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Tag Archives: funding

Just Act

Meet the Funders Fair – Life After Grant

January 6, 2016

12 January 2016, 10am-4pm Royal Bank of Scotland headquarters, 250 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4AA (nearest Underground Liverpool Street) Is your organisation now at a crossroads with grant funding about to run out, and you’re not sure where to turn? This …
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How can crowdfunding work for your community project?

May 26, 2015

In this blog you can find out how you can get funding for your community project using crowdfunding. It was written by Jess Ratty, Brand Communications Manager at Crowdfunder.
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Submit 2 Success

Submit 2 Success: alternatives to a traditional youth club

March 10, 2015

Ralph Presgrave is project coordinator for Submit 2 Success. In this guest blog Ralph writes about how he left his role as a youth worker to devote his time to this community project that uses sport to reduce anti-social behaviour …
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Even more top tips for setting up and running a community organisation

January 7, 2015

In a recent blog, we shared some top tips on setting up a community organisation from Sarah Bishton, from the Advice Team at Community Matters. Here, you can read the second instalment with even more advice. Sarah took part in …
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Jamie Evans

Could crowdfunding be another tool in your fundraising toolbox?

November 19, 2014

Jamie Evans is on the Research Team at the Community Development Foundation. The Community First Crowdmatch Challenge was a partnership project between Nesta, Buzzbnk and CDF to assess the potential of crowdfunding for community groups that had taken part in …
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5 reasons to connect online with other community groups

October 22, 2014

Freya Grummit is Community Manager at Project Dirt, a website that helps community groups connect with one another. I first came across community social network Project Dirt in a previous role and was attracted to its mission to connect communities …
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Meeting the groups making a difference

October 15, 2014

Alex Flower is a Grant Administrator at CDF. He works on the Community First programme to give out small grants to community projects. Community First is an £80million government-funded initiative, running for four years until March 2015. As a Grant …
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Jamie Evans

How to show you’re changing the world

September 24, 2014

Jamie Evans is on the Research Team at the Community Development Foundation. Whether it’s putting a smile on the face of a single child or helping to protect the whole planet from global warming, community groups do things that really …
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Call to community projects: Does your project get people moving?

September 17, 2014

The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC) are looking for projects that promote what they call ‘activity by stealth’. This means projects that don’t have physical activity as their primary aim, but whose benefits also …
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Featured Project: the Pyramid Centre

September 17, 2014

The team had a chat with Sabrina Bezkorowajnyj to find out about two of the projects for young people in Peterborough that she is involved with. Sabrina told us about The Pyramid Centre which runs a youth group and the …
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