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Bogus Neighbourhood Watch calls - beware

18 October 2016 at 13:55

The Neighbourhood Wardens have received reports that a number of residents in Nailsworth and Minchinhampton have been contacted by ‘’Neighbourhood Watch’’ offering them free security surveys on their properties. Please be aware that this is not genuine and under no circumstances should residents arrange any surveys or allow any strangers into their properties.

The only services that offer security surveys are the Police and Stroud District Council, and again if approached by anyone, clarify they have Identification from the agencies they work for.

Like most scams this is mainly targeting the elderly, so please spread the word and make friends, family and neighbours aware, if you have any doubts about who you are speaking to either on the phone or in person please contact 101 and report the incident to the police.

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Youth grant funding programme

18 October 2016 at 13:39

Deadline 24th October

Stroud District Council in partnership with Stroud District Youth Council, are operating a Youth Grant Funding Programme again in 2016/17 with money devolved from Gloucestershire County Council.

What is the Stroud Youth Development Fund?

The Stroud Youth Development Fund is designed to help provide youth work based development programmes in the Stroud district that make a positive difference to young people and supports them to become active citizens in their community. Such programmes will include projects and activities that are based on the needs of young people and applications can cover delivery costs including those related to venue hire, equipment and staffing (but not specific posts). The funding for this and the Stroud Youth Activities Fund, has been devolved from the County Council during the financial year ending March 2017.

What is the Stroud Youth Activities Fund?

The Stroud Youth Activities Fund is designed to help provide youth work based activities in the Stroud district that make a positive difference to young people and supports young people to become active citizens in their community. The funding for this and the Stroud Youth Development Fund, has been devolved from the County Council during the financial year ending March 2017.

For more information, the criteria and application forms
http://www.youth.stroud.gov.uk/general.asp?pid=1&pgid=6448

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Funding Opportunities Bulletin

18 October 2016 at 13:35

The Gloucestershire Alliance (an independent voice for the voluntary and community sectors within Gloucestershire) produces the Funding Opportunities Bulletin on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.

The bulletin provides information on key funding opportunities available in Gloucestershire. This list is not exhaustive and is updated regularly. If you would like to receive an email alert when a new bulletin is available, please email the Alliance at info@glosvcsalliance.org.uk.

The latest version of the Funding Opportunities bulletin is available on the Gloucestershire VCS Alliance website at http://www.glosvcsalliance.org.uk/external-funding-opportunities-bulletin/

Please get in touch with them if you have any comments about the bulletin, or are successful in obtaining funds from funders listed. If you know anyone who has a base and operates in Gloucestershire and would like to receive this bulletin, please send their details to info@glosvcsalliance.org.uk.

Key highlights:

The National Churches Trust Community Grants and Repair Grants programmes are now open until 29 November. Page 23 and 98

The Office for Civil Society and Nesta have announced new funding to explore how charities and public services can better tap into the skills and experience of volunteers over 50. Page 46

The Nuffield Foundation has announced that the Nuffield Research Placements will re-open for applications on 24 October. There are up to 1000 bursaries a year, for students to work alongside practising scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians. Page 78

The Heritage Lottery Fund has teamed up with the online giving platform "Crowdfunder" to provide an additional £125,000 for heritage projects. Page 91

The Woodland Trust has announced that it has 3,205 free tree packs available to community groups, resident associations, sports clubs, parish councils. Page 115

Creative England and Nominet Trust have launched an investment fund, iAMDigital, to support companies and projects that are using technology to increase digital engagement and skills. Page 128

Comic Relief have launched a Tech for Good funding programme. This aims to support not-for-profit organisations to take their digital innovation projects forward. Page 145

The Santander Bank has teamed up with Crowdfunder to launch a new £200,000 Changemaker fund to support social enterprises and community projects working with disadvantaged people across the UK. Page 148

The New Beginnings Fund, which aims to support refugees joining UK communities is open for applications. Page 161

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What challenges do you have regarding accessing funding?

18 October 2016 at 13:28

What challenges do you have regarding accessing funding as a voluntary community sector organisation?

Part of the role of the VCS Alliance is to support the county’s voluntary sector, understand the commissioning landscape, and apply for available contracts and tenders. To do this effectively they need to understand the challenges the VCS has in accessing commissioning opportunities.

Please complete a short, anonymous, survey which they can use to understand the support needs of the sector. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BYDCX73.

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Stonehouse in Bloom in Stroud News & Journal

18 October 2016 at 13:26

Thanks to Stroud News & Journal for coming to Stonehouse to recognise the hard work that the Stonehouse Community have put in to gain a 'Silver Gilt' in Heart of England in Bloom's 'Small Town' category.

You can read their article here

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Cotswold Boatmobility EGM

18 October 2016 at 13:24

Wednesday 19th October 2016 10am - 12 noon
Ebley Mill Council Chamber

All welcome. 

If you can help as a volunteer, help with funding or you'd like more information on Cotswold Boatmobility go to http://www.cotswoldboatmobility.org.uk

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Stonehouse News Issue 31 out

18 October 2016 at 13:20

You should start getting copies of our latest quarterly magazine Stonehouse News circulated/delivered starting at the end of next week (14th onwards).

Copies are available in the Town Hall. Issue 31 is available to view and download from our website here... 

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