This is a new scheme from Sellafield Ltd. It is aimed at offering not-for-profit organisations the chance to apply for grants for their charity/community group – with the public ultimately deciding who gets the money.
If you are planning a project that could have a real impact in the community then Community Choices may be able to help you.
Training for Volunteers
Last Winter’s floods brought out the very best in people throughout Cumbria, with a huge volunteer response. If you or your team of volunteers were involved in flood recovery or think that you may like to help in the future, then our new training programme is for you. It will help volunteers respond confidently following an emergency situation.
FREE to all volunteers
The Big Lottery Fund has announced a £1 million package to help Cumbrian communities become more resilient. This comes in the wake of December’s devastating floods, and will help local people, communities and organisations to prepare for similar events in the future.
The ‘Rebuilding Together’ programme will take place over the next 3 years, led by Cumbria CVS and delivered in partnership with Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfS) and Action with Communities in Cumbria (ACT) – three local charities with a long history of working together to support Cumbrian communities and organisations. The programme started in October 2016.
Copeland Borough Council are currently in a budget consultation period and are inviting our partners to give their feedback.
They would be grateful for your input – please click on the link below – the page includes the budget consultation report, a video and online survey:
Fancy taking up a new challenge?
At Cumbria CVS we are very fortunate; we attract exceptionally good Trustees who stay with us for significant periods of time. This has been very important in building the knowledge, expertise and skills of our Trustees as a group; it’s this shared skills and knowledge base that helps to ensure that our organisation is consistently well managed and directed towards a strong, sustainable future.
New funding available for local groups in Cumbria and Northumberland
Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.
People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in Cumbria and Northumberland – a funding programme for local people wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age.
Many thanks to those of you who came along to our Third Sector Engagement meeting on 13 April at Rheged, Penrith – a brilliant turnout with over 120 attendees.
The Public Health Team at Cumbria County Council also asked me to pass on their thanks to you.
Please find attached (click here) the questionnaire circulated at the meeting to be completed with your feedback, comments and suggestions.
– Calling Partners!
The Building Better Opportunities is £5 million programme jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund (ESF). The programme is aimed at supporting people who are furthest from employment and who experience some of the most extreme disadvantage in Cumbria.
Veterans Conference for Cumbria
Thursday 21 May 2015
Rheged Centre, Penrith
9.30am – 3.30pm
£20 per person
Veterans who need help deserve joined-up support. The Armed Forces Covenant places a responsibility on all providers of support to ensure that the veteran and serving community receive no disadvantage as a result of their service. Last year a reinvigorated Armed Forces Community Covenant Forum for Cumbria identified the need for the many agencies involved in providing support to understand and work with each other better.
Get Together : Work Together is a conference that will provide an excellent opportunity for organisations involved in providing this support in Cumbria to get together to forge closer practical links, encourage joint working, share best practice and build effective partnerships. Focused around the core themes of ‘Housing’, ‘Health and Wellbeing’ and ‘Into Employment’, the conference will include a number of leading speakers, and with opportunities to network and discuss the issues throughout the day, Get Together : Work Together is a must for those wanting to provide the best support to our Veterans.
The Charity Commission surveyed 215 charitable accounts, comparing them over two financial years, and found that less than two thirds of charities produced acceptable accounts during that period. Only one third of charity reports fully meet legal requirements.
This comes as no surprise to Right Balance Accounting as we have often found it necessary to re-work our clients’ accounts to show, for example, the fund balances of both unrestricted and restricted funds, or to derive correct comparative figures. In some cases we have re-drafted accounts, prepared by others, to put them into a format that fully complies with the Charities SORP.