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The Marine Conservation Society & partners want to understand how the English coast can be easier for everyone to access. We know that being by the sea is good for you, but we also know that it can be difficult to get there. We’re exploring the reasons why more people aren’t able to enjoy the England Coast Path, which provides public access to over 2,500 miles of coastline and plenty of health and well-being benefits.

Do you have a spare half-hour between 12th & 16th November?

The PCC for Northumbria, Dame Vera Baird QC, and Northumbria Police Chief Constable, Winton Keenen have a vacancy on their Joint Independent Audit Committee.  Meeting 4 times a year the committee considers governance, assurance, risk management and statutory financial duties for both organisations.  We need a member with understanding of these areas whilst also bringing a broad awareness of changing policing needs, support for vulnerable victi

The Fund is open to applications until 31st December 2018.

The #iwill Take Action Fund provides grants under three themes:

•Our Physical Environment: We want to empower young people to make the communities they live in a better place.
•Our Health: We want to encourage young people to tackle health issues that affect their community.
•Our Culture: We want young people to use art and media as a tool to raise awareness of the issues that matter to them and their communities.

The Cascading Leadership programme is now open for new applications.  

The programme, now in its third year, offers free support, advice and training to the leaders of health and wellbeing charities based on a ground-breaking model of peer-to-peer support. To date, it has supported 120 voluntary and community sector (VCS) leaders and is now offering a further 64 places on this year’s programme.

Last chance to apply for the 2018 North East Fund!

DEADLINE : 10th November 2018

We want to hear from community organisations in the North East of England working to promote long-term change in the neighbourhoods that need it most.

We would like to encourage applications from voluntary organisations working within their local neighbourhood to:

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Lloyds Bank,  Google – The Digital Garage


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The briefing paper outlines some of key spending promises in the Budget and their implications for VCSE organisations. /sites/default/files/files/NAVCA%20Autumn%20Statement%20Analysis%20-%20FINAL.docx

The Growth and Resilience Fund will provide grants and non-monetary support to organisations with a turnover under £1m who want to change, survive, adapt and grow so they can better address needs in communities. The fund will prioritise organisations working in the areas of poverty; mental health and wellbeing; diversity and inclusion; and educational disadvantage.

1. About the Growth and Resilience Fund

Citizens Advice Sunderland’s Tesco Bag Pack

Dear colleagues


First of all we would like to formally thank you for your personal contribution in supporting Phase One of the Path to Excellence Programme, and ensuring we reached as far as we could into local communities.

Without your contributions, we would not have been able to do this to such a high standard and support the genuine opportunity for the public to influence the consultation issues.

Path to Excellence – Phase Two