Funding news July 2011
- Prisoner Property Fund
- New contract published by London Borough of Bromley
- Sportivate – Sport England
- Giving white paper
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Bromley not-for-profit organisations are invited to apply for a grant from the Metropolitan Police Service Property Act Fund for projects:
- Tackling crime through safer neighbourhoods
- Working together with all Metropolitan Police Service citizens
- Working together with all Metropolitan Police Service partners
For more information and an application form, email Frances McAuley CLB’s Capacity Building Manager and upon completion post to Dave Prebble, Borough Partnership Manager, Bromley Police Station, High Street, Bromley BR1 1ER.back to top
To find out more information and register your interest before 15/07/2011 17:00:00 relating to a Framework Agreement for the Provision of Care/Support in Extra Care Housing ID: BROM-DNWC-8H8E3L go to: www.londontenders.orgback to top
Expressions of interest from Sports clubs and organisations are now being accepted for funding to help support sport projects running from October 2011 to March 2012.
Sportivate forms part of Places People Play, the £135 million mass participation legacy plans unveiled by the Government in November 2010. Any activity within Sportivate must meet the following criteria:
- Targeted at 14-25 years olds
- Six weeks of sports coaching must be delivered
- Activity must be new or provide additionality to existing projects
- There must be an identified need for the project
- There must be a confirmed exit route for the project, with capacity, or alternatively evidence, that the session can be sustained
- Match funding: Sportivate funding will not 100% fund any activity
- Meet minimum operating requirements.
For more information go to the website: www.sportengland.orgback to top
You will recall that earlier in the year, the Government consulted on the Giving green paper which was covered in a previous e-news. A green paper is a government consultation with ideas it is considering creating new laws on. This is part of the Government’s wider Big Society agenda in decreasing the role of the state and increasing the role of communities and individuals. Part of this includes a desire to see more people giving to charities and good causes - financially and in time.
The Government has now published a white paper – normally this is the basis of planned legislation. However, it is difficult to legislate for people to ‘choose to give more ‘ so there are two focus - specific funds to set up structures and proposals for institutions, to make it easier for people to give time and money.
Some new funding arrangements:
£80m: Community First: Predominantly match-funded investment under way for deprived areas, consisting of:
- £30m: Neighbourhood Match Fund Programme for community-led projects
- £50m: Endowment Match Challenge to build up local grant-giving endowment funds.
£40m in volunteering and social action: New programme will run for two years and then be reviewed. It will consist of:
- £10m Social Action Fund - Projects funded will include: self-managed volunteering pilots. Proposals for building participation. Schools-based giving programmes. Post-national Citizen Service activities. Using opportunity from 2012 Games. Training volunteer managers. Supporting ex-civil servants to volunteer.
- £30m local infrastructure fund.To be delivered by the Big Lottery Fund.
- £1m Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund
- £400,000 from government and Nesta to trial Spice in England
- Challenge Prizes for volunteering schemes
- £1m for volunteering website Do-it from Cabinet Office, Department for Work and Pensions and Department of Health.
- £700,000 over next three years for Philanthropy UK
- £20,000 bursary for 500 senior community organisers in the first year
- Near Neighbours: £5m over three years – Department for Communities and Local Government with the Church of England
What are the other proposals?
- Giving through cash machines – prompts to donate when you take cash
- Round pound initiatives – donating loose change in shops
- Giving Summit in the Autumn
- Round Table led by New Philanthropy Capital with private banks
- Removing red tape- this relates more to giving time than money and include suggestions on reviewing CRB check process
- Business Connectors and a campaign to promote take up of payroll giving – part of Every Business Commits
- Further means of tax relief for giving art to the nation, extending existing allowance made on inheritance tax for gifts of art after death, to reductions in other taxes in return for lifetime donations
- Further rewarding giving through the honours system
- Day of volunteering by all ministers- not the same day! They will choose who they wish to support
- More volunteering by civil servants and encouraging those retiring or being made redundant to volunteer
- Work on impact reporting- looking at ways to make it easier for organisations to demonstrate their impact. It seems very likely that those who cannot demonstrate impact will not benefit from the white paper proposals
- More government data on giving
- Letting charities use government buildings - it’s not clear if this is rent free
- Using government websites for donations.
You can see the white paper in full on the cabinet office websiteback to top