Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Research Online Conference: Keynote speakers announced

Speakers already confirmed include Karl Wilding (NCVO), Anna Fowlie (SCVO), Brian Carr (BVSC), and Nasar Haghamed (Islamic World Relief), with more to be announced soon. ‘Times Like These: Researching civil society responses to and recovery from C-19′ takes place over two days, 7 and 8 September 2020 and there is no charge to attend.
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Birmingham Children’s Partnership Grants still available

Community Grant applications are still open, so please get your applications in to support the great work you’re delivering to help Children and Young People during this pandemic. 100 projects have been funded over the last few weeks. Yours could be next!
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#NeverMoreNeeded campaign launches new website

A collaboration of UK charities including NAVCA, NCVO, Institute of Fundraising, Locality and Volunteering Matters, have officially launched the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign website. The campaign highlights the vital work the voluntary sector does. Cancellation of events, closure of charity shops and disruption to services means the sector has already lost millions of pounds in income this year. Read more about this campaign and find out how you can get involved.
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Jane Slowey memorial memberships: ACEVO opens application process for 2021 cohort

Applications are now open to BAME and/or disabled women leaders, who are in their first two years of being a civil society CEO.
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Report: C19 Impact on the Sikh community survey report 2020

This report produced by the Sikh Network provides a unique insight on how the Sikh community perceives the government handling of the C-19 crisis, and lack of Sikh community engagement.
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Report: Charities Responding to C19: Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales

The Foundation has been monitoring the impact of lockdown on their grantees and applicants through regular contact with their Regional Managers. These findings are based on conversations with over 300 charities and analysis of those responses to identify themes and trends.
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Jo Empowers an Erdington Community Response

A vulnerable Erdington woman ‘knocked for six’ when her mental health support was stopped when lockdown began decided to reach out to fellow sufferers in a bid to improve her own wellbeing – and is now helping almost 1,000 people cope with the crisis.
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Questionnaire: How has this pandemic affected your health and wellbeing?

The last few months has been a difficult time for everyone in Birmingham. Through this survey, Birmingham City Council wants to hear about how the lockdown measures have affected your health and wellbeing. Whether you’re an individual, family, student, retired or newly arrived in the city, your opinion counts.
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Funding Opportunities

Birmingham Children’s Partnership Grants still available
Community Grant applications are still open, so please get your applications in to support the great work you’re delivering to help Children and Young People during this pandemic. 100 projects have been funded over the last few weeks. Yours could be next!
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Next Steps Grant – BBC Children in Need
This programme is a response programme designed to deliver support for children and young people affected by the pandemic
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The Feminist Review Trust
The Feminist Review Trust has announced that grants are available for projects both in the UK and internationally that support women and girls.
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British Muslim Fund
Grants are available for charities, organisations and voluntary groups in the UK impacted by the pandemic.
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Financial support for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to respond to C-19
The government has pledged to ensure VCSE can continue their vital work supporting the country during the C-19 outbreak through a grant scheme.
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Sport England – Tackling Inequalities Through Awards to Sector Partners
Grants are available to community groups and local sports clubs in different places across England to reduce the negative impact that the C-19 pandemic is having on inequalities in sport and physical activity.
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