The Community Foundation offers a tax-efficient vehicle for local giving, setting up named funds which operate like personal charitable trusts, at far less cost than a stand-alone charity.
The Neil Murphy Animal Welfare Fund is one of these funds. Read more ...
Lottery funding to help England’s voluntary sector access European funding
The Big Lottery Fund has awarded £630,000 of Lottery funding to 36 organisations across England to raise awareness within the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector of the opportunities available through the European Social Fund (ESF).
Funded projects will provide advice and guidance on the European funding that will be matched by the Big Lottery Fund in their Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas and will be available from 2015.
Over the next few years the Big Lottery Fund plans to put up £260 million of National Lottery funding to match a similar figure from Europe... Read more ...