Funding and support round-up

  •  One of the biggest trade retailers in the UK, Screwfix, has set up a charity that will provide grants for charities to fix, maintain and improve their properties. Civil Society Media reports, http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/news/content/15186/, Screwfix Foundation http://www.screwfixfoundation.com.
  •  Investment, one-to-one business support plus peer learning and networking and access to business premises are on offer from the new Social Incubator North. The idea or business must aim to make a lasting positive social or environmental impact, and be based in the northern half of England (“Derby to the Borders”). SEUK news item or direct to http://socialincubatornorth.org.uk.
  • — The Welsh Government has issued guidance on its ‘Vibrant and viable places’ framework which resulted from a review of approaches to regeneration in Wales. The guidance aims to assist applicants to access targeted regeneration investment, with support from public, private and third sectors. WCVA news item with links http://www.wcva.org.uk/about-us/news/2013/05/framework-guidance.
  • — The Westminster government has announced a series of measures to help voluntary organisations and mutuals compete for contracts to deliver rehabilitation services for offenders.

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