Funding South West is for funders and funding advisers from all sectors who fund and support groups and communities in the South West. Its aim is to help existing relationships to work better, to create new ones, and to work for more effective use of the region's funding resources.
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Published Sep 14, 2009 - 01:34 PM
Matt Harvey, poet, columnist and regular contributor to BBC Radio 4 will be a source of inspiration for South West funding advisers as MC at their annual conference in Taunton on 6 October.
The event run by GEORGE, the South West Funding Advisers' Network, will explore the resources available to voluntary organisations in addition to grants, introducing different approaches to help them survive the recession and become stronger in the future.
Published Aug 07, 2009 - 12:17 PM
Every time you spend £1 on the National Lottery, you change someone's life! The Big Lottery Fund invests a percentage of your £1 in community groups & to projects that improve health, education and the environment.
But now it's time to decide what we will be funding from 2009-2012. The Big Lottery Fund is here to help you. So What does your £1 mean to you and where do you want it to be spent? Please come and join the BIG debate which will be held on:
Published Nov 17, 2008 - 04:10 PM
South West Foundation have organised a series of seminars about the south west region Community Grants programme.
The Community Grants programme is a partnership programme between the South West Foundation, Learning Curve, the Learning and Skills Council and the European Social Fund. Grants are available up to £12,000 for projects led by Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations that give people, who are furthest removed from the labour market, the skills and confidences that they might need to move forward.
Published Nov 14, 2008 - 05:02 PM
St. Modwen Properties PLC, a FTSE 250 listed company, is the UK's leading regeneration specialist with four particular specialisations: town centre regeneration; partnering industry in its restructuring; brownfield land renewal, and heritage restoration.
Published Mar 10, 2008 - 03:36 PM
South West Funders' Forum launches new publication
The vital role that small grants play in creating thriving local communities is highlighted in a new publication commissioned by the South West Funders' Forum and supported by Creating Excellence, Comic Relief and the Big Lottery Fund. ‘Taken for Granted - Why local communities need small grants' aims to encourage new and continued funding streams for voluntary and community organisations by showcasing inspirational success stories from across the region.
Published Dec 20, 2007 - 03:39 PM
The South West Regional Development Agency has announced the launch of a £28 million initiative (Local Actions) to help rural communities in South West England make lasting improvements to the life and economy of their areas.
Published Nov 19, 2007 - 11:33 AM
Big Lottery makes awards of more than £10 million to 7 library authorities in the region.
Published Nov 09, 2007 - 04:11 PM
Highlight of the joint conference on 6 July 2007 of South West Funders' Forum and George (the South West Funding Advisers' Forum) was the presentation of the first George Award, acknowledging and celebrating excellent performance and service from funders of the voluntary and community sector.
Published Jul 25, 2007 - 11:36 AM
The South West Funders' Forum and George (the South West Funding Advisers' Forum) invite you to attend their joint conference on 6 July 2007. If you engage with the voluntary and community sector, whether as a funder or commissioner of services, a funding adviser, a development worker, or work in any capacity to support voluntary and community groups, this day is for you.
Published Jun 01, 2007 - 04:21 PM
A report just published by Creating Excellence and funded by Lloyds TSB Foundation is believed to be the first survey of its kind for the region. Funding the Third Sector in the South West. What do we know? What do we want to know? A Knowledge Review for the South West Funders' Forum, by the Evaluation Trust, catalogues and considers almost 150 research reports, evaluations and other evidence from national and regional sources.
Published May 21, 2007 - 11:56 AM
Bob Geldof is named Britain's favourite hero as National Lottery searches for local heroes
According to research from The National Lottery, Bob Geldof was favourite among the public (with one in five votes) for using his high profile to benefit others. The research has been carried out to highlight The National Lottery Awards - the organisation's search for its own heroes within local communities across the UK. The Awards celebrate and recognise those people across the UK who have achieved amazing things with Lottery Good Cause funding.
Published Apr 16, 2007 - 10:23 AM
Full Cost Recovery is a hot topic in funding for voluntary organisations. Training and support is taking place around the region, with some organisations and areas further along the path of providing it than others.
Published Apr 13, 2007 - 03:54 PM
Funding South West's position as the region's specialist in supporting financial and investment infrastructure for the voluntary and community sector has been confirmed with the acceptance of its proposal to Capacitybuilders' Consortium Development Fund.
Published Apr 11, 2007 - 11:11 AM
The South West Funders' Forum held an open meeting, near Taunton on 17 January 2007, for all those who fund, invest in and provide financial resources for Third Sector organisations in the region. Attendees from the public, private and social enterprise sectors heard speakers from Government Office for the South West, Capacitybuilders and ACEVO and discussed current issues.
All the information from the day is available on this website:
and see the Funding South West Powerpoint presentation.
Published Jan 30, 2007 - 03:28 PM
South West Forum and Funding South West’s joint annual conference - High-Wire Walking or Just Money Talking? - takes place on 27 October at the Winter Gardens, Weston-super-Mare.
Published Sep 18, 2006 - 02:02 PM
Creating Excellence and Funding South West have just published the results of some important research into the impact of different models of funding advice on the Voluntary and Community Sectors (VCS).
The research shows that some models of advice can have a real multiplier effect of the amount of investment brought into an area.
Published Sep 18, 2006 - 09:33 AM
Over 50 Funding Advisers, and others, interested in advice on funding and capacity building given free at the point of delivery to voluntary and community organisations in the region, met near Taunton on 20 June. They discussed new research and the way forward for regional funding advice networks. Join the debate by visiting our forum page (you can only see the forum button and page when logged in to the site – web site membership is free – click on the register button towards the top of the left hand column on the web site). The button for the forum page will then appear towards the bottom of the left hand side button bar.
Published Jul 19, 2006 - 09:48 AM
The Big Lottery Fund is today putting a high value on good advice with the launch of a £50 million pound initiative that will benefit those who need advice through organisations in England.
Published Jun 29, 2006 - 02:06 PM