NFP Workshops: Affordable Training Courses For Charities, Schools, Associations And Social Enterprises

Bid Writing : The Basics TOPICS COVERED Do you know the most common reasons for rejection ? Are you gathering the right evidence ? Are you making the right arguments ? Are you using the right terminology ? Are your numbers right ? Are you learning from rejections ? Are you assembling the right documents ? Do you know how to create a clear and succinct standard funding bid ? Are you communicating with people or just excluding them ? Do you know your own organisation well enough ? Are you thinking through your projects carefully enough ? Do you know enough about your competitors ? Do you know the trusts ? Are you answering the questions funders will ask themselves about your application ? Are you submitting applications correctly ? The workshop consists of talk, questions and answers. There are no power points or audio visuals used. ATTENDEES   Staff members, volunteers, board members or trustees of charities, schools, associations or not for profit organisations who are about to submit grant funding applications to grant making trusts and foundations. COST   £95 including booking fees. Refreshments provided. Each attendee will receive a full set of notes and copies of eight real successful funding bids by e-mail after the workshop. PAYMENT All places must be booked using a debit or credit card through the online booking system. We do not issue invoices or accept bank or cheque payments. If you do not have a debit card from your organisation please use a personal one and claim reimbursement using the booking confirmation e-mail as proof of purchase. BOOKING TERMS   Workshop bookings are...

ESIF Programme Bulletin – January 2018

Click here to read the latest ESIF Programme Bulletin for January 2018 including: ESF – Making a difference – case studies delivering life changing results Important programme news including ESF Calls project updates, guidance updates, e-claims update ERDF and ESF Communications Survey Update from the Growth Programme Board Useful links and...

Marches LEP Opportunities

Feasibility Study into the Development of  a Potential Marches – wide Careers and Apprenticeship Hub The purpose of this project is to investigate the specific requirements and options, hence the feasibility, of developing a three strand Careers and Apprenticeship Hub. It is proposed that it would operate in a co-ordinated way across the Marches region but deliver the different requirements of each of the three local authorities of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. Full details can be downloaded from the link below.  Feasibility Study Careers and Apprenticeship Hub The Marches European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) Sub Committee – vacancy The ESIF sub-committee is an integral part of the UK governance arrangements for the current 2014-2020 EU programme and representatives on this sub-committee provide valuable local intelligence and oversight across all the strategic priorities: Research and Innovation; SME Competitiveness; ICT; Low Carbon Economy; Environment; Employment and Skills; and Social Inclusion. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a voluntary, community and social enterprise representative to join the Marches ESIF sub-committee and individuals who feel they can speak on behalf of this sector are encouraged to apply. In addition it is important that anyone interested has some knowledge and understanding of the local economy and experience of EU funding regimes would be an advantage. An application form will need to be completed and returned by 12 noon on Friday 12 January 2018 and candidates will be notified of the outcome week beginning the 22 January. Please note applicants may be asked to take part in a discussion on Friday 19 January, which may be via phone or face to face....

The Marches European Structural and Investment Fund (ESIF) Sub Committee – Vacancy

The ESIF sub-committee is an integral part of the UK governance arrangements for the current 2014-2020 EU programme and representatives on this sub-committee provide valuable local intelligence and oversight across all the strategic priorities: Research and Innovation; SME Competitiveness; ICT; Low Carbon Economy; Environment; Employment and Skills; and Social Inclusion. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a voluntary, community and social enterprise representative to join the Marches ESIF sub-committee and individuals who feel they can speak on behalf of this sector are encouraged to apply. In addition it is important that anyone interested has some knowledge and understanding of the local economy and experience of EU funding regimes would be an advantage. An application form will need to be completed and returned by 12 noon on Friday 12 January 2018 and candidates will be notified of the outcome week beginning the 22 January. Please note applicants may be asked to take part in a discussion on Friday 19 January, which may be via phone or face to face. The application pack and form are attached below. If you wish to discuss this opportunity please contact Gary Spence from the Marches Technical Assistance team on 01743 252976 or by e-mailing gary.spence@shropshire.gov.uk    ESIF Committee Application Pack ESIF Committee Application Form...

