Funding Congratulations

Congratulations to five local groups who have been successful in the first round of applications to HIOWCF Solent Community Grants Programme which aims to increase prospects for unemployed and economically inactive people. This programme has been created by Solent Local Economic Partnership and is supported by European Social Fund, HIOWCF donors, HCC , PCC and

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TEN PREDICTIONS FOR 2017

Nesta, the innovation foundation, has published a list of predictions for 2017, which suggest that 2017 will be the year the internet becomes the ‘splinternet’, plant butchery will hit the mainstream and people will start volunteering from the comfort of their sofa. In recent years, Nesta has accurately forecasted the growth of crowdfunding, the popularity

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Care Homes Probe

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are now carrying out an investigation into care homes. This follows complaints of unfair treatment of families with relatives in care by the homes, which includes sudden price increases, “top up payments”, “management fees” of up to £2,000 and extra charges of up to £10,000 for those paying their

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Letting the Sector Down

The warning of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) that charities risked becoming a dirty word has gained substance after the ICO found that the RSPCA and the British Heart Foundation were paying investigators to snoop on donors to discover the extent of their wealth and assess how much might come to the charities in the

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Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to craft and launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days often inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively. The first step is to decide which days to build a campaign upon and add

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Friday Forum – 3rd Feb

FRIDAY FORUM The next Friday Forum will be held at SVS on Friday 3rd February from 9.30 – 12.15.  The agenda is as follows: 9.30 Welcome, introductions and updates – Jo Ash, CEO, SVS  An opportunity to tell others about current developments and news from your group.  Jo will update on the SCC Grants Consultation. 9.45 SCC Older People’s Offer – Dorota Strzelecka, Housing Development Officer, SCC Southampton City

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