Funding News - January 2018

£250,000 fund helps small firms after Grenfell fire – London Assembly, December 2017

Small businesses left struggling after the devastating Grenfell Tower fire are being supported by a £250,000 scheme, launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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£45m boost for young people with SEND – Department for Education, December 2017

Multi-million pound package announced to support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

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Alison Gowman: The role of funders has never been more important -  Civil Society, December 2017

Alison Gowman, chair of the City Bridge Trust, says funders need to use their influence wisely to tackle inequality and disadvantage effectively.

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Blending past insights with new ways of thinking – Jennifer Wallace on the role of wellbeing in social progress – Webb Memorial Trust, December 2017

Our shifting focus from basic needs to rights and participation is an example of the impact that the welfare state had in the postwar period as material standards of life improved dramatically. And yet our societal wellbeing, taken as a whole, has not improved for a generation. Despite all the progress we have made, inequality continues to widen and new needs continue to materialise.

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David Ainsworth: The Tampon Tax Fund is an example of how not to give money away – Civil Society, December 2017

The government has restricted the Tampon Tax Fund in its own self interest and harmed beneficiaries as a result, says David Ainsworth.

The government has published the latest round of funding available to women’s charities from the Tampon Tax Fund.

Tucked away in the back is a list of things you can’t spend the money on. It includes three things that well-run charities are very likely to want to spend money on:

  • Campaigning, advocacy and awareness raising
  • Core costs
  • Repeating a previously-funded programme that's already working

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Five years of mapping human rights funding: our key findings – Human Rights Funders Network, December 2017

When a problem comes along, you must map it! At least, that’s how HRFN’s Executive Director phrased it when we and Foundation Center launched our Advancing Human Rights initiative. Recognizing a knowledge gap in the sector, we set out the answer the question: “who is funding human rights, and where?”

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Kieron Boyle: Conversations – Kaleidoscope, December 2017

"The stories we tell ourselves indelibly create the futures we see. So what world are we seeking to create?"

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Philanthropy and the media – Alliance, December 2017

Alliance is pleased to offer free access to this issue thanks to Democracy and Media Foundation who are sponsoring the removal of the paywall in order that the content can be shared as widely as possible. This issue takes you on a journey through the key issues facing philanthropy.

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Sadiq sets out plans for £50 million fund to help homeless people – Greater London Authority, December 2017

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out plans for a £50m fund to help homeless people, including former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse, by delivering properties specifically earmarked for people needing to move on from hostels and refuges.

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Strategies for survival – IVAR, December 2017

At a recent Roundtable discussion for CEOs of voluntary organisations, Arvinda Gohil, CEO of Community Links, discussed her organisation’s recent partnership with Catch22.

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Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme – Government Equalities Office, December 2017

The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

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