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How to find funding opportunities: four insider tips from Get Grants
Before you start applying for funding for your community group, how do you create a list of organisations to approach?
We've worked with the experts at Get Grants to create this handy guide to finding funding opportunities. Read the new post on our blog.
Please note that our next Introduction to Fundraising workshop with Get Grants is now fully booked. If you have a place and find that you can't make it, please let us know so we can allocate it to someone else.
Surgery on Saturday
If you have questions about your community group or project, drop in to see us in Cotteridge this weekend.
Cotteridge Community Matters surgery
Saturday 16 March
10:30am to 12 noon
The Cotteridge Church, 24 Pershore Road South, Birmingham B30 3EJ
The MP and local councillors' surgery will also be running at the Cotteridge Church, from 10:30am to 11:30am.
Our Bournville Community Matters surgery in February was buzzing. We met people from long-established community groups seeking ideas to attract fresh interest, as well as people making new and exciting things happen locally.
Look who popped in! We enjoyed catching up with PCSOs Paul Blackford and Jenene Tandy from the Bournville Neighbourhood Team.
Doing Good Leeds
Our chair Emma Woolf flagged up this website - Doing Good Leeds - recently as a useful resource for community groups. The advice explorer section has information on everything from setting up a new group to governance, evaluation and planning.
Media Trust Resource Hub
In January we attended a useful masterclass in digital skills for charities, run by Google and the Media Trust. We shared key points from the day in our blog post:
We're growing our networks and always looking for useful events and info to share. This is just a small selection of things we have spotted or been sent. If you have something you'd like us to consider promoting, email email@example.com with details.
Mayor's Community Weekend: grants available
To help communities celebrate the second Mayor's Community Weekend from Saturday 29 June to Sunday 30 June, grants of up to £500 are available through the National Lottery Community Fund. This could either fund the full cost of a small event, or go towards the cost of a larger event.
We have been asked to share this with you. 'In Bloom Not Broken' Mental Health Awareness Awards are taking place on Thursday 16 May, and nominations are open now. Here are the details.
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