
Awards suggest a preference for funding charities that benefit children and have previously included:
A list of all organisations funded during 2015/16 can be found on the charity’s website.
Applications may be made at any time. PLEASE NOTE: only UK registered charities may apply.
Applications should be made using the online request form available on the Stock Exchange Veterans website.
Contact details for the Veterans are:
Mr Michael Dedman
Stock Exchange Veterans
53 Rayleigh Road
CM13 1AJ
Tel: 01277 261453 

(The charity does not provide an email address.) 
(Source: GRIN)