Latest Issue of the Marches EU Project Update Available

Issue 7 of The Marches EU ‘Project Update’ – Marches EU ERDF Technical Assistance produce a series of newsletters aimed at keeping stakeholders across the Marches up to date with the latest EU news and informed about projects being supported through European Funding. This newsletter covers the latest information regarding EU Funds and provides details of the live calls for both ERDF and EAFRD projects/programmes. In this issue there are details of the Midland Engine Investment Fund and case studies of SME’s who have benefitted from many of the schemes that are available to them in the Marches. Click here to...

Perry RDA Seeking Potential Partners for ESF Social Inclusion Project

Participants with disabilities –   Participants over 50 years of age  –  Inactive  Unemployed, including long term unemployed  –  Male and Female Perry RDA Ltd (charity number 1163030) has the facilities and the background experience and we believe that,  with strong  partnership working, the European Social Fund could be accessed to deliver innovative, positive and effective programmes to engage all the foregoing groups of individuals.  Please get in touch with jane_barker@hotmail.com as soon as possible to discuss your ideas of how we could work together. If you’d like more information on the ESF Social Inclusion Call for the Marches area please follow the links below: Access to Employment Project Call: Shropshire Telford and Wrekin): https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/access-to-employment-project-call-social-inclusion-shropshire-and-telford-and-wrekin-oc36s17p0802 Access to Employment Project Call: Herefordshire: https://www.gov.uk/european-structural-investment-funds/access-to-employment-project-call-social-inclusion-in-herefordshire-oc36s17p0803 More details for Social Inclusion Stakeholders are available on the Marches Technical Assistance Project website: http://www.bbomarches.com/resources/stakeholder-resources/ If you have any questions on ESF Social Inclusion please contact Kate MacDonald via kate.macdonald@shropshire.gov.uk or telephone 01743...

New to ESF Social Inclusion?

Click here to read the EU Funding and Social Inclusion Guide for Busy People to find out: how European Funding works, the Marches LEP’s involvement with EU Funding, why Social Inclusion is a priority and how it is supported why there is an open call for Social Inclusion projects and what the call may include how the Technical Assistance project works and what it is. We recommend reading this guide if you haven’t attended a Social Inclusion Stakeholder Event before or are looking to apply for an ESF project fund. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kate MacDonald via kate.macdonald@shropshire.gov.uk or telephone 01743...

Access to Employment Call Now Open in the Marches LEP Area

Grants from a minimum of £50,000 are available to run a project to provide social inclusion project(s) to support the hard to reach participants move toward and into employment in The Marches LEP area. The groups that this Call particularly targets are: People with disabilities who will require intensive and tailored support, particularly in identifying volunteering, work experience, and employment opportunities in the work place. People who are 50 years old or over who have been unemployed for a long term and experience particular challenges to get back into work at a late stage in their working life. Unemployed and inactive people living in areas of deprivation experience significant issues and barriers. For more information and to view the Call Specifications follow the links below: Access to Employment: project call – Social Inclusion (Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin) Access to Employment: project call – Social Inclusion in...

Landau Look For Herefordshire Delivery Partners For Building Better Opportunities Programme

Landau are bidding for the Big Lottery Fund’s Building Better Opportunities programme in Herefordshire and are inviting Expressions of Interest from potential partners. Further details on the tender can be found by following the link (click here). Attached to this post are 3 documents which potential partners will be required to complete and return to Landau before the deadline The documents are as follows: Why partner with Landau – this document will inform you about our organisation and our capabilities to lead on this project. Expression of Interest form – please provide information on your services, delivery history and why you believe you could be a delivery partner. Delivery partner budget template –  allows you to explain your costs and your delivery profile. Please ensure you read the first tab which will give you details of how to complete this form. Document 1 – Click to download Document 2 – Click to download Document 3 – Click to download   To be eligible for consideration both the  Expression of Interest form and the Budget Template MUST be completed and returned. The deadline for this submission is noon on the 15th March. All eligible expressions will be assessed for suitability and confirmation to both successful and unsuccessful organisations will be made by the 20th March.  All EOI’s must be returned to bbohereford@landau.co.uk...