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Vacancy – Grants Officer

Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation have a vacancy for a Grants Officer with an application deadline of Tuesday 28th May 2019. The Grants Officer will oversee and manage the systems via which we give grants on behalf of […]

Howzat! Cricket coaching sessions unite rural communities

Youngsters and their families have been bowled over by cricket coaching sessions which have brought isolated rural communities together. Thanks to funding from The William Colton Youth Sports Fund, The Belvoir Bees Junior Coaching Programme was able to […]

£50,000 boost for five projects working with women and girls in Leicestershire

Five Leicestershire projects working with some of society’s most vulnerable women and girls have received a much-needed funding boost of £10,000 each from Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation. Small charities and community groups nationally have received grants of […]

Drum and Brass are using music to make a positive change

A grant of just over £2,000 from the Oaktree Fund has helped Drum and Brass to run an incredibly fun and unique project involving music sessions for babies, toddlers and their parents. Drum and Brass run the interactive […]

Charities share Chamber’s fundraising efforts

Three charities have been named as beneficiaries of fundraising efforts by East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) in 2019. Chamber President Kevin Harris announced them at the Chamber’s Christmas Lunch, at Winstanley House, Leicester, on Friday. They are […]

Canine Partners is transforming lives of people with disabilities

A generous funding of £5,000 from the Neil Murphy Fund has helped with the training of Spud so he can assist his new owner James. With funding from the Neil Murphy Fund, Canine Partners was able to purchase […]

CAP Funding is helping BACA change lives

An award of £2,650 from the CAP Fund has helped BACA organise a trip for young people seeking asylum. About a quarter of the young people at BACA are suspected victims of human trafficking. The 16-18 year olds […]

Nominate a Voluntary Group for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Known as the MBE for voluntary groups, this is the highest award given to voluntary groups across the UK. This prestigious award was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. In order to be […]

Richi Rootz Foundation helps drop-in facility at the Laura Centre

An award of £828 from the Richi Rootz Foundation has contributed to the running costs of a drop-in facility for bereaved parents at the Laura Centre. Common issues they are able to provide support with include high levels […]

Garfield Weston Foundation celebrates 60th anniversary with Capital Grants programme

To celebrate its 60th anniversary this year, the Garfield Weston Foundation has set up the Weston Anniversary Fund, as part of a series of special activities. The capital fund is designed to benefit local community facilities across the […]