Your Organisation Funding Need Survey

This survey is on the financing needs for social purpose organisations and is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Shift, which is a social research and design charity, will be making available the key findings from this research project.

The findings of this research will be used to inform work with funders on opportunities and barriers within the existing funding environment for social purpose organisations. 

To find out more and to complete the survey, click here.

Support for third sector organisations to use data and statistics

Many third sector organisations use data and statistics for a wide range of purposes, including measuring impact and outcomes. However, some charities lack people with the appropriate skills and resources for statistical analysis, which could help with making better decisions and informing policy.

Statisticians for Society was introduced for this purpose; to offer the time and skills of statisticians at no cost. Royal Statistics Society are inviting charities to approach them and they will match their needs with their volunteer statisticians.

To be eligible for the scheme, an organisation

  • Must be a third sector organisation 
  • Must be based in the UK 
  • Must have an annual turnover no more than £500,000

To find out more, visit their website here.

Charity Property Matters 2020

Press Release from Ethical Property Foundation:



Leading property advice charity the Ethical Property Foundation runs free workshops across the country and has just launched its CHARITY PROPERTY MATTERS SURVEY 2020. We are asking every voluntary group in the area to spend six minutes filling in the survey so that funders and policy makers will understand the bricks and mortar reality what we are coping with.    

This Survey – run every two years since 2012 – is the only research which asks all voluntary organisations in England & Wales specifically about their property assets and issues. The results are published later this year. This is the ONLY independent survey of its kind and is your chance to make a big difference to the UK’s charity sector in only SIX minutes!

The 2018 Charity Property Matters Survey revealed: 

  • More Charities than ever before are renting from a commercial Landlord
  • Most charities do not have a strategic property pan
  • Over a third of charities believe property poses a high/ very high risk to their future

Overheated local property markets; rent rises; asset transfers; falling core funding; hard to find affordable premises…there are major issues facing the sector.

The Survey takes less than 6 minutes to complete so fill it in today and help our sector finds its collective voice.  

Fill in the CHARITY PROPERTY MATTERS SURVEY 2020 TODAY! @epf4charities

Car Parks – Changes for Consideration

Deadline 5th March 2020

In December 2017, the North East Lincolnshire Council adopted a parking strategy which sets out a revised approach to the management of parking in the area. NELC would like to know what you think about each of these possible changes and allow you to comment on how any changes in these areas would affect you. These changes could include:

  • Short stay car parks
  • Time limits in free car parks
  • Changes to Season Ticket options
  • Overnight parking
  • New seasonal charge

They’re looking to get the public opinion on these possible changes before they take any of the ideas forward.

You can access the consultation on the NELC website here.

BBC Young Writers Award 2020

Deadline 23rd March 2020

BBC are looking to shortlist 5 young writers, aged 13 – 18.

It is one entry per writer with a maximum of 1,000 words. Original fiction on any topic.

The shortlisted young people will have their stories broadcast on the BBC, and published in an anthology. The winner will also receive a personalised mentoring session with an author.

To find out more, click here.

Enterprise Development Programme – Mental Health

Deadline 3rd March 2020

The Association of Mental Health Providers (The Association) Support is available to charities and social enterprises working in the mental health sector in England to make the transition to new enterprises or to grow existing ones. Organisation services need to be at least 80% supporting people with Mental Health needs.

Individual packages of financial and business support are available for successful applicants. These could include any or all of the following:

  • Grants of up to £30,000 to research or test out new ideas, to launch new enterprises or grow existing ones (grants are likely to be conditional on evidence of growing income streams, using methods such as MatchTrading).
  • Joining a peer cohort to share enterprise journeys.
  • Training and learning opportunities tailored to needs.
  • Direct advice and support.

To find out more, please click here.