Fundraising for creative groups

A new booklet from Voluntary Arts Scotland has been created to help cultural groups navigate the funding landscape. Details from the publication page for ‘Cash for Culture – a guide to fundraising for voluntary-led creative groups‘ – a 44 page pdf, 4.7MB download.

Voluntary Arts has also recently produced a 2 page briefing on ‘Applying to Trust Funds‘ (pdf, 786KB). Another useful briefing from them, not quite so new, is ‘How to write a successful funding application‘ – 7 page pdf, 765KB.

Key issues for community management of green spaces

A new guide ‘Community ownership and management of parks and green spaces’ has been published.

Produced as part of the Community Ownership and Management of Assets (COMA) programme by Shared Assets, it draws upon their experience of supporting many of the green space focused projects that took part in the programme. The guide is split into two main areas, reflecting its target audience:

  • Community organisations and social enterprises considering taking on new responsibilities for parks and green space management.
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A short guide to community rights and heritage

A new Community Rights and Heritage resource has been launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government, produced in partnership with Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England, Locality, The Architectural Heritage Fund, Civic Voice and Groundwork.

See the MyCommunity news item or direct to their resource download page for ‘Community Rights and Heritage: Find out how you can join the thousands of communities who are using Community Rights to celebrate and safeguard their heritage assets’ (7 pages, pdf, 624KB).

Sustaining community-university partnerships

New research into community university partnerships has been published.

Based on data from interviews with members of more than 20 community university partnerships, it was conducted by a GMCVO researcher in collaboration with the University of Brighton. It has been funded by ESRC through the Imagine project ‘connecting communities through research’.

Greater than the sum of its parts: What works in sustaining community-university partnerships‘ on GMCVO website. » Continue reading news item ... “Sustaining community-university partnerships”

Analysis of faith-based charities, charities in education

New NPC publications on charities in education, faith-based charities. And an (unconnected) event.

Charities in the school system

New from sector think tank NPC is ‘School report: How can charities work best in the school system?‘.

The discussion paper examines the role of charities within the school system in England, with the focus on primary, secondary and post-16 education. It identifies areas where charities can improve educational, emotional and social outcomes for children and young people and draw together the benefits and challenges. » Continue reading news item ... “Analysis of faith-based charities, charities in education”

Community ownership for (sports) clubs and pubs

Scotland’s Third Force News reports, under ‘Communities get help to take over sports clubs‘, that new organisation Club Development Scotland is to help community groups that are looking to get involved in the running of any kind of sports team, giving legal, financial and governance support.

CDS is a spin-off from Supporters Direct Scotland, which was originally set up to make football clubs more sustainable through¬†supporters involvement and community ownership. » Continue reading news item ... “Community ownership for (sports) clubs and pubs”