Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Teacher Development Fund

Deadline 29th November 2019

The purpose of the Teacher Development Fund is to support delivery of effective arts-based teaching and learning opportunities in the primary classroom, and to embed learning through the arts in the curriculum. It aims to do this through supporting teachers and school leaders to develop the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and experience.

Their focus is on:

  • Primary schools
  • Supporting children and young people experiencing disadvantage
  • Approaches which involve learning through the arts
  • Long-term, inquiry-based projects which support teachers’ professional development and learning
  • Promoting effective and equitable partnerships between schools and arts/cultural organisations and artist practitioners
  • The contributions of school leaders and artist practitioners as both professional learners and as supporters of embedding learning through the arts in the curriculum
  • Approaches which involve any of the following art forms: crafts; creative writing, including poetry; dance; design; film; music; opera; photography; digital arts and media; theatre and drama; the visual arts; and cross-arts practices.

To find out more, please visit the PHF website here.

Genetic Disorder UK

Deadline 30th September 2019

Grants are available to all members of the UK Genetic Disorders Partnership Network for projects that benefit children (18 years or under) who are affected by genetic disorders.

The maximum grant available is £5,000.

Applications will be accepted from:

  • Patient groups working on behalf of children and families affected by a genetic disorder if they are endorsed by a medical professional with recognised expertise in the disorder.
  • Charities and patient groups that support both adults and children as long as the focus of the grant is on children.
  • Special needs organisations, such as special schools, playgroups, hospitals and hospices that provide services to children with a wide range of conditions as long as children affected by genetic disorders are the main beneficiaries of the project.

Organisations that care for children with a range of health conditions will need to provide detail on the number of children with a genetic disorder and the types of disorders they have in order for their application to meet the eligibility criteria.

For further information please visit the Genetic Disorder UK website here.

National Lottery Awards for All will be moving to a new online application form

on Tuesday 1 October 2019 at midday National Lottery Community Fund will be moving to their new Awards for All application form.

If you are intending to apply please be aware that: 

  • The final date and time for submitting an application using the current application form is 11:00am on Tuesday 1 October 2019.  
  • A new application form will be available at 12:00 noon (midday) on Tuesday 1 October, and you will be able to access it on their website from that point. 
  • Any information you’ve saved in a current application form will not transfer across automatically to the new form. So if you need this information after 11:00am on Tuesday 1 October, please copy it and save it to your own device before this date (for example, by copying the text into a Word document) 
  • If you wish to apply using the new form, you’ll have to set up a new account – any existing login details will not allow you to access it. 

To find out more please visit the NLCF website here.

Regulators set out plans to ensure the charity accounting framework better serves the public

The Charities SORP-making body has set out plans to change the way the charity accounting framework, the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP)*, is developed so that it better meets the needs of users of charity reports and accounts.

The group is introducing changes to the development process of the SORP following a comprehensive governance review, which recommended that it must change in order to meet “new public expectations”.

The review was led by Professor Gareth Morgan and its findings and recommendations are available on the SORP website.

To read the full press release, please click here.

Yorkshire Netball Grant Application Promotion

Are you a member of England Netball?

Have you been inspired by the Netball World Cup. The Regional Management Board has and Yorkshire Netball have been finalising a Grants Application for its members to bid for funding to support netball within Yorkshire Netball Region

You can apply for help with funding towards Equipment, CPD , formal netball qualifications safeguarding or first aid, or other projects.

To visit the yorkshire Netball website, click here.

Women and Girls Initiative Influencing Commissioning

‘Influencing Commissioners’ has been developed as a resource for projects funded through the National Lottery Community Fund’s Women and Girls Initiative (WGI).

It is the fourth public output produced as part of the Learning and Impact Services provided to projects funded through the WGI. The WGI was created by the Fund in 2016, in order to invest in services for women and girls across England.

This guide has been written, based on the keynote presentations given by Michelle Pooley and Fiona Dwyer during WGI Msterclasses delivered during 2018. It is designed to support project staff when thinking about how best to influence those commissioning services and the commissioning process itself. It covers the following areas:

  • What is commissioning?
  • What is public procurement?
  • Top tips for influencing commissioners

To read the guide, please click here.

Consultation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Deadline 2nd October 2019

This consultation aims to gather evidence about whether the current laws on protecting people from sexual harassment in the workplace are effective.

Government Equalities Office (GEO) want everybody to feel safe at work so they can succeed and thrive. GEO are therefore looking at whether the current laws on this issue provide the protections they’re supposed to; considering whether there are any gaps and thinking about what more can be done at a practical level to ensure people are properly protected at work

To help them with this they want to understand people’s experiences, focussing on some particular issues we might be able to tackle through changes to the law:

  • How best to make sure employers take all the steps they can to prevent harassment from happening
  • Strengthening and clarifying the law so it’s clear employers should protect their staff from being harassed by clients, customers, or other people from outside their organisation
  • Whether interns and volunteers are adequately protected by current laws and
  • Whether people should be given longer to take a harassment, discrimination or victimisation claim to an Employment Tribunal

To find out more, please visit the GOV.UK website here.

Community Supported Living – Adults – Open Select List (Lincolnshire County Council)

Deadline 23rd September 2019

Lincolnshire County Council currently has an Open Select List in operation for the commissioning of Community Supported Living for Adults with a range of different needs including Learning Disabilities, Physical Disabilities and Mental Health.

The purpose of the service is to enable vulnerable adults to develop existing skills or acquire new skills to increase their independence in daily living through appropriate risk taking, identify and enable opportunities for education and employment, and ultimately meet their desired outcomes as detailed within their Personal Plan. In addition services focus on keeping individuals healthy and safe.

For more information please visit the EastMids Tender website here.

Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity

Deadline 27th September 2019

The MSE Charity, the charitable fund of financial advice website, is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups deliver financial life skills, which make a lasting impact on the way people think, behave and manage their money.

The maximum grant available is £7,500.

The MSE Charity will consider full project cost recovery, but costs must only relate to the project itself and not the organisation’s core funding.

To find out more please visit the MSE website here.