News from DCLG

A selection of updates and news from the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Update on the lobbying bill from NCVO

Amendments to the lobbying bill have been announced. A summary of changes from our friends at NCVO

Regional and local funding opportunities

News for the north of England, East Midlands and Chicester.

RBS Inspiring Youth in Enterprise

Funding is available to non-profit organisations in the UK for innovative projects which inspire young people (13-30 years) to understand and explore enterprise as a future career option.

New Lloyds Bank Foundation funding strategy

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has today announced its intention to launch a new funding strategy. The new strategy – to be launched in April - reflects discussions with charities and other funders, and will reinforce the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to support small and medium sized charities in a challenging economic funding environment.

Newcastle City Council Contracts

A variety of contracts for services for various categories of vulnerable people are being awarded by Newcastle City Council 

'Funding Central' - free website resource

Funding Central
'Funding Central' is a free website for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises providing access to thousands of funding and finance opportunities, together with tools and resources supporting organisations to develop sustainable income strategies appropriate to their needs. 

CUF Mustard Seed Grant Programme

Church Urban Fund
The Church Urban Fund's Mustard Seed Grant programme aims to provide grants of up to £5,000 to enable churches and faith-based organisations to engage in social action, by supporting them to initiate or develop community work.

Regional News - Scotland, London and the South East

Latest from Church Action on Poverty, Iona Community, Big Squeeze 2013 and RAISE on campaigns and research around the UK.

'You've got the power!' - New DCLG Report

DCLG Report
A new report published by DCLG, billed as 'a quick and simple guide to community rights', contains step-by-step help with a range of recent changes including neighbourhood planning and land reclamation.
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