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Just a quick reminder that entries for the 20th annual Charity Awards close in just four weeks, visit the website to get your application underway.

Just a quick reminder that entries for the 20th annual Charity Awards close in just four weeks, visit the website to get your application underway.

Enhanced redundancy protection for women and new parents

The Government has published a consultation paper on enhanced redundancy protection for women and new parents. This follows a recommendation in the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices that redundancy protection for women should be reviewed.

The fund continues a commitment by Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation to support digital innovation within the charity sector.

A £2.4 Tech for Good fund to help charities develop their use of technology has been launched. The fund has been launched by Comic Relief and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) with applications set to open on 11 February and close on March 25.

As you will be aware, the Home Office is making available up to £9million to fund a range of voluntary and community sector organisations to help EU citizens needing additional support when applying for the EU Settlement Scheme.

Since announcing the EU Settlement Scheme grant funding, we have been working closely with the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) to ensure that organisations applying for funding are able to remain compliant with the law through OISC registration.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) is the leading regeneration organisation dedicated to improving the quality of life in Britain’s former mining communities. Join members of the Trust’s Community Investment Team to hear about their Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England).

Date: Friday 22nd February 2019

Time: 10:00am – 12:00 noon

Venue: ELCAP, Easington Lane, Houghton-le-Spring, DH5 0LE

Funding themes:

The Foundation for Social Improvement


To show our gratitude to all the fantastic charity leaders, we have a special offer of 5 free spaces at our upcoming training in Newcastle, on each of the following courses: 

A Yellow Warning of Ice (with a mention of wintry showers in the text of the warning) has been issued. Its medium likelihood, low impact and valid from 22:00 today to 11:00 tomorrow. It’s also worth mentioning for that there is a Cold Weather Alert Level 2 in place until Monday morning, which will be reviewed, and if necessary, extended in due course.


If you run, work or volunteer for a small charity in Tyne & Wear and Northumberland and want to develop your organisation’s fundraising then this free event is for you.

Delivered by the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland with support from local infrastructure organisations and funders this seminar will look at fundraising for small charities but also cover issues including volunteering and finances, vital to making fundraising a success.

The session will cover:

2019 National Campaigner Awards – Deadline 21st January 2019

Each year, the Sheila Mckechnie foundation celebrates the best campaigns and campaigners – whether working locally or nationally, and from individuals and community groups to people working in large organisations. Our interest is in finding those who have made change happen – most effectively, creatively and courageously. So, if you know someone or an organisation who you think deserves to be celebrated, please do nominate them. You can also nominate yourself!